Best Christmas Books for Kids

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Best Christmas Books for Kids

The month of December excites you like no other months of the year. This month is full of lights and greetings. Imagine having a Christmas theme book to read for December. Isn’t it great? Yes Of course! You can use this month for Sharing your love and knowledge with your near ones. There are plenty of ways to celebrate Christmas with the young ones. However, you can choose to spend your time reading stories for them for this Christmas.

Go through this post if you are thinking of gifting a child with a Christmas book on Christmas. We have collected the list of best Christmas theme books for your ease. Christmas is all about a new beginning and spreading love among your close ones. Therefore, you can think of gifting a unique piece of a book for the kids in your family and friends.

All these books on the list have amazing illustrations, excellent narration, and pictorial presentations. Christmas books are collections of colours, secularism, truth, and celebration. These books are the best collection for children because they love admiring picture themes, simple story and creative themes. Let’s go through these amazing collections of Christmas books for this year.

1. The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats, is one of the best-known books of Keats. He has received the 1963 Caldecott Medal for this excellent painted wintertime children’s book. In the story, a young boy named Peter adventures out to explore his town after the first snowfall of the winter. This is the reason the setting of the entire story takes place in a snowy city. Peter’s main goal of seeing out in the city is to find out how snowfalls take during the night. This delightful book will recall affectionate recollections of snow days past for parents. So, if are reading this story for your kids, you can also smile remembering your old days during your childhood.

The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day

2. Merry Christmas, Strega Nona, by Tomie Depaola

Strega Nona, Big Anthony, and the butcher’s daughter Bambolona get Strega Nona’s home ready for her large Christmas feast, but she refuses to use her magic to help get the job done. When the preparation goes wrong, will a Christmas miracle save the day, or will the feast be cancelled this year?

Merry Christmas

The Snowy Day 

3. The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein

This story highlights the love of a tree for a young boy. The tree and the boy seem to play together happily through the storyline of the book. As the boy grew up, he wishes to have money, a home and so much wealth. The tree gives him apples to sell, her branches to build a home, and so on. While this classic book isn’t forever believed to have a delighting read, the moving story of the mother tree contributing selflessly to the boy teaches a valuable lesson about what it means to give to others without expecting anything in return. Therefore, this Christmas you can teach your child a valuable lesson through this simple book.

The Giving Tree

Merry Christmas

4. Stick Man, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

This story talks about a Stick Man who is a very lucky stick, living with his Stick Lady Love and their three small sticks. However, one day he goes out for a run and becomes entangled up in many dangerous situations. He displays a toy for a dog, a pooh-stick, nesting material, and even firewood. His life is turned upside-down when he is carried off by a dog who just wants to play with him. How will he ever find his way back home? This elegant storybook will make you understand the importance of home and family. This book can serve as an outstanding gift for any children for the eve of Christmas as a present. Therefore, get a copy of this order through the link provided below.

Stick Man

Stick Man

5. The Gruffalo’s Child, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

The story is regarding Gruffalo’s daughter who, despite her father’s warning, sets off into the deep dark wood to find the “big bad mouse”, the only thing her father is afraid of. The Gruffalo cannot remember what he looks like and describes him as a monster. When she goes off in the snowy woods alone to search for the Big Bad Mouse, whom she doesn’t believe in, she sees the shadow of a large creature looming over her. Could it be the Big Bad Mouse after all? To know more about this sequel of the book gets a copy for your child and enjoys reading together.

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, by Dr Seuss

Your kids already love the movie adaptions, so introduce them to the book that started it all. The story is about the Grinch, a grouchy, solitary creature who attempts to put an end to Christmas by stealing Christmas gifts and decorations from the homes of the nearby town of Whoville on Christmas Eve. Miraculously, the Grinch realizes that Christmas is not all about money and presents. When the Grinch sets out to ruin Christmas for the citizens of Whoville, he is surprised when the spirit of the season affects him. Will he get away with stealing their holiday, or will the true meaning of Christmas warm his cold, black heart? This book will not only let children understand the real meaning of Christmas but will also give them a true lesson to learn.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

7. The Night Before Christmas, by Charles Santore

This book by Charles is one of its incredible creations of all. The way he has represented the story is remarkable. There have been many variants of Clement C. Moore’s famous poem, but this one recommends the splendidly illuminated account from Charles Santore’s works. The best part about this book is all of the pictorial representation along with the storyline, the detailed highlights of what is going on in the story. If you get this book as a Christmas present for your children, they will end up finding a new treasure to read and acknowledge. In this context, you can buy a copy of this book and read with them the themes of this story. This tory will not only entertains your kids because of pictures but will also leave a mark on their likeness towards art and illustrations.

The Night Before Christmas Hardcover

The Night Before Christmas Hardcover

8. The Twelve Days of Christmas, by Laurel Long

This story is set against green woods, with each day bringing a new gift elegantly performed. Same as the verses of a song, this book will give you the understanding of how the previous gifts are replicated in every instance, giving its stunning artwork a mysterious aspect, finishing in a tremendous range featuring them all. Readers will pore over each page, seeking golden hoops, turtledoves, and all the rest, secretly tucked into each stunning painting. The beauty of this classic song is brought to life with gorgeous models from Laurel Long, set during Christmastime in the countryside. As each day in the song goes by, the benefits from previous pages are hidden in the history of the new paintings. This will bring a surprise for kids to learn with the passage of each page in the book.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Night Before Christmas Hardcover

9. The Girl Who Saved Christmas, by Matt Haig 

This whimsical Christmas story is pure for children who are reading on their own. It tells the story of Amelia Wishart, the first child to ever receive a Christmas present, inspiring Santa to bring gifts to children all over the world. But when her hope begins to fade, Santa can sense something is wrong—and he sets out to find her and help her believe once again. Full of wit and adventure, this engaging story is ultimately an uplifting ode to the power of hope.

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

10. The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg

This is about a trainman who invites him to board the Polar Express, a train filled with children on their way to the North Pole. The train takes the children to the centre of the city, where Santa and the elves have gathered for the giving of the first gift of Christmas. The boy is chosen to receive this first gift. While the snow falls on Christmas Eve, a mysterious train heads from door to door to bring children to see Santa, so that they may tell him their Christmas wishes. This classic picture book, published in 1985, inspired the 2004 movie of the same name and is read to millions of children each holiday.

Polar Express 30th anniversary edition

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

Christmas can be your time to spend with your kids and also acknowledge them with some of the best books. You can choose any one of these books from the list and feel the essence of Christmas days.

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