More great Christmas books to read to children

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on December 15, 2010

Jingle Bells by Maryann Kovalski

After compiling her Christmas book selections, Menlo Park children’s librarian Michele Burnham sent along another list of great Christmas-themed books to read to children, chosen by her colleague Angela Haight.

The Little Boy’s Christmas Gift by John Speirs (ages 4-8)
Beautiful medieval-style paintings and a story about both giving and receiving that gives a different twist to the Wise Men story.

The Ox and the Donkey by Gunter Spang (ages 5-8)
A gentle story and lovely, soft illustrations that reweaves a post-Nativity legend.

Christmas in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown (ages 4-8)
A simple retelling of the Nativity story for young children illustrated by Diane Goode.

A Possible Tree by Josephine Haskell Aldridge illustrated by Daniel San Souci (ages 5-8)
Christmas Eve in the forest where a small fir tree becomes home to many animals.

The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher by Robert Kraus (ages 4-8)
Can Christmas really come if cookies don’t have sprinkles?

Jingle Bells by Maryann Kovalski (ages 4-8)
A warm story of a grandmother and her two granddaughters on a trip to the big city, and the sleigh ride that almost went wrong.

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