Holiday Reading Time with the Kids + Making Reindeer Dust

Reindeer Dust Childrens Holiday BookEveryday I’m thankful that I get to see my grandchildren on a regular basis. A few times every week they come over to my home for regular play dates with Nanny and Pappy. These are moments and memories that we will all treasure forever.

One of the things we do during our weekly play dates is we hold story time. I love to sit down and read books to them and at times, my 6 1/2 year old grand daughter will bring a book to read to us. It’s great for bonding as a family, helps the kids to learn to be prolific readers and of course…increases their creativity.

Reindeer Dust Children's Book

Last weekend the grand-kids were over and we all sat down to read a new holiday book. I’m super excited to tell you about that book today.

Title: Reindeer Dust
Author: Kate Dwyer
Illustrated: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
ISBN: 978-0-9893176-0-3

Reindeer Dust Children's Book

Synopsis: Reindeer Dust is an interactive picture book that engages the imagination through family participation. The book tells the exciting tale of how the Reindeer Dust tradition first began. Designed with the entire family in mind, the book also includes an easy recipe and poem to be read on Christmas Eve.

This is a hardcover children’s book that is creatively written and beautifully illustrated. I love how the little story flows from beginning to end. It definitely gets the little ones excited for the upcoming holiday and better yet…it gets the adults excited too!

Reindeer Dust

I love how the author explains in simple terms how the Reindeer Dust came to be and how Santa and the Reindeer used it on Christmas eve! At the very end of the book you’ll find the recipe so that you and your kids can make homemade Reindeer Dust and use it on Christmas eve plus there is an adorable poem to go right along with it.

This holiday children’s book is absolutely adorable! I love that it’s completely different than other holiday books in the children’s library collection. It’s unique and a beautiful family read!

You can purchase the Reindeer Dust children’s book directly from Amazon! It’s a great book and a fun holiday tradition to start with the children in your family.

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Disclaimer: Shelly H. has personally reviewed the product listed above. Shelly has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Shelly did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. Thanks!


  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This sounds like a wonderful cHristmas book and I shall want to make use my grandsons read it. It can become a Tradition for us.

  2. Sherry Compton says:

    What a cute story! I don’t live close to my grandkids, but when I do see them, reading is an important part. They pick a book to read to me and one for me to read to them. What a great idea to make reindeer dust after reading….adds to the fun.

  3. I love sharing books with my grandkids and especially enjoy holiday books. I have a collection for each holiday and the kids looks forward to getting them out. Now the oldest are able to read to the little ones. Fun tradition.