The Sparkle Box Book

I’m so excited to share with you The Sparkle Box book.

In “The Sparkle Box”, Sam is very excited to Christmas to come this year, when a mystery box shows up on top of the mantel.  It sparkles and has a bow on top, what could be inside?  The only clues his parents will give him is that it’s a very special box, they need to open it together, and they must fill it before they can open it.  He doesn’t see his parents put anything in the box but they tell him they are filling the box almost everyday.   Mean while Sam and his family give to people in need and he starts to see how fortunate he really is.  On Christmas morning he gets to open the box with his family and shed light on the true meaning of Christmas.
This is a beautifully written story that all of my kiddos loved.  It even comes with it’s own sparkle box so you can fill it and open it with your family Christmas morning.  I love things that will help my kiddos (and me) remember the true importance of the Season of giving.
Author Bio
Author Jill Hardie and her family began placing a gift for Jesus under their Christmas tree as a way of bringing more meaning to the holiday.  The first time they opened His gift, the commercialism of the season melted away and they felt a profound joy and peace.  Jill hopes that The Sparkle Box will spark a new Christmas tradition, bringing light into thousands of lives.  

Illustrator Bio
At a very early age, Christine Kornacki developed a love for painting and bringing stories to life.  After receiving a BFA in illustration from the University of Hartford, her dreams of illustrating children’s books began to take shape.  She spends her days painting in her studio, which adjoins a charming cafe in New Haven, Connecticut.

I am extremely excited that I get to give one of these wonderful books away to one reader.  I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I and my family did.  

All you need to do to enter for this giveaway is leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Christmas book.  Giveaway is open world wide, and will end Nov 9th.

You can find out more about the book in these places:
Book Trailer

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  1. Awww,…that sounds like a great book. I have to admit I am struggling for a Christmas book to pick as a favourite. I guess I don’t read a lot of Christmas books (don’t have kids which is my partial excuse),….okay, how about The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. 🙂

  2. A favorite children’s book for me is “Mortimer’s Christmas Manger”. A darling story! We love “Jotham’s Journey: A Storybook for Advent” too. Thank you for an opportunity to win “The Sparkle Box”.

  3. I don’t read alot of Christmas books, but our favorite Christmas movie is A Charlie Brown Christmas.

  4. Favorite Christmas Book is The Night Before Christmas!

  5. My favorite is When Mother was Eleven-Foot-Four. Makes me cry every time!

    kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

  6. I love Best Christmas Pageant Ever!


  7. My favorite is a version of “’twas the night before Christmas” that we read to our kids every Christmas.

  8. My favorite Christmas book is the story of Jesus’ birth, right out of the Bible. I also really love “Twas the night before Christmas.”

  9. We always loved a Charlie Brown Christmas 🙂

  10. We have always loved “The Polar Express”

    Thanks for the chance

  11. Night before christmas

  12. It was my childhood book & I think the title was “Away in the Manager” it was the story of Jesus & at the end it had the music & we played it on the piano.

  13. Twas The Night Before Christmas is not only a favorite but a tradition in our house!


  14. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

  15. We love The Advent Book. Everyday you open a beatifully artistic door to reveal a part of the Christmas Story. The illustrations are gorgeous and the story is PERFECT!

  16. I’ve loved the Polar Express since I was a child and continue to love watching children today find magic in it as well!

  17. The Polar Express is my favorite. A classic! prallsup11(at)hotmail

  18. The polar express! I love it..

  19. Its a toss up between Polar Express and a personalized christmas book that my Grandma got me when I was little that had mine and my brothers names in it!

  20. Our favorite Twis the Night Before Christmas–we have to read it to our 4 kids every year–its becoming a family thing I think–thanks for the giveaway

  21. My favorite Christmas book is “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.” kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  22. samantha w says:

    we love the story of Jesus, but we also like twas the night

  23. debra daigle says:

    Twas the night before christmas is our kids favorite!

