Reading holiday books with a child or children can be such a rich, rich experience for everyone. Children feel important because you are spending time with them; and the simple, beautiful message of a good children’s book may just touch you with its clarity and anchor you with its truth. If you are looking for Christmas books that you and the kids might read and enjoy together, here are some suggestions to get you started. (I have more, but I’m still tweaking my reviews. I promise you will see them soon.):

It’s a Wonderful Life for Kids!

Jotham’s Journey

The Legend of the Candy Cane

Lucille Nadine Alexander’s Birthday

Read and Play Christmas

Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story
(Carol Green also suggests at the end of this recommendation that you consider Santa’s Favorite Story, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, The Story of Christmas (Carry Me) and My March to the Manger.)

Sparkle Box


Nancy Ellen Hird is a mom, a writer and a credentialed teacher. (She taught seventh grade and preschool.)  Her latest work for children is We All Get a Clue, a mystery novel for girls 10-13. It is the second book in the series that began with I Get a Clue. For several years she was a freelance reviewer of children’s and teen’s literature for the Focus on the Family website.