We have been reading and enjoying TONS of Christmas books for toddler and preschool aged kids this holiday season! I thought it’d be nice to share our favorite Christmas books in case you are looking to start or add to your own collection. These are a mix of religious and secular Christmas books in totally random order.
Our Favorite Christmas Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers
*Before reading any new book to your child, I highly recommend reading it first yourself to be sure it’s appropriate for your child’s maturity level and melds with your family’s beliefs. For some books, I have added notes in italics for your consideration.
**At the time of compiling this list, Luke was 3 years, 8 months old and Lilah was 2 years, 4 months old.
by Trinka Hakes Noble
by Michelle Medlock Adams
by Ezra Jack Keats
by Karma Wilson
by Pearl S. Buck
(Trigger warning — This book is told by an older man looking back at a Christmas when he was 15, and in the current time his father has passed away. There is a brief mention of this at the beginning and again at the end.)
by Mary Manz Simon
(a complete story using only 20 words; great for beginning readers)
by Mary Manz Simon
(a complete story using only 17 words; great for beginning readers)
by Joanne Bader
(a Bible Rhyme Story Time)
by Eric Carle
by Crystal Bowman
by Dr. Seuss
by Melissa Lagonegro and illustrated by the Disney Storybook Artists
(Step into Reading, level 1 for Disney Cars lovers and beginning readers)
by Vivian Walsh and J. Otto Seibold
illustrated by John Patience
(a Pop-Up Christmas Classic)
by Norman Bridwell
by David Small
(not technically a Christmas story, but there is a brief mention)
by Martin Waddell
by Cynthia Cotton
by Susan Wojciechowski
by Will Hillenbrand
(Personally, I’m not very fond of this one; I find it difficult to read and follow the storyline, but it is one of L&L’s most requested.)
Check these favorite Christmas books out from the library, buy them for your kids, or even wrap them and make a book Advent calendar your child is sure to love. The choice is yours, but get reading with your kids this Christmas!
Also check out Our Favorite Christmas Books: Part Two!!
Originally published Dec 6, 2011
Which are your favorite Christmas books?
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