I’ve been a lover of books since I was a kid. I try to instill that same love in my kids, so we are always reading books together. Around Thanksgiving, we start reading holiday books. You can follow along as we read through 30 Days of Christmas Books!
Even as a grownup, I still like reading picture books, and do you know what’s even better? When they rhyme! I love a picture book with rhyming. There’s just something satisfying about reading one to everybody. Sometimes when I’m reading one in a public place to my kids like the library or a doctor’s office, other kids gather around to listen, too. And, I just love that! I often wonder if my dream job would have been reading audio books.
Some of the best picture books are holiday-themed ones like The Polar Express and Click Clack Ho! Ho! Ho! But, there’s a special place in my heart for the rhyming Christmas books like The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Madeline’s Christmas. I will read those to my kids over and over again because they are just so fun to read out loud. This post contains affiliate links.
30 Days of Christmas Picture Books for Kids
I’ve made it easy for you to follow along and read these favorites to your kids, too. Download the calendar below, so you can follow along as we make our way towards Christmas. You can find the list of books below that go right to Amazon.
- The Polar Express 30th anniversary edition
- The Night Before Christmas Hardcover: The Classic Edition
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
- Bear Stays Up for Christmas
- How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?
- Home for Christmas
- The Littlest Elf
- Llama Llama Holiday Drama
- Dream Snow
- Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho!
- The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever
- Snowmen at Christmas
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
- The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story
- Christmas Farm
- The Legend of the Christmas Stocking
- The Story of Holly and Ivy
- The Jolly Christmas Postman
- Madeline’s Christmas
- Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree
- The Christmas Crocodile
- Very Christmas
- The Christmas Surprise
- Dance at Grandpa’s
- How Santa Got His Job
- The Biggest Snowman Ever
- Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight?
- The Nutcracker
- The Tailor of Gloucester
Christmas Treats for Christmas Books for Kids
We love a bit of Christmas fun from treats and eats to crafts. Here’s a few that are sure to please and go perfectly with a few of these Christmas books!