The holidays are here, and it’s a fun time for children and adults alike. Here are some ideas of holiday books for children, whether it’s to help them understand your own family’s holiday celebrations, or learn more about different traditions.
Age range: 0-2 years
This hands-on book allows your infant to experience the Christmas season with their senses, featuring familiar holiday textures such as a stocking, a stuffed animal, and even Santa’s beard.
Llama Llama Jingle Bells by Anna Dewdney
Age range: 0-3 years
This colorful and fun board book follows Llama Llama as he participates in traditional Christmas activities such as baking cookies, decorating, and delivering gifts to friends.
All Aboard the Holiday Train by Roger Priddy
Age range: 3-5 years
This toddler-friendly interactive board book will help your child deliver gifts around the world with press-out train and gift pieces that they can slide through the pages. They’ll develop hand-eye coordination while learning about holiday giving.
The Ninth Night of Hanukkah by Erica S Perl
Age range: 3+ years
In this heartwarming holiday story, Max and Rachel have moved into a new apartment during Hannukah, only to discover that their box of supplies is missing. So, they get to know their neighbors and ask for help celebrating Hannukah in a new way with their new friends.
Age range: 4-7 years
Your child’s favorite Sesame Street characters celebrate all kinds of holidays in this colorful book. You and your child can learn more about different festivities from around the world and celebrate togetherness and kindness.
A World of Cookies for Santa by ME Furman
Age range: 4-7 years
Help your child learn about Christmas traditions from around the world with this book. With vivid illustrations and compelling text, your child will learn about the different sweet treats children all over the world leave for Santa to enjoy.
The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper
Age range: 5-9 years
Many winter holidays focus on giving thanks for each other, and celebrating light during the darkness of the season. This book centers around a winter solstice poem, and highlights the historical ways that people have celebrated during winter.