New *to us* Christmas books 2019

Book Lists

November 25, 2019

These are our family’s new favorite Christmas books for 2019. They aren’t necessarily new this year, but they are new to us. Tell me some of your family favorite Christmas books.

Christmas Books 2019

A Mustache Baby Christmas

Written By: Bridget Heos

Illustrated By: Joy Ang

When Christmas gets near Mustache Baby’s friend Javier’s beard turns into a Santa beard, Mustache Baby wants to be an elf. But when Mustache baby decides to keep all the toys for himself, well, the two of them suddenly develop bad guy mustaches and beards. It makes my kids laugh out loud and reminds kids that giving is the best part of Christmas.

Walk This World At Christmas Time

By: Debbie Powell

Walk This World at Christmastime illustrates the ways people around the world celebrate Christmas. Which each page comes a new set of countries and a new chance for kids to guess which area of the world  they have landed in. Christmas looks different around the globe and it is fun to see how different places have different traditions.

Pig The Elf

By: Aaron Blabey

Christmas is coming, and the greedy little pug expects Santa to deliver each item on his lengthy list. Unlike Trevor, a well-behaved dachshund, he refuses to go to sleep on Christmas Eve. He’s wide awake when the Santa  pays his visit and makes no bones about calling him out for the scanty pile of presents.

Santa Mouse

Written By: Michael Brown

Illustrated By: Elfrieda De Witt

In this charming Christmas story, we meet a tiny mouse who lives a very lonely life in a very big house. Yet he dearly loves Christmas and one Christmas Eve he is struck by the idea of if Santa is giving everyone else presents…who is giving Santa a present? He decides to surprise Santa with a present. And we see that giving is better than receiving.

A Muppet Christmas Carol

Written By: Brooke Vitale

Illustrated By: Luke Flowers

The classic  Charles Dickens tale told by some of your childhood favorite characters, The Muppets.

The Night Before Christmas

Written By: Clement C. Moore

Illustrated By: Sara Gianassi

The Night Before Christmas and all through the house…another classic story you have heard over and over. However, this thick paged beautifully illustrated classic is worth mentioning, because it is now one of my favorite versions.

The Gingerbread Man Loose At Christmas

Written By: Laura Murry

Illustrated By: Mike Lowery

Everyone in class is busy practicing songs and making goodies for their trip to town to thank community helpers, and the Gingerbread Man has made a gift for someone extra sweet. But before he can deliver his gift, whipping wind and swirling snow come to town, too.

Christmas Songs

Written By: Holly Berry-Byrd

Illustrated By: Katya Longhi

Who doesn’t love a little Christmas music so come introduce your little one to the festive tunes! These classic Christmas carols and festive illustrations are sure to fill your home with holiday cheer! The Classic Christmas songs include: Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Up on the Housetop, Away in a Manger, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Joy to the World and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

The Crayons’ Christmas

Written By: Drew Daywalt

Illustrated By: Oliver Jeffers

In this book readers get to see how Duncan, the crayons, and their families celebrate the holidays. With real, folded letters from the Crayons (and their loved ones) that you can pull from their envelopes and read, games, punch-out ornaments, a poster, and a pop-up tree. This is fun interactive book.

Christmas Is Here

Words From The King James Bible

Illustrated By: Lauren Castillo

Celebrate the real meaning of Christmas, in this touching tribute to an ancient text. As it reminds us to focus on family and our fellow man instead of on gifts and indulgences. Accompanying the timeless, reassuring text are sweet beautiful illustrations. A family walking through their town on a snowy December evening stumble upon a reenactment of the nativity, with sparse words this book delivers a powerful message.


The Most Wonderful Gift In The World

Written By: Mark Sperring

Illustrated By: Lucy Fleming

On Christmas morning, Esme and Bear wake up to find a gift under the tree that’s not for either of them. So the two set out to find the present’s recipient, Little Bunny Boo-Boo. Little do they know that the gift they are bringing is the greatest gift in the world. A heartwarming Christmas tale about the magic of friendship.


By: Matt Tavares

Dasher is an adventurous young reindeer with a wish in her heart. She spends her days with her family under the hot sun in a traveling circus, but she longs for a different life — one where there is snow beneath her hooves and the North Star above her head. One day, when the opportunity arises, Dasher seizes her destiny and takes off in pursuit of the life she wants to live. It’s not long before she meets a nice man in a red suit with a horse-drawn sleigh — a man named Santa.

