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9 children’s books that will invite the magic of Christmas


With all the hustle and bustle of the season, make sure to share the true spirit of Christmas with your family. As the weather gets colder and Christmas gets closer, settle in and read these fantastic Christmas books with your children.

More Than Just A Star

"Papa, what should I dream about?" the young shepherd boy asks his father. "Dream about the Messiah, the One who is coming, One worth watching for." That night and throughout the next day, Micah's father shares signs of the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah, along with a symbol that the boy places in his shepherd's bag to help him watch for that wondrous birth. One night, Micah's father awakens him to help with the birth of a new lamb. Then, surprised to hear a choir of angels and see the long-awaited star, Micah learns of a babe born in Bethlehem. Running with the others to see, he wonders, Could this be the time foretold? Will the signs and symbols that my father shared be fulfilled?

Ming's Christmas Wishes

Ming wishes for three things at Christmas. First, to sing in the school Christmas choir. Second, to have a Christmas tree like the one in the department store window. And third, to feel she belongs somewhere. Ming doesn't seem to fit in anywhere: she's not quite American enough at school, not quite Chinese enough at home.

Seeing his daughter's unhappiness, Pop takes her into the mountains to visit a wise old friend. Always happy for an adventure with her kind father, Ming hopes to persuade Pop to bring home a mountain pine to be their Christmas tree. But he has something else in mind, something that will help Ming draw strength from nature, from their Chinese heritage, and from deep and enduring family ties.

My Nativity Friends

The Nativity story is full of some of the greatest examples of all time. My Nativity Friends brings the heroes in this story to life and shows us how even the smallest child can follow their examples. On each page, children will enjoy getting to know somebody from the Nativity story and will learn one short story about these heroes. Delightful illustrations and simple, straightforward teachings make this the perfect Christmas addition for your children's libraries.

The Mismatched Nativity

Joshua has a problem. His family has just moved across the country to a new home. It's nearly Christmas, he's lonely and homesick, and he wonders if he'll ever make any new friends. A caring Primary teacher notices, though. Soon Josh and the rest of his Primary class are caught up in the Christmas spirit. They learn what the story of the Nativity has to do with all of us, especially those of us who feel lonely or homesick at Christmas.

The Little Lamb from Bethlehem

The Little Lamb from Bethlehem tells the story of Jesus's miraculous birth from the perspective of one of the lambs in the stable on that sacred night. The lamb loved baby Jesus, and as they both grew, the lamb promised to share Christ's story with everyone. Make Christmas more meaningful as you use this little plush lamb to learn of the Savior, serve others, and celebrate the true spirit of the season with this new Christ-centered Christmas tradition!

My First Story of the First Christmas

Celebrate the season with My Big Book of Christmas Activities, brimming with festive fun and featuring illustrations by popular artist Val Chadwick Bagley. Whether you're looking for boredom busters, inspiration for family home evening, or a joyful way to help children learn the true meaning of Christmas, this book is full of engaging activities, including seek and find pictures, dot-to-dots, crafts, nativity-centered coloring pages, and much more!

With hours of guaranteed entertainment, this delightful book will encourage children of all ages to dive into fun and create memories and family holiday traditions that will last a lifetime.

The Donkey's Song

The wonder of the first Christmas miracle is movingly told with descriptions of scented pine, warm candlelight, fresh hay, and a "sweet angel sound" as a gentle donkey welcomes the baby Jesus. Each page has adorable, moonlit images of the humble farm animals that were there to witness and comfort.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Peekaboo Christmas

Featuring the classic character The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this cheerful Christmas tree-shaped book is a celebration of the season. See if you can spot The Very Hungry Caterpillar among ornaments, candy canes, gifts, and more! With Eric Carle's bright, colorful illustrations, this is the perfect addition to every child’s library and a wonderful gift for the holidays!

The Story of Christmas

What happened on the very first Christmas night? Follow Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem where Jesus was born in an innkeeper’s stable. Toddlers will love pulling the tabs, turning the wheel, and more to make characters appear in the scenes on every page. Rhyming text and beautiful illustrations will make this book a holiday bedtime favorite.

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