80 Christmas Books All Toddlers, Preschoolers & Big Kids Will Love

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Christmas is coming! Are you looking for some good books to read during the holiday season? Here are some of our family’s favorites that will appeal to toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids.

From classic stories to newer titles, there’s 80+ Christmas books for toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids on this list. Which means there’s something for everyone that will help bring the magic of Christmas to life for your family!

So, curl up by the fire, pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa, and enjoy these wonderful Christmas stories! Merry reading!

The Best Christmas Books Toddlers, Preschoolers, And Big Kids Will Enjoy

Here are the best Christmas books for toddlers and big kids (and yes, they’ll all be begging for you to read more) from classics such as Little Golden Books to modern day Christmas tales:

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Everybody's Christmas tree

Everybody’s Tree

Over the course of eight decades, a spruce tree grows alongside an innocent little boy who first selected it at farm.

As he matures into adulthood and becomes a father himself before becoming grandfather to future generations-the glorious evergreen is chosen for celebration in big city’s holiday festivities where everyone comes together around one central focal point: everybody’s trees!

You can look inside this delightful book here.

The Christmas Baby Nativity Book

The Christmas Baby

This beautiful retelling of the Nativity story that celebrates each time-honored joyous occasion, such as Christmas and welcoming a new baby into this world is now available in Classic Board Book format!

You can look inside and see the beautiful illustrations here.

Merry Christmas, Mouse

Merry Christmas, Mouse

With sturdy pages and an easy-to follow counting adventure, this board book is perfect for toddlers.

The illustrations are colorful enough that they will be able to enjoy the story while still being educational as well!

You can find this book here.

Dear Santa: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Dear Santa: A Lift-the-Flip

In this lift-the flap book, Santa is looking for the perfect present to give a special child. He travels all over town and finally finds it on Christmas Eve under their tree!

With flaps to lift, an interactive elements section at ends page that includes a touch-and feel element – this book is sure not only delight children but also teach them about patience while they’re waiting for their presents under the tree on Christmas morning!

Take a sneak peek in this book here.

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is Coming

Join Monika Utnik as she travels around the world to capture some of Christmas’s most popular and unique customs.

Help you child discover why we decorate our trees, who invented glass ornaments, how people build nativity scenes throughout churches everywhere, and more.

I love the worldview this book provides as we encourage our children to learn about the world around them.

As a fair warning this book is very text heavy because of all the information it contains. However, the images are beautiful and this book would make for a great bedtime story read to help your littles go to sleep.

Take a look inside and see for yourself.

Baby's Personalized First Christmas Book

Baby’s Personalized First Christmas Book

Customize this classic Christmas poem with your child’s first and last name, gender (and possibly other identifying details such as skin tone/hair color).

You can also add in pictures for each pet they have or either one that is important to them – like their dog Max!

You can make your child their own personalized book here.

The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man is running from an old woman, through the woods. He meets up with other creatures who are all trying to catch him but it’s no use!

This book would be perfect to read while munching on some of your own decorated gingerbread men that you cook as a family.

Grab your copy here.

Little Red Sleigh

Little Red Sleigh

Little Red Sleigh is a heartwarming children’s Christmas book you’ll want to read again and again. Full of winter joy, holiday magic- this charming story will remind readers all ages that no dream can be out reach if they believe in themselves!

Grab your copy and take a sneak peek inside here.

Christmas is Joy

Christmas is Joy

Emma Dodd’s delightful celebration of Christmas is a pure delight. Her two adorable reindeer share the true meaning of Christmas and the gift that comes from this special time of year.

The pictures in this book are very child-like but the message is absolutely beautiful to share with your children.

Take a look inside this book for yourself here.

The first Christmas flap book

The First Christmas

The first Christmas is a time of celebration, and this fun book will help you share it with your little one! With lift-a flap pages that engage kids in learning about Jesus’ birth, you’re going to love having this beautiful book in your child’s library.

Take a sneak peek inside this books beautiful pages here.

The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving

The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving

My children and I love the Berenstain Bears, and the Joy of Giving is such a sweet book with a beautiful message.

You and your family can also join the Berenstain bears as they explore how being generous and grateful can bring joy to yourself, your family members or friends.

Grab your personal copy here.

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree

Mr. Willowby has just received his very own Christmas tree! The problem? It’s too tall for his parlor so he cuts off the top of it and passes what he doesn’t need on to someone else.

