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Holiday Books for Kids

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or something else entirely, this list of our favorite children's holiday books will help you make wonderful family memories. Choose from the best of the season and get lost in the imaginative illustrations and unforgettable stories. Happy reading, and happy holidays!

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2
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Cozy, nostalgic look at the classic elements of the season.
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By Alison Jay
(2012)
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3
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Cute origin story shows how Santa met elves and reindeer.
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By Jon Agee
(2013)
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3
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Poetic take on quiet moments during the holiday season.
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By Deborah Underwood
(2012)
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4
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Pampered cat gets into trouble in funny Christmas adventure.
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By Frans Vischer
(2013)
AGE
4
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Beautiful art enhances holiday twist on classic fairy tale.
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By Maria Modugno
(2013)
AGE
4
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Laid-back cat helps Santa in fun holiday adventure.
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By Eric Litwin
(2012)
AGE
5
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Tolkien's magical North Pole tales delight all ages.
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By J.R.R. Tolkien
(2013)
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6
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Greedy boy tries to capture Santa in funny, offbeat tale.
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By Jonathan Emmett
(2012)
AGE
4
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Two-tradition family doubles the holiday fun.
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By Selina Alko
(2012)
AGE
4
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Funny Bad Kitty mayhem leads to holiday's true meaning.
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By Nick Bruel
(2011)
AGE
4
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Heartwarming story of getting Papa in the Christmas spirit.
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By Olivier Dunrea
(2011)
AGE
4
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Warm tale of a girl opening heart and home for the holiday.
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By Mary Hoffman
(2011)
AGE
4
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Colorful look at the principles the holiday celebrates.
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By Dimitrea Tokunbo
(2009)
AGE
4
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Dr. Seuss subtly exposes greed and commercialism.
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By Dr. Seuss
(2004)
AGE
4
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Eloise skitters through the holiday in charming sequel.
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By Kay Thompson
(2003)
AGE
4
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Award winner is perfect for holiday gift-giving.
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By Roni Schotter
(2008)
AGE
4
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One of the most beautiful Christmas books.
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By Chris Van Allsburg
(2004)
AGE
4
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Beautiful lesson on sharing holiday traditions.
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By Helen Recorvits
(2006)
AGE
7
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This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
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By Truman Capote
(2006)
AGE
8
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Gorgeous holiday treasure for school-age kids.
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By Dylan Thomas
(2005)
AGE
9
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The granddaddy of Christmas stories.
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By Charles Dickens
(2005)
AGE
9
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Tween boy must salvage Christmas in fun, moving adventure.
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By Dean Pitchford
(2013)

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