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I wanted to share some of my favorite Christmas books with you. Click on the books below to check them out on Amazon. I hope these book suggestions help!


Father Christmas Needs a Wee Activities

Father Christmas Needs a Wee

Nicholas Allan

Father Christmas Needs a Wee” by Nicholas Allan is a counting book that goes from 1 to 10 and back again. A funny and festive book about Santa really, really needing to go. At each different house that he visits Father Christmas drinks and eats all the goodies left out for him. Before long he really, really, really needs to pee, so much so that he even forgets to leave the presents behind. But he dashes back, delivers all the gifts, and flies home at high speed to avoid an embarrassing accident… but there’s just one tiny problem… he’s lost his house key! Find out what happens and whether Father Christmas ever gets to relieve himself in this brilliant and fabulously funny counting book!

Spot's First Christmas by Eric Hill

Spot’s First Christmas

Eric Hill

It’s Christmas Eve, and there’s lots to do to get ready for the big day! First Spot helps his dad bring home the tree, then it’s time to wrap the presents. Which one is for Spot? He’ll have to wait and see. It’s almost time for bed, but first Spot gets a special visit from a group of Christmas carolers. When Spot is finally asleep, Santa Claus quietly pays a visit. Early the next morning, Spot wakes up and opens all of his presents. He gets a bone, a brush, and a ball. However, his favorite present is his shiny new blue collar. Spot’s First Christmas is a fabulously festive board-book edition of a classic lift-the-flap tale by Eric Hill, complete with shiny foil cover. Come along and celebrate Spot’s very first Christmas!


Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs for Kids

Father Christmas

Raymond Briggs

On Christmas Eve morning, a very grumpy Father Christmas is dreaming about summer, and certainly doesn’t want to get up in the cold to deliver presents! Follow his journey through the night, as he battles the elements to deliver his presents. Told through a comic strip, with beautiful illustrations based on the houses that Raymond grew up in, this is a hilarious festive tale that has delighted children for generations.

Merry Christmas Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood - A Christmas Book for Kindergarten

Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear

Don and Audrey Wood

It’s Christmas and the little Mouse is looking forward to opening the presents around the tree. But what about the Big Hungry Bear who lives on top of the hill? The little Mouse’s brave and generous spirit reminds us that Christmas is for everyone, not just ourselves. Published in 1984, the Big Hungry Bear has been a perennial bestseller for over twenty years in countries and languages too numerous to mention.


Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin and James Dean

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

Eric Litwin et James Dean

It’s Christmas and time to deliver the presents… but Santa isn’t feeling well! Who can save not just the day, but Christmas? It’s all good… Pete the Cat is here! Join us bestseller Pete the Cat in this rockin’ twist on The NIght Before Christmas.

Christmas ABC by Jannie Ho and Nosy Crow for pre-K

Christmas ABC

Jannie Ho

This fun first alphabet book introduces simple seasonal words to get toddlers excited about Christmas. Bright illustrations feature lots of happy faces and familiar festive details to spot and talk about!


The Twelve Days of Christmas by Jan Brett

The 12 Days of Christmas

Jan Brett

“On the first day of Christmas, My true love gave to me, A partridge in a pear tree.” The Twelve Days of Christmas is a Christmas carol, a parlor game, and a delightful counting song. In this book, sumptuously illustrated by Jan Brett, all the splendid images come joyously alive. Look closely and you’ll see not only the extravagant gifts given by a suitor to his lady, but a love story and a family’s busy Christmas preparations. Jan Brett’s exquisitely detailed illustrations so rich in traditional folk motifs, make this book a visual treat to be enjoyed over and over again.

Mog's Christmas by Judith Kerr

Mog’s Christmas

Judith Kerr

Le pauvre chat Mog est très perturbé par les fêtes de Noël… Mog’s Christmas is a delightful Christmas adventure about a really remarkable cat! It’s Christmas, and Mog’s house is full of strange noises and peculiar smells. Everyone is busy hanging holly and blowing up balloons, and where is that tree going…? But it’s always a Merry Christmas in the end when you’re with Mog and her family.