This act of kindness reaches every animal in the forest. Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree is a great story to teach your children about the joy that can be felt when they share their gifts with each other.

You’ll find a copy of this book here.

I Spy Christmas

I Spy Christmas

I Spy a Christmas Tree is the newest search-and find book in this popular series. It’s perfect for young readers who love celebrating holidays with fun activities and amazing pictures!

You can buy a copy of this book for your child here.

If Animals Celebrated Christmas

If Animals Celebrated Christmas

What if animals celebrated Christmas like we do? This charming story describes how they might celebrate the holidays!

The penguins and polar bears page are some of my kids favorite parts of this sweet story.

You can grab your own copy of this book here.

Construction Site, Merry and Bright

Construction Site, Merry and Bright

When the final day of Christmas arrives, there’s one job left for big trucks. They need to get their construction site ready so that it can be used as a festive night with friends and family!

Take a peek into the book that all of your children (especially your tractor and truck obsessed child) will love.

The Berenstain Bears and the Very First Christmas

The Berenstain Bears and the Very First Christmas

Join Papa Bear as he reads the Christmas Story to his young cubs. I love how simple the text on these pages are for parents to read, but they’re enough to teach young children about the birth and early years of Jesus Christ’s life.

You can look through the pages of this book here.

The Christmas Promise

The Christmas Promise

This beautiful book contains the story of Jesus’ birth, including how he was born in a stable. It also shows that God always keeps his promises no matter what happens!

Take a look inside this book here.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

The heart of this Christmas classic is so big it’ll warm your whole house. Dr. Seuss’ famous story about how the spirit of giving brings people together no matter what they are like has never been more timely or important than now!

Grab your personal copy to read to your children here.

The Littlest Reindeer

The Littlest Reindeer

Dot wants to be a part of the team that helps Santa Claus pull his sleigh, but she can’t seem fly.

This heart-warming story is sure to put you in the spirit of Christmas! The New York Times bestselling author that brought our children “The Littlest Pilgrim” has created an adorable new holiday companion filled with all your favorite things about this time of year.

Take a sneak peek inside this lovely book here.

Jingle Baby Rip and Chew Proof Christmas book.

Jingle Baby: (The Indestructible Christmas Book)

Christmas is a time for family, fun, and peace. It’s a time to put up decorations, make gingerbread houses, and spend time with loved ones.

This holiday season, make sure to include some fun and educational activities into your child’s routine. Read them stories, sing them songs, and help them learn the alphabet. With this book, your child will be sure to have a Merry Christmas!

You can buy this rip and chew proof baby’s book here.

The Sweet Smell of Christmas

The Sweet Smell of Christmas

Help Little Bear prepare for the holidays while giving readers a chance to smell six wonderful scents including apple pie, Christmas tree and hot chocolate!

This scratch-and sniff book is perfect as an stocking stuffer or gift during this time of year.

Buy your own copy here.

Bear Stays Up For Christmas

Bear Stays Up For Christmas

The big day is finally here! Bear’s friends are determined to keep him awake for Christmas.

This is a beautiful story of friendship and celebrating the Christmas season with love.

Check out the artwork inside the book here.

Little Blue Truck's Christmas

Little Blue Truck’s Christmas

The most wonderful time of the year is finally here! Little Blue Truck will be spreading cheer by delivering Christmas trees to his animal friends.

Your child can help count each green tree from one to five and back again.

If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would! My boys love this book.

Grab your copy here.

How To Catch an Elf

How To Catch an Elf

Join in the fun as an elf runs amok on Christmas Eve! Follow his mischievous adventures through this festive story filled with zany traps, vibrant illustrations and STEAM concepts.

He may be tricky to catch but there are still many prizes waiting for those who hunt him down – including a new holiday tradition that will become your kids’ favorite too!

Buy this “How To Catch” book here.

Llama Llama Jingle Bells

Llama Llama Jingle Bells

Llama Llama Jingle Bells is filled with delight as little llama prepares for the big day of celebration. He and his friends sing songs and decorate cookies while giving gifts, all in preparation for merry holiday season!

Buy your copy of this book here.

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman

Make this Christmas the best ever with a fun Little Golden Book about Frosty the Snowman! This book is based on the classic movie that you’ll remember from your own childhood.

Grab your own copy of Frosty the Snowman here.

Moo, Baa, Fa La La La La!