  24. was the night before christmas

  25. I love “The Gift of the Magi” and reading the book of Luke.

    shellbelle1229 at yahoo dot com

  26. I love Christmas Shoes

  27. My favorite Christmas book was The Night Before Christmas!

  28. My favorite Christmas book has always been The Night Before Christmas.

  29. I Love the polar express!

  30. my daughter loves the night before christmas we read it all year long!

  31. Sounds like a Wonderful book and thanks for the review. i would say my favorite Christmas Book of all Time would be The Night Before Christmas, it was always a joy to read it too my kids and now I get to read it too my Grandchildren. Thank you!

  32. Our all time favorite Christmas book is, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. My son loves books and we would love to win this.. truly would be so greateful.

    Mandi Mella

  33. Charlie Brown Christmas

  34. Our family’s favorite is A Christmas Carol. We start the book the week before christmas and finish it on christmas eve

  35. The night before christmas.

  36. My favorite book is The Polar Express!!!!

  37. We all Love the polar express!
    even did the train ride.

  38. Christmas Shoes

  39. My favorite Christmas book is Christmas Carol.

  40. My favorite Christmas Book is Polar Express and Twas the Night Before Christmas.

  41. Ours is the The Night Before Christmas too, its a classic

  42. Twas The Night Before Christmas is my favorite.

    samke23 at gmail dot com

  43. I have younger children, our favorite Christmas story to read together is the children’s version to “Twas the Night Before Christmas”

  44. I liked Skipping Christmas 🙂

  45. My kids ask for Polar Express every night in the month of december.

  46. favorite Christmas book – An Aussie Night Before Christmas

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  48. i love twas the night before christmas

  49. The Grinch That Stole Christmas is my favorite:)

  50. This book sounds wonderful! Our favorite book is the POlar Express.

  51. love the polar express

  52. The Grinch who Stole Christmas is my favorite christmas storybook. Christmas in America first edition is my favorite Christmas book of all time. It’s a large photo showcase of Christmas traditions taken across America! I lovey ovey ove it!

    sayjay (at) packedhousexxx . com

  53. Gotta read the night before christmas each year!

  54. My family loves The Night Before Christmas! Thanks for the chance!

  55. Twas The Night Before Christmas is what I started reading to my grandson last year and will be a tradition for me every year.

  56. My favorite Christmas book is the Book of Luke. We read the Christmas story every year.

  57. My favorite Christmas book is The Polar Express.

  58. the christmas carol!

  59. “A Cajun Night before Christmas”! Mymkids loved it when they were grwing up, & I’m going to get it for our Grandkids, too!!!(HollyC) Thanks for the chance….

  60. Sorry… forgot to include my email in my last comment!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks again!

  61. A night before Christmas – but woukd love a new one to read!

  62. Twas The Night Before Christmas is not only a favorite but a tradition in our house


  63. suebunting1977at(gmail)dot(com)Twas The Night Before Christmas is our favorite Christmas book!

  64. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is one of the best! Thanks for the chance to win this cute book!

  65. My favorite is White Christmas Pie

  66. The Crippled Lamb, by Max Lucado
    lisa.blogs2 at gmail dot com

  67. Ashley Charlebois says:

    I love “The Polar Express” book. As well as “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”.

    I’m very excited for this giveaway and definitely interested in this book. It won’t be for me, but for a close friend’s sons.

  68. My kids love Snowmen at Night

  69. This book sounds and looks great!My fave is Twas The Night Before Christmas.When my daughter was little she loved Charlie Brown’s Christmas.I also love to read about how baby jesus was born and that’s what Christmas really is about.Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! 🙂

  70. I love the Little Drummer Boy, it’s my fav book and movie and Christmas song.

  71. we have a family tradition of reading Twas the Night Before Christmas

  72. i love the polar express!

  73. The Polar Expess

  74. I love the book The Night Before Christmas. I read it to my daughter all year long

  75. My favorite Christmas story book is the Polar Express. However, my favorite TRUE story of Christmas is in my Bible.
    Cathy H

  76. I love the grinch!!

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