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Board books are great for young readers because they are indestructible, short for young attention spans, and filled with captivating illustrations. They are also great stocking stuffers and affordable gifts for friends. Read below for a list of 5-Must Have holiday board books that I highly recommend!
The Hungry Caterpillar’s Christmas 123 Written and Illustrated by Eric Carle- If your child loves reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar this book will definitely be a hit. This book not only includes Eric Carle’s unique artwork, but teaches counting from 1-10 and special Christmas objects.
Dream Snow Written and Illustrated by Eric Carle- This classic Christmas tale is sure to enchant readers of all ages. It’s based on a farmer who is puzzled because there is no snow on Christmas Eve. He takes a nap, and dreams that a blizzard covers his animals. When he wakes up, he realizes his dream has come true, and that he needs to deliver presents to his furry friends. Eric Carle’s signature collage illustrations, and engaging snow shaped flaps make this book even more magical.
The Story of Christmas by Patricia A. Pingry and Illustrated by Rebecca Thornburgh- This book has simple text paired with detailed illustrations that brilliantly explain the true meaning of Christmas. We often pair this story with our nativity scene and read it each night leading up to Christmas.
Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner and Illustrated by Mark Buehner- Part of a series, this exciting tale gives a small glimpse into the life of a snowman when everyone is sleeping. With rhyming text and colorful illustrations this book is perfect to spark imaginations and capture the magic of Christmas.
Our Little Deer by Sandra Magsamen- This book is guaranteed to be a keepsake. It poetically describes the special love parents have for their children. You’ll want to buy one for each child, and read it over and over again. The soft antlers at the top also provide tactile stimulation for young readers to grab or chew.
What are some of your favorite holiday board books?