Here Comes Santa Cat

Written By: Deborah Underwood

Illustrated By: Claudia Rueda

Cat has a hunch he’s not on Santa’s “nice” list. Which means? No presents for Cat. So he tries to be good, but children, it seems, aren’t wild for his brand of gift-giving. Still, Cat might surprise himself, and best of all, he may just get to meet the man in the red suit himself—and receive a holiday surprise of his own.


The Little Fir Tree

Written By: Han Christian Andersen

Illustrated By: Christopher Corr

Deep in the forest, there lived a beautiful little fir tree who longed to see the world. When the tree is taken to town at Christmas, it feels like all his dreams have come true. But what will happen the day after? Find out in this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s festive tale.

The Tree That’s Meant To Be

By: Yuval Zommer

A small, crookled fir tree is left all alone after the others near it in the forest are chosen by families as Christmas to bring home. But when the forest animals gather around the lonely little tree to cheer it up and celebrate the season, it finds the warmth of the holidays in the heart of a cold, snowy forest. This Christmas tree that learns what it means to be loved—with a powerful message to children that they are perfect just as they are.

A Christmas Sweater For Nina

By: Cecilia Heikkila

During the wintertime, life is not easy for Nina the homeless cat. She lives in the middle of a big city in a house made of cardboard. When it gets cold, Nina puts on her warm, woolly, red sweater. But one day when she’s out for a walk, the sweater starts unraveling. Without her sweater, the windy winter weather is unbearably hard! Nina follows the yarn as it winds through alleys, up walls, and over rooftops and towers. Luckily for her, this race ends in an unexpected place, where Nina receives her first Christmas present.

The Great Santa Stakeout

Written By: Betsy Bird

Illustrated By: Dan Santat

Freddy Melcher is Santa’s #1 Fan. He has Santa posters, Santa action figures, and even Santa underwear. But there is one prize Freddy desperately wants: A photograph taken withSanta, fresh out of the chimney. Oh, is it risky! It’s awfully hard to sneak anything by someone who can see you when you’re sleeping and knows when you’re awake. That’s why Freddy has been extra good this year . . . at hiding his plans.

Home Alone 2 Lost In New York

Written By: John Hughes

Illustrated By: Kim Smith

It’s the holidays and Kevin doesn’t want to go on his family vacation to Florida. Amid the chaos and confusion of the airport, he accidentally boards the wrong plane and ends up alone (again!) in New York City. Kevin goes sightseeing, checks into a hotel, and enjoys limo rides, all courtesy of his dad’s credit card. But then he makes a shocking discovery: the burglars who tried to rob his house last year are back, and this time they plan to rob a toy store on Christmas Eve! Can Kevin stop them and save Christmas with the help of some new friends?

Last Stop On The Reindeer Express

Written By: Maudie Powell-Tuck

Illustrated By: Carl James Mountford

Christmas is coming but Mia has no time to send the card she made to Grandpa, who lives far away. But when she stumbles across a magical mailbox, Mia finds herself inside the Reindeer Express and is whisked away on an exciting voyage over many exotic lands, reaching Grandpa just in time. Young readers will love opening doors that lead into the next page, peeking through holes into the next scene, and opening the card that Mia made for Grandpa. An especially great story for families who can’t all be together for Christmas.

Ho Ho Homework

Written By: Mylisa Larsen

Illustrated By: Taia Morley

It’s almost Christmas, and Jack’s classroom has a new substitute teacher. There’s something funny about Mr. Clausen—he seems awfully familiar.…Is it his long, white beard? Is it the way his laugh sounds a lot like “Ho, ho, ho”? Or maybe it’s his snack of milk and cookies—reindeer-shaped cookies!

The Night of His Birth

By: Katherine Paterson

Illustrated By: Lisa Aisato

Mary’s baby has arrived, and she can’t contain her joy! As Joseph sleeps, she examines her newborn’s tiny mouth, his wild hair, his little hands. Yet what’s most wondrous is that this child is not just Mary’s own but a gift that God has shared with everyone.


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