This Christmas Themed Books for Kids list will go great with a week filled with creepy Halloween activities. Children will have so much fun with these beautifully illustrated and engaging picture books.
Bear Stays Up for Christmas, by Karma Wilson
Bear’s friends wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!
Dream Snow, by Eric Carle
An old farmer settles down for a winter’s nap, and dreams of a snowstorm covering him and his animals in a snowy blanket. When the farmer awakens, he finds that it has really snowed outside. Putting on his red suit, he goes outside and places gifts under the tree for his animals.
The Littlest Elf, by Brandy Dougherty
Oliver may be the littlest elf in the North Pole, but he has a big desire to discover his very special job in Santa’s workshop! But after getting lost in the toy shop, making a mess at the book shop, and falling in the mixing machine at the bakery, is the littlest elf just too little?
The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish, by Deborah Diesen
Will Mr. Fish find perfect gifts for everyone on his list? Will he finish his shopping in time?
Swim along with The Pout-Pout Fish on his holiday shopping quest. He might just discover that the best gifts of all come straight from the heart.
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, by James Dean
Pete the Cat proves once again that giving your all in the spirit of The Holiday is the totally groovy thing to do.
How to Catch an Elf, by Adam Wallace
It’s Christmas Eve and an elf is on the loose… in YOUR house! Do you have what it takes to catch him?
Llama Llama Jingle Bells, by Anna Dewdney
Little Llama and his friends give gifts, sing songs, and decorate cookies. It’s a very merry holiday indeed!
The Polar Express, by Chris van Allsberg
A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical train to the North Pole. The Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish.
Llama Llama Holiday Drama, by Anna Dewdney
If there’s one thing Llama Llama doesn’t like, it’s waiting. He and Mama Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating the tree . . . but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come? Finally, Llama Llama just can’t wait any more! It takes a cuddle from Mama Llama to remind him that “Gifts are nice, but there’s another: The true gift is, we have each other.”
The Christmas Wish, by Lori Evert
Anja wanted to be one of Santa’s elves. So she leaves a note for her family, straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa.
Sneezy the Snowman, by Maureen Wright
Sneezy the Snowman is cold, cold, cold. To warm up, he drinks cocoa, sits in a hot tub, stands near a warm fire–and melts! But the children know just what to do to build him up again–and make him feel “just right”.
The Christmas Quiet Book, by Deborah Underwood
The holidays are filled with joyful noise. But Christmas is sometimes wrapped in quiet: “Searching for presents quiet,” “Getting caught quiet,” and “Hoping for a snow day quiet.”
Merry Christmas Stinky Face, by Lisa McCourt
Stinky Face loves Christmastime…but he still has plenty of questions. What if a big, wintry wind blows his Christmas tree away? What if one of the reindeer gets his antlers stuck in the branches that hang over the roof? Luckily, his imaginative Mama knows how to reassure him that Christmas will be magical!
Snowmen at Christmas, by Caralyn Buehner
Have you ever wondered what snowmen do for Christmas? Well, now’s your chance to find out! The snowmen are back, and this time they’re celebrating Christmas—the snowman way!
Construction Site on Christmas Night, by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane, Dump Truck and Cement Mixer are building a new home for fire engines. As they finish their big, important job, they get their own Christmas surprises.
The Crayon’s Christmas, by Drew Daywalt
‘Tis the season for all of us to write our holiday wish lists. But everyone–even the crayons–know the best presents are the ones that you give.
It’s Christmas, David! by David Shannon
David is trying hard to be good to get a Christmas present, but it is so, so hard to be good!