The Best Holiday Children's Books
The Holidays are officially halfway done and we’re knee-deep into the winter break. We survived y’all and I don’t know about you but I feel victorious! Seriously, the holidays are the Hunger Games of parenting.
 Row 1: Sneezy the Snowman | The Nutcracker In Harlem | Elf: The Classic Illustrated Story Book | There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow
Row 2: It’s Christmas: I Can Read Level 3 | Happy Narwhalidays
Row 3: How To Catch a Gingerbread Man | The Crayons Christmas | A Silly Milly Christmas
It’s a great time to snuggle up with some hot chocolate and a good book. Rally up your little humans, take your pick of this fun-filled holiday book list and enjoy those sweet faces and warm embraces. Each book has wonderful illustrations and wholesome holiday stories to tell.

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 Sneezy the Snowman: I learned about Sneezy from our Clear the List Teachers. If you haven’t heard of Clear the List it’s an amazing initiative to clear all of the Amazon wish lists of teachers all over the country – check it out! Now Sneezy has a peculiar problem, he’s a cold snowman! Read through all the ways the neighborhood kids try to warm him up without melting him down.
The Nutcracker In Harlem: We purchased this book when we attended the Nutcracker here in Charlotte
and it’s a fresh, new take on the classic. Set on the streets of New York City during the Harlem Renaissance follow the story of how one little girl finds her voice. Beautiful watercolor illustrations and definitely an inspiration to many future ballerinas.
Elf: The Classic Illustrated Story Book: This Elf cover always makes me smile. How can you not be excited to read about the happiest elf there ever was! Go on an adventure with Buddy as he finds out who he really is and helps his family and Santa along the way.
There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow: Another funny and riveting addition to the “There was an old lady who” series. Follow along for laughs and surprises on every page to see why she swallowed some snow, a hat, and even a scarf!
It’s Christmas: I Can Read Level 3: For the aspiring poetry lover in your life. It’s Christmas has 12 sweet and merry Christmas poems to set the best holiday mood right before bed. A great book to share the reading responsibilities with your little ones.
Happy Narwhalidays: Happy Narwhalidays is such a cool comic-style book of two best friends, Narwhal and Jelly awaiting the arrival of Merry Mericorn (the mermaid, narwhal, kind of holiday unicorn). Three tales in one, this book gives you friendship, holiday spirit, and lots of sea life adventure.
How To Catch a Gingerbread Man: The ultimate kids holiday thriller of catching a Gingerbread man. With the help of more than a few storybook legends read all about the traps and tricks you need in order to finally catch this holiday trickster.
The Crayons Christmas: I am so excited to read this book with Georgia. Such an engaging and unique holiday tale. Get ready to read some awesome holiday letters from all different crayons and how they celebrate the festive season. There are pop-up ornaments to have fun with, a pull-out Christmas tree, and even a sweet recipe card! Every page in this book will leave your little one wiggling for more.
A Silly Milly Christmas: The most lovable great dane is at it again. Milly is a very silly pup who loves being a part of the Christmas festivities. Greeting guests, waiting for snow, and even keeping an eye on the exciting gifts. Follow along as Milly has her silliest holiday moments – fun illustrations and great rhymes.