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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Cozy, nostalgic look at the classic elements of the season.
By Alison Jay
(2012)
Poetic take on quiet moments during the holiday season.
By Deborah Underwood
(2012)
Cat learns how to make the Nice list in funny holiday tale.
By Deborah Underwood
(2014)
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Cute origin story shows how Santa met elves and reindeer.
By Jon Agee
(2013)
Cute holiday tale values gifts that come from the heart.
By Deborah Diesen
(2015)
Funny Bad Kitty mayhem leads to holiday's true meaning.
By Nick Bruel
(2011)
Heartwarming story of getting Papa in the Christmas spirit.
By Olivier Dunrea
(2011)
The barnyard pranksters almost block Santa in funny tale.
By Doreen Cronin
(2015)
Two-tradition family doubles the holiday fun.
By Selina Alko
(2012)
Eloise skitters through the holiday in charming sequel.
By Kay Thompson
(2003)
Warm tale of a girl opening heart and home for the holiday.
By Mary Hoffman
(2011)
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Award winner is perfect for holiday gift-giving.
By Roni Schotter
(2008)
Dr. Seuss subtly exposes greed and commercialism.
By Dr. Seuss
(2004)
Neighbors come together in lively urban Christmas tale.
By Sonia Manzano
(2015)
Exquisite Hanukkah story has universal blessings theme.
By Richard Simon, Tanya Simon
(2015)
Laid-back cat helps Santa in fun holiday adventure.
By Eric Litwin
(2012)
One of the most beautiful Christmas books.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2004)
Beautiful art enhances holiday twist on classic fairy tale.
By Maria Modugno
(2013)
Polar bear, faith save boy in sweet Hanukkah miracle tale.
By Eric A. Kimmel
(2014)
Colorful look at the principles the holiday celebrates.
By Dimitrea Tokunbo
(2009)
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Sweet bilingual tale of Latino Christmas Eve traditions.
By Roseanne Greenfield Thong
(2014)
Pampered cat gets into trouble in funny Christmas adventure.
By Frans Vischer
(2013)
Beautiful lesson on sharing holiday traditions.
By Helen Recorvits
(2006)
Tolkien's magical North Pole tales delight all ages.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(2013)
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Greedy boy tries to capture Santa in funny, offbeat tale.
By Jonathan Emmett
(2012)
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(2006)
Gorgeous holiday treasure for school-age kids.
By Dylan Thomas
(2005)
Dickens perennial gets goofy "Adventure Time" treatment.
By Max Brallier
(2014)
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Goofy humor, warm heart in wild holiday romp.
By Michael Fry, Bradley Jackson
(2015)
Scrooge learns compassion in granddaddy of Christmas tales.
By Charles Dickens
(2005)
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Tween boy must salvage Christmas in fun, moving adventure.
By Dean Pitchford
(2013)