Are you looking for the best Christmas Books for Preschoolers in 2024? You’re in the right place!
I absolutely love reading Christmas stories to my two kids. It makes a lovely, cozy family tradition.
Reading stories together is also great for their development, and helps our Preschoolers learn to read themselves much quicker when the time comes.
I hope these lovely Christmas stories are a hit with your Preschoolers too.
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To make finding the right book easier for you, I have split this list of my favourite Christmas Books for Preschoolers into the following categories:
- Classic Christmas Stories
- Funny Christmas Stories
- Dinosaur Christmas Books
- Favourite Characters Christmas Books
- Unique Christmas Stories
- Christmas Activity Book
Unique Christmas Stories
1. What the Ladybird Heard at Christmas
This book by Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks, is an easy to read rhyming book about how the animals at the big house save Christmas by scaring off the baddies! Think ‘Home Alone’, but with pets! A brilliantly funny story that both of my kids thoroughly enjoy every year!
2. Greg the Sausage Roll: Santa’s Little Helper
This book by Mark & Roxanne Hoyle & Gareth Conway, is a cute little story about an enthusiastic sausage roll meeting Santa for the first time and helping him deliver his presents. This caused many giggles in my home!
3. Mince Spies
This fab book by Mark Sperring is a fun, rhyming, Christmas story about Santa’s top secret spies, the Mince Spies! They are looking for the baddies who have destroyed the sweet Christmas food in the local shops, and they have some super fun, super silly gadgets to help them! My son loved reading this one!
4. We’re Going on an Elf Chase
This cute lift-the-flap Christmas Book, by Martha Mumford and Laura Hughes, is so beautifully illustrated, with rhymes that just slide of your tongue. We love this whole series, which seems to have taken its inspiration from one of my much-love childhood book, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’.
5. The Christmas Pine
This heart-warming story from Julia Donaldson and Victoria Sandoy, is a lovely, relaxing, warm book about a beautiful big tree and the journey it goes on to become a Christmas Tree. A lovely story for snuggling up to on Christmas eve.
6. The Christmas Bear
The Christmas Bear is such a sweet, lift-the-flap book for young Preschoolers or Toddlers to enjoy. It’s got lovely rhymes on each page, beautiful illustrations and a cute little story about getting the Christmas Bear to his new owner before Christmas morning.
Nativity Stories for Preschoolers
7. The Nativity Book and Puzzle
This lovely book, with puzzle, by Sam Smith and John Joven, has been popular in our house. With beautiful illustrations and a lovely 30-piece puzzle to go along with it, my son was delighted when he received this as a gift one Christmas.
8. Nativity Flap Book
The Nativity Flap Book, by Sam Taplin and Jessica Greenwell, is perfect for the Toddler or Preschooler who can’t sit for long! It’s got beautiful illustrations, lovely flaps to lift and a short story to follow. My own daughter loved this one when she was younger.
9. The Nativity
This Nativity story is written in rhyme but yet sticks firmly to the original Bible Story of Baby Jesus Birth. They make sure to use language that Preschool kids will understand, without watering down the powerful message of the First Christmas. It’s great if you’re keen for your Preschooler to understand the real Christmas story.
Classic Christmas Stories for Preschoolers
10. The Night Before Christmas
This Christmas Classic by Clement Moore & Charles Santore, is an absolute must-read Christmas story each year! We never let a Christmas pass by without having read this one at least once. A lovely calming bedtime story for Christmas eve.
11. The Snowman & 12. The Snowman and the Snowdog
The Snowman, by Raymond Briggs, is a true children’s classic. This beautiful picture book is one that I remember from my own childhood! The Snowman and the Snowdog is a beautiful follow-on from this story and a much loved Christmas book in our home!
13. How the Grinch Stole Christmas & 14. How the Grinch Lost Christmas
This fun story by Dr Seuss, is a Christmas classic that almost all of us have either read or watched by the time we are adults. This is the perfect age to introduce this heart-warming story to your little one too.
If you have already read and enjoyed this one, there is a new book out for 2023, How the Grinch Lost Christmas.
Funny Christmas Books for Preschoolers
15. Aliens Love Panta Claus
Aliens Love Panta Claus, by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort, is absolutely hilarious for Preschoolers! My two were laughing out loud with this book!
16. Is it Christmas Yet?
Do you have a little person constantly asking this question? Me too!
This was a lovely little story for me and my daughter to have a giggle to as we chatted about how hard it is to wait for Christmas and how frustrating it is to be asked so much!
17. 10 Little Elves
10 Little Elves, by Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty, is fun, light-hearted, and my kiddos found it hilarious! Unexpected disaster befalls one elf at a time as we count down from 10 to 1, before they all bounce back again, completely un-harmed, at the end! A fun Christmas rhyming book for little ones learning to count.
18. How Many Quacks till Christmas?
A cute little farmyard story, with all the baby animals asking their parents how long it is until Christmas. My daughter has wanted this read to her over and over this Christmas!
Christmas Books for Dinosaur Lovers!
19. The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas
The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas, by Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter & Garry Parsons, is a laugh-out-loud book for Preschoolers everywhere! If your kid thinks poop is funny, I can almost guarantee they will LOVE this one!
20. The Chrsitmasaurus
The Christmasaurus, by Tom Fletcher and Shane Devries, is a charming story about a Christmasaurus who really wanted to fly and pull Santa’s Sleigh. It’s all about the power that comes from someone believing in you. This book gets read again and again in our home!
21. Harry and the Dinosaurs Make a Christmas Wish
This book is a heart-warming Christmas tale from the very popular, ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs’ book series. My kids both love reading these books as they capture the innocence and imagination of a child so well.
Childhood Favourite Character Books
22. One Snowy Night (A Percy the Park Keeper Book)
One Snowy Night, by Nick Butterworth, is one of my all-time Favourite Winter Stories. I remember being read it when I was a child and it makes me so happy that my kids love having it read to them as well. Although it isn’t technically a Christmas story, I just had to squeeze it in here as it’s such a cosy, feel-good, story for this time of the year.
23. Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa
This lovely story, by Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul, is full of magic and mystery. My son loves following Winnie and Wilbur’s hilarious antics and all the fun and games they get up to. This book charts what happens when they meet Santa.
24. Paddington and the Christmas Surprise
This lovely Christmas Story, by Michael Bond and R.W. Alley, follows our charming bear friend, Paddington, as he tries hard to give the Brown family a special Christmas.
25. Mr Noisy and the Silent Night
This Story, by Roger Hargreaves, follows a childhood classic: The Mr Men Series! Mr Noisy is headed to Mr Quiet’s House for Christmas and Mr Quiet is dreading it! They have very different ideas of what makes the perfect Christmas. This is a great little book for starting discussions about differences of opinion, and being considerate to others. As you can tell from the photo, this book is well-loved in our home!
Fun Christmas Activity Books
26. Can you Find 1001 Christmas things?
Finally, I’ll end my list with this fun activity book to keep your little one’s entertained on Christmas morning whilst you’re getting the dinner in the oven!
This one is great for car journeys, waiting for food at restaurants, or any other quiet time.
My kids loved looking for all the different Christmas things on each page and seeing who could spot them first!
I hope you found exactly the book you were looking for on this list.
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