I’m excited to share with you some new picture books that your whole family can enjoy!
Picture Books for Christmas
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
You’ll be drawn into this enchanting story right from the start as you follow Gerda’s story when her best friend, Kai, turns mean and then, just vanishes. Gerda searches for Kai, through seasons and the whole land of Finland. It’s a beautifully illustrated and retold story of friendship.
Santa Claus and the Three Bears by Maria Modugno, illustrated by Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer
What a delightful nordic Christmas version of the Three Bears! Only in this tale, Goldilocks is Santa Claus who finds the “just-right” pudding, chair, and bed.
The Smallest Gift of Christmas by Peter H. Reynolds
Roland’s excitement for Christmas morning is ruined when he sees a very tiny present. He wishes for something bigger — much bigger. But, it turns out that maybe bigger isn’t better. Maybe the best gift is the family who loves him.
Gifts of the Heart by Patricia Polacco
A sweet story about two children who are spending their first Christmas without their beloved Gramma and with a new housekeeper, Kay Lamity, who rocks their boat in lots of good and wonderful ways. The siblings learn that most unforgettable gifts come from your heart. Amazing.
[Your Child’s Name]‘s Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, illustrated by Virginia Allyn
On Christmas Eve, nestle your children all snug in their beds with a personalized classic Christmas poem book including your name, town, favorite pet and more. (Order by December 12 for Christmas delivery.)
Zoomer’s Out-of-This-World Christmas by Ned Young
Does your child love all things alien? Then he or she will love this adorable story about Zoomer, a dog, who expects to see Santa on Christmas Eve but instead meets a family of aliens who’ve landed in the backyard. Very cute.
No Snow for Christmas by Jill Kalz, illustrated by Sahin Erkocak
Fawn wants to bring snow to her dry, dusty town of Hoogledoo Falls. She gathers the townspeople to try to make snow. But no snow falls – even with all their tricks and ideas. What does happen is even better. The townspeople join together for a very merry and happy Christmas.
Itsy Bitsy Christmas: You’re Never Too Little for His Love by Max Lucado
Itsy and Bitsy, two mice, don’t think they’re big enough to be loved but learn that God sent Jesus for everyone. Sweet story for readers who want a Christian Christmas story.
The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen
Beautiful photographs accompany this story of young Anja who leaves her Nordic home with hopes to be one of Santa’s elves. She skis north and encounters many animals along the way.
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