Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
both by Judith Viorst
Almost anything by Chris Van Allsburg
e.g. The Polar Express, Jumanji, Two Bad Ants
These (Viorst & CVA) are picture books that older kids get a lot out of as well.
The CVA books are mostly for older kids, but a few, like The Polar Express at Christmas, are magical for little kids too, so look them over first.
Get a big jingle bell and put it on a ribbon, and the kids will totally think it is the bell in the story. I always let the youngest child ring it whenever bells are mentioned, because you see, the younger you are, the more you believe. For extra fun, make put like you can't hear the bell, because adults aren't supposed to hear it. The audio recording of the text is worth it, what with all the bells and train whistles, etc.
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