The magic of the season can be found in these Christmas books for little learners! Deck your classroom bookshelf with Christmas books to light up the holidays. With these books, students will learn about the joy of every holiday. The magic that these holidays bring for kids is captured amongst the pages, especially when read aloud to students! The joy, anticipation, traditions, and fun can be shared through reading. What a fantastic way to teach our little learners to embrace the excitement of the holidays!
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Christmas Books for Little Learners
The little blue truck is back in action! This time he is delivering Christmas trees to all of his friends. Count along with each delivery!
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell
The old lady eats bows, a sleigh, packages, and even a bell. R ight when she’s about to swallow a candy cane, Santa Claus comes along. Your students will get a kick out of how this story ends.
Kids love to learn about reindeer. Follow along as this book captures a day in the life of a reindeer. With real-life pictures, students get a great viewpoint on these amazing animals.
Christmas celebrations around the world are outlined in this festive book. Learn how different cultures celebrate Christmas. It also includes a Christmas recipe.
Kwanzaa is celebrated across the country in many classrooms. I love reading this book to students because it outlines the traditions and meaning behind this holiday.
Students will learn about the Jewish faith along with the traditions that they follow during Hanukkah. Lighting a menorah and playing dreidel are highlighted in this book.
In the tradition of this Hindu holiday, celebrate the win over light and dark with fireworks, food, and gifts. The pictures in this book are incredible and vibrant!
Big Snowshoe, who happens to be a white rabbit, has his doubts about the animals’ Santa. But when he stays up on Christmas Eve night, he gets a glimpse of Santa himself.
Join in the celebrations of Kwanzaa with this colorful and exciting book. Students will learn about how Kwanzaa revolves around family, friends and community.
Hanukkah is full of fun traditions…like eating latkes, playing dreidel, and exchanging gifts. There is even time to bring out the shadow puppets!
Touch and feel around the manger where Jesus was born. Feel the donkey’s soft fur and the ram’s wool coat. You can also see the shining star and dazzling jewels the wise men gift to baby Jesus.
If you have ever wondered what snowmen do for Christmas, this book has all of the right answers. By the way…it does include treats and Kris Kringle himself.
When Santa gets sick, Christmas might be canceled. But with Pete the Cat’s help, Christmas might be saved!
Bear is so sleepy. Will he be able to stay up for Christmas to enjoy the celebration? Getting involved in the festivities helps Bear discover the true meaning of Christmas.
Llama just wants Christmas to come! But with all of the holiday preparations, he cannot wait any longer so drama occurs. I use this book to reteach (and remind) students about Green Choices (aka good choices) they can make during this exciting holiday season.
Duck & Goose It’s Time for Christmas
When Goose doesn’t want to help get ready for Christmas, Duck gets stuck with all of the work.
The catchy rhymes in this Christmas book are sure to put a smile on your student’s faces. This book will soon become a favorite in your school library.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?
Dinosaurs absolutely love Christmas and everything that comes with it. But when the excitement builds, how will the dinosaurs ever fall asleep?
Santa Claus is watching to see if David will get a toy under the tree or a lump of coal. Hopefully, David will behave. This is another book you can use to review Green Choices.
The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish
Pout-Pout is on a quest to find the perfect gift…. but it has to meet a list of expectations. By the end of the story he realizes there is only one thing needed to make a perfect gift.
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
This Christmas adventure starts with a movie and popcorn! Keep your students guessing about what the mouse will ask for next to build excitement and giggles.
Create excitement with kids about catching an elf with the help of this adorable Christmas book. You might even spark a new tradition.
While Duck is getting ready for Christmas, he gets stuck! Who will help him get unstuck?
Ted cannot wait until Christmas arrives. How will he ever manage to wait for so long?
When a troll decides to run away from home, he soon realizes that home may not be so bad after all.
What are your favorite Christmas books for little learners? Did any of them make my list?
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