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30 Holiday Books to add to your collection TODAY!

By Anitra

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Who doesn’t LOVE a good book?!  Books are the gate to literature, reading, and language.  Exposing children to books early on in their lives aids in their language development.  Something as simple reading to your child will open up a whole world of learning for them!

Are you looking for books to add to your classroom library or for your children at home for this holiday season?  Well this Ultimate List of Holiday Books has you covered!  The list consists of 30 books with everything from Winter, snow, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.  There are many classics on the list, as well as some new ones or some that may be unfamiliar to you as well.  I wanted to have a good mix of books on the list to add some variety to the list.  I hope you are able to get a hold of some of these great selections this holiday season!


The Ultimate List of Holiday Books


by Ezra Jack Keats Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats
by Juwanda G. Ford Illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max

There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow!

by Lucille Colandro Illustrated by Jared D. Lee

by Norman Bridwell Illustrated by Norman Bridwell

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?

by Jane Yolen Illustrated by Mark Teague


by Cecily Kaiser Illustrated by Brian Schatell
by Jane Yolen Illustrated by Mark Teague
by Caryn Yacowitz Illustrated by David Slonim
by Chris Van Allsburg Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
by Lauren Thompson Illustrated by Stephen Savage
by Lauren Thompson Illustrated by Jon J Muth
by Nick Cannon Illustrated by AG Ford
by Norman Bridwell Illustrated by Norman Bridwell
by Lisa McCourt Illustrated by Cyd Moore

Can You See What I See?

by Walter Wick Illustrated by Walter Wick



Clifford’s Christmas 

By Norman Bridwell , illustrated by Norman Bridwell



Christmas Morning

By Cheryl Ryan Harshman , illustrated by Jenny Mattheson



Christmas Tree!

By Wendell Minor , illustrated by Wendell Minor





By Marion Dane Bauer , illustrated by John Wallace



Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah

By Susan L. Roth , illustrated by Susan L. Roth




Snow! Snow! Snow!

By Lee Harper , illustrated by Lee Harper




Hoppy Hanukkah!

By Linda Glaser , illustrated by Daniel Howarth





By Janie Carr




It’s Winter Another Season Book

By Jimmy Pickerin




The Seven Days of Kwanzaa

By Angela Shelf Medearis





By Margie Palatini , illustrated by Henry Cole




The Legend of Mistletoe and the Christmas Kittens

By Joe Troiano , illustrated by Lydia Halverson



Santa’s Reindeer Games

By Samantha Berger , illustrated by John Manders



The Littlest Reindeer

By Brandi Dougherty , illustrated by Michelle Todd




I hope that some of these books bring back great memories and that some of them become new favorites and you make new memories with them!  Books are always great to have, no matter the time of year!


Happy Reading!




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  • Christine

    December 13, 2017

    I’m an elementary teacher, a mom of 2 boys and a book nerd so I know and love many of the books on this list. I also have a page on my site titled Featured Read Alouds month by month and I just compiled a list of December books that are teacher favorites and some of these are on the list, like Moostletoe, The Polar Express and How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Thanks for sharing this fabulous list of books. Who doesn’t love books?! 🙂

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    • Anitra

      December 13, 2017

      Thanks Christine! I’ll definitely have to check out your site!

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  • Charlotte Norford

    December 13, 2017

    There are alot of good books in your list. Love it!

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  • Coree

    December 12, 2017

    I love this! While we do have about a third of these books, you have some that I completely forgot about all together! We do a book advent each year with our daughter, so we have a new book to read each night. Definitely made some notes for books to include for next year! Thanks for the list!

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    • Anitra

      December 12, 2017

      Thanks Coree! I definitely tried to have a variety of books on the list!

      reply to Anitra
  • laura Belle

    December 12, 2017

    My kids had a lot of those books when they were little.

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    • Anitra

      December 12, 2017

      Hi Laura! There are some really good ones on there!

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