Can you recommend children’s holiday books?

Posted on December 3, 2007

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I’m looking for good holiday books for my kids. My daughter is 5 and my son is 11, so there’s quite a bit of difference in their reading abilities and interests. Not only that but some of the holiday books that my son liked don’t interest my daughter now. And I thought, what better person to ask than someone like you that knows so much about books.

I have several favorite holiday books, such as The Little Drummer Boy, The Gift of the Magi, A Christmas Carol, The Littlest Angel, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, but those are probably not on your kids’ wish lists.

Rather than recommending specific holiday books, I can show you how to find what you’re looking for. First of all, talk to the children’s librarian at your local library. She will be able to recommend favorite children’s books for the holidays, based on her experience with observing kids’ reading habits.

To find what’s new in children’s holiday books, visit your local bookstore and ask the children’s book department manager for recommendations. Also, you can go to Amazon and click on Books. In the Browse category on the left hand side of the page, click on Children’s Books. In the Search in Children’s Books window, type in “Christmas books”. You’ll find thousands of titles.

To find holiday books for your daughter, check out The Best Christmas Books for Kids, ages 4 to 8. At this web site, you’ll find the lists are divided into four categories: best books, traditional books, new books, and true meaning of Christmas books. Some of the recommendations, such as The Christmas Crocodile by Bonnie Becker, and Olive, the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh, you will find more suitable for your daughter. For book choices for your son, you can go to Common Sense Media’s web site for a list of Great Holiday Books for Kids Ages 8+. Another great list of Kids Books for Christmas can be found at Apples4theteacher.com.

Children’s books make great holiday gifts for all ages. Happy shopping!

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