For the past couple of years we have done a Christmas book countdown. I wrap twenty four Christmas, holiday and winter themed books for the kids to open each night of December leading up to Christmas. Throughout the year, we normally do story time every night before bed. This makes it a little more fun because the kids are able to each open a present every other night.
I wrapped the books in two different types of wrapping paper, alternating even and odd days. To create the tags, I punched a circle into green paper and used number stickers to label each book to the corresponding day. I then used an adhesive dot to attach the tag to the wrapped book.
Today I am sharing our list of our favorite Christmas and holiday books for kids. Some of them have Christmas themes and others are general books about winter.
Disclosure: This list of books contains affiliate links.
1. Elf on the Shelf:A Christmas Tradition
2. The Night Before Christmas (Little Golden Book)
3. The Polar Express
4. The Littlest Elf
5. Snowmen at Christmas
6. The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving
7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
8. Snow Happy!
9. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
10. Dinosaur Christmas
11. Froggy Gets Dressed
12. Home for Christmas
13. My Treasury of Christmas Stories
14. Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Power of Giving: A Christmas Story
15. Scholastic Reader Level 1: I Spy Merry Christmas
16. The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet
17. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
18. The Christmas Story
19. Merry Christmas, Curious George
You can see this list of books in my Amazon store. Most of our books were purchased through the Scholastic program at my son’s school. This is a great way to give back to your child’s school while also building your own reading library.
What are some of your favorite Christmas books for children?