Advent calendars are a great way to prepare for the holidays, and we shared a few ideas, but holiday books are one of our favourite ways to get into the spirit. You can see our 2015 book list, our 2014 book list as well as our 2013 book list but if you’re looking for something new checkout this year’s 24 Days of Holiday Books.
|December 1||December 2|
|Penguin’s Christmas Wish |
Heartwarming story of friendship, family, and joyous celebration unfolds with all the warmth from Penguin.
|Dot in the Snow |
a wonderful picture book about the friendship between Miki a polar bear and a little girl he discovers in his winter wonderland.
|December 3||December 4|
|Gingerbread Man |
Enjoy holiday gingerbread with this telling the classic first fairytale story of the Gingerbread Man.
|Deck the Halls |
A sequel to A Porcupine in a Tree, Porcupine gets into the festive spirit again by way of a Christmas Eve party.
|December 5||December 6|
|How to Build a Snow Bear |
After coaxing his younger brother bear from hibernating, the two siblings enjoy a number of winter activities together.
|Tractor Mac Countdown to Christmas |
Get ready for Christmas with Tractor Mac and his animals friends as the wrap gifts, decorate and other holiday fun.
|December 7||December 8|
|The Wish Tree |
Believe in wishes? Charles does and sets off to find the wish tree and prove that wishes can come true.
|Sliding in the Snow: Winter Activities for Kids |
Move from reading into playing with this winter activity book that will have the family heading outside.
|December 9||December 10|
|What I Love About Christmas |
Lift the flaps. Spin the wheels. Pull the tabs. Discover the fun a bear family has in this festive board book
|You Are My Merry Little Christmas |
The mangna illustrations in this board book highlight iconic Christmas images with a little glitter.
|December 11||December 12|
|Mr Putter and Tabby Hit the Slopes |
My Putter & Tabby don’t let a lot of snow keep them cooped inside in this fun early reader story.
|The Best Christmas Ever |
The adventure continues with Fox and Squirrel as they find the best way to celebrate Christmas together.
|December 13||December 14|
|Snowy Bear |
In the icy-cold heart of winter, a wandering little bear and a lonely little girl find each other.
Pigloo is a born explorer and his latest adventure is the North Pole or maybe something closer to home.
|December 15||December 16|
|First Snow |
A beautiful light text story of a girl’s joy experiencing the first snow of the season
|Waiting for Snow |
A lovely tale about friendship and the anticipation of that first snowfall for the holidays.
|December 17||December 18|
|Candy Cane Lane |
A winter storm isn’t enough to damage the holiday spirit of some festive ornaments in this colourful tale.
|Bunny Slopes |
Help bunny tackle the bunny slope by shaking, titling, and turning the book. A fun winter tale.
|December 19||December 20|
|Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow |
Bad Kitty is stuck in the middle of a winter wonderland and she’s not impressed.
|If Snowflakes Tasted Like Fruitcake |
A winter themed concept book that taps into deliciousness.
|December 21||December 22|
|Walking in a Winter Wonderland |
The classic Christmas carol is brought to live in this colourful sing-songy story.
|Tractor Mac Saves Christmas |
Just when it looks like a blizzard may cancel Christmas plans for the town, Tractor Mac saves the holiday experience.
|December 23||December 24|
|How to Catch an Elf |
Discover the secrets to catching those magical helpers to report back to Santa.
|Before Morning |
There’s so much to do to prepare for Christmas but everything changes when a chid’s winter wish comes true.
Of course if you love traditional advent calendars take a look at our list of 51 Advent Calendar Craft Ideas. Do you have a holiday book library at home? I love adding to our collection every year. What are some of your favourite books to share as a family during the Christmas season?