10 Great Christmas Children’s Books

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Celebrate the season with 10 great Christmas Children’s books!
Ten Christmas Books for KidsI LOVE children’s books, but especially so at Christmas! In fact, we love doing a Christmas book advent “calendar” of sorts. So, if you’re looking for some ideas to give as gifts or to add to your Christmas collection, we’ve got a list here!

Ten Books About Christmas

This list is in no particular order and this post contains affiliate links.

Where is Baby’s Christmas Present? by Karen Katz Baby is looking for the Christmas present! Will Baby ever find it? Young readers should enjoy this lift-the-flap book as they help Baby look for that present behind all sorts of items. Readers can also discover and count various holiday items throughout the board book.


If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff and Illustrated by Felicia Bond Mouse wants to go to the movies. Then he wants popcorn. Then he wants string for the popcorn. The next thing you know, Mouse has his friend fulfilling all sorts of Christmas requests on their snowy walk home and in the warmth of the house. Will Mouse ever be satisfied?


How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss The Grinch does not like the Spirit of Christmas down in Who-ville. So, what does he do? He tries to stop Christmas in every way imaginable. Will he be successful? How will the Whos handle his repeated attempts to steal Christmas away from them?


When Christmas Feels Like Home by Gretchen Griffith and Illustrated by Carolina Farias

Eduardo’s family moves and there’s one item Eduardo moves with care. It is The Nativity, or El Nacimiento, that he had made with his grandfather. He is eager to open it and make the new house feel like home, but each time he asks, he’s reminded by his family that it’s not quite time for the Nativity. Eduardo makes friends regardless of language barriers and slowly but surely settles in his new house. But even with football, fútbol, and the changing of the seasons, will Eduardo ever feel at home there? When will he be allowed to display The Nativity? This book is the newest one on the list and was just released this year.

I Love Christmas by Anna Walker A book geared toward early readers, the text is very simple. Ollie loves Christmas! What about Christmas is there not to love? But, there’s one thing Ollie loves the most. I wonder what it is?


Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve
by Janet Morgan Stoeke

Minerva Louise can’t figure out what is going on! But she sure thinks she can. She greets the reindeer before following Santa around in the house. She just can’t believe how he’s making himself at home! Will a present of her very own make her a happy little hen?

I’ll Be Home For Christmas by Holly Hobbie

From the Toot & Puddle Series, Puddle is busy preparing for Christmas. He’s taken care of the Christmas Cards, he’s sung carols, he’s baked, he’s decorated, and all the while, he’s waiting. Waiting for Toot to arrive. Poor Toot is stuck out in the cold with no help in sight. What could possibly save him and take him home for Christmas?

Babushka Retold by Sandra Ann Horn and Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

Babushka’s heart isn’t full and to forget about it, she cleans…a lot. One evening while cleaning her sorrow away, she came across an angel, three kings, and their camels before drifting off to sleep. After having a dream about a baby in a manger, Babushka decides to take the baby some gifts. Along the way, she encounters various passersby and before long, she has given the gifts away. Will she be welcome in the stable? Will the child and his family have gifts? Will Babushka’s heart ever overflow?


A Doll for Navidades by Esmeralda Santiago and Illustrated by Enrique O. Sánchez

The whole neighborhood was ready for Las Navidades, or Three Kings’ Day and Esmeralda knew exactly what she wanted. She was wonderful through Christmas and the New Year and she was patiently waiting for that doll to arrive on Las Navidades. Finally the morning has arrived! Esmeralda is so excited until her younger sister gets the doll she wanted. How will she handle this disappointment? Will her family sympathize with her at all?

Eloise at Christmastime by Kay Thompson and Drawings by Hilary Knight

Eloise is one busy child around the Plaza on Christmas. She’s passing out gifts to the staff. She’s singing and decorating with Nanny. She’s doing anything and everything she possibly can and before you know it, the tornado that is Eloise, is celebrating Christmas morning with the people closest to her…but who are they?

What is your favorite Christmas book?

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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!

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