Christmas Books for Children

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Christmas Books for Children
Tue, 12-04-2012 - 6:00am

Here are the top ten from Squidoo:

1. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas - by James Dean and Eric LitwinFor kids age 4 and up

2. The Polar Express - by Chris Van AllsburgFor kids 4 years of age and up

3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - by Dr. SeussFor kids 6 years of age and up

4. Llama Llama Holiday Drama - by Anna DewdneyFor kids age 3 and up

5. Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King - by Laura Geringer and William JoyceFor kids 7 years old and up

6. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - by Barbara RobinsonFor kids 4 years of age and up

7. A Bad Kitty Christmas - by Nick BruelFor kids 4 years old and up

8. Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May) - by Barbara ParkFor kids age 6 and up

9. Charlie and the Christmas Kitty - by Ree Drummond and Diane deGroatFor kids 4 years of age and up

10. A Christmas Carol (Little Master Dickens) - by Jennifer Adams and Alison OliverFor toddler age children

The Top Books from The Children's Book Review

1- The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition

by Carol Aebersold (author), Chanda Bell (author) and Coë Steinwart (illustrator)

Reading level: 3-8

2- Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas

by Jane O’Connor (Author), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 3-6

3- The Little Fir Tree

by Margaret Wise Brown (Author), Jim LaMarche (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 3-7

4- Rock Star Santa

by Gayle C. Krause (Author), Will Terry (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 3-7

5- Drummer Boy

by Loren Long

Reading level: Ages 3-8

6- If You Take a Mouse to the Movies: A Special Christmas Edition

by Laura Numeroff

Reading level: Ages 3-8

7- Christmas Cookies: Bite Size Holiday Lessons

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Author), Jane Dyer (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 3-9

8- The Christmas Magic

by Lauren Thompson (Author), Jon J Muth (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 4-7

9- Merry Christmas Splat

by Rob Scotton

Reading level: Ages 4-7

10- Stick Man

by Julia Donaldson (Author), Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 4-8

11- A Pussycat’s Christmas

by Margaret Wise Brown

Reading level: Ages 4-8

12- The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever

by Steven Kroll (Author), Jeni Bassett (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 4-8

13- Silent Night

by Joseph Mohr

Reading level: Ages 4-8

14- The Night Before Christmas

by Jan Brett (A poem by Clement Clarke Moore)

Reading level: Ages 4-8

15- Can You See What I See?: The Night Before Christmas

by Walter Wick

Reading level: Ages 4-8

16- A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens (Author), Brett Helquist (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 5-8

17- The Nutcracker

Retold by John Cech (Author), Eric Puybaret (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 5-12

18- How the Grinch Stole Christmas

by Dr. Seuss

Reading level: Ages 6-9

19- Magic Tree House #29: Christmas in Camelot

by Mary Pope Osborne

Reading level: Ages 6-9

20-Secrets of a Christmas Box

by Steven Hornby

Reading level: Ages 8-12

21- The Christmas Book: How To Have The Best Christmas Ever

by Juliana Foster

Reading level: Ages 8-12

22-When Santa Fell to Earth

by Cornelia Funke

Reading level: Ages 9-12

23- A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

Reading level: Ages 12+

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Registered: 03-01-2003
Wed, 12-12-2012 - 1:35pm

Thanks for those suggestions!

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Registered: 06-13-2008
Mon, 12-10-2012 - 3:40pm

 I was surprised that some of Jan Brett's books didn't make the list. The Christmas Trolls, Gingerbread Baby, Gingerbread Friends or The Wild Christmas Reindeer. I also really like The Mitten and The Hat but they are not specifically Christmas stories.