Top Picks for Children’s Christmas Books

Some of the titles here may not be the most popular, but I really enjoyed them! Maybe you will too.

If you Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff
Everyone’s favorite mouse enjoys a lengthy Christmas adventure in another of Numeroff’s formula-picture books. The formula is a amusing as ever, as what starts as a simple trip to the cinema quickly gives way to tree decorating, snowball fights, and of course much more. Numeroff fans will probably be able to guess where mouse will end up!

Hark the Aardvark Angels sing by Teri Sloat
In this story of Christmas mail deliveries, see how these busy aardvarks make sure packages and letters find their way from A to B during the holiday season. It makes it even more fun if you do it as a read-aloud, and sing to the tune of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.

The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristen Kladstrup
A pick for the rambunctious young man in your life, this tale delightfully describes the adventures of some swashbuckling Christmas cookies in the hours leading up to Christmas. It may even lead to a creative cookie decorating session in your house!

Jackie’s Gift by Sharon Robinson
In this story written by baseball great Jackie Robinson’s daughter, a young Jewish boy is thrilled when the Robinson family moves onto their block, and he has the opportunity to spend time with the family, only a little confusion comes along with the new friendship. It’s a touching story of two families from different cultural backgrounds coming together and celebrating Chanukah and Christmas.

Bear Stays Up For Christmas by Karma Wilson
Every year, Bear hibernates right through Christmas! This year, he is determined to take part in the celebrations, and he has some good friends there to help him make it. It’s not going to be easy, though.

The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett
With illustrations as beautiful and intricate as always, Jan Brett weaves a tale of gentleness and patience. Little Teeka must get the reindeer ready for Christmas, but learns that yelling and bossing is not giving her the results she seeks,

The Clown of God by Tomie DePaola
An old favorite that never fails to choke me up! A juggler who has spent his life bringing joy and beauty to the world offers the greatest gift he has to baby Jesus on Christmas day. The tale is based on an old French legend, and the illustrations are bright and warm.


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