I do realize Christmas is only a couple weeks away, but you still have time to share some great Christmas picture books with your kids. Here are a few of our favorites:
This Is The Stable by Cynthia Cotten. This book tells the Christmas story in The House that Jack Built style. Simple and sweet, this is one of my daughter’s most requested books this year.
Small Camel Follows the Star by Rachel W. M. Brown. This is the story of the 3 wise men and their journey to bring gifts to Jesus, but told from the perspective of Small Camel, who is given the task of carrying a very special bundle.
The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado. This is the story of Joshua, a crippled lamb who always feels left out. But one special night, when he is left behind while the shepherds take all the other sheep out to graze, Joshua finds out he has a very special purpose in life.
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg is a classic that tells the story of a young boy who takes a train to the North Pole where he is awarded the first gift of Christmas. I love the illustrations in this book.
Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson. This is a cute book about Bear, whose friends wake him up and work hard at keeping him awake to celebrate Christmas. All Bear’s friends end up dozing off, and he stays up all night making special gifts for each of them.
Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer and Olivia Claus by Kama Einhorn. We love Olivia books and both of these are cute Christmas-themed Olivia books. I’m partial to Olivia Helps with Christmas, because…as you might be able to guess, Olivia isn’t as much of a help as she might think she is. I can relate to that!
The King’s Christmas List by Eldon Johnson. This one I’m really excited about, even though we haven’t yet read it. Read about it on Impress Your Kids. The author of this book encourages kids to give to Jesus for Christmas by giving gifts to other children in need throughout the world. I won a copy through the giveaway on Impress Your Kids and I am so excited and hoping we get it by Christmas. Through charities such as World Vision, your child can choose their own gift to give to help a child in need.
So, there are a few of our favorites! What are your favorite Christmas books?