Reading is a wonderful way to stimulate children’s imagination. In addition, with regular reading, children develop critical thinking skills and get to know the world around them. Wee, you have probably heard this before: if you want intelligent children, read to them, but if you want super intelligent children, read to them even more.
If you do not know what to gift to your children or the children of your friends or family, consider giving them a children’s book for Christmas. Take a look at the following titles, which would be a great gift for any child.
Bestselling author Glenys Nellist tells a Christmas tale of generosity and kindness.
It was going to be the best Christmas ever because Little Mole had found the perfect gift for Mama: the biggest, most beautiful mushroom he had ever seen. But on his way home, Little Mole encounters other woodland friends in need. Though it pains him to do so, Little Mole shares pieces of his mushroom with each friend he meets until there’s not much left. Disappointed and anxious about what this means for Christmas, Little Mole wraps what’s left of the mushroom. He fears Christmas is ruined, but ultimately, Little Mole discovers that his gift was bigger than he ever imagined.
Little Mole’s Christmas Gift is a companion to Nellist’s spring-themed picture book, Little Mole Finds Hope.
2. Dream Snow Hardcover by Eric Carle
It’s December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter’s nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! It is in his dream that he imagines a snowstorm coming and covering him and his animals—named One, Two, Three, Four and Five—in a snowy blanket.
But when the farmer awakens, he finds that it has really snowed outside, and now he remembers something! Putting on his red suit, he goes outside, puts some gifts under the tree for his animals, and presses a button near a Christmas tree, creating a most surprising musical treat for children everywhere.
3. The Little Reindeer by Nicola Killen
Right from the start, this sweet little book grabs a kid by the imagination and doesn’t let go. Waking up to the sound of tinkling sleigh bells, a little girl wanders outside to find a lost little reindeer — and the two of them set off on a Christmas adventure. Killen illustrates her interactive story with shiny foil touches and cutouts that make the book an immersive, enchanting experience.
4. Fritz the Farting Reindeer by Humor Heals Us
Fritz is an excellent reindeer, except for one small problem: He has gas. And leading up to the BIG day, Santa must choose his Christmas crew. Will Fritz make the team?
Join Fritz in a new Christmas adventure that will be cherished for years to come.
A children’s beloved classic, this story will have kids rolling on the floor with laughter. Adults are permitted to laugh too.
5. Santa’s Christmas with a Mask: A fun Christmas book for children Paperback by Divya Mohan
Will Santa visit this year?
A story of resilience, determination, and reassurance…
A lockdown at the North Pole has made Santa so nervous! How would he get all the presents ready on time for Christmas – for all the good girls and boys?
Don’t worry, little ones!
Santa and his team of elves are figuring it all out, just like everyone in the world is doing. They are solving all the problems coming their way!
- Work from home
- Online supplies
- Flying sleigh with restrictions
And guess what? Santa has sent this special message to you – he will have the gifts packed and ready, just on time for Christmas eve! So, be ready!
This book is absolute fun with twists and turns on every page!
Get your copy and help kids discover the story behind Santa’s Mask!
6. The Jesus Storybook Bible A Christmas Collection: Stories, songs, and reflections for the Advent season by Sally Lloyd-Jones
An interactive story, sound, and song Advent experience for the whole family! Brought to you by beloved New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones and based on the bestselling The Jesus Storybook Bible, with over 2 million copies sold.
With an interactive array of creative and heartfelt elements, The Jesus Storybook Bible A Christmas Collection:
- Is a picture book for children ages 4 to 8
- Features 16 buttons that activate 20 seconds of classic Christmas music or narration by award-winning British actor David Suchet
- Includes four beloved Christmas hymns: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; We Three Kings; and Joy to the World
- Four pages of Advent activities and a “map” tracing Jesus’s story through the Old Testament, with suggested Bible readings for each day of Advent
- Activity and a devotional thought referencing the Epiphany (or Three Kings’ Day) for an extended celebration of Jesus’s arrival
- Includes a heartfelt letter and reflection from New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones
This picture book not only highlights the significance of the Nativity and reaffirms the spiritual meaning of God’s most precious gift, it does what few other Christmas or Advent books do. It shows that even the Old Testament stories pointed to a Rescuer, and it is a complete celebration of the holiday season, which doesn’t end on Christmas morning with Jesus’s birth.
