Christmas stories embody the spirit, love, generosity and warmth of the holiday season. Although most stories are written for children, adults too revel in these festive stories. From holiday classics to new titles, Christmas stories fill us with joy. Here are some book for younger kids, but our whole family loves them.
How to Catch an Elf
You’ve been waiting all year long, and now it’s finally Christmas Eve! As kids how many of us tried to stay up late so we could catch a glimpse, a photo, or even Santa and his elves red handed doling out the presents? How to Catch an Elf is a charming story from an elf’s perspective. Is this the year you’ll finally catch an elf? Start a new Christmas tradition with this hilarious children’s book from the creators of the New York Times best-seller How to Catch a Leprechaun!
Pigloo is an explorer and a big dreamer; his first destination is the North Pole. But, he first has to wait for the snow. He shares his passion for the North Pole with his family, but big sister Paisley has doubts about Pigloo’s plan, But Pigloo will not be deterred, he knows that explorers have to be patient as well as brave. When Pigloo takes his sled to the top of a hill, he sets off on his expedition–with a little unexpected help. This sweet, expressively illustrated story shows that sometimes the greatest adventures are the ones that happen in your own backyard.
When you pass on some kindness, it might make its way back to you… Cara’s Kindness is a sweet little story about being a true friend and showing kindness. Cara the Cat is struggling with picking the perfect song for her new ice-skating routine. But when a friend in need turns up at the rink, Cara drops everything to lend a helping hand. All she asks is that he pay it forward! Before long, Cara’s kindness is passed all around… and might even make its way back home. As a parent, I love the moral of the story; it’s so positive. It compels young and old to reach out and show kindness to friends, family, and even strangers.
My Christmas Star
My Christmas Star is a hard page book about a little girl who makes a wish when she sees a bright star on Christmas night. She tells readers all the wonderful and adventurous things she wishes she could do on this beautiful night. Every page has a sparkly gold or silver star in the center with colorful images. The graphics are very well done and add to the charm of the story.
Five Christmas Penguins
Get ready for some counting fun with five spunky penguins as they prepare for the best Christmas party ever! Whether zooming through the snow, decorating the tree, wrapping presents or singing, artist Steven Lenton’s adorable, playful penguins will get kids in the holiday spirit and help them improve their counting skills! Perfect for holiday gifts, Five Christmas Penguins features a foil and embossed cover treatment with shiny foil throughout.
Cozy Classics The Nutcracker
The Cozy Classic Nutcracker is ideal for toddlers and preschoolers. Featuring twelve needle-felted scenes and twelve child-friendly words that capture the essence of a literary masterpiece. Simple words, sturdy pages, and a beloved story make this book the perfect vehicle for early learning. Budding bookworms will delight in this clever retelling of the classics made just for them!
Night Before Christmas
These beautifully condensed books, share two versions of the classic story Night Before Christmas. This clever mash-up of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and Moore’s The Night Before Christmas will delight fans of all ages. After reading the backstory of Scrooge’s nasty temper, we meet in succession the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and later Scrooge’s nephew, Fred, and the Cratchits, with dear Tiny Tim. Scrooge reforms his cold, stony heart, as expected, and all enjoy a very happy Christmas.
Clement Clarke Moore’s Christmas classic meets Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice when Mr. Darcy gets his own visit from jolly, old St. Nicholas. In this parody of the enchanting original poem, Santa Claus teaches Mr. Darcy the true meaning of the holiday and helps him get what he’s always wanted-a wife!
All the books are beautifully illustrated and capture the glow of the holidays. These books make great stocking stuffers and perfect editions to family libraries.