Moo, Baa, Fa La La La La!

The beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton has delivered a brand-new Christmas board book that will have everyone singing FA LA LA!

The cast from Moo, Baa La la, returns with an extra silly holiday twist.

Add this beloved children’s board book to your personal library today.

Construction Site on Christmas Night

Construction Site on Christmas Night

This beautiful holiday picture book shows Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane and Dump Truck working together to build a new home for fire engines.

As they finish their big job of construction site clean-up in time before Christmas arrives surprise them with some special gifts!

Grab your copy of this construction book here.

My First How To Catch Santa Claus

My First How To Catch Santa Claus

Follow a creative child as he builds traps for Santa Claus in order to get a hug on Christmas Eve!

Packed full of sweet rhymes, adorable artwork–even some help from the reindeer!–this new holiday story will delight readers who love getting cozy with their favorite legends during these cold winter nights.

Buy your copy of this book here.

Merry Christmas, Curious George

Merry Christmas, Curious George

Curious George is a lovable monkey who loves Christmas. In this book, he helps his friend pick out a Christmas tree and gets carried away, climbing up the tree. He eventually ends up in the children’s hospital, where his zany antics cheer up the patients.

Grab your copy here.

The Little Christmas Elf

The Little Christmas Elf

This book is about a little elf named Nina who works in Santa’s workshop. She finishes making a teddy bear for a child but it’s not done in time to go on the sleigh.

Nina works hard to finish it and, when Santa comes back for it, he takes her along to deliver the bear himself.

Take a sneak peek inside this book here.

Don't Push The Button! A Christmas Adventure

Don’t Push The Button! A Christmas Adventure

Larry the lovable monster is back in this interactive Christmas book for your toddler. This time, Larry is trying to get away with some last-minute holiday mischief before Santa arrives.

Whatever you do, DON’T PUSH THE BUTTON! But of course, one little push can’t hurt, right? Uh oh!

Buy your child their own copy here.

How To Catch A Gingerbread Man

How To Catch A Gingerbread Man

This book is about a gingerbread man that comes to life and runs loose in a bookstore.

Kids will enjoy following along as the gingerbread man uses his wits to outsmart various characters from popular fairy tales and nursery rhymes. T

he book is filled with fun illustrations and STEAM traps, making it the perfect read aloud for parents and kids alike.

Buy a copy of this book here.

Santa and the Goodnight Train

Santa and the Goodnight Train

This book is about a train that races Santa on Christmas Eve. Along the way, the train passes through a winter wonderland and stops at Dreamland.

The illustrator, Laura Huliska-Beith, does an incredible job with the images in this book.

Take a peek into this book here.

The Snow Day

The Snow Day (Board Books)

This book is about a boy named Peter who goes outside in his snowsuit to explore. He has fun playing in the snow, and he captures the wonder of experiencing new things in his heart forever.

This book is perfect for reading together on a cozy winter day.

Grab your copy here.

The Littlest Elf

The Littlest Elf

Oliver is a very small elf who is trying to find his special job in Santa’s workshop. However, he keeps getting lost in the different parts of the workshop and making a mess.

With some help from a reindeer, Oliver learns what Christmas is really all about.

Grab this fun Christmas book for your toddler here.

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

This book is a Christmas classic that tells the story of the night before Christmas. All through the house, not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse.

This book is full of character and humor and will delight children new to the story as well as parents who know it from their own childhood.

Take a sneak peek inside this book here.

Ten Sparkly Snowflakes

Ten Sparkly Snowflakes

My children love reading this book together every year.

This book is about woodland animals getting ready to play in the snow. They start with 10 snowflakes, and as they play, the number of snowflakes decreases. This book is a good way to teach children counting skills.

Grab your child’s personal copy of this book here.

Christmas Eve With Veranda Santa (Bluey)

Christmas Eve With Veranda Santa (Bluey)

What kid doesn’t love Bluey?!

Bluey and her family are waiting for Santa to arrive on Christmas Eve. They are not allowed to peek at their presents, but they decide to play a game to practice not looking.

This is a great story about the anticipation of Christmas and what may come from Santa.

Grab your copy of this Bluey book here.

The Lights In The Church

The Lights In The Church

The illustrations in this children’s book is absolutely stunning!

This book is about a brother and sister who get lost in the forest and find a church. As they approach, they hear hymns and the doors won’t open, but as they get closer to the windows, the stained-glass windows come to life and tell bible stories.

