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8 Christmas Board Books Filled with Holiday Magic For the Youngest Readers

The Children’s Book Review | November 26, 2019

Snuggle-worthy, cheerful, adorable, exciting, shiny, vibrant, and filled with holiday magic! These are just a few ways to describe this list of Christmas board books created with the youngest readers in mind. Cozy up under a blanket as you sit by your sparkling Christmas tree and enjoy a little holiday reading with these delights.

Buy the BookChristmas is Awesome!

Written by Sabrina Moyle

Illustrated by Eunice Moyle

Publisher’s Synopsis: Christmas is for everyone—even grumpy Lump of Coal—in this whimsical story from Hello!Lucky.

In this whimsical holiday romp, everyone’s getting in on the festive fun, including a grumpy but adorable lump of coal. Celebrate all of the things that make Christmas special as the trees are trimmed, the stockings are hung, and the ugly sweater contest gives out the grand prize. Hello!Lucky lends their winning illustrations and pun-derful voice to this charming holiday read.

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Ages 0-3 | Publisher: Harry N. Abrams | October 15, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1419734274

Buy the BookChristmas Train

Written and Illustrated by David Miles

Publisher’s Synopsis: All aboard the Christmas Train! Join Santa, his enterprising elves, snuggly snowmen, friendly carolers, and the rest of Christmas’s colorful characters on a train ride that teaches counting and seek-and-find activities all for the Christmas season. This adorable two-in-one board book unfolds into a 56″ train (perfect for playtime or room decor!) A handy velcro clasp keeps everything snuggly shut when reading time is over.

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Ages 2-5 | Publisher: Familius | September 3, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1641701655

Book Maisy\'s Christmas PartyMaisy’s Christmas Party

Written and Illustrated by Lucy Cousins

Publisher’s Synopsis: You’ve got mail! When Maisy invites her friends to a holiday party, she receives several pull-out gifts that she’s happy to share with fans.

The holidays are coming, and Maisy’s friends are thrilled to receive invitations to her party. It will be fun to play games, tell stories, sing carols, and eat treats! Dotty, Eddie, Cyril, Tallulah, and Charley all send thank-you notes to Maisy, each with a little something she might enjoy. And Maisy has something to give to her readers as well! Kids will be excited to reach into the envelope pockets to find:
· an ornament
· a simple gingerbread recipe
· a book of jokes
· a small advent calendar
· a puzzle
· and a Christmas card from Maisy!

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Ages 2-5 | Publisher: Candlewick | October 8, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1536208610

Buy the BookAll Is Merry and Bright

Written by Jeffrey Burton

Illustrated by Don Clark

Publisher’s Synopsis: A gorgeous keepsake book that shines with holiday cheer and foil on every spread, All Is Merry and Bright is full of illumination and hope—perfect for the youngest readers in your life.

Stars jingle in the sky
All is calm over night
All is merry
All is bright

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Ages 1-4 | Publisher: Little Simon | November 20, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1534429123

Buy the BookTeeny Tiny Santa

Written by Rachel Matson

Illustrated by Joey Chou

Publisher’s Synopsis: Join this teeny tiny Santa on a BIG Christmas adventure!

In a teeny tiny village
On an evening cold and bright
A teeny tiny fox
Dreamt of Christmas night.

This teeny tiny fox fears he is too small to get a visit from Santa. But with a teeny tiny ho ho ho… the most magical visitor arrives on this snowy Christmas night! Discover a heartwarming festive read-aloud, full of vibrant illustrations, bouncy rhymes, and holiday magic!

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Ages0-3 | Publisher: Cartwheel Books | September 17, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1338318494

Buy the BookMerry Christmas, Little Elliot

Written and Illustrated by Mike Curato

Publisher’s Synopsis: Best friends Little Elliot and Mouse are back for another adventure―and this time, they’re looking for Christmas spirit!

Little Elliot the elephant isn’t quite sure what Christmas spirit is, but he suspects he doesn’t have it. Not even a visit to Santa Claus can put Elliot in the right mood. But when chance blows a letter for Santa into Elliot and Mouse’s path, the two friends discover what Christmas is all about―and make a new friend, too. A heartfelt celebration of the season of giving!

Mike Curato’s Merry Christmas, Little Elliot is perfect for sharing around the holidays.

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Ages 2-5 | Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. | September 10, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1250209849

Buy the BookHow Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?

Written by Jane Yolen

Illustrated by Mark Teague

Publisher’s Synopsis: Ho ho ho! America’s bestselling dinosaur series celebrates Christmas in an engaging board book overflowing with humor and joy!

From decorating the tree to wrapping presents, little dinosaurs love to celebrate Christmas-and everything about it. With ornaments on the branches and carolers singing at the door, the spirit of Christmas is finally here and filling the hearts of families everywhere. But when the stockings are hung on the chimney, and the cookies are left out for Santa, how can little dinosaurs go to sleep? It’s so exciting! How can they possibly calm down and behave?

Children will laugh out loud as dinosaurs secretly lick candy canes, take sneaky peeks at gifts, and disrupt traditional family activities.

Already a holiday favorite, this board book from award-winning team Jane Yolen and Mark Teague will be an engaging, fun gift sure to be read again and again, year after year. How do dinosaurs say Merry Christmas? With an abundance of love, joy, memory, and gratitude.

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Ages 2-5 | Publisher: The Blue Sky Press | September 3, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1338330434

Buy the BookThe Nutcracker: Penguin Bedtime Classic

Written by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Illustrated by Carly Gledhill

Publisher’s Synopsis: Bedtime Classics: charmingly illustrated board book editions of perennial favorites, simplified for the youngest readers!

Bedtime Classics introduce classic works of fiction to little literary scholars through character-driven narratives and colorful illustration. Designed to be the perfect one minute bedtime story (or five minutes–if you’re begged to read it over and over) parents can feel good about exposing their children to some of the most iconic pieces of literature, while building their child’s bookshelf with these trendy editions!

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Ages 2-5 | Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers | October 15, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-0593113240

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