I don’t have any real little ones anymore (Prince Charming and Buttercup are still little in my heart), but I still have a couple of Christmas books on my shelf that’s specifically for preschoolers and even toddlers. They are so much fun that I can’t help but smile as I remember the days I read these to my kids.
This is a great book for all ages. Patricia Pingry takes a familiar song and adds a new twist. This could be something fun to add to your Advent tradition in telling the Christmas story.
This book is useful for ages toddler & upwards. This new version of an old favourite celebrates the true reason for the season. On each of the twelve days of Christmas, a mother shows to her child additional pieces of the Nativity scene: one baby Jesus, two smiling parents, three Wise Men giving…until the stable is filled and a mother’s love is revealed. This board book is perfect for seasonal gifts for young children who will treasure this Christmas rhyme with fun words and soft watercolour illustrations.
This is my absolute favorite Christmas book for little kids–kids for all ages, for that matter. I can’t read it enough. It’s just so adorable to think the animals in the stable would clean up and prepare for Christ to be born there. I can see it, because the animals know who God is. Kids love this sweet, little tale from Joseph Slate.
“Who is coming to our house?
Someone, someone,” says Mouse.
As Pig makes room, Lamb cleans up, Goose stacks the hay, and Duck lines the crib with eiderdown, Mary and Joseph are on their way by donkey. All the animals welcome the baby Jesus to their home.
Here’s a few others that you may want to add to your preschool Christmas library:
This book is part of Lisa T Bergren‘s God Gave Us… Series. In GOD GAVE US CHRISTMAS: Mama Bear has to set Little Cub straight on the Real Reason for the season (Jesus) while still celebrating all the good things that Santa Claus represents–generosity, love, care. The second biggest seller in the series!
If you’ve read this, you may wonder why I’ve included this in a preschool list. There is a board book version that is appropriate and chunky for little chubby hands. It’s a condensed version of the longer tale, but the original message isn’t lost. At one time I had both the hard back and board book version of this, but I can only find my hardback. I’m guessing the board book is in the nursery at church.
Once upon a mountaintop, three trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up. Each of their dreams come true in the most unexpected of ways.
CHRISTMAS IS FINALLY HERE (Veggietales)
No preschool book list would be complete without Bob and Larry! The Veggietale books are a recent addition, so I’m not familiar with them, but they are doctrinal. You can always count on Veggietales staying in live with your Christian values.
Christmas is Finally Here is a new musical board book from the #1 children’s faith-based brand! Join Bob and Larry and their friends as they celebrate the Christmas season. Each Veggie has a favorite part of the holiday – presents for Laura, blinking lights for Larry, and sweet treats for Madame Blueberry. But they all know that the real reason for the holiday is to celebrate the day Jesus was born.