Ten Books to Read at Christmas

There is never a shortage of books in our Read Aloud Basket. Often we have more than one read aloud going at once for various groupings of family members. As we headed in to December this year, I purposed to read a selection of books (some old friends and some new) to help enjoy this special time of year.

While we are still waiting on a few books to become available at the library, I thought I would share ten books we are currently reading. Hopefully you will find some books to add to your Christmas reading!

Two of our Christmas Read Alouds are chapter books that have been read again and again (and not always at Christmas).:

  • The Lion in the Box by Marguerite de Angeli
  • The Christmas Doll by Elvira Woodruff

Both of theses selections will help you and your children to take a peek into the lives of those who face a variety of struggles and hardships. Beautiful stories that children of all ages will enjoy.

Now for the Christmas Picture Books – from a family enjoying the tradition of decorating a tree for the animals to stories that remind us of the beauty and truth of the season.

  • Night Tree by Eve Bunting
  • The Candymaker’s Gift by David & Helen Haidle
  • Lucy’s Christmas by Donald Hall
  • Silver Packages by Cynthia Rylant
  • The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden
  • An Orange for Frankie by Patricia Polacco
  • The Dolls’ Christmas by Tasha Tudor
  • Christmas Tapestry by Patricia Polacco

Grab a book, cuddle up on the couch, and enjoy a beautiful story with your children. I’d love to hear what is in your read aloud basket. Please share!


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