We love books. And holiday books for some reason, always seem extra special. Over the last few years we have been working on a Christmas book collection. This year we had enough books to make a Book Advent Calendar out of them. We still have many more books on a wish list too for Christmas’ to come. Today I will share with you many of our favorite Christmas books and a few we can not wait to buy in “The Ultimate Christmas Book List for Ages 2-6”.
What books are on your lists?
The Ultimate Christmas Book List for Ages 2-6
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We have about 5 Dollar Tree Christmas books we love and here are the rest.
Merry Christmas Mom and Dad (A Golden Look-Look Book)
Mercer Mayer’s very popular character stars in a getting-ready- for-Christmas picture book. Little Critter approaches Christmas with the intention of being a good helper. When he makes a mistake, he has a logical explanation. He couldn’t wrap the Christmas package because the tape got too sticky. He couldn’t buy his parents a present because there were too many toys to look at. He couldn’t put up the tree lights because they were just too tangled. Little Critter means well, but every funny illustration shows him as tangled up as the Christmas lights.
Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Llama Llama holidays.
Jingle music. Lights ablaze.
How long till that special date?
Llama Llama has to wait.
If there’s one thing Llama Llama doesn’t like, it’s waiting. He and Mama Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating the tree . . . but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come? Finally, Llama Llama just can’t wait any more! It takes a cuddle from Mama Llama to remind him that “Gifts are nice, but there’s another: The true gift is, we have each other.”
A Charlie Brown Christmas: With Sound and Music
This ultra-deluxe retelling of the beloved story A Charlie Brown Christmas features music, dialogue, and colorful illustrations that will delight fans everywhere.
In the holiday classic TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Peanuts gang learns the true meaning of Christmas from a scraggly old tree. In this interactive edition of the story, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and friends come to life with the help of sound prompts that allow readers to listen to the unforgettable dialogue and music we love.
It’s December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter’s nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! It is in his dream that he imagines a snowstorm coming and covering him and his animals—named One, Two, Three, Four and Five—in a snowy blanket.
But when the farmer awakens, he finds that it has really snowed outside, and now he remembers something! Putting on his red suit, he goes outside, puts some gifts under the tree for his animals, and presses a button near a Christmas tree, creating a most surprising musical treat for children everywhere.
Spot’s Christmas board book
The Christmas season is a very busy time, and Spot knows that as well as anyone else. Everyone in Spot’s house has something to do: there’s the tree to put up and decorate, presents to make and wrap, and Mom needs Spot’s help in the kitchen. Spot is so excited, keeping a sharp eye out for any flying reindeer, he almost forgets to leave milk and cookies for Santa!
I Spy Santa Claus (Scholastic Reader, Level 1)
A Level 1 reader, based upon the bestselling I Spy series, with picture riddles and search-and-find fun!
All new, easy-to read riddles by Jean Marzollo are paired with fun photographs culled from previously published I Spy books to create a festive I Spy easy reader. With rhythm, rhyme, and picture clues, this book is written to support the newest reader!
A Very Mater Christmas (Disney/Pixar Cars) (Glitter Board Book)
Lightning McQueen and Mater enjoy the holidays in Radiator Springs! Boys ages 0-5 will love this Christmas-themed Board book which features sparkling glitter on the cover and on every page!
Olive, the Other Reindeer Pop-Up Advent Calendar
Olive is merrily preparing for Christmas when suddenly she realizes “Olive… the other Reindeer… I thought I was a dog. Hmmm, I must be a Reindeer!” So she quickly hops aboard the polar express and heads to the North Pole. And while Santa and the other reindeer are a bit surprised that a dog wants to join the their team, in the end Olive and her unusual reindeer skills are just what Santa and his veteran reindeer team need. Colorful graphic illustrations accompany this zany dog story from the well-known author and artist team, Vivian and J.otto Seibold. Adorable Olive and her hilarious adventures are sure to make anyone’s Christmas merry.
The Night Before Christmas (Little Golden Book)
This 1949 Little Golden Book edition of the famous poem, The Night Before Christmas, was a staple in the Golden Book line for many years. Recently found in the Golden Books archives, Corinne Malvern’s artwork for this title has been digitized and beautifully reproduced for today’s kids!
Little Critter’s Christmas Book (Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter)
Renowned author/illustrator Mercer Mayer presents his loveable characters in a Critter Christmas that’s sure to be fun for everyone. In this classic, Little Critter is doing all he can to get ready for Christmas! From Building snow critters to visiting Santa to wrapping presents, Little Critter celebrates the holiday season with his family in a way only Little Critter can.
