25 Wondrous And Festive Christmas Books for Kids | Book RiotHeartwarming stories of the season that children and adults will love. The story : The Grinch, a grouchy, selfish creature who lives in a cave above the town of Whoville, grows annoyed at the Whos' joyful Christmas celebrations and decides to stop Christmas from coming by disguising himself as Santa Claus and stealing all their presents and decorations on Christmas Eve. Why you should read it : Dr. Seuss' critique of the commercialization of Christmas is just as relevant now as it was when the book was published in The small-hearted Grinch's transformation reminds readers young and old that Christmas is about much more than gifts. The story: On Christmas Eve, a young girl's nutcracker doll transforms into a prince who battles an evil Mouse King and escorts the girl to the magical Land of Sweets. Why you should read it: The popular ballet's story is simplified for young readers and accompanied by incredibly beautiful illustrations.
20 Timeless Christmas Books for Kids
Don't get us wrong, we love Clement C. Moore and his iconic holiday poem , which definitely deserves a place of honor in your annual Christmas traditions. There are plenty of other Christmas books that belong up there on the shelf with it — and more come out every year. Building up your holiday library, and adding new volumes each year, is one of the most fun things about the holidays. And, when it comes to holiday gifts, nobody turns their nose up at a good Christmas story! From board books to picture books to middle-grade novels and a few novels for you, too , these Christmas books are perfect to cozy up with on a snowy winter day.
There's no denying that reading with your children during the lead-up to Christmas Day makes the holidays extra special. There's nothing like cozying up together, warm cups of cocoa in hand, and paging through a favorite book. Every story blends a unique mixture of magic, morals, gratitude, and joy. We also asked Scholastic Parents fans on Facebook and Instagram to tell us their favorite holiday books to read with their kids. So, in celebration of Christmas, here are 30 classic and contemporary titles your family will enjoy discovering or re-discovering this season. Also, browse other must-haves on our Holiday Gift Guide. These titles are full of holiday cheer, favorite book characters, and Santa!
Favorite Christmas Books for Kids
Christmas is such a magical time of year. Everyone, including the adults, is enchanted by hanging the stockings on the mantel , decorating the Christmas tree, picking out presents , and decking the house with garlands , twinkly lights , and bows than you can imagine. The beautiful illustrations and sweet stories will leave you and your children feeling full of the holiday spirit. Babies and toddlers will enjoy some of the hard-backed picture books, while those learning how to read can practice on beloved tales like The Night Before Christmas or The Polar Express. There are a few interactive options on the list too, so all ages to get involved if they're interested. No matter which option you choose, we highly suggest holding on to these year after year.