Monday, November 24, 2014

Our 20 Favorite Children's Christmas and Winter Books

Every month, one of Emma Ramey's favorite things to do is flip through and pick out books from her school's book order flyer.  This month's edition was especially Christmas-heavy, and it had me reminiscing about some my favorite Christmas and Winter books.  There are so many classics that are themed around this time of the year!

I thought I'd share a few of my personal favorites.  This is in no particular order...some of these we own, and some are just my favorites from my teaching days that are on our list to buy.  Most (not all) of these are award-winning classics, but there are a few fun new ones thrown into the mix too!

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Christmas Trolls by Jan Brett
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner
Charlie and the Christmas Kitty by Ree Drummond
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
It's Christmas, David! by David Shannon
Just a Snowman by Mercer Mayer
Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney
Merry Christmas, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff
The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever by Steven Kroll
How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky
Olivia Helps With Christmas by Ian Falconer
Dream Snow by Eric Carle
The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett
God Gave Us Christmas by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Merry Christmas Mom and Dad by Mercer Mayer
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie DePaola

Any others I'm missing?  What are your favorite children's Christmas books?