Give your child the magic of the season by having their own special Christmas Board Books they can carry around the house and enjoy at night.
25 Christmas Board Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Let’s face it. Kids are tough on books! When my boys were toddlers, they adored their Christmas books. But it was hard to let them walk off with them or leave these books in their room because they would be ripped up within hours.
The solution? Christmas board books! I could leave a stack of these gems at night, allowing the boys to lull themselves to sleep with Christmas dreams.
As with all of my children’s book lists, you can find these books at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Little Blue Truck’s Christmas: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Little Blue Truck is spreading cheer by delivering Christmas trees to his animal friends. Can you help count each green tree from one to five and back again? Don’t forget to save one for Blue! Beep! Beep! With the gentle rhythm and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue’s new adventure is full of holiday warmth. Sturdy cardstock pages, a compact and child-friendly text, and flashing colored Christmas lights on the final page come together in a novelty gift book that’s sure to be the favorite treat of the season.
The Night Before Christmas: The Classic Edition: Wonderful new version of the classic poem every family should own. Lavishly illustrated by renowned artist Charles Santore, the critically acclaimed illustrator of The Wizard of Oz, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, and others. An oversized heirloom edition with a four-page gatefold. Includes embossed and foil cover.
Christmas in the Manger: The gentle beauty of the story of the first Christmas is now available as a board book. With a simple, lyrical text and radiant artwork, this book is perfect for the youngest child to be a part of the wonder of the Nativity.
Llama Llama Jingle Bells: With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands. In Llama Llama Jingle Bells, little llama and his friends give gifts, sing songs, and decorate cookies. It’s a very merry holiday indeed!
Snowmen at Christmas: It’s Christmas Eve and people are snug in their beds, but something is stirring outside. The snowmen are preparing to celebrate! Under the glow of moonlight, all the snow families are slipping away to gather in the town square for a night of caroling, dancing, and an exciting visit from the snowman Santa Claus.
Merry Christmas, Stinky Face: “What if Santa’s lips get chapped?” Stinky Face asks. “What if the sack of toys starts to rip?” As always, Mama lovingly addresses each and every one of her child’s concerns. Of course, Stinky Face leaves Santa lip balm and duct tape . . . just in case.
Dream Snow: It’s December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter’s nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! In his dream he imagines a snowstorm covering him and his animals—named One, Two, Three, Four and Five—in a snowy blanket. But when the farmer awakens, he finds that it has really snowed outside, and now he remembers something! Putting on his red suit, he goes outside and places gifts under the tree for his animals, bringing holiday cheer to all. Clever lift-the-flaps reveal the animals hidden under the snow in the farmer’s dream, making this board book edition a treat for all ages.
Good Night North Pole (Good Night Our World): Taking young readers on a visit to Santa’s village at the North Pole, where everyone is busily getting ready for Christmas Eve, this board book is a delightful celebration of the traditions and legends about Santa Claus. With rhythmic language and salutations that guide young children and their families through the passage of a single day.
The Christmas Baby: When Mary and Joseph’s child was born, the good tidings spread from the animals in the manger, to the shepherds in the fields, to the kings in distant lands, and even to the angels in the heavens! Now every time a baby is born, we celebrate and people travel from far and wide to greet the new baby—because every new baby is a small miracle. Filled with lyrical text and lush illustrations, this Classic Board Book is the perfect gift for baby’s first Christmas!
A Wish to Be A Christmas Tree: This charming tale of an overgrown pine always being passed by for Christmas, and what his woodland friends do to help him, is sure to become a Christmas classic. With delightful illustrations by wildlife artist Michael Monroe and enchanting text from Colleen Monroe, the birds, deer and squirrel of this story help make their special friend’s wish come true.
Fa La La (Leslie Patricelli board books): It’s almost Christmas, and baby simply cannot contain the exuberance. There are things to decorate: a tree, a gingerbread house, a doggy! There are very creative presents to make, Santa to see (must be brave), carols to sing, not to mention the big event itself. Come celebrate the season with humor and joy as everyone’s favorite baby puts a special spin on Christmas.
