Cuddle up with a fun book this December with your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade child with these engaging Christmas Books for Preschoolers. We have so many really cute stories with beautiful illustrations to keep your child engaged with these preschool Christmas book the whole holiday season.
Christmas Books for Preschoolers
The holiday season is the perfect time to curl up with the family and enjoy some beautiful stories together. There are lots of great Christmas books for preschoolers that explore the symbols and traditions of the holiday season, as well as the joy and compassion shared around the world at this time of year. So take a peak and order a few new preschool Christmas books to enjoy this year with your toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners.
Preschool Christmas Books
Is It Christmas Yet? was written and illustrated by Jane Chapman. This adorable book follows little Teddy as he tries to help Big Bear prepare for Christmas. Kids will love watching the cute little bear make mess after mess.
Merry Christmas, Stinky Face was written by Lisa McCourt and illustrated by Cyd Moore. This holiday version of the popular book series follows Stinky Face as he peppers his mother with holiday themed questions and she provides him with creative answers.
Llama Llama Holiday Drama was written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney. Llama and his mother are getting ready for Christmas, and all of the waiting starts to get to the little one. This story is full of fun holiday traditions and the familiar rhyming text and comforting illustrations that fans of the series enjoy.
Santa’s Story was written and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. It’s Christmas Eve and Santa is ready to go, but he can’t find the reindeer. Each of them is off doing their own thing. Then Santa remembers their yearly tradition, and he pulls them all together, just in time to head out for the holidays.
Christmas books for kindergarten
The Gifts of the Animals was written by Carole Gerber and illustrated by Yumi Shimokawara. This beautiful story follows the animals in the stable as they offer humble gifts and prepare for the birth of Jesus.
Christmas is Awesome was written by Sabrina Moyle and illustrated by Eunice Moyle. This vibrantly colored board book explores all of the awesome things about Christmas. Kids will love the adorable animals in the colorful illustrations.
You are My Miracle was written by Maryann Cusimano Love and illustrated by Satomi Ichikawa. This holiday spin on the popular book You are My I Love You explores the relationship between parent and child using familiar holiday symbols and traditions.
The Polar Express was written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. This popular story follows a young boy as he climbs on a magical train and heads to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. The story is accompanied by beautiful illustrations, and kids will love the magic of the North Pole. Pair this classic book with these fun activities!
Llama Llama Jingle Bells was written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney. This short rhyming book follows Llama Llama and his loved ones as they participate in lots of familiar Christmas traditions.
Christmas books preschool
Duck and Goose, It’s Time for Christmas was written and illustrated by Tad Hills. Goose wants to do all kinds of winter activities, but Duck knows that it is time for Christmas. Join the feathered friends as they celebrate the season together.
Pick a Pine Tree was written by Patricia Toht and illustrated by Jarvis. This rhyming story follows a family as they visit a tree lot and choose their tree, then bring it home and decorate it together. Check out these fun tree activities to pair with the book!
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas was written by Dr. Seuss. This classic Christmas story follows the grumpy Grinch as he tries to steal Christmas from the Who’s in Who-ville, and learns that Christmas is about more than the gifts.
Christmas Cookie Day was written by Tara Knudsen and illustrated by Pauline Siewert. This rhyming board book celebrates the family tradition of making cookies together, by following an adult bear and baby bear as they cook and create.
Snowmen at Christmas was written by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner. When people fall asleep on Christmas Eve night, the snowmen start their celebrations. This adorable rhyming story is full of magic and imagination that will have kids watching the snowmen outside their windows.
Christmas books for toddlers
Little Robin’s Christmas was written and illustrated by Jan Fearnley. Little Robin has his knit vests all ready for the holidays. But when he runs into animals in need, he decides to share them. This story of sharing and kindness has a festive twist that kids and adults will love.
The Legend of the Poinsettia was written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. Lucida wants to offer a beautiful gift to the Baby Jesus during the Christmas procession, but when her plans go awry, a miracle turns her humble gift into the beautiful flowers that we celebrate today. Teach kids about Christmas all over the world with these fun books!
Construction Site on Christmas Night was written by Sherri Duskey Rinker. This rhyming story revisits the construction vehicle characters from the popular book Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site. Each of the trucks plays an important role in a big project right before Christmas, and receives a special gift for the holiday.
