Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons is a particularly darling holiday read. The illustrations by Jane Dyer are so very tender. Each page shares a word like "perseverance" (great vocabulary activity!) and the meaning learned from baking Christmas cookies: "We tried and tried and tried, and finally we made the perfect non-burned batch." You will love this book and the sweet lessons for your little ones.
It goes without saying that when you read this book you MUST make Christmas Cookies! There is a simple Sugar Cookie recipe at the end of the book or here is another yummy recipe.