Christmas is just about a week away! We’re all so excited. We’ve been unwrapping a book every night and it’s so fun watching the kids do it. They love the surprise and it’s givem Kyla a lot of practice for Christmas morning. It’s going to be so fun watching her unwrap gifts this year. I just know she’s going to love it!
All the books that they unwrap are books that they already own, the unwrapping is more the surprise of what book they’re going to read. On Christmas Eve they also get to each unwrap a book. This time though the book is brand new. With just a week before Christmas I don’t have much more time to get a book but luckily thanks to Amazon Prime and an awesome local Barnes & Noble I still have *enough* time, even if it’s not much! So here I sit researching books that I may want to get for the kids. Here are some of my favorites, we have a few of these and the rest we’re excited to add to our collection in the upcoming years. These Christmas Books for Preschoolers are sure to be a hit with not only the preschool crowd but also the younger and older crowd!
A Wish to be a Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe
This charming tale of an overgrown pine always being passed by for Christmas, and what his woodland friends do to help him, is sure to become a Christmas classic. With delightful illustrations by wildlife artist Michael Monroe and enchanting text from Colleen Monroe, the birds, deer and squirrel of this story help make their special friend’s wish come true.
How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky
When Santa was young and needed a job, no one was looking for a man in a red suit to deliver gifts on Christmas. So Santa tried just about everything — from a chimney sweep to a postman to a circus performer. But none of these worked out. It wasn’t until he met a group of elves who helped him use all his special talents, that Santa was able to find his dream job.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” Not since “’Twas the night before Christmas” has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville, in this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts.
Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner
This snappy and entertaining companion to the New York Times bestseller Snowmen at Night depicts all the best parts of the holiday, replete with icy treats and a snowman Kris Kringle.Told in the same bouncy verse as the original, Snowmen at Christmas is perfect for a snowy evening read-aloud.
A Christmas Wish byLori Evert
Long ago, a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa’s elves. So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa. A generous trim-size, matte cover, and foiled title make this a special book for the holiday season.
The Littlest Christmas Tree by R.A. Herman
There are only five days until Christmas, and the Littlest Christmas Tree is still waiting for a home. All it wants is for a family to take it home, decorate it, and sing its favorite song, “Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches…”
But as Christmas nears, and one by one the other trees find homes, the Littlest Christmas Tree begins to think that no one will ever take it home. And then, on Christmas Eve, its wish comes true when the man who runs the Christmas tree stand takes it home to his family.
The Littlest Elf by Brandi Dougherty
Oliver may be the littlest elf in the North Pole, but he has a big desire to discover his very special job in Santa’s workshop! But after getting lost in the toy shop, making a mess at the book shop, and falling in the mixing machine at the bakery, is the littlest elf just too little?
Perhaps he just needs the littlest reindeer to remind him what Christmas is all about!
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
Since it was first published anonymously in 1823, “The Night Before Christmas” has enchanted children with the story of St. Nicholas climbing down the chimney and filling all the stockings before springing back to his sleigh.
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
In this Christmas Classic a young boy journeys to The North Pole via The Polar Express. Follow along as he learns about believing!
The Last Christmas Tree by Stephen Krensky
Among the grand balsam firs and pines at the Christmas tree lot is a little hunched tree that is missing several branches. Still, no tree is more filled with the spirit of Christmas. As the weeks go by, many others are selected but still the little tree keeps up its hope of finding the perfect family. On Christmas Eve, now the last tree in the lot, a special visitor (Ho, Ho, Ho!) might just give the little tree what it wants most of all.
Do you own any of these books? Which one is your favorite? Which ones do you want to add to your collection?