Here at TT2G we are big into many things: philly sports, reading, and holidays! We have combined our love for 2 of these and crated the ultimate holiday book guide for our favorite children’s holiday books. We were extremely mindful of highlighting books across all religious backgrounds! Here is the next in of our series: Christmas Favorites!
Please help your kids become accustomed to other traditions and appreciate all the word has to offer : )
Dear Santa: I know It Looks Bad, But It Wasn’t My Fault
This is one of those Christmas stories for kids who can be naughty at times. In his letter to Santa, Scalawag wants to clear up a few misunderstandings about incidents that took place during the year and adds what he would like for Christmas. However, when someone he loves ends up in the emergency room, Scalawag writes another letter to Santa asking for a different gift, one that shows he learned the true meaning of Christmas.
Construction Site on Christmas Night
Vroom! If your child loves Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, then they will adore this Christmas book. Excavator, Bulldozer and friends are building a special gift on the construction site, but they don’t know there is a surprise waiting for each of them!
The Wild Christmas Reindeer
The highlight of this tale about an elf charged with training Santa’s reindeer for their annual Christmas ride is the rich artwork by author-artist Jan Brett. Intricate scenes of elf workers busily prepping for the big day frame the main story, so kids discover something with each reading. Add it to your list of Christmas books for 5-year-olds and up.
Snowmen at Christmas
Snowmen are essential characters in most children’s Christmas books, and their secret life is revealed in this gorgeously illustrated tale. Snow families gather in the town square, sing carols and get their own visit from “the snowman Kris Kringle” before reassuming their positions in the front yard as dawn breaks.
While there are hundreds more amazing holiday books, these are some of our favorites. Tune in next year for more classics to add to your list and library!
Have a favorite Christmas book or series? We’d LOVE to hear about it!