31 December Days, 31 Books. Today, let’s stop by woods to admire Christmas Trees.

31 December Days, 31 Books. Today, let’s stop by woods to admire Christmas Trees…

Reading books around the holidays is always a special way to settle in, settle down, settle up the day. Each of 31 Days in December, I will be recommending a picture book to read to/with your kids of any age. Remember that the older kids love to settle in with you, with a book, too. It recreates memories and creates new memories.

Each book I recommend is one I’ve read over and over and over again with my kids and/or now with my grandkids. I guarantee the magical.

Christmas Trees ~ by Robert Frost and illustrated by Ted Rand




Christmas Trees is a 1916 Robert Frost poem put to picture book about a Vermont farmer who loves his trees -“My woods — the young fir balsams like a place/Where houses all are churches and have spires” – and an urban businessman who wants to buy 1,000 trees to sell as Christmas trees. The theme may be a grown-up one, but it works beautifully for children with verse and lovely illustrations. This poem, written when Christmas Trees cost $1.00, will create lots of conversation with your kids.

A wonderful December stop with your kids is your local library or bookstore… or maybe a pause to just stop by woods.


Sharon Couto graduated from Rhode Island College with a degree in Education/English and holds a Master’s Degree in K-12 Reading/Education from Boston University. Sharon was a high school English Teacher & Reading Specialist for 30 years. She has 4 adult children, 4 in-law children and 11 beautiful grandchildren. Promoting Literacy is Sharon’s mission.

Reading aloud to your kids & grandkids is a wonderful and proven way to improve vocabulary and increase reading comprehension and thinking skills by connecting directly with a book… its words, its story, its message, its magic. The more books in early childhood, the greater the chances of reading success. Enjoy!

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Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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