Christmas Read-Aloud Books for Children


From Cheryl Swope | December 11, 2020 | 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 your Advent and Christmas season be an especially fortifying time of strength and peace.

To help, here is a book list I compiled of beautiful Christmas 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.


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