Bright Baby Touch & Feel Merry Christmas (Bright Baby Touch and Feel): With exciting textures to touch and feel this interactive first book is the perfect Christmas gift for your baby.
Merry Christmas, Mouse! (If You Give…): Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he decorates his Christmas tree in a holiday counting adventure.
I’m Not Santa! (Baby Owl): Baby Owl is back—bringing holiday joy to children! On Christmas Eve, Baby Hare spots Owl, dressed in his furry red cap and strolling though the snow with his sled. “Santa! It’s you!” he squeals in delight. “I’m not Santa!” Baby Owl insists. But Baby Hare doesn’t believe him. What will Little Owl do?
This funny, heartwarming tale has just the right touch of Christmas magic.
Duck & Goose, It’s Time for Christmas!: New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to celebrate Christmas in this sturdy, large-sized board book. Goose wants to make snow angels and go sledding—but Duck knows it’s time for Christmas! Preschoolers won’t be able to resist this latest board book featuring Duck & Goose, and loads of Christmas cheer.
Where Is Baby’s Christmas Present?: A Lift-the-Flap Book: Baby is looking everywhere for the Christmas present—but where can it be? Little ones will love lifting the large, sturdy flaps to reveal special, holiday surprises: Christmas cookies, candy canes, ornaments, and more! Babies are sure to love this Christmas treat!
The Grinch’s Great Big Flap Book: A board-book version of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! This super-simple, super-sturdy adaptation of the Good Doctor’s beloved holiday classic is perfect for his youngest fans. With a shortened rhymed text and over sixty Grinchy flaps for little fingers to lift, it’s an ideal introduction to the story and a perfect gift for toddlers and preschoolers. Now everyone in the family can have a merry Grinchmas!
Olivia Helps with Christmas: Christmas is coming, and Olivia is incredibly busy. She has to wait for Santa, make sure Dad sets up the tree, watch Mom make the Christmas dinner, oversee the care with which the stockings are hung, and, of course, OPEN HER PRESENTS! Whew, being helpful during the holidays is exhausting!
The Spirit of Christmas: Bells jingle, sleds dash through the snow, trees are topped with sparkling stars, and children everywhere dream of candy canes and presents. But the best gift of all-the most magical gift of the season-is when we spend Christmas with those we love. Once again, this New York Times-bestselling author and artist has created a special, beautiful book that families will want to share year after year.
Pop-Up Peekaboo: Christmas!: What will pop out of the Christmas stocking? Who will come out of the chimney? What’s hiding behind the Christmas tree? Babies and toddlers will delight in the surprises in this Christmas-themed pop-up book.
One Shining Star: A Christmas Counting Book: Help your child learn to count using the most beloved story of all―Jesus’ birth! With gentle rhyme and number fun from 1 to 10, this book is full of shepherds, kings angels, animals, a baby, and a shiny star, all waiting to be counted before bedtime.
Clubhouse Christmas (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse): Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas! Join Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy, and Pluto as they deck the halls in preparation for their favorite holiday. The Clubhouse pals and Toodles need to make sure that each tree is trimmed, each sprig of mistletoe is hung, each twinkling light is just right before the big day arrives. With this new Clubhouse-shaped novelty format, preschoolers will have great fun joining in the countdown to Christmas.
Is It Christmas Yet?: Christmas is coming, and Teddy is so excited! ‘Is it Christmas yet?’ he repeatedly asks Big Bear. Teddy wants to help Big Bear get ready, but every time he tries, he ends up making a mess — and making Big Bear angry! Will they ever be ready to have the perfect Christmas?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Christmas 123: Join the Very Hungry Caterpillar for some Christmas counting fun in this delightfully festive board book. The pages are filled with Eric Carle’s distinctive artwork, from 1 jolly Santa Claus to 10 beautifully wrapped presents. And children will love to spot the Very Hungry Caterpillar making an appearance with every number in this perfect Christmas gift!
Splat the Cat: Christmas Countdown: Splat the Cat is so excited for Christmas! Join him and his family as they decorate their tree, wrap presents, and find out what makes a holiday extra warm and fuzzy in this special touch-and-feel book from New York Times bestselling author-artist Rob Scotton.
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