Last year I created this children’s book Christmas tree for my son’s room. He LOVES reading books. This started when he was a baby and his love of reading has only grown over the past year. He loves to snuggle and read books together, he loves story time at school and now he even likes to read books alone (he can’t actually read, but likes to flip pages and say words.)
He was 9 months old last year when I put his children’s book Christmas tree together. I found ornaments inspired by his favorite books. Now he is 19 months old and I have an even clearer picture of the books he loves. He also participated much more in putting his tree together this year (you can see a hilarious reel of that on my Instagram.) Keep reading to see how I put this tree together and which ornaments I used.
What I Used for a Children’s Book Christmas Tree
Which miniature tree do I recommend?
The tree I used for his room is the first tree I ever had in my apartment when I was living alone. Before I married Stephen, WAY before Ben, I had this little tree by myself in my one-bedroom apartment. I found it on sale during Black Friday and I still have it! It seems extremely similar to this one.
What ornaments did I use and what children’s books did they represent?
It was truly so fun putting this children’s book Christmas tree together. Here are some of the ornaments I used and which books they represented.
- Green Eggs and Ham
- Goodnight Gorilla
- If You Give a Pig a Pancake
- If You Give a Pig a Pancake – another, we have several
- Owl Babies
- Curious George
- Goodnight Moon
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
- Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
- Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site – another, we have several of these too
- If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
- If You Give a Moose a Muffin
- Wonky Donkey
- Little Blue Truck
- Where the Wild Things Are
- Rainbow Fish
- Pout Pout Fish – Jellyfish
- Pout Pout Fish – Seahorse
- Three Cheers for Tacky
- I Love You to the Moon and Back
What else do I add to the Christmas tree?
I love his little tree and it’s so fun to hunt for ornaments. I am excited to look for more ornaments to represent the books he is loving this year and add to his collection.
What is your favorite children’s book?