For this months edition of family approved books I am sharing our list of family approved Christmas books. In our house it is all about Christmas and we love reading our favorite holiday books. These are the books that we have read year after year. They are part of our traditions. Did your favorites make the list?
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Family Approved December: Christmas
A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel
If you have ever read the Bad Kitty series you know that Kitty is a little bit grumpy and some times naughty. This book starts with Kitty getting in trouble and running away. There is a surprising twist as Kitty meets a friend and it turns into a heart warming story. It is a really sweet book that celebrates the Christmas spirit. It also goes through the alphabet three times! My kids love the list of names from the family and listening for names of people they know.
A Pirate’s Twelve Days of Christmas by Philip Yates
The pictures in this book are colorful and engaging. The counting is fun too! With lots of pirate talk this story counts down the twelve days of Christmas. It is funny and will have your family singing the 12 days of Christmas in a different way this year. We also have the book A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas. Both books are really cute…especially if you have pirate fans in your house!
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin
Pete the Cat is the best! If you haven’t read any of the series you should add it to your Christmas List. The books teach life lessons and Pete the Cat Saves Christmas is no different. This book follows Pete on his journey to help Santa. Pete’s determination and hard work helps him save Christmas.
Buffalo Snow by Elizabeth Leader and Eve Tulbert
Technically this is not a Christmas book but growing up in Buffalo, NY I had to include it. It is a story of how communities and families come together during snow storms. It captures the spirit of Buffalo and helping others. Christmas just isn’t the same without snow!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
Our Christmas list wouldn’t be complete without How the Grinch Stole Christmas. To me it is Christmas!! The memories of watching the movie and reading the story from my own childhood make me so happy to share it with my kids. As the Grinch sees the true meaning of Christmas you can’t help but smile and want to share those values with your family. I love it! We typically make it a night from our Countdown to Christmas and I include Grinch activities.
There are so many great Christmas and holiday books to share as a family. Did I miss one of your family favorites? I am always looking to add to my library and would love suggestions. Please share in the comments.