I will be the first to admit that I have a book-buying problem, especially when it comes to my son. I mean, is there any such thing as too many books? Well, in our case, probably yes.
I have a remarkable amount of willpower when it comes to buying most things. As a shopping blogger, I’m basically looking at stuff all day long.
But when it comes to children’s books? All bets are off. I’ll buy them with my trusty Amazon Prime account and think, “eh, a $6 book isn’t really much of a purchase, is it?”
I stand by that… except for the stacks of books that are currently in my son’s room. Oops.
Anyhow, my current obsession is Christmas board books. I thought I’d buy my son one new Christmas book this year, and, well, that’s expanded a bit. But how can I resist when the Christmas board books are so cute?! I mean, The Night Before Christmas Board Book? Must have! We love the Stinky Face series, so of course, we had to get Merry Christmas, Stinky Face. Dear Zoo is also one of our favorite books, so Dear Santa was a must-get.
Yes, my name is Lisa and I have an obsession with Christmas Board Books.
Regardless, if you’re looking for a fun and mostly indestructible gift for a little on your list, I recommend any of the books below!
Christmas Board Books for Babies
by Clement Clarke Moore
Synopsis:Â This beautiful board book edition of the #1 New York Times best-selling Night Before Christmas is the ultimate addition to any family home library for Christmas time reading. Full-color, original artwork by award-winning illustrator Charles Santore is faithfully reproduced on sturdy board stock that will withstand rereading and repeated handling without tearing or fraying. Reading this most-loved poem is a classic family tradition and adds a magical component to every childâ€™s Christmas!
by Lisa McCourt
Synopsis:Â Fans of I Love You, Stinky Face, will love this Christmas story! Stinky Face loves Christmastime…but he still has plenty of questions. What if a big, wintry wind blows his Christmas tree away? What if one of the reindeer gets his antlers stuck in the branches that hang over the roof? Luckily, his imaginative Mama knows how to reassure him that Christmas will be magical!
by Rod Campbell
Synopsis: From Rod Campbell, the bestselling creator of the beloved classic Dear Zoo, Dear Santa is a lift-the-flap novelty book being reissued in time for Christmas!
In this delightful tale, Santa is looking for the perfect present to send to a special child. Lift the flaps to reveal a big kite, a bouncy ball, and a mask! But nothing seems quite right…until Christmas Eve, when Santa finds the perfect gift to leave under the tree.
by Ian Falconer
Synopsis:Â Everyoneâ€™s favorite piglet helps to make the holiday season brighter than ever in this board book edition of an Olivia favorite.
…Not a piglet was stirring. Well, maybe just one.
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!
by Dr. Seuss
Synopsis:Â A board-book version of Dr. Seussâ€™s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! This super-simple, super-sturdy adaptation of the Good Doctorâ€™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, itâ€™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!
by Jennifer Adams
Synopsis:Â Take a walk with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come in Little Master Dickensâ€™ A Christmas Carol: A BabyLitÂ® Colors Primer. See old Jacob Marley shaking silver chains, gold stars shining around the Ghost of Christmas Past, and a red scarf keeping Tiny Tim warm. This bright retelling of a Christmas classic will scare any â€œbah, humbugâ€ feelings away.
by Janet Schulman
Synopsis:Â Count your way to the holidays with ten little neighbors trimming the tree in their building’s lobby. Janet Schulman and Linda Davick, the creators of 10 Trick-or-Treaters and 10 Easter Egg Hunters, return with this brightly colored Christmas board book that begs to be read aloud again and again.
by Karen Katz
Synopsis:Â Baby is looking everywhere for the Christmas presentâ€”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!
by Jennifer Dewing
Synopsis:Â This adorable personalized board book for Christmas has a hard cover and durable board pages. My Very Merry Christmas features charming illustrations of Goose, Chipmunk and other furry friends who deliver a note about your child to Santa. At the end of this delightful story, the animals circle the tree that they have adorned with your child’s name spelled out on the ornaments.
As an added personal touch, this beautifully illustrated book includes a personalized cover and a printed dedication from the sender. Made in the USA, this storybook is written by award-winning author Jennifer Dewing and illustrated by Mati Rose McDonough.
by Alice Schertle
Synopsis:Â It’sÂ 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? Donâ€™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 thatâ€™s sure to be the favorite treat of the season.
by Eric Hill
Synopsis:Â The Christmas season is a very busy time, and Spot knows that as well as anyone else. Everyone in Spot’s house has something to do: there’s the tree to put up and decorate, presents to make and wrap, and Mom needs Spot’s help in the kitchen. Spot is so excited, keeping a sharp eye out for any flying reindeer, he almost forgets to leave milk and cookies for Santa!
by Anna Dewdney
Synopsis:Â With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before theyâ€™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. Itâ€™s a very merry holiday indeed!
by Jeffrey Burton
Synopsis:Â A fun and playful seasonal twist on â€œThe Itsy Bitsy Spiderâ€ makes this favorite nursery rhyme perfect for wintertime!
The itsy bitsy snowman went sledding into town,
looking at the snowflakes softly falling down.
Out came his friends to lend a happy hand.
And everything was perfect in his winter wonderland.
Little ones will love this fresh winter spin on a classic nursery rhyme, as one little snowman sleds through a winter wonderland.
by Sarah Albee
Synopsis:Â What does a Sesame Street Christmas celebrate? How about: Three French friends, two yummy cookies, a red monster up in a tree! Toddlers will sing and laugh along with this hilarious Sesame StreetÂ version of the favorite Christmas carol.
by Eric Carle
Synopsis:Â 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 animalsâ€”named One, Two, Three, Four and Fiveâ€”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 placesÂ gifts under the tree for his animals, bringing holiday cheer to all.
by Angela C. Santomero
Synopsis:Â Itâ€™s Christmastime in the Neighborhood of Make Believe, and Daniel Tiger and his family canâ€™t wait to celebrate! Join Daniel as he makes cookies for Santa with Baker Aker, decorates the Christmas tree with Mom Tiger, unwraps presents with Baby Margaret, and much more! This board book features lift-and-reveal flaps on each spread.
by Holly Berry-Byrd
Synopsis:Â Santa sees all kinds of Christmas trees!
Travel around the world, under the sea, and into outer space to discover trees that are whimsical and festive. This book is sure to bring Christmas cheer to story time.
by Roger Priddy
Synopsis:Â This new license marks the 50th Anniversary of the first airing of this Christmas television special on 6 December 1964. Pictures of Rudolph, Santa, Sam the Snowman and other characters from the original stop motion animation appear on the pages of this Lift-the-Flap Tab Book, which has tabbed edges and fun flaps to lift on every page.
Do Tell: What other Christmas Board Books do you and your family love?
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