Children’s Books for Advent & Christmas


From Cheryl Swope | November 3, 2021 | Faith, For Special Needs, Teaching Resources

“The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace” (Psalm 29:11).

This year may our Advent and Christmas seasons be an especially fortifying time of strength and peace.

Select from any of these beautiful Read-Alouds, all available from Memoria Press.

Age or Ability 3-5
The Little Fir Tree by Margaret Wise Brown
The Animals’ Christmas Eve: A Little Golden Book, Little Golden Book
The Twelve Days of Christmas illustrated by Jan Brett
Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening illustrated by Susan Jeffers
The Little Drummer Boy by Ezra Jack Keats
The Friendly Beasts by Tomie dePaola
Christmas in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls
Winter on the Farm by Laura Ingalls
Little House Christmas Treasury by Laura Ingalls

Age or Ability 6-9
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski
Lucy’s Christmas by Donald Hall
Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect by Richard H. Schneider
An Orange for Frankie by Patricia Polacco
The Nutcracker with CD by Stephanie Spinner
Twas the Night Before Christmas ill. by Matt Tavares
Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck

Age or Ability 7-10

Good King Wenceslas by John M. Neale
Papa Panov’s Special Christmas by Leo Tolstoy
A Promise Kept: The Story of Christmas passages of Scripture from Isaiah to John
The 12 Days of Christmas by Helen Haidle
I Saw Three Ships by Elizabeth Goudge
Christmas Around the World by Emily Kelley
• St. Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend by Julie Stiegemeyer
The Nutcracker with CD by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Age or Ability 11 and up – because you’re never too old to share a book as a family
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke
Journey through Advent by Dr. Carol Reynolds
The Christmas Story From the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, The Christmas Story is told with the words of Scripture and depicted by wondrous sacred art.

The LORD lift up His countenance upon you and give you His peace.

For more read-alouds to share any time of year, Simply Classical Read-Alouds.

photo: Christmas Eve (1885) by W. C. Bauer.


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