Malvika Patel

12 Books for Christmas - Best Books to Gift This Christmas

With Christmas around the corner, it’s time to be looking for gifts for your children, nieces, nephews, and grandkids. We’re here to help out with our picks of the best children's books, for all ages and interests, which make great gifts for kids this Christmas…


The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

Keats received the 1963 Caldecott Medal for this gorgeously illustrated winter children’s book. In the story, a young boy named Peter ventures out to explore his city after the first snowfall of the season. This sweet book will bring back fond memories of snow days past for parents.


Who Made a Hole in the Chicken Coop?


Who Made a Hole in the Chicken Coop is a delightful children's book that champions the power of confidence for children at an age when they need it most. It is a book for every child who seeks encouragement, especially from the people that mean the most to them - their parents. An uplifting book that teaches children positive life skills early on and reinforces a child’s dreams, self-esteem, and imagination. Let’s empower our children to dream big and believe in themselves!




A Charlie Brown Christmas: Deluxe Edition, by Charles M. Schulz and Vicki Scott

Charles Schulz’s beloved television special comes to life in this gorgeous deluxe picture book. As the Peanuts gang gets ready for the holiday, Charlie finds himself questioning the true meaning of Christmas. This story is perfect for longtime fans of Peanuts and new readers alike.



Stick Man, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Stick Man, lives in a tree with his wife and three children, but his life is turned upside down when he is carried off by a dog who just wants to play with him. How will he ever find his way back home? This quirky picture book is a heartwarming tale about home.


The Christmas Quiet Book, by Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska

The holidays are a loud time in our lives, filled with busy schedules, caroling, and the laughter of loved ones. This sweet book reminds readers to appreciate the quiet parts of Christmas—the stillness of a snowfall or the silence of kids searching the house for a hopeful peek at presents.


Olivia Helps with Christmas, by Ian Falconer

Our favorite feisty pig is back, and this time she’s helping her parents prep for Christmas. She gets to work wrapping presents, decorating the tree, and playing in the snow—what could possibly go wrong?


Merry Christmas Mom and Dad, by Mercer Mayer

In this hilarious book, Little Critter gets ready for the festive season by making wreaths, baking (and eating) gingerbread cookies, and helping his parents decorate the tree.



My Fold Out Books 12 Days of Christmas, by Roger Priddy

For your littlest ones, this sweet board book version of a Christmas classic unfolds into one long page with beautiful illustrations. On each page, readers will find the words to the classic “12 Days of Christmas” song, so they can sing along as they unfold the story.



The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg

While the snow falls on Christmas Eve, a mysterious train heads from door to door to bring children to see Santa, so that they may tell him their Christmas wishes. This classic picture book, published in 1985, inspired the 2004 movie of the same name and is read to millions of children each holiday.




Snowmen at Christmas, by Caralyn Buehner and Mark Buehner

This book is a holiday sequel to Snowmen at Night, which told the story of what snowmen do after people go to bed. In this version, children will learn how snowmen celebrate Christmas, while the rest of the world is busy celebrating with their families.




Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, by Robert L. May

Your children probably know the song and the cartoon version of this story, and now you can introduce them to Robert L. May’s original Rudolph with beautiful illustrations from Antonio Javier Caparo. When Rudolph is bullied by his peers for his unusual red nose, he worries Santa will never choose him to pull the sleigh. But on a particularly overcast night, he has the opportunity to shine and save Christmas for everyone.




The Girl Who Saved Christmas, by Matt Haig

This funny Christmas tale is perfect for children who are reading on their own. It tells the story of Amelia Wishart, the first child to ever receive a Christmas present, inspiring Santa to bring gifts to children all over the world. But when her hope begins to fade, Santa can sense something is wrong—and he sets out to find her and help her believe once again.