25 Holiday Books for Kids

25 Holiday Books for Kids

Over the past 5 years, we’ve accumulated a nice collection of holiday/winter themed books. Last year we started picking one from the list below to read each night + How Winston Delivered Christmas beginning on December 1st. How Winston Delivered Christmas is a chapter book meant to be read one chapter a night until Christmas Day. It’s a tradition that we look forward to each year. I hope we continue it for years to come!

Many of the books on this list are currently marked down on Amazon. I’ve linked to Amazon here, but remember to check your local bookstores too!

25 Holiday Books for Kids

Red & Lulu – One of our favorites every year. It’s beautifully written and illustrated.

Dasher – By the same author as Red & Lulu, this book is one of our newer favorites.

Olive, the Other Reindeer

Bear Stays Up For Christmas

Construction Site on Christmas Night

Snow Birds – Our most recent addition. Sybil deemed it long and not her favorite. But the illustrations are gorgeous and it reminds me of my dad (he’s a wildlife photographer and is always teaching us about different birds).

How Winston Delivered Christmas – A 24 1/2 advent chapter book. 

Tough Cookie

The Polar Express 

Maple & Willow’s Christmas Tree

Hurry, Santa, Hurry

How to Catch a Snowman – The kids like it, but it’s not one of my favorites.

The Little Reindeer

The Little Snowplow Wishes for Snow

When Santa Was a Baby

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas 

12 Little Elves Visit Colorado 

If You Take a Mouse to the Movies

The Night Before Christmas 

The Crayons’ Christmas – My least favorite book in our collection (and I’m a big fan of the original Crayon books!). It will be replaced before the next holiday season.  

Olivia Builds a Snowlady

Here Comes Santa Cat

The Bear’s Christmas 

The Nutcracker – This is not the exact same copy as we have, but it’s close. I actually prefer this one!

Penguin and Pinecone

The Snowy Day – A classic that stands the test of time. Watch the movie version on Amazon Prime after you read the book!

The Itsy Bitsy Snowman – A short, rhyming board book. 

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