Wednesday, December 16, 2015

New Christmas Book To Read To Your Kids

These past few days have been BRUTAL! I was battling an inner and outer ear infection in BOTH ears, so to say I was in pain is an under-statement. I apologize for my absence, but I’m finally starting to feel well enough to resume my daily routine. I’m just happy it was before, because Christmas is only 9 days away! Gah!

One of our favorite family traditions throughout the season is to read holiday books together. There’s honestly nothing better than snuggling with your kid next to a cozy fire, a cup of hot cocoa, and a good Christmas book. I love it, and if you love it just as much as we do, here are some new book recommendations that will put a holiday pep in your step – just in case you’re tired of reading The Night Before Christmas….again.

1. Merry Christmas Mr. Mouse-
When Mr. Mouse and his family move into the warm spot beneath the kitchen stove in a big house, they discover something new and wonderful: an evergreen tree decorated with lights, ginger and peppermint smells in the air, and cookies baking in the oven. They hear about a child born long ago, and a jolly man named Santa who brings gifts to celebrate Jesus’s birth on a day called Christmas. And so Mr. and Mrs. Mouse decide that their family should celebrate Christmas too. The story of the Mouse family’s first Christmas is sure to become a holiday tradition (Find it here)

2. Mrs. Claus Night Before Christmas-
It's Christmas Eve night and Santa has loaded up his sleigh with toys! What happens at the North Pole once Santa leaves? Join Mrs. Claus and celebrate the night before Christmas in this tender tale about the holiday spirit, elfish antics and cupcakes. Each page brings new delight with whimsical watercolor illustrations throughout the tale. (Find it here)

3. All I Want For Christmas Is You- 
Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You, one of the bestselling and most beloved songs of all time, brings Christmas joy to countless listeners of all ages every year. And now its classic lyrics will bring that same holiday spirit to readers of all ages in this one-of-a-kind picture book about a young girl whose greatest Christmas wish is for a new puppy! (Find it here)

4. The Knights Before Christmas- 
Twas December 24th, and three brave knights were just settling in for the night when out on the drawbridge, there arose such a clatter! The knights try everything to get rid of this unknown invader (Santa Claus!), a red and white knight with a fleet of dragons...This parody of Clement Clarke Moore's well-known poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas is kid-friendly, clever, and just plain silly―sure to become a holiday classic of a different kind. (Find it here)

5. The Magic Gingerbread House- 
Inspired by true events and a family tradition spanning over 30 years, The Magic Gingerbread House tells the story of 5 of Santa’s Elves-Hans, Grietal, Kirsten, Franz, and Stefan who teach sisters Meghan and Mollie, and their friend Sammy, about the power of hope and believing in the magic of Christmas. Once the house is built, the elves come to live with the girls at night to get a respite from the North Pole. Each night the Elves come alive and have fun at the house and leave a special note of encouragement to the girls. Sammy is lonely as both her parents have been deployed to the Middle East, and she has moved to town to live with her grandparents. With the help of the Elves, the girls learn to have hope and believe in the magic of Christmas. (Find it here)

6. When Santa Was a Baby- 
Santa's parents think their little one is absolutely wonderful, even though he has a booming voice instead of a baby's gurgle, loves to stand in front of the refrigerator, gives his birthday presents away, trains his hamsters to pull a matchbox sleigh ... and has an unusual interest in chimneys. The adorably funny portrait of an oddball kid who fulfills his destiny - and two very proud parents. (Find it here)

7. Santa's Little Angel- 
Everyone needs a guardian angel to watch over them. Abby dreams of doing just that, but a little mishap quickly ends her dream. After taking Santa’s advice and helping others in need, Abby realizes she wasn’t dreaming big enough. (Find it here)

8. Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook- 
Home Alone arrived in theaters 25 years ago, and it remains the #1 highest-grossing live-action comedy film of all time. Now, illustrator Kim Smith has reimagined the story as a classic Christmas fable—complete with bumbling burglars, brilliant booby-traps, and a little boy named Kevin who’s forced to fend for himself. Through a series of comic adventures, Kevin learns lessons about responsibility and the importance of family. With an amusing read-aloud story and enchanting, immersive illustrations, this charming adaptation can be enjoyed year after year alongside The Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and other Christmas storybook classics. (Find it here)

9. How To Catch Santa- 
From Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish, creators of the bestselling HOW TO... series, comes a delightful new offering, written again in a hilarious instructional style. Two sibling narrators give clever tips for “catching” Santa (be crafty! be clever! be gentle!) on Christmas Eve. Filled with humor and holiday warmth, this is a jolly read-aloud for the whole family to enjoy!(Find it here)

10. The Tree- 
In this full-color picture book, Rabbit, Mouse and Chickadee discover the magic that lies beneath a discarded Christmas tree. They wait and hope and dream of it happening all over again. A perfect read-to book for young children at holiday time or ANY time at all! It speaks to the value of patience, hope, and friends. In addition, The Tree is a lovely way to introduce the concepts of seasons, feelings, and simple pleasures. A.T. Baron has lovingly illustrated the pages with images that make the reader want to reach in and touch these sweet little friends (Find it here)


  1. I see a few that my son would enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Bought Merry Christmas Mr. Mouse book for my almost 2 year old son. We both love it!!! The story is so sweet and each page is beautifully illustrated. It has become a Christmas classic for us and I hope to purchase others for gifts.


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