Book Review: Holiday Book Reviews

The Great Spruce

Celebrate the season by reading a holiday book with your kids. Here are three new titles to check out this Christmas season. Lexington Family Magazine will give away these books on Facebook in December.


“Goodnight Manger” by Laura Sassi

This sweet rhyming book follows Mary and Joseph trying to get baby Jesus asleep for bed, but it’s hard with angels singing, donkeys braying and three kings knocking. Recommended for ages 4-8.


“The Great Spruce” by John Duvall

When young Alec’s favorite tree is in danger of being chopped down, he springs into action to save the great spruce. The story is a good lesson in nature conservation, creative thinking and the spirit of Christmas.

Recommended for ages 5-8.


“The Gingerbread Man Loose at the Zoo” by Laura Murray

The Gingerbread Man has some wild adventures among the animals in this book. A trip to the zoo becomes a scavenger hunt where young readers follow along with the clues. This series is a fun twist on a classic children’s rhyme.

Recommended for ages 5-8