10 Trim the Tree'ers by Janet Schulman and Linda Davick

10 Trim-the-Tree’ers

Janet Schulman

1 shiny golden star at the very tip top. 2 strings of flashing lights that just won’t stop. Count your way to the holidays with ten little neighbors trimming the tree in their building’s lobby. Janet Schulman and Linda Davick, the creators of 10 Trick-or-Treaters, return with this brightly-colored Christmas book that begs to be read-aloud again and again.

Meg's Christmas by Jan Pienkowski and David Walser

Meg’s Christmas

David Walser et Jan Pieńkowski

Oh no! A flood means that Christmas is looking doomed! A surprise stay in a castle and a party to plan for – will Meg, Mog and Owl make it home for a very special Christmas Day? Jan Pienkowski’s bold, colourful artwork and instantly recognisable characters make this festive adventure for our favourite witch into a fun and satisfying read for the very young onwards.


Dear Santa by Rod Campbell - Christmas Book for Children

Dear Santa

Rod Campbell

In this delightful tale, Santa is looking for the perfect present to send to a special child… a big kite, a bouncy ball, and a mask! Toddlers will love lifting the flaps to discover what Father Christmas has sent and finding the perfect present at the end.

Mouse's First Christmas by Lauren Thompson and Bucket Erdogan

Mouse’s First Christmas

Lauren Thompson et Buket Erdogan

Late one winter night, Mouse discovers new sights, smells, and tastes: sweet and sparkly cookies, jingly and glinty bells, and lots of boxy and ribbony presents. Mouse doesn’t know what any of it means, until a whiskery and jolly guest arrives with a very special holiday message.


It's Christmas David by David Shannon for Kids

It’s Christmas, David!

David Shannon

If you love Christmas, you’ll understand why David is so excited this time of the year. Santa Claus is coming soon, and David’s made a very long list so Santa will know exactly what to bring. Meanwhile, David’s busy trying to peek at his Christmas presents, snitch holiday cookies, and grab the highest candy cane on the tree. How can anyone be calm when Christmas is right around the corner?

The Sweet Smell of Christmas by Patricia Scarry

The Sweet Smell of Christmas

Patricia Scarry et J. P. Miller

Join Little Bear as he prepares for the holidays, all the while giving readers a chance to smell six wonderful scents including apple pie, christmas tree, hot chocolate, and more! This delectable treat is a perfect way for families to spend the yuletide season.


Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht Best Christmas Book for Kids

Pick a Pine Tree

Patricia Toht et Jarvis

Part of the magic of the Christmas season stems from the traditions that families and friends take part in every year: hanging up stockings; putting lights in the windows; and, one of the most important of all, picking out and taking home the Christmas tree. The author Patricia Toht and the author-illustrator Jarvis evoke all the rituals of decorating the tree.

Ho, Ho, Ho, Tucker! by Leslie McGuirk - Christmas Book for Children

Ho, Ho, Ho, Tucker!

Leslie McGuirk

A holiday treat about a charismatic little terrier certain to sweeten the dreams of children everywhere. Tucker loves Christmas. He gets so carried away baking cookies this year that he gets a little too close to the pan. Ouch! But his sore red nose comes in handy when he makes a special friend who invites him on the sleigh ride of a lifetime!


Little Blue Truck's Christmas by Alice Schertle Best Christmas Book

Little Blue Truck’s Christmas

Alice Schertle et Jill McElmurry

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Little Blue Truck is spreading cheer by delivering Christmas trees to his animal friends. Can you help count each green tree from one to five and back again? Don’t forget to save one for Blue! Beep! Beep! With beautiful pictures and child-friendly text, this book is sure to be the favorite treat of the season.

Christmas Mice by Richard Scarry Book for Kindergarten

Christmas Mice

Richard Scarry

A timeless Richard Scarry Christmas tale of two little mice waiting for Santa is now available as a Little Golden Book! In this Christmas classic, children will meet two little mice who’ve discovered the candy, dolls, and even a race car that Santa brought. But did Santa leave anything for the two little mice? Toddlers and kids will love the happy ending in this sweet story from the 1960s, with its charming illustrations digitally restored to their original brilliance.


