Are you ready to add some holiday fun to your reading list this year? These are the best Christmas books for kids to really get you in the Holiday spirit.
This is a roundup of the most magical books about Christmas for kids. Share these Christmas books with your family each year and create traditions.
The holidays have a way of really bringing the family together. This is the season we really enjoy family board games, reading with the kids, and eating lots of yummy food. See My Best Tips For A Stress Free Christmas.
From books for toddlers all the way to chapter books (that even adults could enjoy reading) this is a comprehensive list of Christmas books to help you enjoy the holidays to the fullest.
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Kids Christmas Books To Bring The Holiday Magic
My goal for this roundup of Christmas books is to help you find books that both parents and children enjoy reading. My kids and I are at our local library 1-2 times a week scouring the shelves for good reads that are enjoyable and magical.
Not to mention having to renew books that my kids love too much to bring back to the library. When this happens I add that book to our Christmas list so we can have it in our personal library to enjoy anytime we like.
Reading Christmas books together with children all through December (or even earlier) helps bring the magic of Christmas into our home.
Children’s Christmas Books For Toddlers
Christmas Books For Kids In School
Christmas Chapter books
For older children who love to read chapter books.
Choosing Christmas Books For Your Family
“Don’t judge a book by its cover,” they say, but I encourage you to do just that. Consider the stories you’d like to tell your child. Do you want to hear a storey from another country? Are you seeking for a natural, outdoor Christmas storey? or Are you drawn to the whimsical illustrations that are fun to look at?
Make an effort to incorporate a diversity of artistic styles. My preference is for a natural sense, but my son prefers humorous graphics.
This holiday season, even the tiniest babies will appreciate snuggling on a loved one’s lap. Choose a durable board book that they can bite on and grasp without destroying the pages. The lift-the-flap books and interactive storytelling will delight toddlers.
Creating An Advent Calendar Out Of Christmas Books
Advent calendars are super popular to help your children countdown to Christmas. We always buy the chocolate calendars and I allow my kids to eat the tiny chocolate before school starts in the morning. It’s a very exciting time for the kids.
You can create the same kind of thing, but with books instead of chocolate!
Start for December 1st (or you can countdown the 12 days of Christmas and start Dec 12)
How to create your book advent calendar
- Get 25 Christmas books. You can find them used, in book stores, online or grab them from your local library for free.
- Wrap up your books and create a stack of wrapped books under your Christmas tree.
- Every day of December, let your children grab a book from the stack and then spend some time reading the book with them.
Children love this Christmas tradition and it’s fun for years to come and is something that your child can pass along as a tradition to their child.
More Things To Do With The Christmas Books
The holiday season is, without a doubt, hectic. It’s easy to get caught up in the rush and bustle of Christmas between class and work parties, visits to Santa, and excursions to the store. Every day in December, taking the time to calm down and read aloud to my children helps us build significant connections. These connections with family are essential for children. It will assist them in better coping with the season’s challenges.
Every day, set aside time to read with your child.
Add reading extras like hot cocoa and a roaring fire to make it more enjoyable.
For each day of December, wrap and deliver a book. Use this as a Christmas countdown.
Make a Christmas book donation to a local school or charity that is in need.
How To Store Your Christmas Books
We like to decorate the shelves where we keep our seasonal literature. However, because we have so many Christmas books, this does not work (3 large bags full). Instead, I have a spot in one of our closets set aside for our Christmas book bags. We usually display them the day after Thanksgiving. It’s a fantastic treat since the kids will sit and read them for hours.
Christmas Books For Kids
If you haven’t yet started a 25-day Picture Book Advent with your children, it’s not too late to find ones on this list at your local library or bookshop and perform a 12 Days of Christmas Books activity with them. From the 14th to the 25th, just wrap 12 favourites and unwrap one each day (or the 13th to the 24th).
It’s amazing how much more enjoyable reading gets when you get to open a wrapped book from beneath the tree every day!