Christmas Books for Toddlers

Snuggle up with your little ones, and share some of these Christmas books for toddlers. They’re perfect for both toddlers and preschoolers!

As you begin planning your Christmas festivities, be sure to fill a book basket with some holiday board books. Their study pages and colorful pictures are sure to engage even your youngest audience. 

Whether you’re introducing them to the holiday, reading about elves, or just preparing for a visit from Santa, there is something on this list that you’ll all enjoy.

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Christmas Books for Toddlers

Below, I’ve featured just a handful of books about Christmas for toddlers that will help your little ones celebrate the holidays.

You should be able to find them at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.

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Christmas Songs – Everyone loves Christmas music so come introduce your little one to the festive celebration! These classic Christmas carols and festive illustrations are sure to fill your home with holiday cheer!

Christmas in the Manger – The gentle beauty of the story of the first Christmas is now available as a board book. With a simple, lyrical text and radiant artwork, this book is perfect for the youngest child to be a part of the wonder of the Nativity.

Santa’s Workshop Christmas Lift-a-Flap – t’s time for Christmas Cheer! Come explore the North Pole with your baby or toddler and see inside Santa’s workshop. Visit Mrs. Claus’s kitchen, with this adorable lift-a-flap board book.

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Christmas Cookie Day! Christmas Cookie Day! celebrates the beloved tradition of making Christmas treats and even features a special Christmas cookie recipe for you and your child to create. 

Llama Llama Jingle Bells – In Llama Llama Jingle Bells, little llama and his friends give gifts, sing songs, and decorate cookies. It’s a very merry holiday indeed!

The Itsy Bitsy Reindeer – The itsy bitsy reindeer spreads holiday cheer as he helps Santa’s Workshop get ready for Christmas. Little ones will love this fresh holiday spin on the classic nursery rhyme, “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”!

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Dear Santa – In this delightful tale, Santa is looking for the perfect present to send to a special child. Lift the flaps to reveal a big kite, a bouncy ball, and a mask! But nothing seems quite right…until Christmas Eve, when Santa finds the perfect gift to leave under the tree.

The Night Before Christmas – Perfectly capturing the memorable charm of Clement C. Moore’s iconic poem, Charles Santore lends his artwork of fantastical splendor to tell the tale of Saint Nick’s visit, this time in a durable oversized board book that captures the same magical detail and charm as editions beforehand.

The First Christmas Lift-a-Pop – Share the story of the first Christmas with your little one! A classic story of The First Chrismas travels along with Mary and Joseph to the town of Bethlehem where baby Jesus is born. A simple story engages toddlers with lift-a-flap pages where they can learn and enjoy the traditional telling of Jesus’s birth and the meaning of Christmas.

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The Grinch’s Great Big Flap Book – A board-book version of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! This super-simple, super-sturdy adaptation of the beloved holiday classic is perfect for the youngest Seuss fans.

The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish – Will Mr. Fish find perfect gifts for everyone on his list? Will he finish his shopping in time? Swim along with The Pout-Pout Fish on his holiday shopping quest. He might just discover that the best gifts of all come straight from the heart.

Merry Christmas – With exciting textures to touch and feel this interactive first book is the perfect Christmas gift for your baby.

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First 100 Christmas Words – There are colorful photographs to look at and talk about, and labels to read and learn, too. The pages are made from tough board and the cover is softly padded for little hands to hold.

Merry Christmas, Little Pookie – It’s Christmas Eve! Join Mom and her little Pookie as they prepare for the merriest of holidays. Together they happily walk through the falling snow, bake Christmas cookies, decorate the house, and sing with friends and family—and at last settle down to sleep.

Duck & Goose: It’s Time for Christmas – Goose wants to make snow angels and go sledding—but Duck knows it’s time for Christmas! Preschoolers won’t be able to resist this board book filled with Christmas cheer.

Which of these books about Christmas will you read first?

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Round Out Your Unit with These Activities

These handmade, adorable Christmas finger puppets are perfect for Holiday party favors or any play day!

Turn ordinary laundry pins into a fun clothespin Christmas tree ornament that your kids will love hanging on the tree this season. 

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