Looking for a book to read during the holiday season? Check out the list below!
This award-winning book is perfect during the cold months to address community, teamwork, kindness, fairy tales, and more.
Salam Alaikum: A Message of Peace
A book that celebrates love, joy, and peace. Great for elementary students and you can partner with the YouTube video by the same name.
A Bad Kitty Christmas and Bad Kitty Searching For Santa by Nick Bruel
A twist on a classic series. Great for grades K- 3.
Lady Bug Girl and the Big Snow
A holiday book from a great series. Great for grades K- 3.
The Wish Tree
Wishes do come true in this wonderful story by Kyo Maclear.
The Mitten Tree
Our main character steps into action when they see those in need. Wonderful to talk about generosity, kindness, gratitude, caring, and service projects.
Even jolly old Santa gets sad.
What’s the difference between a problem and a complaint? Can this penguin learn to appreciate the world around him? Find out in this picture book by Jory John.
This Is Christmas
Read along as this adorable chipmunk learns all about Christmas.
The Little Reindeer
The illustrations are spectacular!
Ilama Ilama Holiday Drama
Do your K-2 students like the Ilama Ilama series? Check out the holiday edition. Great for a reader’s theatre.
A book set in Appalachia that is wonderful to talk about gratitude, hope, and kindness.
A holiday classic and great book to connect to the arts for art and dance extension lessons.
Charlie and The Christmas Kitty
Charlie the Ranch Dog is back and discovering a very interesting present under the tree. Will this adorable hound dog fall in love with the new Christmas kitty?
Sneezy The Snowman
What can Sneezy do to warm up and feel “just right?”
The Christmas Selfie Contest
Do your kids love selfies? Looking for a book to talk about teamwork? Check out this book for younger elementary students.
How To Catch An Elf
Wonderful for K-2.
The Perfect Present
What makes the perfect present? What does it mean to give? A great book for the giving season.
Clark The Shark Loves Christmas
Can our energetic Clark organize a successful Secret Santa exchange and remember all he has to do?
It’s Christmas, David!
My K students love David, do yours? Great to talk about self-control during the holidays with a favorite character.
Snow Dog, Go Dog!
An adorable rhyming book for younger elementary students.
The Thing About Yetis
Yetis do love the cold, but even a yeti shivers. A cute book to discuss tolerance and preconceived ideas.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? and
How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?
The Dinosaur series is a go-to for my younger students. This set of books is a great way to introduce holidays from different religions.
The Snowy Day
Read about the joys of a snowy day with this Caldecott Award-winning book.
How Santa Got His Job
Wanting to do a career lesson during the holidays? This is the perfect book. A fun partner activity is to help Santa complete a job application or help the Elves apply.
Olive , The Other Reindeer
When Olive misunderstands a classic holiday song, he is determined to fulfill his real job of helping Santa at the North Pole.
Which dog is just right for Santa? A great book to talk about skills, interests, and talents with younger students.
Little Red Ruthie A Hanukkah Tale
“Little Red Ruthie is headed through the forest to her Bubbe Basha’s for the first night of Hanukkah when, suddenly, a hungry wolf appears and threatens to eat her up.” ( https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/little-red-ruthie-a-hanukkah-tale) Sounds familiar, right? A story your students will know with a great twist.
I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Dreidel
A great book for K-2 to promote different holiday celebrations.
K is for Kwanzaa
A great book for younger grades to add to your multicultural collection.