A staple in every lower elementary library could be a bin of timeless, fun, and beloved Christmas themed books. These books can be read once, or time and time again to help teach a lesson of traditions, giving to other, and to spread the magic of the season. Theses Christmas books are great for one on one lesson, small group reteaching methods, and even those whole group “we gotta get this together” meeting. There is a collection of Christmas Books Kids Love for lower elementary classrooms.
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Books from a Series
These books are listed in ABC order only. We all have our favorite series of books, so have fun choosing a few of these Christmas books for your classroom.
A Not Very Merry Pout Pout Fish (Amazon)
Bear Stays Up for Christmas (Amazon)
Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho! (Amazon)
Dream Snow (Eric Carle) (Amazon)
Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas (Amazon)
Gingerbread Christmas (Amazon)
How Santa Got His Job (Amazon)
How Santa Lost His Job (Amazon)
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies (Amazon)
Its Christmas David (Amazon)
Llama Llama Holiday Drama (Amazon)
Llama Llama Jingle Bells (Amazon)
Merry Christmas Mouse (Amazon)
Merry Christmas, Mom and Dad (Little Critter Series) (Amazon)
Merry Christmas, Stinky Face (Amazon)
Otis Saves Christmas (Amazon)
Pete The Car Saves Christmas (Amazon)
Snowmen at Christmas (Amazon)
The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever (Amazon)
The Night Before The Night Before Christmas (Amazon)
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell (Amazon)
By Beloved Authors and Illustrators
Dear Santa (Amazon)
Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear (Amazon)
Mortimer’s Christmas Manger (Amazon)
Santa’s Eleven Months Off (Amazon)
Santa’s Underwear (Amazon)
Turkey Claus (Amazon)
Oldies but Goodies
These are great classic books that we all should have or read every year, but this list just can’t be complete without adding them to our list. These books also make excellent, thoughtful gifts for student teachers, new teachers, or even a parent volunteer.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Amazon)
The Night Before Christmas (Amazon)
Santa’s Stuck (Amazon)
With Elves and Reindeer
If you have themed days of school and are looking for books to fit these days, check out these elf and reindeer book titles.
- How to Catch an Elf (Amazon)
- The Littlest Elf (Amazon)
- Memoirs of an Elf (Amazon)
- Olive, the Other Reindeer (Amazon)
- The Littlest Reindeer (Amazon)
- The Great Reindeer Rebellion (Amazon)
- The Wild Christmas Reindeer (Amazon)
New To Love
Then, these books are newer, but I am already loving them. Looking for a new book to make this time of year fun? Check out these books!
- Things You Never Knew About Santa (Amazon)
- The Christmas Selfie Contest (Amazon)
- Gingerbread Man Loose At Christmas (Amazon)
- A World of Christmas Cookies for Santa (Amazon)
Christmas Based Selections
If you are looking for Christmas book that teach about Jesus and His birth, here are a few books to choose from.
- The Stable Where Jesus Was Born (Amazon)
- Christmas in a Manger (Amazon)
- God Gave Us Christmas (Amazon)
- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Amazon)
Christmas Around the World Books
Finally, one of the beloved traditions in Kindergarten. We all love to travel around the world with our students as we explore the magical season of Christmas and how diverse this holiday can be around the world. Here are some great books to help guide these lessons. I don’t read every page of every book, but I skim most of them, esp the longer reads.
- The Legend of Old Befana (Amazon)
- Lucia Morning in Sweden (Amazon)
- Lucia, Saint of Light (Amazon)
- The Night of Las Posadas (Amazon)
- The Baker’s Dozen (Amazon)
- Christmas Wombat (Amazon)
- Babuska: A Christmas Tale (Amazon)
These next books are awesome because they contain real images from the countries listed. I think these would be great additions to your school or public library, but I wanted to include them so you would see great, student friendly options that are non fiction and picture rich.
- Christmas in England (Amazon)
- Christmas in France (Amazon)
- Christmas in Italy (Amazon)
- Christmas in Mexico (Amazon)
- Christmas in Sweden (Amazon)
- Christmas in Germany (Amazon)
- Christmas in Norway (Amazon)
- Christmas in Philippians (Amazon)
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Since I love making activities to go with books,
I have many reading comprehension packs for Christmas books.
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