December Picture Books

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Here at the Read-Aloud Revival, December feels like a time to gather our children close, and read, read, read – so we’ve created this list with that in mind.

We’ve focused our December selections on our favorite Christmas picture books. We read through hundreds, and hand-picked our favorites for you here.

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Merry Christmas, Strega Nona
Merry Christmas Big Hungry Bear (Child’s Play Library)
Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale
Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree
Christmas in Noisy Village (Picture Puffin)
Henry the Christmas Cat
Night Tree
Christmas In The Country
The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story
My First Christmas
An Orange for Frankie
Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever
The Donkey’s Dream
Little One, We Knew You’d Come
This Is the Stable
We Were There: A Nativity Story
An Invisible Thread Christmas Story: A true story based on the #1 New York Times bestseller
The Night Before Christmas
The Night of Las Posadas (Picture Puffin Books)
The Story of Christmas
A Christmas Sweater for Nina
Christmas Trolls
The Crippled Lamb
A Christmas Carol
Where Is Christmas, Jesse Bear?
One Starry Night
The Bear and the Star
Strega Nona’s Gift
On Christmas Day in the Morning: A Traditional Carol
Gingerbread Christmas
Father and Son: A Nativity Story
Great Joy (midi edition)
Hurry Hurry Have You Heard
The Christmas Cat
Polar Express 30th anniversary edition
The First Christmas (Festive Pop-Up Book)
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
Home for Christmas
The Christmas Fox
The Money We’ll Save
Cobweb Christmas: The Tradition of Tinsel
The Dolls’ Christmas (Tasha Tudor Collection)
Silent Night
Christmas for 10
The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale
Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve?
Santa Claus and the Three Bears
Prairie Christmas
The Christmas Tree Ship
The Legend of the Candy Cane, Newly Illustrated Edition: The Inspirational Story of Our Favorite Christmas Candy
Stick Man
The Story of Holly and Ivy
The Baker’s Dozen
The Wild Christmas Reindeer
The Night Before Christmas
Lighthouse Christmas
Carl’s Christmas
The Christmas Boot
Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star
A Baby Born in Bethlehem
Pick a Pine Tree
Dream Snow
The Night Before Christmas
Cranberry Christmas (Cranberryport)
The Clown of God
Christmas in the Big Woods
A Little Women Christmas
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story (Picture Puffin Books)
Voices of Christmas
Babushka: A Christmas Tale
Apple Tree Christmas (Holiday)
Jingle Bells
Country Angel Christmas
Mortimer’s Christmas Manger
Christmas Day in the Morning
The Nutcracker
‘Twas the Evening of Christmas
Christmas in the Barn
Christmas Tapestry
Red and Lulu
The Legend of the Poinsettia
Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books)
We Three Kings
The Little Drummer Boy
The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll
The Little Fir Tree
Christmas Farm
Tomie dePaola’s Christmas Tree Book

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“The recommendations are spot on. Sort of freaky in a good way! 😂”
Michelle L.

“Excellent book choices and easy to use!”
Amy C.

“Fun quiz and easy to use. Thank you!”
Sarah Y.