The Magic of Christmas Books

The joy of reading is a wonderful experience for any child. To be able to escape into a magical world of characters and feel the actual experience of the story is like no other. When it comes to Christmas stories, the magic shines brighter than almost any other day. So whether is’t around the fireplace while the kiddos are sipping on hot cocoa, or a cozy bedtime story on Christmas eve, these holiday books will make special holiday gifts to always cherish.

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Little Blue Truck’s Christmas

By Alice Scheritle & Jill McElmurry

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Little Blue Truck is spreading cheer by delivering Christmas trees to his animal friends. Can you help count each green tree from one to five and back again? Don’t forget to save one for Blue! Beep! Beep!

 

Santa’s Workshop: Christmas Lift-a-Flap

By Roger Priddy

Christmas is coming and it’s time to take a trip to Santa’s workshop and Christmas Town! Pip and Pod the Elves are busy making toys, Mrs. Holly is selling delicious treats in the Christmas Candy Shop, and Santa is packing his sleigh with presents in this fabulously festive lift-the-flap board book.

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas

By Charles M. Schulz (Maggie Testa, adapter)

Christmas is almost here, which means ice-skating, Christmas carols, and sparkly lights everywhere with Charlie Brown and the whole Christmas gang! Everyone is enjoying the holiday celebrations except Charlie Brown. Can the Peanuts gang help Charlie Brown discover the true meaning of Christmas? Find out in this beautiful deluxe storybook with a cloth cover, lush foil stamping, and incredible illustrations!

 

Dream Snow

By Eric Carle

It’s December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter’s nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! It is in his dream that he imagines a snowstorm coming and covering him and his animals—named One, Two, Three, Four and Five—in a snowy blanket. Find out what happens next in this cute holiday story.

 

Here Comes Santa Cat

By Deborah Underwood

Christmas is coming, and Cat has a hunch he’s not on Santa’s “nice” list. Which means? No presents for Cat. So he tries to be good, but children, it seems, aren’t wild for his brand of gift-giving. Still, Cat might surprise himself, and best of all, he may just get to meet the man in the red suit himself—and receive a holiday surprise of his own. 

 

I Got the Christmas Spirit

By Connie Schofield-Morrison

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and a mother and daughter are enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday season. The little girl hears sleigh bells ringing and carolers singing. She smells chestnuts roasting–CRUNCH! CRUNCH! CRUNCH!–and sees the flashing lights of the department store windows–BLING! BLING! BLING! She spreads the spirit of giving wherever she goes. And when she reaches Santa, she tells him her Christmas wish–for peace and love everywhere, all the days of the year.

 
Merry Christmas Little Pookie

By Sandra Boynton

It’s Christmas Eve! Join Mom and her little Pookie as they prepare for the merriest of holidays. Together they happily walk through the falling snow, bake Christmas cookies, decorate the house, and sing with friends and family. It’s all in the adorable board book for the holidays.

 
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Classic Story (50th Anniversary Edition)

By Thea Feldman

The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer television special first aired on NBC December 6, 1964. Fifty years later, it has become a beloved Christmas classic―capturing the heart and wonder of generations of fans. Here is the complete story from the classic TV show, gloriously illustrated in full color and in an elegant gift book edition. Perfect for reading aloud!

 
’Twas the Night Before Christmas

By Clement Moore

Here is the wonderful new version of the classic poem every family should own. This edition of The Night Before Christmas is lavishly illustrated by renowned, New York Times #1 Bestselling artist Charles Santore.

 
The Biggest Snowman Ever

By Steven Kroll

When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever. But building a huge snowman alone is hard! They work and work, but their snowmen just aren’t big enough. Find out what happens in this cute story.

 

Polar Express 30th Anniversary

By Chris Van Allsburg

Take a ride aboard the Polar Express in this award-winning, classic holiday story about a young boy welcomed aboard a magical train to the North Pole. In this special edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is highlighted with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes an author’s note and downloadable audio read by Liam Neeson.   

 

Santa Mouse

By Michael Brown

Join one of the bestselling Christmas book characters, Santa Mouse, on a holiday search-and-find adventure. Lift the flaps to see where Santa Mouse is hiding on each spread!

 
Under the Christmas Tree

By Coretta Scott King

Presented from an African-American perspective by a Coretta Scott King Award-winning author, a holiday tale provides readers with twenty-three charming poems that capture the joy and happiness of one family’s Christmas celebration.

 
Construction Site on Christmas Night

By Sherri Dusky Rinker

This beautiful holiday picture book shows Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer building a new home for fire engines. As they finish their big, important job, they get their own Christmas surprises.

 
Pick a Pine Tree

By Patricia Toht

Part of the magic of the Christmas season stems from the traditions that families and friends take part in every year: hanging up stockings; putting lights in the windows; and, one of the most important of all, picking out and taking home the Christmas tree. A great read to see all the decorations, lights, and more.

 
Llama Llama Jingle Bells

By Anna Dewdney

In Llama Llama Jingle Bells, little llama and his friends give gifts, sing songs, and decorate cookies. It’s a very merry holiday indeed!

 
The Jolly Christmas Postman

By Janet and Allan Ahlberg

The Jolly Postman brings a batch of wonderful letters for Christmas, including notes from the Big Bad Wolf and all the King’s men. Open this book, take out the letters, and discover what favorite characters would write to each other–and reimagine best-loved tales together.

 
The Littlest Reindeer

By Brandi Dougherty

Dot may be the littlest reindeer in the North Pole, but she has a big desire to help Santa pull his sleigh! But Dot just can’t seem to fly the right way, no matter how hard she runs, leaps, and kicks. Will Dot learn to fly, or is the littlest reindeer just too little?

 
How The Grinch Stole Christmas

By Dr. Seuss

Grow your heart three sizes and get in on all of the Grinch-mas cheer with this Christmas classic. The ultimate Dr. Seuss holiday book, this heartwarming story is all about the effects of the Christmas spirit and how it will grow even the coldest and smallest of hearts.

 
Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving

By Jan & Mike Berenstain

Children will discover that Christmas is more than receiving gifts when they read about Brother and Sister Bear at the Christmas Eve pageant.