Christmas brings magic, warmth, and joy every year. Holiday season spirit and memories are timeless – and carry on through traditions and storytelling. Books keep us connected as time goes on. If you are looking to brighten your family’s Christmas traditions, check out these books. They do a wonderful job blending nostalgia with new, unique charm that young readers will cherish.
Awkward Avocado’s Christmas by C.J. Zachary
Everyone’s favorite avocado is back with a Christmas tale the entire family will love! Author/illustrator duo C.J. and Zac Zachary once again demonstrate their creativity, charm, and skill in the third book of their Awkward Avocado book series.
In Awkward Avocado Christmas, the Awkward Avocado shares her idea of Christmas – kooky relatives, family traditions, lights, decorations, treats, and gift ambitions. Everyone knows that during this wonderful time of year, it’s easy to get caught up and lost in the spectacle. But this joyous book helps us to remember what’s important during all the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
The Christmas Tree that Changed the World by Cookie Claus
This is much more than a book – it’s a yearly tradition that your family will love. In the book, a young evergreen tree name Spruce and puppy friend Holly adventure to create the first Christmas tree of Kindness. They start a new North Pole Tradition by adding ornaments to Spruce’s branches after doing kind acts. In the process, they become happier, make new friends, and change the world for the better!
In addition to being a meaningful story, the book is interactive and might just inspire you to do some kind acts this season. Included at the end of every storybook is a “Spruce” tree with ornaments to cut out and add as kind acts are completed. You and your family will love decorating your first “Christmas Tree of Kindness” and making this a cherished tradition every year!
‘Twas the Night Before Dogmas by Wendy Johnson
As a dog lover, I knew I had to read this book as soon as I saw its adorable cover. Sweet, wonderful, and magical, this new book offers a new four-legged twist on a classic Christmas tale. If you and your family love Christmas and animals, this is the book for you.
In the story, everyone’s favorite block-headed, narcoleptic, rescue dog Farkle is back, this time for a Howl-iday adventure. It’s the night before Dogmas. Farkle is sleeping and dreaming of bacon in his furever home, alongside his brother Tucker. Suddenly, he’s awakened by a strange noise coming from the kitchen. Upon investigation, he finds a joyful round man that could be none other than Santa Paws! Farkle and Tucker find themselves on an adventure of a lifetime as they tag along with Santa Paws for a magical evening of rescue.
Squiggles, A Very Merry Chrismouse by Laurie Nowlan
This new book is certain to become a family favorite. It is a warm and delightful Christmas tale about a determined little mouse who learns the true meaning of Christmas: the joy of giving and the love of family.
In Squiggles, A Very Merry Christmouse, an always hungry mouse named Squiggles is disappointed that his Christmas holiday won’t be filled be his usual feasting. As his tummy grumbles, he slowly begins to focus on his Mama and how she’s feeling this Christmas. Although he faces challenges, he’s determined and eventually finds her a very thoughtful gift. Mama’s spirits are lifted and together they share the perfect Christmas.
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