This list of books covers all bases by giving kids a grounding in what images and words we use around Christmas time, what objects and food to expect; it gives them a flavour of the culture and spirit surrounding Christmas, as well as providing an educational background in some defining winter and Christmas topics!
These books are all so different, and we love them all! I hope you do too!PS – I’ve provided affiliate links from Amazon – if you do purchase any of these books, it would be lovely if you could click the link so I get a few pennies from amazon (not from you) as a referral fee.
This would help me offset in a minor way this household’s addiction to children’s literature 🙂 No one’s paid me to recommend any of these books, by the way!
The Little Christmas Elf by Nicole Smith and Nikki Shannon Smith
Little golden books saw me through my childhood, and we all love reading them now too. This one is a cute story about the littlest elf who works hard to make sure the newest, youngest child receives the gift they deserve at Christmas time. A heart-warming tale to set the Christmas scene!
Maisy’s Christmas Day by Lucy Cousins
The Maisy series makes so much sense – this book really lays out what happens on Christmas Day – presents, lunch, playing with toys! Simple and lovely in its simplicity for all ages.
How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky
A really clever book that fills in some gaps in Santa’s CV 🙂 Perfect for kids who are learning what work is and maybe doing the “People Who Help Us” module at school or nursery. I found this really funny, but V-bot was quite seriously considering Santa’s work history, which I loved!
Christmas in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
If your kids (like mine) *love* Goodnight Moon and Big Red Barn, they will be just as in love with this wonderful book. The story is some