A couple weeks ago I put a question up on the Not Your Average Mom Facebook page asking readers to share their favorite Christmas books to read with the kids.
There were so many great suggestions — we haven’t read most of them! I’m really looking forward to reading these this year.
So I thought I’d share them with you.
I’ll check some out of the library if they have them, but I think I might invest in a couple for this advent “calendar” that we do every year.
I’ve included Amazon links in case you want to get some for yourself (they are affiliate links and I earn a small commission at no extra charge to you).
Here they are (with comments if readers left them).
Anything illustrated by Mary Engelbreit but our 2 faves are Twas the Night Before Christmas and the Nutcracker. The illustrations are just so colorful & detailed… so much for kids to see and notice on every page!
We were big fans of the Snowmen at Night, Snowmen at Christmas, etc… love the rhyming, the illustrations, and the hidden pictures.
This Is The Stable by Cynthia Cotton…beautiful wording and illustrations.
We read The Christmas Mystery by Jøstein Gaarder each year. The chapters are set out like an advent calendar so you can read one each night starting the first of December. It was given to us as a gift when we lived in Norway. My daughter was 2 then and 13 years later, we still look forward to it!