10 best Christmas books for kids

Chris Stead
 | Updated March 8, 2021

10 best Christmas books for kids

Chris Stead
 | Updated March 8, 2021

A brand new story offers a brand new adventure for your child's imagination to explore. Stories are always a beautiful gift for Christmas day. It’s a joy to see our kids’ curiosity sparked and here are 10 of best Christmas books for kids.

Are you looking for the perfect gift to give your child this Christmas? Or your grandchild, niece or nephew? There's so much to choose from, but we’ve rounded up 10 of the best Christmas books for kids. Of course, we'd love for you to include Old Mate Media children’s books in your catalogue! But for the sake of variety, we've looked to other authors out there who've captured the Christmas spirit.

10 Best Christmas Books for Kids

All of the below books can be purchased through Amazon - simply click the link - and some can also be purchased on iTunes.

1. The Little Green Boat (The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly Book 1)

If you're from the land down under, Christmas is all about the beach. If you’re from the upper part of the globe, that makes The Little Green Boat a great setting to help break the cold. Who would have thought a nice day out at the beach would turn into such a big adventure. When a big wave washes the hero out to sea, dolphons help him find safety on a secret island. There he must brave a jungle full of monkeys, a cave full of bats and a river swamped with crocodiles if he is to get home.

99c children's picture book

Get it at Amazon
Or on iTunes

2. Kara's Christmas Smile

A little girl named Kara is out with her mum shopping for Christmas gifts. It's the last night of shopping, and her last chance to get what she wants. When she sees a little boy who has his eye on the same toy she wants, instead of asking her mother to buy for her, she gives it to him instead. This creates a chain reaction of kindness as each character in the story passes it forward. This warm story will remind your kids of the true value of Christmas.

Get it at Amazon

3. A Christmas Wish Come True

Santa is preparing the gifts he’ll be delivering on Christmas, when one of his elves give him notes from two little kids. Siblings Jackson and Claire are both new to the neighborhood, and all they want to have for Christmas is a new friend. Santa is thrilled about this, and arranges for the two to meet. Much to the joy of his chief elf, Jingle.

Get it at Amazon

4. Jojo’s Christmas Day

This humorous story hopes to capture the spirit of Christmas and the joy of friendship and sharing. Jojo the elephant wants all the yummy Christmas food and won’t give any to his friends. As a result, when Queen Rani announces she’ll be throwing a holiday party, Jojo’s friends don’t include him in the planning. Because of his big appetite, they don’t want to do anything with him. Can Jojo see the affect his behaviour is having and learn the value of sharing?

Get it at Amazon
Or on iTunes

5. Children's Book of Christmas

This, the fifth entry in our best Christmas books for kids focuses on the essence of the big day. The story opens by telling kids that there is a more important gift than the presents all wrapped up under the Christmas tree. On the first Christmas morn, Jesus was born and there was a great celebration on heaven and on earth. The passages are beautifully rhymed and are complemented with lovable illustrations. A neat feature is the old, historical art used to capture the tale.

Get it at Amazon

6. Truthy Ruthy’s Christmas Surprise

Truthy Ruthy has a problem. She wants to buy her family gifts for Christmas, but she is too young to go shopping alone. She can't even drive a car or catch a bus by herself. When Santa gives her a package she really didn’t expect, what is she going to do with it? Kids will certainly enjoy this book because of how interactive it is. Readers can choose how the story will end, and that choice challenges them to use their creativity.

Get it at Amazon

7. The Christmas Boot

This mellow, heartwarming tale celebrates the wonder and surprise of Christmas. A lonely woman is delighted to discover a warm black boot as she gathers kindling in the forest. She is poor, you see, and cannot afford shoes. But alas, one boot is not enough. Imagine her surprise then when she arrives back at her house to two lovely warm boots! If this happy Christmas surprise wasn't enough, she is also visited by Santa Claus, who gives her a loving furry friend to help cure her loneliness.

Get it at Amazon
Or on iTunes

8. Children's Book of Christmas: The Gifts of Santa

As parents, we all know what a challenge it is buying presents for just our own brood. How must it feel then for Santa? This gentle story tells how of Santa prepares the gifts for the children all around the world. But the greatest gift of all is love. And so we follow Santa on a journey to provide that gift to those who need it most. A tale full of wonder.

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9. Christmas Friends

This is a beautiful story is all about friendship. Riley the Reindeer and Shiver the Snowman have been alone for as long as they can remember, and they both long to have a friend. When Santa’s elves invite them to live at the North Pole, they feel a sense of purpose. It's like they were created for this very moment and to experience the feeling of friendship with him. 

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10. Can You See The Magic?

For the last entry in our best Christmas books for kids list we have something different. Something unique. Christmas is all about magic and the power of believing in the impossible. This is a book about a sister and brother who want their daddy to believe. To see the magic that exists all around their family farm. If he truly believes, they tell him, he will see the magic. As they stumble on objects and natural shapes in the world, the kids can see magical images and activities buried within. Not their daddy, however. Will they be able to prove to him that there is magic everywhere? Will he be able to see it? Watch the video for below to see the treats in store with the iTunes version.

Get it at Amazon
Or on iTunes

So this Christmas day, gather your kids, grab yourself a cup of hot chocolate (or a cold smoothie, depending on which side of the world you are). Make yourself comfy and read these stories. You can download them to your device in an instant.

Remember, if you want to make your own stories come to life as a children's book, Old Mate Media can help. Have a look how on our step-by-step guide.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Chris Stead

Chris Stead is an award-winning author and editor with over 26-years of experience in the publishing industry. After publishing over 1000 magazines and launching a dozen commercial websites, fatherhood saw him turn his attention to the world of children's picture books and self-publishing. He now makes books for himself and countless indie authors around the globe.

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