It’s getting closer to that time of the year and we’re counting down the days until Christmas is upon us once again. There is nothing more magical than sharing a story with the little ones and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than with some Christmas books. Here are five picks for children’s books that your family will love this Christmas.
When Granny Saved Christmas by Julia Hubery
Siblings Bubble and Squeak are good mice looking forward to their visit from Old St. Nick. They take a family trip to grandma’s for Christmas but find themselves asking how Santa will ever know where they are to deliver their presents when they’re away from home. The solution is to help Santa, of course! When Granny Saved Christmas is a fun adventure story for young readers that reminds us of the excitement and joy of Christmas.
‘Twas the Night before Christmas by Clement Clark Moore
One of the most well-known classical Christmas poems, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas is one of the quintessential stories for the season about the quiet Christmas night awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus. The lyrical rhymes in this poem roll off the tongue and is best read aloud at bedtime to lull children to sleep.
The Christmas Selfie Contest by Rosie Greening
Alfie the Elf wants to be the best in everything that he does. When he learns of a contest by Santa Claus for all of the little elves, Alfie enlists the help of all of his friends in the North Pole to take the perfect selfie. A modern and original story with plenty of adorable artwork and easy to read rhyming words, this laugh out loud funny story is perfect for developing readers to practice.
The Winter Wish by Gillian Shields
Little William is a happy mouse eagerly awaiting winter’s first snowfall and decides to make a wish. He finds himself in trouble, however, when he breaks his grandfather’s special snow globe. The Winter Wish is a heart-warming tale about the importance of taking responsibility and how the gift of giving can make a bad situation into a good one. A wonderful choice for parents looking for a seasonal tale with good moral lessons about family, love and generosity.
The Nutcracker by Rachel Elliot
What happens when Clara’s favourite Christmas toy, a wooden Nutcracker, comes to life? Toy Soldiers and mice collide in the illustrated version of one of the most beloved Christmas ballets. Filled to the brim with gorgeous art, this whimsical retelling of a timeless Christmas classic is sure to become an instant holiday favourite to read again and again.
Well, that just about wraps up our list of the best Christmas books for kids. These are just a few of the many Christmas titles available, but more important is to spread the Christmas spirit with your family and loved ones.