Take a look inside this Christmas book here.

Charlie Brown Christmas

Charlie Brown Christmas

Who hasn’t seen the Charlie Brown movies or have had their hearts touched by this memorable group of kids?

This book tells the story of Charlie Brown’s Christmas troubles and how his friends help him to find the true meaning of Christmas.

Buy your family’s personal copy of this book here.

Bubble Head, Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Clean Christmas

Bubble Head, Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Clean Christmas

This book is about a boy named Fred who has imaginary adventures during his nightly bubble baths. He usually imagines himself as a character from a Christmas story, such as an elf or a reindeer.

The book teaches the days of the week and hygiene in an imaginative and fun way.

Take a look inside this Christmas book for your toddler here.

Christmas on the Farm

Christmas on the Farm

This book is about a bunch of animals on a farm getting ready for Christmas.

They all do different things to prepare, and they’re all excited for the holiday. At the end of the book, they all gather together to celebrate Christmas.

Take a look inside this board book here.

Christmas in the Manger

Christmas in the Manger

The story of the first Christmas is retold in a gentle and lyrical way, complete with child approved artwork.

This book is perfect for a young child to experience the wonder of the Nativity. Parents will love sharing this beautiful story with their children.

Buy a copy of this beautiful book here.

The Biggest Snowman Ever

The Biggest Snowman Ever

We have this book on our children’s bookshelf and this is one they love to read as soon as the snow starts falling outside.

This book is about two friends who try to build the biggest snowman ever. They have to work together to make it big enough.

I love how this book teaches about teamwork and togetherness. You can grab your own copy here.

Pete the Cat Snow Daze

Pete the Cat Snow Daze

Pete the Cat is at it again!

When school is canceled because of all the snow, he has a lot of fun with his friends. But after a few days of being off from school, Pete realizes that he might be getting too much of a good thing with all the snow days.

Add this Pete the Cat book to your family’s collection.

The Giving Snowman

The Giving Snowman

This book is about a snowman who helps out different woodland critters and the Traveler when they’re in need.

The next day, the sun comes out and melts the snowman. But they work together to rebuild him. This book teaches children about kindness and gratitude.

Take a look inside this Christmas book here.

That's Not My Snowman

That’s Not My Snowman

This book is about five snowmen who are very friendly.

The book has textures that babies and toddlers can touch, which will help develop their sensory and language awareness. This would be a great gift for a baby’s first Christmas.

You can add this board book to your family’s library here.

Llama Llama Holiday Drama

Llama Llama Holiday Drama

This book is about Llama Llama preparing for Christmas and how he gets impatient waiting for the day to come. In the end, he learns that the true gift is spending time with his family.

My children love the popular rhyming that Llama Llama books are known for.

You can buy your own copy of this book here.

It's Christmas, David!

It’s Christmas, David!

This book is about a boy named David who tries to behave during Christmas, but sometimes gets into trouble.

He has fun with his friends and family during the holiday, but also has to worry about what Santa will bring him.

Enjoy this Christmas book in your family’s library here.

All the Colors of Christmas

All the Colors of Christmas

This book is a celebration of the Christmas season, with a focus on the colors that infuse the holiday.

The author draws readers into a whirling ribbon of familiar reds and greens, as well as other festive hues.

He reminds readers that Christmas is about celebrating treasured traditions with the people they love.

Add this book to your family’s personal collection here.

Snowmen at Christmas

Snowmen at Christmas

Snowmen at Night is a book about snowmen who have adventures after dark. The snowmen are back, and this time they’re celebrating Christmas – the snowman way!

In this book, you can read about all the different things that snowmen do during Christmas, like getting together with friends and family, exchanging gifts, and eating lots of yummy food.

Get a sneak peek inside this beautiful Christmas book here.

Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas

Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas

Nancy is excited to decorate her new Christmas tree, but when things don’t go as planned, she proves that a little bit of fancying up can go a long way.

This book is about Nancy’s adventures in decorating for Christmas and how she deals with any setbacks along the way.

It is a fun, festive story that will remind readers of all the joys that come with Christmas as you spend time with your family.

Grab your copy of this Fancy Nancy book here.

The Nutcracker in Harlem

The Nutcracker in Harlem

This jazz-inspired reinvention of The Nutcracker is a tribute to the dreamlike wonder and magic of the Christmas season.

