Eileen Spinelli

25 Days – Book 12: The Perfect Christmas


Day 12 has arrived which means we are almost halfway through our countdown to Christmas! Today I bring a humorous book about families and the holiday. It is the story of two girls who are neighbors and how their families celebrate Christmas in their own unique way. It’s The Perfect Christmas by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi, 2011.

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Let’s Read Three: Thankful Books!


Continuing our week of Thanksgiving preparation, I thought it appropriate to have a grouping of books revolving simply around the theme of thankfulness. While these are perfectly themed for the holiday ahead, a grateful attitude is beautiful and necessary all year round. Let’s read three books about thankfulness! Read the full post…

Book Review: Cold Snap By Eileen Spinelli & Marjorie Priceman

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Last week I was feeling the spring fever and starting to believe that Punxsutawney Phil just might have been right about an early spring this year. And then this morning we awoke to several inches of snow and it is still falling. A bit of a surprise for early March in the South. I will not complain however, but instead will curl up with some hot cocoa and a few good snowy books. This one made it to the top of the pile this morning and seems incredibly appropriate. Here is Cold Snap by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman, 2012. Read the full post…