Are you looking to expand your children’s holiday bookshelf? Or maybe you are looking for a couple of gifts for some high-quality family time? Here is a list of children’s books celebrating the season, encompassing a range of holidays and traditions. You and your child can go on adventures all over the world and learn about the different ways people celebrate their beloved holidays. While many things have changed in 2020, reading with our family is something special that we can—and should—continue to do, maybe snuggled up in a cozy blanket with some hot chocolate and under some twinkly lights.

With some classic stories and more recent additions, you’re sure to find a new page-turner that will keep your kiddo begging to read it again and again!

"All the Colors of Christmas" by Matthew Paul Turner

"The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg

"Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas" by Pamela Ehrenberg

"Peef: The Christmas Bear" by Tom Hegg

"The Nutcracker in Harlem" by T. E. McMorrow

"Dasher" by Matt Tavares

"Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa" by Donna L. Washington

"The Crayons’ Christmas" by Drew Daywalt

"Here Comes Santa Cat" by Deborah Underwood

"Silent Night (The Christmas Choir)" by Lara Hawthorne

"I Got the Christmas Spirit" by Connie Schofield-Morrison

"Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story" by Angela Shelf Medearis

"We Are Grateful" by Traci Sorell

"Pick a Pine Tree" by Patricia Toht

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss

Bonus: If you are in Germany and wanting to teach your little one about Bavaria’s Krampus—known to some as the evil Santa Claus—check out "Goodnight Krampus" by Derek Sullivan, a warmer and less-scary introduction to this German Christmas legend!

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