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The Night Before Series of Childrens Books

Updated on November 15, 2012

A Great Series of Books that get the kids excited for a Big day

I absolutely love these Children's Books. It is a whole series of books all starting with "The Night Before". So The night before what? Well it could be Christmas, Thanksgiving, The First day of School etc.. They are great stories to bring out and read before any big day and a great way to get the kids excited. So here I will take you through The Night Before Books for each month of the year.

Getting the kids excited for a big day is great, but getting them excited to hear or read a story is even better.

Photo: Celestrial Dreams Poster

Books are so Important

I am a huge fan of Children's Books. It is so important to promote reading at every age. These books are some of my favorites for the younger ones. I have many of them and would take them out every year "The Night Before" the big day. It really adds an extra element of excitement for the kids.

I am also the parent who goes to the book shelf and takes out the seasonal books and places them on the table for the kids to read and I rotate them. This keeps the books fresh and puts them in the mood of the current season.

So come along as I take you through each month with the fun series of "The Night Before" Books. They are well written and have wonderful bright fun illustrations.

These books also make a great gift idea - buy the series and make up a gift basket so there is a book to read every month of the year.

A Little about the Author: Natasha Wing

Natasha Wing was born in Milford, Connecticut in 1960. At the age of 20 she moved to Arizona where she finished college at Arizona State University in 1982 with a B.S. in Advertising. In 1988 she married Daniel Wing and moved to Northern California where she worked in advertising for a number of years. It wasn't until 1991 that she decided to write children's books. Luckily she sold her first book, Hippity Hop, Frog on Top, within 6 months and has been writing children's books and articles ever since.

Want to learn more about Natasha? Visit her Official Website: Natasha Wing

The Night Before New Year's

The Night Before New Year's
The Night Before New Year's

It’s the night before New Year’s, and the whole family is determined to stay up until midnight! Everyone’s stocked up on sparkly streamers and festive party hats, but after a night filled with card games and too many cupcakes, the little ones are getting sleepy. . . Can they make it until the clock strikes twelve?

 

The Night Before Valentine's Day

The Night Before Valentine's Day
The Night Before Valentine's Day

Kids dream of candy hearts in another funny take-off on Clement C. Moore's beloved poem. The next day at school is a day of parties and games-and a surprise visitor bearing a Valentine gift for the whole class!

 

The Night Before St. Patrick's Day

The Night Before St. Patrick's Day
The Night Before St. Patrick's Day

It’s the night before St. Patrick’s Day, and Tim and Maureen are wide awake setting traps to catch a leprechaun! When they wake the next morning to the sound of their dad playing the bagpipes and the smell of their mom cooking green eggs, they’re shocked to find that they’ve actually caught a leprechaun. But will they be able to find his pot of gold? Natasha Wing’s latest title is once again told in verse to the same meter of Clement Moores classic.

 

The Night Before Easter

The Night Before Easter
The Night Before Easter

Twas the night before Easter, just before dawn, Not a creature was stirring out on the lawn" The Easter bunny takes center stage in this delightful spin on Clement C. Moore's beloved poem that will send families hopping to the bookstore for an Easter treat sweeter than any sugar plum!

 

The Night Before The Tooth Fairy - Obvioulsy this book is for any night of the year before the Tooth Fairy Visits

The Night Before the Tooth Fairy
The Night Before the Tooth Fairy

It wiggles, and waggles, and wiggles some more, but this little boy's stubborn tooth just won't come out! He hopes it will fall out soon, because he can't wait to meet the Tooth Fairy! This humorous tale based on Clement C. Moore's classic poem is a perfect addition to the best-selling series.

 

The Night Before Summer Vacation

The Night Before Summer Vacation
The Night Before Summer Vacation

A little girl and her family are getting ready to go on vacation . . . or at least they are trying to. In the effort to pack everything that will be needed, there's bound to be something overlooked, and what that is provides a funny ending to this meter-perfect "twist" on Clement Moore's classic.

 

F Is For Flag - This is not part of Natasha's Series, but a book I take out every July.

F Is for Flag (Reading Railroad)
F Is for Flag (Reading Railroad)

F Is for Flag shows in simple terms how one flag can mean many things: a symbol of unity, a sign of welcome, and a reminder that-in good times and in bad-everyone in our country is part of one great big family.

 

The Night Before Summer Camp

The Night Before Summer Camp
The Night Before Summer Camp

The first day of summer camp is almost here, and one little camper doesn’t know what to expect. For a while everything is hunkydory . . . until rest time rolls around and he gets a bad case of nervous butterflies. But an unlikely friend appears out of the crowd and reassures him that the best cure for the summertime blues is tons of summertime fun! A sweetly reassuring story, once again told in verse to the meter of Clement Moore’s classic.

 

The Night Before Kindergarten

The Night Before Kindergarten
The Night Before Kindergarten

It's the first day of school! Join the kids as they prepare for kindergarten, packing school supplies, posing for pictures, and the hardest part of all-saying goodbye to Mom and Dad. But maybe it won't be so hard once they discover just how much fun kindergarten really is! Colorful illustrations illuminate this uplifting takeoff on the classic Clement C. Moore Christmas poem.

 

More in The Night Before School Series

The Night Before Halloween

The Night Before Halloween
The Night Before Halloween

Little monsters and goofy goblins take center stage in this silly, spooky spin on Clement C. Moore's beloved poem. But what will happen on Halloween when the monsters come face to face with human trick-or-treaters?

 

The Night Before Thanksgiving

The Night Before Thanksgiving
The Night Before Thanksgiving

A creative spin on the Clement C. Moore classic, The Night Before Thanksgiving is a warm, whimsical celebration of everyone's favorite fun-filled, family-filled, food-filled holiday! Follow along as the feast is prepared, cousins are greeted, and thanks are given, all with an extra helping of holiday fun.

 

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

It's December 23, and Christmas is just around the corner. But one family is having trouble getting its act together. Once again, Natasha Wing follows the rhythms and meter of Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem, yet gives it her own entirely original twist.

 

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Growing up there were 5 of us. Each month we would all choose a book just for that month... My March favorite was Green Eggs and Ham. Then at a church sale, I found The Night Before Easter... I had to have it. And never thought there were more books like it til a few years later I found The Night Before Valentine's Day. Then I googled Natasha Wing and found the collection. I have the collection! My siblings have the collection! We use Natasha Wing's collection to help follow the same reading tradition that has been passed down... Thanks!

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      momto4 lm 7 years ago

      I didn't know there were so many books in this series. This will make a great Christmas gift for the kids!

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      bdkz 7 years ago

      Beautiful lens!

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Sounds like an excellent series!Blessed by Brenda.

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      oztoo lm 7 years ago

      Look like a great series. I always encouraged my kids to read when they were young. Thanks for the recommendations.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Looks like some fun books for children.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I LOVE these books and own most of them myself!!!!I always look for them to give the gift of reading and FUN!!!!

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      Bambi Watson 7 years ago

      Beautiful lens, I love childrens books!might get some of these for my granddaughter.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Great Recommendation! I have never heard of these books before.

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      capriliz lm 7 years ago

      Seems like a wonderful book series for young readers. I agree with you. It is so important to encourage children to read. Great lens!