In this retelling, set in New York City during the height of the Harlem Renaissance, one little girl finds her voice as a musician thanks to her enchanting adventures with a magical toy.

Take a look inside this illustrated stunning book here.

The Snowman

The Snowman

This wordless book is about a little boy who rushes outside to build a snowman. The snowman comes to life in his dreams that night, and the experience is something neither he nor young readers will forget.

You can look inside this book here.

The Wonderful Truth About Santa

The (Wonderful) Truth About Santa

The (Wonderful) Truth About Santa is a book that gently guides children through the who, what, and why of the Santa tradition.

The book’s message is that a real St. Nick did once walk the Earth and his generosity inspired parents to give in secret.

The book encourages children to become secret Santa’s for anyone they choose and to never stop believing in good.

If your child is ready to know the truth about Santa, you can buy this Christmas book here.

The Christmas Truck

The Christmas Truck

This book is about a family celebrating a special Christmas tradition that goes awry.

The father, Papa, and the amazing kid work together to come up with a plan to save Christmas for a child they have never met.

Add this sweet Christmas book to your family’s personal library here.

Mog's Christmas

Mog’s Christmas

This book is about a cat named Mog who is having a Christmas adventure.

Mog’s house is full of strange noises and peculiar smells, and everyone is busy getting ready for Christmas. Mog has a lot of fun with her family during the Christmas celebration.

Take a look inside this child’s book here.

Pick a Pine Tree

Pick a Pine Tree

This book is about a family picking out a Christmas tree and decorating it.

They go through all of the traditions, like hanging up stockings and putting on lights, and they are very excited.

It is a joyous celebration of family and friends during the holiday season.

The illustrations in this book are stunning. You’ll want to see them for yourself.

Take a sneak peek inside this book here.

Dasher

Dasher

This book is about an adventurous young reindeer named Dasher who wishes for a life where there is snow and the North Star.

One day, she sets off in pursuit of her dream. Along the way, she meets a man named Santa who helps her make her Christmas wish come true.

The illustrations in this child’s book are absolutely beautiful.

This is a sweet book that your family will never tire of reading.

Take a look inside this book for yourself here.

I Got The Christmas Spirit

I Got The Christmas Spirit

The book is about a mother and daughter spending time together during the Christmas season.

The little girl enjoys the sights, sounds, smells, and lights of the season. She also enjoys spreading the spirit of giving.

When she reaches Santa, she tells him her Christmas wish.

Add this darling children’s book to your family’s collection here.

A Magical Christmas

A Magical Christmas

Little Mouse wonders what the magic of Christmas is all about.

He goes on a journey to find out and discovers that it’s all the things that make Christmas special, like spending time with family and friends, being surrounded by decorations and lights, and enjoying delicious food.

You can buy this simple Christmas book here.

Maisy's Christmas Tree

Maisy’s Christmas Tree

If your children love the classic Maisy mouse books, then they’re going to love Maisy’s Christmas tree.

My toddler loves how simple this story is and the pictures are just lovely.

You can buy your child’s copy here.

Merry Christmas, Gus!

Merry Christmas, Gus!

This book is a sequel to “Gus and His Adorable Puppy Friend.”

In it, Gus tries to avoid all things Christmas, but his puppy friend won’t let him.

Through a series of funny events, Gus slowly warms up to the holiday. This book is perfect for anyone who wants a chuckle out of their Christmas story.

Grab your family’s copy of this hilarious book here.

Fa La La

Fa La La

My children love all things Leslie Patricelli and her board books, especially her baby series.

This book is about a baby who is very excited for Christmas. They decorate their house, make presents, and wait to see Santa. The baby has a lot of fun during Christmas.

Grab your child’s copy of this book here.

Don't Shake The Present

Don’t Shake The Present

This book is about a monster named Larry who is excited to open his Christmas present, but is warned not to shake it.

He tries to figure out what is inside the present by looking at it and trying to guess, but he can’t figure it out.

He gets help from the readers to try and solve the mystery of the present.

Buy your child a copy of this Christmas book here.

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

This book is a great choice for a ballet lover who wants to experience the story of the Nutcracker in a beautiful and unique way.

The New York City Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker is considered to be the best in the world, and this book showcases stunning illustrations that are inspired by the actual set.

You will want this book in your Christmas collection. Pick up your copy here.

