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20 Christmas Books for Little Learners

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Exploring the Christmas unit is such a fun and exciting time of year! There are so many ways to go through this unit with little learners and watch them be amazed as they learn all about their favorite holiday, Christmas! It’s SO MUCH FUN to watch them as you read through Christmas books with this unit, too!

Finding all kinds of Christmas books to read with them is such a fun addition to this Christmas unit as they learn all about their favorite holiday!

Twenty Christmas Books List for Little Learners- Mrs. Jones Creation Station

Reading Christmas books with little learners is so fun as they explore the Christmas unit. They’ll learn all kinds of exciting things about Christmas – some things they’ll be familiar with like Santa, others might be totally new and exciting for them!

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Children ages 3-6 will love to read this Little Golden Book retelling of the classic 1964 holiday TV special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. All of the other reindeer make fun of Rudolph and won’t let him play in their reindeer games because he’s different. But when Christmas is almost cancelled because of a huge snowstorm, Rudolph comes to the rescue with his wonderful shiny red nose.

How to Catch Santa

After waiting for days and days and days, it’s finally Christmas Eve. And that’s when you can try to catch Santa. . . . From Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish, creators of the bestselling HOW TO… series, comes a delightful new offering, written again in a hilarious instructional style. Two sibling narrators give clever tips for “catching” Santa (be crafty! be clever! be gentle!) on Christmas Eve. Filled with humor and holiday warmth, this is a jolly read-aloud for the whole family to enjoy!

Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas!

This year Pinkalicious has decided she wants a bright pink artificial Christmas tree. But Mommy and Daddy immediately say no—the Pinkertons always get real trees for the holidays. Despite Pinkalicious’s begging and pleading, each family member has a different objection: real trees smell better; it’s tradition; and there is definitely no room to store a big pink tree in the house after Christmas! Pinkalicious is disappointed, but she tries to put on her best cheerful face. Then, the day before Christmas, Mommy and Daddy surprise Pinkalicious by coming home with a gorgeously pink artificial tree and Pinkalicious is delighted! It’s pinkatastic!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 

“Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” Not since “’Twas the night before Christmas” has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. This heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit will grow even the coldest and smallest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old.

Goodnight Santa

Here’s a delightful bedtime book that explores all the wonderful and exciting things about Christmas. Santa’s workshop, his “list,” reindeers flying through the starry skies, gifts of every shape and size–it’s all celebrated in the pages of this colorful book. Exuberant illustrations and charming. rhyming text tell little ones all about Santa’s trek to their homes this Christmas Eve. But they had better settle down and say goodnight, because Santa Claus is on his way. A delightful, very merry look at Santa’s epic once-a-year visit that children will clamor for this holiday season, and every holiday season to come.

Llama Llama Jingle Bells

With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands. In Llama Llama Jingle Bells, little llama and his friends give gifts, sing songs, and decorate cookies. It’s a very merry holiday indeed!

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Christmas is almost here, which means ice-skating, Christmas carols, and sparkly lights everywhere—even on Snoopy’s doghouse! Everyone is enjoying the holiday celebrations except Charlie Brown. Can the Peanuts gang help Charlie Brown discover the true meaning of Christmas?

The Sweet Smell of Christmas

Join Little Bear as he prepares for the holidays, all the while giving readers a chance to smell six wonderful scents including apple pie, christmas tree, hot chocolate, and more! This delectable treat is a perfect way for families to spend the yuletide season.

Little Blue Truck’s Christmas

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! With the gentle rhythm and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue’s new adventure is full of holiday warmth. Sturdy cardstock pages, a compact and child-friendly text, and flashing colored Christmas lights on the final page come together in a novelty gift book that’s sure to be the favorite treat of the season.

The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving

In The Berenstain Bears and The Joy of Giving Brother and Sister Bear can’t wait for Christmas and all the presents they’ll open. But during the Christmas Eve pageant, something special happens! The Bear cubs learn a very valuable lesson about the joy of giving to others.

The Night Before Christmas

This 1949 Little Golden Book edition of the famous poem, The Night Before Christmas, was a staple in the Golden Book line for many years. Recently found in the Golden Books archives, Corinne Malvern’s artwork for this title has been digitized and beautifully reproduced for today’s kids!

Elmo’s Countdown to Christmas

Girls and boys ages 2 to 5 will have great fun finding more than 30 flaps to lift in this sturdy board book as they counting down the days to Christmas with Elmo and his Sesame Street friends. There are loads of fun surprises to peek at under the flaps in the scenes of Sesame Street, illustrated in all its holiday excitement and cheer.

How to Catch an Elf

You’ve been waiting all year long, and now it’s finally Christmas Eve! Is this the year you’ll finally catch an elf? Start a new Christmas tradition with this hilarious children’s book from the creators of the New York Times best-seller How to Catch a Leprechaun!

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

Spend the holidays with your favorite blue cat! In this rockin’ spin on the traditional tale The Night Before Christmas, Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do.

The Littlest Elf

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? Perhaps he just needs the littlest reindeer to remind him what Christmas is all about!

Merry Christmas Mom and Dad

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is getting ready for Christmas in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s making wreaths, eating gingerbread cookies, or putting the star on the top of the tree, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to celebrate the holiday season!

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Celebrate the holidays with Bear and his friends in this sweet picture book from bestselling author Karma Wilson! Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they 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!

The Berenstain Bears’ Night Before Christmas

Mama, Papa, Sister, Brother, and Honey Bear are back in this heartwarming retelling of Clement Clarke Moore’s classic Christmas tale. It is the night before Christmas, and all through the tree house . . . the Berenstain Bears are ready to celebrate!

Merry Christmas, Stinky Face

Fans of I Love You, Stinky Face, will love this Christmas story! 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!

Corduroy’s Christmas Surprise

Christmas is coming, and Corduroy has a list of gifts he’d like from Santa-until he discovers the true meaning of Christmas is not about train sets and ice skates, but about good friends. Celebrate the season with Corduroy in this Christmas story that is sure to be a holiday read-aloud favorite.

Exploring this Christmas unit is so much fun for our little learners and for us as they explore all the things about Christmas! It’s so much fun to watch them learn and grow as they learn all about the Christmas unit this time of year. Grab some fun Christmas books and these Christmas resources and explore everything about Christmas.

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