Christmas board books help even our youngest kids get into the holiday spirit. Check out these fabulous Christmas books for toddlers!
Christmas board books delight our youngest readers
Looking for great Christmas board books for your smallest kids? You’re in the right place. While babies and toddlers can’t yet grasp the full meaning of Christmas, pulling Christmas board books off the shelf and sharing them with your little ones will allow them to make some great associations before the holiday.
Board books are amazing for little ones with many great benefits, so as you are reading about the holiday, you’ll also be building your child’s vocabulary and enhancing his or her listening, attention, and memorization skills.
Reading about Christmas trees – and then having one in your own home – brings your books alive. Reading about Santa Claus – and then getting ready for him to come into your own house – is nothing short of magical.
Christmas board books allow children to experience the wonder and magic of Christmas at a perfectly age-appropriate level.
What do I do with the Christmas board books during the year?
I get asked this question all the time! Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or Valentine’s Day, people always want to know what to do with their holiday-themed books once the holiday is over. There’s one simple answer.
Whatever you want! Some families love to keep the books out even past the holiday because their kids enjoy them so much. Others put them away in a closet until the holiday approaches again. This keeps the books feeling special once they are pulled off the shelf the next year.
There is no right or wrong answer here, and you must do what works best for your family!
Frequently asked questions
I’m absolutely in love with It’s Christmas Everywhere: Celebrations From Around the World, by Hannah Barnaby and Joao Fazenda. Not only is the book shaped like a Christmas tree which young readers adore, but it is also such a fabulous way to look at Christmas traditions around the world. While some of the text may be complex for our smallest kids, this book will grow with your little one and be cherished by the whole family.
Of course! While you can certainly read these books with your younger children, here is a list of Christmas books for kids that work great for your kids in pre-kindergarten on up!
Absolutely! My family celebrates Hanukkah, as do so many others, so no blog would be complete without a post of outstanding Hanukkah books. Click here for our list of must-have children’s books about Hanukkah.
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We love these Christmas board books!
This novelty Christmas board book will be cherished by young kids. They will love the fact that it is shaped like an actual Christmas tree! With pitch-perfect rhyme and secondary text offering readers a look at how Christmas is celebrated around the globe, this book rocks! Kids marvel at the unique ornaments used to decorate the tree from different countries, and they are mesmerized when the whole book can be folded back to create a free-standing Christmas
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Little Blue Truck is so excited to spread Christmas cheer! After all, it’s the most wonderful time of year, and he feels joyful as he delivers Christmas trees to all of his animal pals. Part counting book, part novelty book that ends with special Christmas lights on the last page, this is sure to be a hit with your family!
Where oh where is baby’s Christmas present? She’s looking all over for it but can’t seem to find her special gift. Babies and toddlers will love lifting the flaps of this interactive board book and discovering fun surprises like candy canes, cookies, ornaments, and more!
The cast from the beloved Moo Ba La La La is back with a holiday twist! It’s the season to be merry and jolly, of course, and your littles will love singing along with caroling sheep, pigs that won’t stop giggling, and cows that won’t stop dancing! Your family will enjoy getting into the holiday spirit with this darling Christmas board book.
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Who doesn’t love making Christmas cookies? Sweet rhymes make this a charming read-aloud, and it’s the perfect story to read as you prepare to make delicious holiday treats for neighbors, family, and friends. Even better? The book contains a fabulous cookie recipe that your kids will be eager to bake with you. This is a delicious Christmas board book that makes for special family bonding time, too!
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Interactive books have so many benefits for babies and toddlers, and we adore this touch-and-feel Christmas board book! Your baby will get ready for Christmas with this one, from meeting Santa, his reindeer, and elves, to seeing gentle snowflakes. This lovely book will excite your youngest readers!
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Stinky face, one of our family favorites when my boys were little, is back in a charming Christmas board book. Once again, he’s got many questions for his mom! What if a big wind blows his Christmas tree away? What if a reindeer’s antlers get stuck in the branches above his house? Luckily, mom always knows just what to say to reassure him. Christmas is sure to be magical with these two!
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Have you wondered whether snowmen celebrate Christmas? What do they do while the rest of us are sleeping? Young readers will delight in discovering what snowmen really do at night, from frolicking in the streets to getting visits from Santa. This sweet book has enchanting art, and children are sure to adore each and every page, laughing at the snowmen’s fun adventures!