I Smell Christmas: Scratch-and-Sniff Book (Little Critter Board Books)
Enjoy the smells of Christmas with Little Critter and his family in this charming scratch-and-sniff holiday book that features nine wonderful scents! Full-color illustrations. 9 spreads.
Little Critter: Merry Christmas, Little Critter!
It’s Christmastime and Little Critter has written his letter to Santa, helped his mom bake cookies, decorated the tree, and done some last-minute shopping. He can’t wait for Santa to get here. Lift the big flaps to share in the Christmas fun with Little Critter and his family!
Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale
That cold winter’s night,
beneath the star’s light…
…a Little One came for the world.
Can You See What I See?: Toyland Express: Picture Puzzles to Search and Solve
An amazing new search-and-find adventure from the creative mind of renowned photographer and author Walter Wick.
Amazing photographs accompany a search-and-find story by Walter Wick, the creator of award-winning picture books, the author and photographer of the New York Times bestselling Can You See What I See? series, and the photographer of the bestselling I Spy series.
Santa Claus (Funny Faces, With Lights & Sound)
Rhyming story about Santa Claus and his unusual Christmas adventures, which is fun to listen to and read.
Features lights and touch and feel cover.
Noisy surprises at the end of the book makes it even more fun!
Our Wish List:
From superstars Donaldson and Scheffler, a heartwarming holiday tale.
Stick Man lives in the family tree
With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three.
But one day, Stick Man is carried off by a mischievous dog who wants to play fetch! Things go from bad to worse as Stick Man is carried farther and farther away from home. Lonely and lost, Stick Man desperately wants to get home to be with his family for Christmas. And when he helps Santa Claus out of a bind, he finds the perfect ticket home!
The Gingerbread Pirates
It’s Christmas Eve, and Jim and his mother are making pirate gingerbread men to leave for Santa. Jim’s favorite is Captain Cookie, who carries a gingerbread cutlass and has a toothpick peg leg. The captain is much too good to be eaten, so Jim keeps him close by his bed. But late that night, when Jim is fast asleep, Captain Cookie steptaps away on a daring adventure to find his pirate crew — and rescue them from that mysterious character he’s heard about: a cannibal named Santa Claus. At once contemporary and timeless, suspenseful and joyous, this masterfully illustrated tale is destined to be a new holiday classic.
The Polar Express
For twenty years, The Polar Express has been a worldwide bestseller and Christmas classic. A perfect keepsake for any family, this beautiful edition can be handed down to each new generation of readers.
In 1986 The Polar Express was awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal and hit the New York Times bestseller list. Since that time, more than six and a half million copies have been sold, and every December it faithfully reappears on national bestseller lists. In 2004, The Polar Express became a blockbuster holiday movie. The DVD release in 2005 assures, that like the book, the movie will become a holiday classic.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss)
The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville’s holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.
The Christmas Wish
In the tradition of The Snowman, The Polar Express, and the many books of Jan Brett this cozy Nordic tale filled with extraordinary photographs will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas. This is one to pull out every year and savor.
Long ago, a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa’s elves. So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa. A generous trim-size, matte cover, and foiled title make this a special book for the holiday season.
An Otis Christmas
It’s Christmas eve on the farm where Otis and all of his friends live. The farmer has given Otis his first real Christmas present–a shiny new horn! A tree has been decorated, a big snowstorm is on its way, and all of the animals are excited. Best of all, one of the horses on the farm is about to give birth to a foal! Yet in the middle of the night the horse begins neighing in pain and when the farmer says, “We’d better get Doc Baker out here or we’ll lose ’em both,” Otis knows the horse is in trouble. Snow has been falling hard for hours and the roads are unpassable. How will they got Doc? Otis to the rescue! He knows a shortcut through the woods and he arrives at the doc’s house flashing his headlights and revving his engine. When Doc fails to awake, Otis uses his new horn. Then, with Doc in tow, he races back to the farm just in time for a Christmas miracle . . . and the arrival of a new friend to play with.
It’s Christmas time for Emily Elizabeth and Clifford! While they count down the days to their favorite holiday, Clifford makes a snowman, gets a tree, and finds a surprise in his stocking.
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
In this rockin’ spin on the traditional tale The Night Before Christmas, Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do. This updated edition of Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, a New York Times bestseller by James Dean and Eric Litwin, features a foil jacket and includes a free sticker sheet!
Merry Christmas, Stinky Face
A Christmas favorite, now in board book!
“What if Santa’s lips get chapped?” Stinky Face asks. “What if the sack of toys starts to rip?”
As always, Mama lovingly addresses each and every one of her child’s concerns. Of course, Stinky Face leaves Santa lip balm and duct tape . . . just in case.
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