The holiday season is a time for sharing, and what better gift to share with the young people in your life than books? Here are some great new holiday books for children. Look for them in local bookstores, or your local library.
Mary Hoffman's spunky heroine Grace returns in Grace at Christmas. Grace’s grandmother invites another family to Christmas time, but Grace does not want to share. Maybe a real, live ballerina will convince her!
Rachel’s family gets ready for a Hanukkah celebration in Erica Silverman's The Hanukkah Hop! illustrated by Steve D’Amico.
Donna L. Washington's new book, L’il Rabbit’s Kwanzaa, illustrated by Shane W. Evans, is great to share with the family. L’il Rabbit surprises Grandma with a special gift for Kwanzaa.
Everyone's favorite troublemaker, David, is back to celebrate Christmas in It’s Christmas, David! by David Shannon.
In The Money We’ll Save by Brock Cole, Pa hopes to save money on Christmas dinner, so he brings home a turkey to the family’s tiny apartment in nineteenth-century New York City.
David Adler's The Story of Hanukkah, illustrated by Jill Weber, recounts the history of the holiday, in a child-friendly way.
Feeling crafty? Check out Jessica Strand's Holiday Crafting & Baking with Kids for fun ideas for Christmas, New Year's, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and more.
For more holiday book suggestions, look here:
New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s books of 2011
Horn Book’s Recommended Holiday Books
Kirkus Review’s Best Children’s Books of 2011
Have a safe and happy holiday!