Holiday Books
Learn about Winter Holidays and Holiday Traditions with these fun books!
Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever Matt Tavares

is a sweet Christmas story for any age about how reindeers came to pull Santa's sleigh. The illustrations are made in in watercolor, gouache, pencil, and pastel and are gorgeous.

Every Month is a New Year: Celebrations Around the World Marilyn Singer

is a great board book for any age, starting with babies! We have 4 of the books in this series and all my boys enjoy them! This one showcases a different piece of Van Gogh’s artwork on each page and is accompanied by a fun, rhyming text.

The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg

is a classic, magical book to read.

The Jolly Christmas Postman Allan & Janet Ahlberg

is an interesting book about Van Gogh and contains a lot of information about his life. It looks like a book report written by a child. Recommended for older children, it contains accurate descriptions of his self-mutilation and later suicide.

The Shortest Day Susan Cooper

is a celebration of the solstice. It has gorgeous illustrations and a lot of information about the solstice and our ancestors. Better for older preschoolers.

Children Just Like Me: Celebrations Anabel Kindersley

is about holidays around the world and how children celebrate them. My boys enjoy it because of the beautiful photos of children. Great for older preschoolers.

Pick a Pine Tree Patricia Toht

is the perfect book to capture the warmth of the season.

Little Christmas Tree Jessica Courtney

is a cute lift-a-flap about nature at Christmas time surrounding a little Christmas tree. Great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Stick Man Julia Donaldson

is one of my 5 year old's favorite books! I have read it so many times I think I could recite it from memory. It ends on a beautiful note with the true meaning of Christmas.

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids Carol McCloud

is conveying a perfect message of kindness for the season. It talks in simple language that kids as young as 3 can understand.

A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa's Tasty Trip Around the World M.E. Furman

is another book that takes us around the world but this time it shows us Christmas traditions and what treats await Santa. I love that the book includes some recipes that you can bake at home.

The Night Before Christmas Clement Moore

is the classic to read to everyone on Christmas Eve.

The Peace Book Todd Parr

We love Todd Parr's books, they are fun for every child, even the youngest. This one brings the perfect message for this time of the year.

If Picasso Painted a Snowman Amy Newbold

Since we all like art and this month's box features snowmen, this book is perfect! It introduces different artists and their styles and how they would draw a snowman. The book ends with a frame to fill in with our own snowman! Good story book starting at 3 and great to learn about different artists for older children.

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