Holiday List of Children's Books with Christmas Magic

The Christmas season is a magical time, filled with glittering tree lights, festive baking, and stories and traditions that have been passed on for generations. The magic is in the smiling faces, kind deeds, and hushed voices. To help make the season just a little more magical, we've compiled this holiday list of Christmas books, featuring stories with special surprises your family will love!

Kids books with stories of the magic of Christmas - Preschool Toolkit


Russell's Christmas Magic
by Rob Scotton


The delightful sheep character in the Russell the Sheep series is "baaaack"! Join Russell as he quietly prepares for Christmas in Frogsbottom Field, only to have the calm disrupted with a "WHOOOSH"! Despite a broken sleigh and a flustered Santa, Russell helps restore the Christmas magic for the merriest Christmas ever!



Morris's Disappearing Bag
by Rosemary Wells


Christmas day does not turn out the way Morris expected. But his sadness is soon whisked away with his discovery of a magical disappearing bag! The popular character of an animated kids TV series brings some fun and magic to the Christmas season.


Snow What Fun! When Snowmen Come to Life on Christmas Eve
by Cheryl Hawkinson and illustrated by Mike Esberg


Snow What Fun! tells the story of snowmen that come to life on Christmas Eve to help Santa on his journey. "Twas the night before Christmas....." is how the story begins and it's also the start of a Christmas adventure with a group of jolly snowmen.


A Star So Bright: A Christmas Tale
by M. Christina Butler and illustrated by Caroline Pedler


This is a beautiful picture book with lyrical rhyming verse. The animals in the forest are drawn to a star in the "shimmering sky". What can it mean? The mice, the bear cubs, even the goose know something special is happening. Hush! Join the animals as they quietly journey towards the star with the special twinkling lights!


Do Rabbits Have Christmas?
poems by Aileen Fisher and illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies


My list would not be complete without some Christmas poetry. This is a collection of beautiful poems, where windows are frosted with "flowers of ice" and mice write Merry Christmas in the snow! Even more magical is following the rabbits to see if they have "secrets and smiles on their faces". These delightful poems are just the right length and make perfect bedtime reading.


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