Great Books to Read With Your Kids in December - Raising Lifelong Learners

Great Books to Read With Your Kids in December

December brings the holidays, snowy days, and thanks to some time off, the opportunity to read a pile of amazing books. To help fill that time, take a look at these great books to read with your kids in December.

There are fun books on this list as well as heartwarming stories. You’ll find elves, Christmas trees, holiday traditions, adventure, and much more.

Great Books to Read With Your Kids in December - Raising Lifelong Learners

Great Books to Read With Your Kids in December




How to Catch an Elf: Let’s start this list off with a silly book that is sure to bring some laughs to reading time.

How Santa Got His Job: Santa’s job didn’t land in his lap! Read this interesting story on how Santa landed his job.

The Polar Express: A classic story that needs to be told every year. It will help restore the Christmas spirit in anyone who is feeling a little like the Grinch.

The Carpenter’s Gift: This heartwarming story is about the Rockefeller Center Tree and how it changed a little boys life.

Gracie’s Night: A story perfect for the giving season!

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: Following tradition, Ruthie and her mom are in charge of donating a Christmas tree to their town. After being faced with some obstacles, it becomes the year of the perfect Christmas tree.




Holly & Ivy: A Christmas wish is the most valuable wish of all. Read this story and see how three people’s Christmas wishes come true!

Apple Tree Christmas: This book was out of print for many years. Now you have the chance to swoop up this festive story that is full of gorgeous watercolor illustrations.

An Orange for Frankie: When a snowstorm hits, Frankie gets worried that his Pa won’t make it home in time for Christmas. He’s also worried that the oranges he promised to bring will be left out of their Christmas celebration.

Winter Solstice: This book captivates the magic of legends and folk tales around the shortest day of the year.

The Snowman: This book proves that stories don’t need words at all. Sometimes, pictures are worth a thousand words.

Tracks in the Snow: When a little girl follows tracks in the snow, she isn’t quite prepared to discover who they belong to.




My Penguin Osbert: I adore this story of a boy who gets exactly what he wished for…. too bad for him though it doesn’t turn out the way he expects.

Tree of Cranes: After a little boy get sick, his mom gets ready for Christmas by making origami cranes. She using them as ornaments to decorate the tree.

Winter Bees: A book full of poems about the coldest months of the year. A great way to spark poetry creation amongst your lifelong learners.

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins: Hershel uses clever tactics to get rid of goblins that have taken over a synagogue.

Cobweb Christmas: Read this creative tale on how tinsel came to be a Christmas tree tradition.

Cold Snap: A town is experiencing some cold weather that is about to reach 0 degrees. Follow along as readers judge how cold it is by the icicles that hang off of a statue’s nose!


The most amazing thing about these books is that they make the perfect gift! If you’re looking for even more gift ideas, stop by and browse through our Gift Guides.

And don’t forget to share your favorite books to read in December with us in the comments!