Inside: Are you looking for books to read to your children this holiday season? Check out this list of best holiday books for kids this Christmas and Hanukkah.
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Young Children’s Christmas
1) My First Christmas
This board book introduces babies and toddlers to the traditional symbols of Christmas. Read this warm and simple book to your young children to teach them the names and functions of common holiday objects.
2) I Love You Through and Through At Christmas, Too!
This padded board book highlights a toddler who is helping with Christmas activities. Your own children will want to help out with shopping, wrapping and cooking after reading this fun book.
Animals Love Christmas
3) Merry Christmas, Ollie!
The fun-loving geese Gossie and Gertie and their friends have difficulty waiting for Father Christmas Goose in this adorable holiday story. The perfect board book to read to your children if they are impatiently waiting for Christmas!
4) Olivia Helps With Christmas
This beloved piglet is busy helping with Christmas this year by waiting for Santa, watching Mom bake cookies, making sure Dad sets up the tree and unwrapping her presents. It is “exhausting” work that your little one can most likely relate to.
5) Bear Stays Up for Christmas
Bear’s friends want him to stay awake for Christmas this year. So, they have Bear help them prepare for Christmas by helping them find a tree, hang up stocking, bake cakes and sing Christmas songs. This classic board book is one of the best holiday books for kids that is guaranteed to delight you and your little ones.
Beep Beep! Vroom Vroom! On Christmas
6) Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
Beep! Beep! Little Blue Truck is back again! This time he is spreading Christmas cheer by delivering Christmas trees to his animal friends. This counting book will help your children learn their numbers while teaching them the importance of helping and giving.
7) Construction Site on Christmas Night
Another of the best holiday books for kids is this beautiful book that tells how Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane, Dump Truck and Cement Mixer build a new home for fire engines. Your kids will love discovering the special Christmas surprise awaiting each vehicle in this rhyming picture book.
Holidays with Llama Llama
8) Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Llama has a difficult time waiting for Christmas in this tale of holiday drama. He helps Mama shop for presents, bake cookies and decorate the tree, but still cannot wait anymore! A cute story to remind your children that the best gift we have is each other!
9) Llama Llama Jingle Bells
In this board book, Llama Llama gives gifts, sings songs, decorates cookies and sleds with his friends. What a fun way to celebrate the holidays with friends!
10) D is for Dreidel
Introduce your children to the Festival of Lights in this A-Z primer featuring concepts related to Hanukkah. This Hanukkah Alphabet book teaches children about this holiday through 26 fun and easy to understand illustrations.
11) The Story of Hanukkah
This board book version of the popular picture book has been written in a way that is easy for toddlers and preschoolers to understand. It introduces children to the Maccabean Revolt, the Holy Temple of Jerusalem, and the oil that burned for eight nights.
12) Bright Baby Touch and Feel Hanukkah
Help your baby and toddler discover Hanukkah traditions with this touch and feel board book. Different textures will help your children explore familiar images and traditions of this holiday.
13) The Snowy Day
View the wonder of a first snowfall through the eyes of a child. This award-winning board book is a long time favorite of parents and kids. A must read this winter and one of my favorites!
14) The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folk Tale
This sturdy board book tells the story of Nicki, a little boy who drops his white mitten in the snow without realizing it. Woodland animals crawl in it one by one. Will they all fit? Find out what happens when a big brown bear and a tiny mouse find it.
15) Bear Snores On
Frigid cold weather force the woodland animals to take refuge in Bear’s cave on a stormy winter night. Bear snores on oblivious to the uninvited guests in his lair. What will happen when he wakes up and finds them there? Your children will love this delightful rhyming book.
Best Holiday Books for Kids
You can’t go wrong with any of these book recommendations this holiday season. Each of these fun-loving stories will help you and your children get in the holiday spirit.
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May your days be merry and bright this holiday season!
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