Monday, December 16, 2013

More Christmas Fun at The Castle Library

Good Day Dear Readers:
Two more weeks until Christmas is upon us. Oh what fun! I've found a few more places with fun ideas to engage your children in this festive season.

The Queen
(Who is all bundled up with her royal feet warming by a fire)

Here are more Christmas books...

Check out for more holiday fun!

15 Nativity Picture Books for 0-5yrs from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots.



Cute Gift Ideas:


10 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids over at 

Growing Book by Book. 


  And A Book:

Are You In a Holiday Play? This Might Be Fun!
"Emily Cat is getting ready for her big role in the town play! Her whole family is
even going to watch. Read along to find out if Emily will strike it big, or the
curtains will come down around her!"

 Find Emily Cat's Tale over at MeeGenius


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Reading Fun!

Good Day Dear Readers!
The Queen here wishing you a joyous season and Merry Christmas to all.

I have so many books stacked on my desk I wish to share with you, but with the upcoming holidays, I know you're interested in what's out there right now. So, instead of making my piles higher, I've sent out my knights and dragons in search of holiday reading and as they return with news, I will share links to places you can go to find books to help you celebrate this festive season.

Today, I've found one particular place that has a list of books just released this season.
 @Imagination Soup

At Imagination Soup, you'll find information about these books and even more.

Mother Reader has updated her 150 Ways to Give a Book for the Holidays. If you would like to find fun-filled ways to give your youngster the gift that keeps on giving: Yes, that would be a BOOK, then take a peek at her extensive and creative list.

Okay, now for something fun to do with the younger children. When I was little, we loved to make holiday decorations for our tree. These decorations lasted a long time and when I grew up to be Queen of the Castle Library, I was still putting some of our creations on my own tree. So, here are a couple of sites that offer ideas for simple ornaments children can make and hang on your tree.

Candy Canes- Easy and quick and little mess!

For older children, and using some of the same materials as the candy canes... Try Foil Christmas Angels

Check back again as we find more great finds for your holiday enjoyment.
Happy Reading!
The Queen