10 Christmas Books to Read to Your Children

The holiday season is a great time to read to your kids. Get into the holiday spirit with some of our favorite Christmas books.


The Polar Express by Chris van Allsburg

A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . 

Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. 

Age Range: 4 - 7 years


The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving by Jan Berenstain

In The Berenstain Bears and The Joy of Giving Brother and Sister Bear can’t wait for Christmas and all the presents they’ll open. But during the Christmas Eve pageant, something special happens! The Bear cubs learn a very valuable lesson about the joy of giving to others.

Age Range: 4 - 7 years


How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss

“No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville, in this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old.

Age Range: 5 - 9 years


Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright

B-R-R-R-R! AH-CHOO! Sneezy the Snowman is cold, cold, cold. To warm up, he drinks cocoa, sits in a hot tub, stands near a warm fire–and melts! But the children know just what to do to build him up again–and make him feel "just right". Hilarity chills the air with playful mixed-media illustrations by Stephen Gilpin as Sneezy attempts to warm himself with some silly results.

Age Range: 6 - 8 years


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Rick Bunsen 

All of the other reindeer make fun of Rudolph and won't let him play in their reindeer games because he's different. But when Christmas is almost cancelled because of a huge snowstorm, Rudolph comes to the rescue with his wonderful shiny red nose.

Age Range: 2 - 5 years


God Gave Us Christmas by Lisa Tawn Bergren 

As Little Cub and her family prepare to celebrate the most special day of the year, the curious young polar bear begins to wonder…

Age Range: 3 - 7 years


Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books) by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman 

Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!

Age Range: 2 - 8 years


The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert

Long ago, a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa's elves. So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa. A generous trim-size, matte cover, and foiled title make this a special book for the holiday season.

Age Range: 3 - 7 years


The Littlest Elf by Brandi Dougherty

Oliver may be the littlest elf in the North Pole, but he has a big desire to discover his very special job in Santa's workshop! But after getting lost in the toy shop, making a mess at the book shop, and falling in the mixing machine at the bakery, is the littlest elf just too little?

Perhaps he just needs the littlest reindeer to remind him what Christmas is all about!

Age Range: 3 - 5 years


Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by James Dean

In this rockin' 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.

Age Range: 4 - 8 years


Happy reading!



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