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Picture books for Christmas

December 16, 2016

If you have any little ones in your life, here are some great picture books to share with them this Christmas.

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS illustrated by Britta Teckentrup

the-twelve-days-of-christmasBritta Teckentrup puts a unique twist on the classic Christmas carol in this cute picture book.  The last page in the book shows all the gifts “my true love gave to me” and all the previous pages feature a cut out revealing that day’s (and the previous days) gifts.  Kids will enjoy seeing what the cute little elves are up to on each page and can have fun counting all the gifts.  Even the cover of THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS is visually appealing with it’s glossy finish and foil details.  Families will enjoy pulling this book out year after year.



the-lost-giftFour little woodland animals see Santa drop a present as he flies by on Christmas Eve.  They hunt it down and notice the tag on the gift identifies it as a gift for the New Baby on the Farm.  They work together to deliver the gift to the baby who’s thrilled with her surprise.  When the animals return home, they find a surprise of their own.

What a special book THE LOST GIFT is! Each of the four animals has their own personality in this story about the Spirit of Christmas and doing the right thing.  None of the animals could have delivered the gift on their own but, by working together, they save the holiday for someone else and learn that giving of themselves makes them happy.  The story is wonderful and Stephanie Graegin‘s illustrations are adorable in this terrific picture book.  Be sure to check it out!


kid konnection newI will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

Review copy provided by Penguin Random House.  I am an Indiebound Affliate.
9 Comments leave one →
  1. bookingmama permalink
    December 16, 2016 6:49 am

    Both of these books sounds perfect for this time of year! I especially love the idea of THE LOST GIFT!

  2. December 16, 2016 7:43 am

    Thanks for spotlighting these – I love to pick up Christmas picture books to have on hand for my grandchildren.

  3. December 16, 2016 10:08 am

    Can’t go wrong with Xmas picture books!

  4. December 16, 2016 4:51 pm

    Sounds adorable!

  5. December 16, 2016 7:16 pm

    These books sound extra-special. Wonderful holiday post!

  6. Patty permalink
    December 17, 2016 10:39 am


  7. Literary Feline permalink
    December 17, 2016 11:16 pm

    This both sound like good holiday reads. I need to dig out Mouse’s. I can’t believe we haven’t done that yet.

  8. December 19, 2016 2:33 pm

    These seem adorable.

  9. December 27, 2016 9:31 pm

    These both seem so cute! Maybe it’s just because Gage and I have been sick and locked in the house for almost a week but I’m actually going to miss Christmas. I don’t want to take down the decorations or stop reading the books! I do want to lose the cough though.

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