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls

This board book is a colorful and fun rendition of the classic Christmas carol, “Deck the Halls.”

It features sweet furry creatures and is meant to be sung along with by young children.

Grab your child’s copy of this book here.

One Baby Jesus

One Baby Jesus

This book is a fun and cute way to teach kids about the events of the first Christmas. It tells the story with a twist on the classic song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

The illustrations are colorful and engaging, and kids will love joining in the storytelling.

Buy your family’s copy of this sweet Christmas book here.

One Small Donkey

One Small Donkey

One Small Donkey is a heartwarming Christmas book that tells the nativity story from the perspective of a tiny donkey.

The donkey has an important job and learns that no one is too little to do big things for God.

The book celebrates the arrival of baby Jesus. You can buy your family’s copy of this sweet book here.

God Bless Our Christmas

God Bless Our Christmas

This book celebrates Christmas by thanking God for His blessings.

It features snuggly snow animal families enjoying activities such as decorating cookies and trees, singing carols, and giving gifts. The story concludes with the animals gathering around the tree, grateful for Jesus.

Take a peek inside this festive book here.

Colors of Christmas

Colors of Christmas

This book is about the Christmas season and the different colors that are associated with it.

It teaches children about the different colors while also helping to create excitement for the Christmas holiday.

Take a look inside this vibrant Christmas book here.

My Christmas ABCs

My Christmas ABCs

This book is a board book that celebrates Christmas from A to Z.

Just beware there is glitter on nearly every page and highlights different aspects of the holiday season.

This book is a great way for toddlers and preschoolers to learn their ABCs, as well as to learn about different aspects of Christmas.

Take a look inside this book here.

The Wheels on the Bus at Christmas

The Wheels on the Bus at Christmas

This book is a Christmas-themed version of the classic children’s song “The Wheels on the Bus”.

It follows a bus ride on Christmas Eve, and features various Christmas characters, such as reindeer, elves, snowmen, and Santa himself.

Take a look inside this book here.

How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas

How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas

This book is about little dinosaurs who love to celebrate Christmas.

They do everything that typical families do during the holiday season, like hanging stockings and eating cookies.

Even though they’re excited, they also have to try to calm down and behave so they can go to sleep.

Buy your child a copy of this book here.

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

Pete proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do. The book includes a sheet of full-color stickers and a link to a free downloadable song.

Grab a copy of this book here.

Pete the Cat's 12 Groovy Days of Christmas

Pete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of Christmas

This book is a fun and upbeat take on the Christmas season, with Pete and his friends counting down the days until Christmas.

They enjoy rockin’ and groovin’ to holiday music, and Pete even puts his own spin on a well-known carol.

Grab a copy of of this Pete the Cat book here.

The Silver Christmas Tree

The Silver Christmas Tree

This book is about a boy named Charlie who starts to doubt the existence of Santa Claus.

His mother tries to make a deal on a special silver Christmas tree, but her plans go wrong.

Charlie ends up going on a quest to bring home the tree, and in the end Santa Claus delivers it to them.

Take a look inside the book and bring your own copy home here.

Itsy Bitsy Christmas

Itsy Bitsy Christmas

This book is about two mice named Itsy and Bitsy who go on a journey to find the new King who is coming to Bethlehem.

Along the way, they are discouraged by others who tell them that they are too little and unimportant.

However, they learn that Jesus is the new King and He loves everyone, no matter how small they are.

Grab this beautiful Max Lucado book here.

Grandma's Christmas Wishes

Grandma’s Christmas Wishes

This book is a story about a grandma who shares warm wishes with her young grandchild in the lead up to Christmas. The book is filled with adorable woodland creatures and festive scenes, and it celebrates the magic of Christmas.

You can take a look inside this book here.

The Usborne Advent Calendar Christmas Book Collection

A stack of presents and Christmas books on a table next to a small decorative Christmas tree.

What Are The Best Christmas Books To Own For Your Toddler?

Christmas Books are a celebration of the holiday season. Many toddlers love to read Christmas stories, and parents often look for ways to incorporate the joy of the season into their toddler’s reading time.

There are many Christmas books available for toddlers, but not all of them are created equal.

Here are the three classic Christmas books I read to my toddlers each year (and even the big kids listen):

The Night Before Christmas” by Clement Moore is a classic Christmas story that has been loved by generations of children. The rhyming verse and illustrations by Charles Santore make this book a visual feast for toddlers, and the story is sure to become a holiday tradition in your family.

