Book to Read (Aloud) during December

Books are wonderful to share aloud any time. But these books are especially fun to read in December. In this list, I didn’t include well known classics like The Polar Express or The Grinch Who Stole Christmas by tried to give you some of my favourite titles that you might not know yet:

  • The Teachers’ Night Before Christmas by Layne, Steven L.
  • You Are Stardust, Kelsey, Elin
  • Yetsa’s Sweater, Olsen, Sylvia
  • The True Story of Santa Claus, Walters, Christina
  • How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? by Jane Yolen
  • My Name Is Blessing, Walters, Eric
  • Emma’s Cold Day, Ruurs, Margriet 
  • When Santa Was a Baby, Bailey, Linda
  • Christmas, From Solstice to Santa by Nikki Tate & Dani Tate-Stratton
  • Island Santa by Sheryl McFarlane
  • Amos’s Sweater by Lunn, Janet
  • Little Crooked Christmas Tree by Michael Cutting 
  • Stone Fox by Gardiner, John Reynolds
  • Angel Mae: A Tale Of Trotter Street by Shirley Hughes
  • Christmas, Dick Bruna
  • Children of the Yukon by Harrison, Ted
  • Owl Moon by Yolen, Jane 
  • Thomas’ Snowsuit by Munsch, Robert
  • Baseball Bats for Christmas by Kusugak, Michael Arvaarluk
  • Peter Spier’s Christmas! by Spier, Peter
  • Gifts by Bogart, Jo Ellen
  • Wombat Divine by Fox, Mem
  • Letters from Father Christmas, J. R.R. Tolkien
  • The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski
  • Thank You, Santa by Margaret Wild
  • The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale by Aaron Shepard

And finally a novel: Alphabet of Dreams by Susan Fletcher.  One of the novels I most admire for writing style and research. This is the incredible tale of two children who travel along with the three kings on their way to Bethlehem. A book that adults will enjoy as much as older teens.