The Jesus Storybook Bible A Christmas Collection is a great Advent or Christmas gift for the family. This premium interactive picture book helps children young and old understand and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas by showing readers that at the center of every story in Scripture is a baby, the child that everything will depend on.
7. Cami and Wyatt Share the Christmas Spirit: A Story about Spreading Joy and Kindness by Stacy C. Bauer
Rediscover the true meaning of Christmas with this magical adventure full of friendship, love and joy.
Cami and Wyatt love Christmas. They love Santa, Christmas decorations and Christmas cookies. And they love Christmas PRESENTS! Christmas this year is looking to be the best one yet, but things change when new neighbors move in. Cami and Wyatt notice that they seem lonely and sad. Can Cami and Wyatt befriend their shy new neighbors and figure out how to share the true meaning of Christmas? Cami and Wyatt Share the Christmas Spirit is a heartwarming children’s book you’ll want to read again and again. Full of Christmas magic, this beautiful picture book will remind you that the true meaning of Christmas lies in our hearts.
Hop along with Cami and Wyatt as they spread Christmas joy in this beautiful, heartwarming holiday book, the fifth in the award-winning Cami Kangaroo and Wyatt Too book series.
Why readers love Cami and Wyatt Share the Christmas Spirit :
- Parents, grandparents, and teachers will have fun reading this inspirational book about friendship.
- Kids will be inspired to spread joy and kindness this holiday season and beyond.
- A perfect holiday gift and stocking stuffer for kids.
- Screen-free fun for children during the winter season.
8. A Very Corona Christmas: Santa Stays Home by Kelley Donner
This year everyone has to stay home, even Santa…
What happens when world leaders cancel Christmas due to Covid19? Just as Santa decides he has no other choice but to furlough his elves until the pandemic is over, a bright, young elf brings him a letter that changes everything…
A hilarious, heartwarming story, A Very Corona Christmas weaves together all of the craziness of 2020 into a delightful story about a little elf who saves Christmas from being cancelled.
Author and illustrator Kelley Donner understands that this year more than ever, children need Christmas. Full of beautiful watercolor illustrations, A Very Corona Christmas creatively shows the North Pole trying to function in the midst of a chaotic pandemic. How do elves watch children remotely? By watching children on their school video conference, of course. How does Santa adjust to lockdown? By making his own sourdough bread.
This pandemic has been tiring and we are all in need of a good laugh. A Very Corona Christmas is just what the doctor ordered for everyone this Christmas.
9. Merry Christmas from The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a celebration of all that is festive during the holiday season. This beautiful book features Eric Carle’s bright, colorful artwork of Christmas delights–from presents to snowflakes and even Santa Claus–with The Very Hungry Caterpillar making an appearance alongside each one. This sweet little book is the perfect Christmas present for readers young and old.
10. Quinn Saves Christmas: A magical snow fairy adventure by Jana Buchmann
Oh no! Santa’s list is gone!
Curious snow fairy Quinn Shinyfrost and her elf friends are on a mission to find it.
But who left the huge footprints in the snow, and where do they lead?
Join Quinn and the elves on this festive snowy adventure, where they show kindness and look for the good in others, making a wonderful new friend along the way. Can Quinn and all her friends work together to save Christmas?
This rousing picture book is handsomely illustrated and filled with important lessons every child should learn. The power of friendship is one that enhances our lives while teaching us to be kind, caring, and considerate of others. Quinn Saves Christmas is a must-read story that will entertain, dazzle, and teach children to always look for the good in others.
After all, being kind can go a long way. It starts with a simple act.