A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Charles M. Schulz is another classic that has been enjoyed by families for generations. This simple story about the true meaning of Christmas is brought to life by charming illustrations and will appeal to even the youngest readers.

The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg is a modern classic that tells the story of a young boy’s journey to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. The beautifully detailed illustrations and magical story are sure to captivate your toddler’s imagination, making this one of the best Christmas books to own.

A stack of children's Christmas books with red, green, and blue wrapping paper.

How To Spend Time Reading To Your Toddler

If you have purchased a few Christmas stories to read to your toddler, but you don’t know where to begin, check out these tips! Learning how to spend time reading to your toddler is an investment worth making.

Set Aside Time

Set aside some time each day to read to your toddler. It doesn’t have to be a long time, even just 10-15 minutes will do. Choose a time when your child is relaxed and happy, such as after nap time or before bedtime.

Comfy Spot

Find a comfortable spot to sit together, such as on the couch or in a rocking chair. Snuggle up close and let your child choose which book to read. If they’re not sure, you can pick one out for them.

Take Your Time

As you read, take your time and point out pictures in the book. Ask your child questions about what they see and encourage them to make predictions about what will happen next.

A stack of children's Christmas books next to holiday decorations and a sparkling Christmas tree.

Which Book Is Best For A 2-Year-Old?

Any book can be the best book for a 2-year-old, as long as it’s engaging and age-appropriate.

Look for books with bright pictures, simple stories, and rhyming words.

These types of books will help capture your child’s attention and can even start to teach them early reading skills.

What Books Are Suitable For A 1-Year-Old?

For 1-year-olds, look for board books with thick pages. These types of books are durable and easy for little hands to hold.

Choose books with simple pictures and stories, as well as lots of opportunities for interaction.

Look for lift-the-flap books, pop-up books, and touch-and-feel books for extra fun!

A stack of children's Christmas books on a table against a Christmas tree.

What Are The Best Christmas Books For Babies?

The best Christmas books for babies are ones that are bright, colorful, and engage all the senses. Look for board books with simple pictures and stories.

Many Christmas stories also come in lift-the-flap or touch-and-feel formats, which are perfect for little ones.

Here are three of the best Christmas books for babies:

The First Christmas” by Holly Berry-Byrd is a great way to share your Christian faith in a simple way. This beautiful story and sturdy lift-a-flap pages will be a must in your home.

My kids love laughing their way through the “Moo, Baa, Fa La La La La!” board book by Sandra Boynton. Just be careful not to start singing “Deck the Halls” because this book is put to the tune of this beloved Christmas song.

The Littlest Reindeer” by Brandi Dougherty shares a beautiful message that everyone has a special place, no matter how small they think they might be.

I know how destructible some children can be on books. If you’re wanting a Christmas book that’s chew or rip proof, then you need to add “Jingle Baby” by Kate Merritt to your personal library. This is a beautiful book for teething babies or young children who often learn through chewing and tasting.

Each of these Christmas books is sure to create special memories that you and your baby will cherish for years to come.

Whether you are looking for a Christmas story to read aloud to your family this year or want some new ideas to add to your child’s Christmas wish list, we hope you find something on this list that will bring the joy of Christmas alive.

And if you need a little help getting into the holiday spirit, be sure to order one (or more!) of these wonderful books from this list today.

Happy reading and Merry Christmas!

Ready for more fun Christmas ideas? Check these out:

  • If you have an active toddler who loves to run and explore (or need a pet gate), you know that keeping them safe around the Christmas tree can be a challenge. These 15 Christmas tree baby gate ideas will help keep your child safe and your holiday décor intact!
  • Ready for some funny Christmas socks to give as a gift this year? We’ve got you covered! Here are some of the best funny Christmas socks for your family.
  • Movies tend to help unite families during the busiest time of the year. And these Christian Christmas movies offer a chance to for loved ones to sit down and enjoy each other’s company, as well as reinforce our morals and values during this season.
  • These free printable Christmas Mad Libs are one of the most festive ways to spend some time with your family. This game is never the same twice, and you’ll be surprised at how many silly combinations of words can come out of this simple game!
  • Use these free color by number Christmas worksheets are a great way to keep kids entertained. These holiday-themed templates can be printed off and completed with a variety of colors, making the activity engaging and educational at the same time!

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