Maisy's Christmas Eve by Lucy Cousins Santa's Book for Children

Maisy’s Christmas Eve

Lucy Cousin

It’s Christmas Eve, and snow is falling everywhere — on Maisy’s house, on her friends’ houses, even on Eddie the elephant. Maisy has invited her friends to celebrate at her house. Everyone’s making their way to Maisy’s house through the snow, with Cyril on snowshoes and Charley and Tallulah on a sled. It’s warm inside, and there’s plenty to do, decorating the tree, making mince pies, and wrapping presents. But wait — has anyone seen Eddie? There’s only one thing to do – go out into the snow and look for him!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss for Kids

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dr. Seuss

With wacky rhymes and zany artwork, it tells the tale of the disgruntled Grinch and his fiendish attempts to steal Christmas from the citizens of Who-ville! The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason… But when he hatches a dastardly plot to steal Christmas, he’s in for a big surprise! With hilarious rhymes and beautiful illustrations, this classic story teaches readers the true meaning of Christmas.


Merry Christmas, Splat by Rob Scotton - A Christmas Book

Merry Christmas, Splat

Rob Scotton

Splat the cat is sure he’s been good enough for Santa to bring him all the presents on his Christmas list. But just in case Santa needs reminding of what an exceptionally good cat he is, Splat makes himself EXTRA helpful around the house. It’s tiring work being helpful, but when Splat goes to bed on Christmas Eve he’s kept awake by a worrying thought… Just how good do you need to be for Santa to visit? A charming Christmas story perfect for any eager child awaiting Santa’s arrival.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell by Lucille Colandro

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell

Lucille Colandro et Jared Lee

The wacky Christmas version of the classic “There Was an Old Lady” song is now a board book!In this version of the classic rhyme, the hungry old lady swallows a bell, bows, gifts, a sack, a sleigh, and some reindeer! She’s about to swallow a candy cane for dessert, when she hears a jolly “Ho! Ho! Ho!” Santa Claus is waiting for a ride! With rhyming text and funny illustrations, this book will appeal to young readers for Christmastime!


Pip and Posy The Christmas Tree by Axel Scheffler

Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Axel Scheffler

Pip and Posy are busy decorating the Christmas tree with candy sticks, and biscuits, and a beautiful sugar star. But the strange thing is that, every time Posy goes out of the room, when she returns, there’s one less decoration on the tree. Eventually, there are no decorations left at all… A charming and funny story about the problems caused by telling fibs!

The 12 Days of Christmas by Greg Pizzoli

The 12 Days of Christmas

Greg Pizzoli

It’s holiday time — and at first, Elephant is delighted to get a gift. But as the twelve days of Christmas continue, presents pile precariously higher and higher! A partridge in a pear tree? Cute! But soon, Elephant’s dad despairs. Two turtle doves? Three French hens?! And just what are they supposed to do with ten lords a-leaping? Kids will love this bright, funny rendition of the famous Christmas song.


Counting Christmas by Karen Katz

Counting Christmas

Karen Katz

Join in the fun and count down to a magical Christmas! This companion book to Counting Kisses offers preschoolers a colorfully illustrated holiday tale where a collection of Christmas goodies, such as tree lights and velvet stockings, are presented and counted from ten to one in preparation for Christmas morning.

The Three Bears Christmas by Kathy Duval

The Three Bears’ Christmas 

Kathy Duval et Paul Meisel

After taking a walk on Christmas Eve while their freshly baked gingerbread cools, Papa, Mama, and Baby Bear arrive home to encounter another “trespasser,” who does not have golden hair but wears a red suit and leaves presents.


All the Colors of Christmas by Matthew Paul Turner English Book

All the Colors of Christmas

Matthew Paul Turner et Gillian Gamble

The bestselling author Matthew Paul Turner captures the wonder of Christmas  in a lyrical exploration of what makes the season so colorful, magical, and personal. In his trademark style, he celebrates the Christmas season, particularly the colors that infuse the holiday and all the memorable sensations and experiences. Matthew draws his readers into a whirling ribbon of the familiar reds and greens of Christmas, as well as other festive hues, including white, gold, blue, and brown.

Merry Christmas Mouse by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

Merry Christmas Mouse

Laura Numeroff et Felicia Bond

Join Mouse as he decorates his Christmas tree in a holiday counting adventure. Mouse adds ornaments to his tree, one by one. This board book with sturdy pages is perfect for toddlers, who will enjoy this simple introduction to numbers. A great opportunity for the littlest ones to practice counting along with the ever-popular Mouse.

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