Need Christmas Book Recommendations for your kids, students or family Holiday read-alongs? Here are 11 Kidlit Books for Christmas and the Holidays from All Ages of Geek’s “Galaxy-Boy Delivery” hosts. When it comes to Christmas we are always super excited to see all the new picture books and kidlit under the tree.
What Christmas books are some of your favorites?
The Wise Men Who Found Christmas
Written by: Raymond Arroyo
Illustrated by: Diane Le Feyer
In this thrilling, visual adventure capturing the wonder of the Christmas season, New York Times bestselling author Raymond Arroyo shares the true, hidden story of the mysterious Magi, who risked everything to discover the truth. Based on new historical evidence, The Wise Men Who Found Christmas is the miraculous, untold tale of three seekers who followed a star and found themselves in the middle of the greatest story ever told. Stunningly illustrated by Diane Le Feyer, this enchanting family keepsake is sure to become part of your Christmas tradition – and a reminder that chasing truth is often the greatest adventure of all.
The Snowman’s Song
Written by: Marilee Joy Mayfield
Illustrated by: Tracy La Rue Hohn
All the little snowman dreamed to do is go caroling like a happy child with a silvery voice would do around Christmas time. But the little snowman was made of snow and could make no sound. What will happen when he meets a red cardinal that fills him with hope that he too could receive a voice? The Snowman’s Song will inspire kids to believe in Christmas miracles.
Green is for Christmas
Written by: Drew Daywalt
Illustrated by: Oliver Jeffers
When Green Crayon claims that green is the only color for Christmas, other crayons let him know that there would be no Christmas without them either. No candy canes or Santa without Red, no snow without White, no bells or stars without Silver, and no cookies or reindeer without Tan! The crayons agree that they all need to come together to make Christmas special.
Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Story
Illustrated by: Kim Smith
With an amusing read-aloud story and enchanting, immersive illustrations, this charming adaptation is the perfect nostalgic gift alongside family holiday classics like The Polar Express and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister wished his family would disappear. He never thought his wish would come true! Can he keep a couple of crooks from entering his house? And will his family return in time for Christmas? Complete with bumbling burglars, brilliant booby traps, and a heartwarming happy ending, this picture book is perfect for movie fans, parents, and any kid who’s ever dreamed of being home alone.
Written by: Chris Saunders
Rabbit cannot decide what to wish for, so he asks his friends Mouse, Fox, and Bear what they would do if they had a wish. Being selfless and kind, Rabbit grants all three wishes to his friends. They are so grateful for his kindness and generosity, they share their wishes with him.
Where’s Santa Claus?
Ingela P. Arrhenius
Five beautifully illustrated spreads show a series of friendly Christmassy creatures hiding behind bright felt flaps. With gold foil on the cover and a mirror on the final page, this is a perfect book to share with very little ones.
Written by: Ellie Holcomb
Illustrated by: Laura Ramos
Does it sound like falling snow, or a kiss on your cheek? Award-winning recording artist Ellie Holcomb explores this question through a delightful collection of Christmastime scenes, leading up to the discovery that joy sounds like the angels singing that Jesus had been born.
Ellie will be releasing children’s music as a companion to this board book. Her sweet and lovely celebration of Christmas encourages each reader, young and old, to lift up their voice and repeat sounding joy!
‘Twas The Night Before Christmas: A Highlights Hidden Pictures® Storybook (Highlights Hidden Pictures Storybooks)
Written by: Clement C. Moore
Illustrated by: Deborah Melmon
Celebrate the Christmas season with this special Hidden Pictures storybook! Hidden Pictures ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas book turns a classic tale into seek-and-find puzzles.
The Shepherd’s Story
Written by: Jimmy Dunne
Illustrated by: Ivan Kravets
A familiar, beloved rhyme scheme paired with a fresh perspective on the Christmas story, The Shepherd’s Story provides readers with a profound experience alongside a courageous shepherd boy who is searching for meaning in life. Together with the shepherd, readers connect the birth of Christ with their own human experience, learning that one child—a single person—has the possibility of making an extraordinary difference in the world. In the loving arms of his parents, Jesus represents every newborn—and through the shepherd’s eyes, parents and children alike recognize Jesus’ promise of abundant life and infinite love. Come along with the curious young shepherd to explore the human and divine natures of the birth of Jesus—and through this shepherd’s witness, discover the wonder, majesty, and promise of all human life.
Away in a Manger
Illustrated: Jean Claude
Santa Celebrates Jesus
Written by: Erika Cartwright
While we are all sound asleep waiting for Christmas morning to arrive, Santa and his elves are busy celebrating. Join Santa and find out how he celebrates Christmas with his friends as they learn about the greatest gift of all.
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