It’s December! And the best season of the year is here.
Can there be enough book recommendations for holiday reading? We think, no! That’s why we come back year after year with our list of favorite reads for December. Winter, snow, blankets, school holidays, and Christmas – what else do we need to make it a cozy reading season with our little ones? So here we go with our recommendations for this year. And for this year, we have tried to include some new books that would make a perfect read on a cozy winter night with your little ones or can also make great gifts for the little ones who enjoy readings and getting books as gifts:
The Giving Snowman by Zulia Zheng & Graziella Miligi
In times of need, on a snowy night, the Snowman helps the Bird, the Rabbit, the Farmer, and the Traveler. Bird, Rabbit, Farmer, and Traveler collaborate to recreate Snowman after it melts the following day due to the sun. This is a story about generosity and appreciation. Through the narrative, kids can learn that generosity is a virtue that unites us all and enhances the beauty of our lives. Not only would the kids enjoy reading this, but they would also learn great life lessons from it.
How to Catch a Reindeer by Alice Walstead & Andy Elkerton
One of Santa’s dependable reindeer, Comet, chooses to go exploring on her own on Christmas Eve as the rest of the team is gone delivering presents. Our Catch Club Kids seize the ideal chance to capture her and demonstrate Santa’s existence! Join us on this enjoyable holiday expedition to see if we can catch Comet! This joyful picture book is full of crazy rhymes and illustrations that amuse children and teachers and induce humor and laughter. It promises a great read.
Twas the Night Before Christmas on the Farm by Craig Manning & Elena Almazova
After a disturbing noise comes from the rooftop a night before Christmas, the kids are kept elated as they uncover the mystery of the story. Discover what transpires on Christmas Eve when a young lamb discovers a surprise visitor on the farm! Who could it possibly be? This Christmas picture book for kids features adorable farm animals, fun rhymes, and lovely illustrations. Readers will enjoy sharing in anticipation before Santa Claus arrives in this charming retelling of the traditional holiday tale. You might want to get this for your kids too. Who could tell? You might be brooding the next FBI agent.
The Littlest Reindeer (Littlest Series) by Randy Dougherty & Michelle Todd
A delightful new holiday book featuring a cute reindeer and seasonal cheer is now available from the New York Times bestselling author of The Littlest Pilgrim! Even though Dot is the smallest reindeer at the North Pole, she is eager to assist Santa in pulling his sleigh. But despite her best efforts to sprint, jump, and kick, Dot can’t seem to fly in the proper direction. Will Dot ever learn to fly, or is the baby reindeer too young?
Fritz the Farting Reindeer: A Story About a Reindeer Who Farts (Farting Adventures) by Humour Heals Us
Fritz is an excellent reindeer, except for a tiny problem: He loves to fart. And leading up to the BIG day, Santa must choose his Christmas crew. Will Fritz make the team? Join Fritz in a new Christmas adventure that will be cherished for years to come. A beloved classic, this story will have everyone rolling on the floor with laughter (that’s something you need for the festive mood). The book series, Farting Adventures, celebrates the value of laughter. So, let the kids laugh.
The Snowman’s Song by Marilee Joy Mayfield & Tracy La Rue Hohn
All the little snowman wanted to do was go caroling over the holidays, just as a joyful child with a beautiful voice would. The little snowman, however, was silent because he was composed of snow. What will occur when he encounters a red cardinal who gives him hope that he, too, might hear voices? Children will be encouraged to believe in Christmas miracles by The Snowman’s Song. The ideal holiday book to encourage children to hold onto their ambitions and hope and never give up. To enjoy the perfect Christmas, the snowman wants to sing just one little note. However, nothing would come out of his icy, snow-covered throat. The red cardinal advises him to have a strong inner belief in his ability to sing before attempting to do so. The small snowman finds it challenging to believe in himself, but a young girl’s gesture of compassion encourages him to begin to think of himself as unique.
Little Red Sleigh by Erin Guendelsberger & Elizaveta Tretyakova
The Huge Red Sleigh of Santa Claus is Little Red Sleigh’s one and only big dream! She has been told she is too young, too small, can’t fly, and most definitely can’t meet Santa throughout her life. She has been made to think so little of herself. She intends to accomplish the impossible this Christmas with the aid of a few friends. You’ll want to read Little Red Sleigh, a touching children’s Christmas novel, again and over again. This endearing Christmas tale will remind readers of all ages that no dream is unattainable if you have faith. It is filled with winter joy and holiday magic.
Hope you enjoy reading these books or any book of your choice. The idea is to snuggle up and read some good stories with your little one :).
And in case your child likes to doodle, here are some Christmas special doodles on our site. If your little one enjoyed doing these and you would like to share them with us, please post it on Instagram by tagging our page Kiddingly.
How to draw a Reindeer – Fun fact: This one is the most searched doodle on our site these days!
Craving for some hot chocolate? How about adding one to your doodle journal?
A Christmas doodle fun will be incomplete without a Santa in it. Isn’t it?
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