Advent calendars are a great way to prepare for the holidays, but holiday books are one of our favorite ways to get into the holiday spirit.
Check out the list below for our recommendations on the best holiday books to read in 2019!
Holiday Book Countdown 2019
|December 1||December 2|
Little Bear looks to make a friend from snow and discovers a whole group of new forest friends to share his time.
|Socks for Santa|
Little explorer George ventures off to find Santa and ensure he gets a gift for himself for once.
|December 3||December 4|
|A World of Cookies for Santa|
Celebrate a favourite Christmas tradition with this tour of cookies for Santa from around the world (incl. recipes).
A visual walkthrough of John Lennon’s famous song, a message perfect for the holiday season.
|December 5||December 6|
|The 12 Sleighs of Christmas|
When Santa’s sleigh is found in disarray, the elves come up with 12 new creations inspired by other machines.
|Woof and Quack in Winter|
New readers will love sharing winter fun with Woof when his friend Quack decides not to fly South for the winter.
|December 7||December 8|
This discovery book invites kids to guess what a close-up image is as the snow melts to reveal the secret.
A young girl, her friend and her grandmother enjoy all the beauty and fun brought by a snow day.
|December 9||December 10|
|Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas|
Older kids will enjoy this festive fright from the master of spine tingling kids tales.
|The Nutcracker: Babylit|
Twirling. Prancing. Tiny dancers will love this board book dance primer based on the holiday ballet.
|December 11||December 12|
|Peppermind Cocoa Crushes|
Sasha is excited about everything the holiday season has to offer but could it go all wrong?
|The Christmas Wind|
JoJo searches for shelter for her mom & baby brother from the wind and receives help from an unexpected source.
|December 13||December 14|
|A Beary Merry Christmas|
Join the Super-Duper Duo on a Christmas adventure in this mix of zany comics and animal facts.
|We Wish for a Monster Christmas|
A monsterly fun twist on the classic Christmas carol.
|December 15||December 16|
|The Story of Snow|
Inspire snow exploration with this book of science. Snowflake catching instructions included.
|The 12 Days of Christmas|
A kid-centric version of the classic Christmas song in a board book. Sheet music is included
|December 17||December 18|
|Snow Beast Comes to Play|
Snow Beast may be loud and big but he just wants a friend. Will he find one in town?
|Tru & Nelle: A Christmas Tale|
A Christmas Tale is based on the real-life friendship of Truman Capote and Harper Lee.
|December 19||December 20|
A young ninja puts all his skills to use in the pursuit of catching a glimpse of Santa Claus. But does Santa have skills to match?
|The Bear Who Didn’t Want to Miss Christmas Bear doesn’t want to miss Christmas. Can his friends find a clever way to enable him to join the fun?|
|December 21||December 22|
|S is for Santa|
The creators of Babylit bring a festive and colorful holiday based alphabet board book.
The Super Happy Party Bears won’t let snow stop them from delivering gifts to Grumpy Woods.
|December 23||December 24|
Otto is so excited for Christmas. Baking. Decorating. But he’s not done making it the best Christmas EVER.
|I Think My Grandpa Might be Santa|
Nick’s Grandpa has a lot in common with Santa. Could he be Santa? A festive board book read.
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Do you have a holiday book library at home?
I love adding to our collection every year. What are some of your favorite books to share as a family during the Christmas season?