This is seriously my most favorite time of the year. It makes me happy. You can bet I spend most of December reading Children’s Christmas books to my students and children. They LOVE them and, honestly, so do I. So, I am excited to share my 12 favorite Christmas books with you!
Reading some of these Children’s Christmas Books to your little ones is a great way to really get everyone excited about the upcoming holiday. Even at a young age, children can become enthralled with the stories of Christmas. These are all excellent choices to help encourage their love of reading and story time.
12 Children’s Christmas Books for Little Learners
Some birds, a deer, and a squirrel work to cheer up an aging pine that’s never gotten to be a Christmas tree. A lovely story with beautiful wildlife illustrations.
Bear would normally hibernate right through Christmas, but this year, his friends are determined to keep him awake and show him what he’s missing!
New York Time’s bestsellers of the book, The Littlest Penguin, bring us this sweet holiday story about the littlest elf! This book includes stickers too, which your little one is sure to enjoy. This is definitely one of those children’s Christmas books I would tuck into a stocking!
Laugh out loud at this comical look at what would happen if Dinosaurs tried to celebrate Christmas with us!
Even everyone’s favorite big red dog celebrates Christmas! Learn about the traditions in Emily Elizabeth’s family while you add this book to your Clifford collection.
See how Corduroy the bear goes from making a list of things he wants for Christmas, to instead making a list of things that his friends need for Christmas. He learns that it is important to think of others! The Corduroy books are some of our favorites, and definitely top on the list of children’s Christmas books!
Young readers will love this Lift-the-flap board book about a farmer and his snowy dream. I wonder who that farmer becomes in his dream?
A Christmas season cannot go by in our house without reading this book at least 10 times! If you don’t have this classic in your collection, I urge you look into that!
This is a lovely and uplifting story about a little Christmas tree whose wishes finally come true when somebody takes her home.
In this rockin’ new spin on the traditional tale, The Night Before Christmas, Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do.
Poor Llama Llama is tired of waiting for Christmas to come! This rhyming book gets the impatient emotions of a preschooler spot-on. Your children will laugh at and relate to Llama Llama’s drama.
Mr. Willowby’s tree is too tall for his room. But what will happen to the top that got cut off? Find out as this story unfolds.
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Don’t forget to check out all of the children’s book lists featured on A Dab of Glue Will Do. Do you have any favorite children’s Christmas books that are not on the list? If so, please share in the comments below. If you are looking for more Christmas ideas, activities, and printables to do at home or in the classroom make sure to check out our other Christmas Lessons.