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Top Christmas Books for Kids and Christmas Book Collection Staples

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The Thanksgiving books for kids list was a big hit so I thought I would compile a list of some wonderful Christmas Books for Kids for you to share with your eager little readers. I chose books that are a bit off the grid in hopes to introduce you to some new options from the classics we grew up loving.
With that said however, your home library must also have a few staples that I have listed by title and author at the bottom. If you do not own these get yourself to the store, amazon or to your local library STAT! These are required books to read to and with your little ones. Okay, I kid. Maybe? Anyhow, here are my top 8 books this Christmas season. Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas and Happy Reading Friends!

Christmas books for kids
Merry Christmas Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
Age: Birth-up
This humorous book will leave you and your stinky face giggling over the concerns brought up by the child. Mama does what every Mama does best to address each concern.

The Legend of the Poinsettia

The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie de Paola
Age: 7-up
Pepita, a poor Mexican girl can only offer the Christ Child weeds. To her surprise and delight because her gift was presented with love those weeds turn to beautiful red flowers. Every year since then the weeds turn red during the Christmas season. This is a truly beautiful retold story by Tomie de Paola.

top christmas books for kids

Duck & Goose- It’s Time for Christmas by Tad Hills
Age: Birth-up
This is a perfect story to teach your little one about sharing responsibilities this holiday season. Goose is enjoying all the fun while Duck is left to decorate the Christmas tree all on his own.

babys first christmas book
Baby’s 1st Christmas by Chiar Bordoni
Age: Birth-up
This special little book comes with a CD to follow along with the beautifully illustrated pages.

the spirit of christmas book

The Spirit of Christmas by Nancy Tillman
Age: 4-up
This is my number 1 pick! Nancy Tillman nails yet another beautiful story that makes me cry! The story is about what Christmas is truly about- sharing our holiday with the ones we love. If you don’t know of Tillman please check out her other books, I can’t say enough about her way with words! Gorgeous illustrations with equally beautiful storylines about love.

the berenstain bears christmas book
The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving by Jan and Mike Berenstain
Age: 2-up
Leave it to our favorite family of bears to teach us a moral about the true meaning of Christmas. Brother and Sister Bear learn the joy of giving!

top christmas books for kids
Santa’s Stuck by Rhonda Gowler Greene
Age: 2-up
The title says it all! Find out how and just how many “helpers” Santa needs to get loose! A laugh-out-loud silly story of the man dressed in red.

Christmas books for kids

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
Age: 8-12
A very unlikely family takes over the towns annual Christmas pageant. Their interpretations of how things occurred are quite skewed but somehow it becomes the best pageant yet.

And of course, you have to have these Christmas Book Collection Staples!

Christmas Book Collection Staples:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

The Elf on the Shelf by Carol V. Aebersold & Chanda A. Bell

Nutcracker by Maurice Sendak

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Recent to the blogging world, I'm a new mom finding my way with my little darling Sweet Pea. I enjoy cooking, baking, the great outdoors and everything Baby Girl! Elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom = children's lit lover and craft connoisseur.
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  1. The Legend of the Poinsettia is a wonderful book. I have that on our bookshelf now!

  2. Great collection of books! Thanks for sharing! I need to get that Berenstein Bears book for my son!

  3. This is a great list. I want to get the Santa Stuck one!

  4. This is a great list of stories to get kids in the spirit!

  5. I have to say Santa’s Stuck looks cute.

  6. I think the Bernstein Bears one would be good for us!

  7. We love Merry Christmas Stinky Face! This is a great list.

  8. Great list! We especially love the Berenstain Bears around here!

  9. I love giving kids books as gifts, it’s the gift that keeps on giving!

  10. some of those look great = santa’s stuck.

  11. So many great books! My daughter love the Bernstein Bears books.

  12. Santa’s Stuck sounds fun! We have all the books under the staples list. :)

  13. Great selection. My daughter would like Bernstien Bears

  14. Great selection of books! I own some of those!

  15. Thank you for sharing these! They look adorable and we’ll be looking for some fun stories once school lets out next week.

  16. Love the Berenstein Bears!

  17. Thomas Murphy says:

    My kids love Baby’s 1st Christmas by Chiar Bordoni

  18. Great list. My kids love their Christmas books!

  19. Thanks for the list. I just bought the boys a bunch, but these are new to me.

  20. Great reads!! Can’t wait go get some for baby!

  21. I love Christmas stories. This is a great round up!

  22. What a great list, these are some fab books for the kids!

  23. What a great list!

  24. These are such great book ideas.

  25. You should check out The Pajama Elves – it is a cute book and a fun tradition to start for Christmas Eve!

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