Winter is almost here and it’s well into December which means we’ve been breaking out the holiday books! It really does help the kids understand themes, seasons and holiday season traditions. They’re also special since we only have them out a few months of the year.
Here’s a quick list of five books that are in our holiday book rotation that have proven to be the favorites so far this year.
You’ve probably seen books by this author on my other book lists, but we just love them so much! There seems to be one for every holiday/activity/growing pain that my toddler is experiencing so it’s fun to incorporate a familiar thing he recognizes. It’s a great book for general holiday vocab and sights.
by J. Otto Siebold & Vivian Walsh
I had never heard of this book until I saw it in a book fair flyer last year. It looked cute so I bought it and it’s been a hit every since. Olive is a dog who think she’s a reindeer and travels to the North Pole to help Santa.
This is a new one to our collection this year. I had never heard of it and saw it on Amazon and loved the beautiful illustrations and the story of a farmer who resembles Santa (and the author) is cute too.
This is a fun lift-the-flap book showing Santa trying to find the perfect gift. We’re just getting the hang of lift-the-flap etiquette (gently looking rather than ripping off) so this has been a big hit this year with my little guy.
This is another brand new book for us — I just picked it up at the book fair a couple weeks ago. I have a friend who has pugs so I it caught my eye. Pig is a mischievous pug who goes on a wild adventure after he stays up late to catch Santa.
What are some of your family’s favorite holiday books?
I hope you find some new favorites and have a great holiday with your family!