Bear Stays Up for Christmas was written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman. Bear always sleeps through Christmas, but this year his animal friends are going to help him stay up. The rhyming text and adorable animal illustrations make this a great bedtime story.
Clifford’s Christmas was written by Norman Bridwell. Clifford and Emily Elizabeth are ready for Christmas. But when Santa runs into a problem at Clifford’s dog house, it’s up to the big red dog to save the holiday.
River Rose and the Magical Christmas was written by Kelly Clarkson and illustrated by Lucy Fleming. River Rose wants to stay up late to deliver a letter to Santa, but she soon finds herself on a magical adventure to the North Pole with her dog Joplin.
Free Christmas Worksheets
Looking for more fun Christmas themed, FREE printables for preschoolers in December? You will love these choices:
- Christmas Worksheets for Preschoolers
- Easy-to-Make Christmas Hat Craft for Kids
- Fun to make Christmas Playdough Mats
- These Christmas sight Word Games help kids work on reading fluency.
- Kids will have fun practicing patterns with this Free Christmas Patterns Activity
- Help kids work on color recognition with these Stockings Christmas Color Game
- Practice Counting to 20 with these Christmas Tree Playdough Mats
- These Christmas Stocking Traceable Letters are a fun way to practice writing alphabet letters
Christmas Activities for Kids
Looking for more free printable worksheets and epic Christmas Activities for kids? Check these out:
- Holiday Tree Letter Find Christmas Worksheets
- FUN Rudolph Race Game
- Free Christmas Alphabet Game
- Super cute Free Printable Christmas Worksheets for prek-2nd graders
- Gingerbread Christmas Alphabet Game
- Free printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt
- Color by Hundreds Chart Christmas Worksheets
- Christmas Worksheets for going around the world in December
- Free Christmas Games Pictionary
- Christmas Dot to Dot Printables
- BINGO – a printable Free Christmas Games
- 12 Days of Christmas Coloring Pages
- Grow your own tree with this Christmas Science Experiments
- 200 EPIC Christmas Crafts and Activities
- Amazing Puffy Snow Paint
- Easy Paper Strip Christmas Tree Ornament Craft
- Stunning Melted Crayon Ornaments
- 31 December Activities for Kids
- How to Make Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
- Christmas Tree Playdough Mats
- Snowman Handprint Ornament – super cute keepsake craft
- Growing Candy Canes – a magical Christmas Activity for kids with FREE printable!
- Christmas Word Family Activities
- Make learning fun in December with this Santa’s Sleigh CVC Word Christmas Worksheets
- Free Christmas Playdough Mats
- Hands-on Christmas Patterns Activities
- Christmas Tree Mat to practice counting with playdough
- Free Hat Craft for a fun Preschool Christmas Crafts
- Fun-to-read Christmas books for preschoolers
Preschool Book Lists
If you are looking for more fun-to-read preschool book lists with picture books picked out for your preschoolers, don’t miss these great picks:
- Construction Books for Preschoolers
- 100th Day fo School Books for kids
- Best Snowman Books for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners
- Fun-to-Read Penguin Books for Preschoolers
- Romping and Roaring Dinosaur Books for kids
- Cute Preschool Shape Books
- Apple Books for Preschoolers that are perfect for September
- Check out these summer books for preschoolers
- Creepy, Crawly Books about Insects for Preschoolers
- Discover lots of Color Books for Preschool kids
- Hop on over to read these silly Frog Books for Preschool
- These Easter Books for Preschoolers are sure to be new favorites
- Celebrate the arrival of spring with these spring books for preschoolers
- Preschool Books about Family you’ll love reading
- So many lovely flower books for preschoolers
- Silly and Fun Animal Books for Preschoolers
- In February you’ll love reading these Valentine Books for Preschool
- Not-so-chilly Winter Books for Preschoolers
- Perfect for the holidays Christmas Books for preschoolers
- Make some friends in these cute Farm Books for Preschool
- Teach kids to give thanks with these inspiring Thanksgiving Books for Preschoolers
- Enjoy Autumn cuddling up reading one of these fall books for preschoolers
Plus don’t miss our MANY preschool worksheets, fun alphabet printables, hands-on preschool math, clever ideas to learn colors, complete preschool themes, lots of playdoh mats, cute preschool crafts, and fantastic preschool books on our Preschool Play and Learn website.