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15 Best Christmas Board Books for Toddlers: Holiday Favorites

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Christmas Board Books for Toddlers. This list of Christmas board books features interactive and fun picture books pointing to the true meaning of Christmas. Reading time with my girls with cups of hot chocolate and cozy blankets is one of my favorite things to do a Christmas time. This year, I am creating a new Christmas tradition for our home by wrapping 24 Christmas picture books and allowing the girls to lead up to Christmas morning. I believe it’s called the Christmas Picture Book Advent. Most of the books for our picture book advent are from my Best Books to Read Around Christmas to Kids Booklist, but many of the books listed below will be tucked into our book baskets throughout the house this holiday season.

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15 Best Christmas Board Books for Toddlers: Perfect Books to Fill a Holiday Book Basket

1. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas by Alice Schertle

This beloved Little Blue Truck is a favorite in our home and deserves the spot as the first book on the list. Join Little Blue as he delivers Christmas trees to all his friends. We adore the flashing colored Christmas lights on the last page, and it’s counting fun!

2. Dream Snow By Eric Carle

The farmer has completed his day taking care of his five animals. He dreams of snow and wakes up to a blanket of snow on the farm. He quickly remembers it’s Christmas and brings holiday cheer to his animals.

3. Construction Site: Merry and Bright by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Your little Construction Truck lovers will love this Christmas board book that features all the construction site vehicles as they prepare for a festive night of fun. Each truck brings something to the Christmas celebration but it’s not about the presents it’s about the community. Featuring all your little ones’ favorite characters!

4. Construction Site on Christmas Night by Sherri Duskey Rinker

The construction crew is building a special Christmas surprise. After finishing their task, each truck finds a present waiting for them before their Christmas Eve sleep.

5. Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson

Bear’s woodland friends do not want him to miss Christmas. Sleepy Bear helps them find a Christmas tree, bake, and decorate his lair. This sweet story teaches the value of friendship, kindness, and cheerful giving. The rhythmic text and charming illustrations will have young children begging you to read it again, or in my house, they shout in unison, “Again, Again!” If you love this one, there are more Bear books, and we love them ALL.

6. The First Christmas A-Lift-The-Flap Book by Sarah and Andre Parker

This is a great book to introduce your toddlers to the key truths of the first Christmas with an interactive lift-the-flap book. This book is designed with seek-and-find features and scripture references on each page, making it an engaging and fun read.

7. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

I love the lyrical language of this classic holiday poem, and the vivid imagery of this edition is sure to build fun and excitement for the Christmas season. This book is an oversized padded board book, perfect for little hands.

8. A Peter Rabbit Tale: A Christmas Wish

On Christmas Eve, the beloved mischievous Peter Rabbit tries to stay to get a glimpse of Santa. While not an original from Beatrix Potter, kids will still love seeing the familiar characters. It’s a great way to introduce Peter Rabbit to your young toddler.

9. Moo, Baa, Fa La La La La! by Sandra Boynton (2022)

“Deck the halls with cows and holly…” A silly twist to a classic Christmas character with the help of beloved characters from Sandra Boynton’s board book collection.

Other fun Christmas board books for toddlers by Sandra Boynton:

Sandra Boynton’s board books are filled with rhythmic simple text and bold illustrations. If you enjoy her books, I think you will like her YouTube channel, especially this new video for her 2023 Christmas Release, Snow, Snow, Snow.

10. The Grinch’s Great Lift the Flap Book by Dr. Seuss

If you love the Grinch Stole Christmas, this lift-the-flap is a great abbreviated addition to your little one’s board book collection. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a must-read for children of all ages.

11. Merry Christmas, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff

Count the ornaments as Mouse (from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie) decorates his Christmas tree. Another one of our Christmas favorites featuring Mouse is If You Take A Mouse to the Movies, but please note it’s not a board book.

12. The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Christmas Eve by Eric Carle

This is a fun Christmas board book featuring Eric Carle’s beloved Very Hungry Caterpillar as he awaits anxiously for a special Christmas visitor. Young readers will delight in finding the familiar caterpillar in this Christmas book.

13. How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? by Jane Yolen

In this fun dino board book., you will discover how dinosaurs celebrate Christmas. Do the dinosaurs tear all the ornaments off the tree, or do they help trim the tree so no branch is bare? The perfect book for your young dinosaur fanatic.

14. Christmas Songs Book

This board book plays ten classic carols. It continues to be a Christmas favorite in our house. This book is an excellent way to spread Christmas cheer and teach your little ones to sing Christmas carols.

15. The Friendly Beasts by Tomie dePaola

This Christmas board book is based on an old Christmas carol, The Friendly Beasts. Tomie dePaola’s colorful illustrations bring the verses alive as each animal offers a gift to baby Jesus.

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Thanks for Stopping By!

Lastly, thank you for stopping by! Please say Hi in the comment section and share your favorite Christmas classic to read or your favorite Christmas memory. Throughout December, our bookshelves and book baskets will be filled with fun, meaningful, and light-hearted Christmas books and a few board books, such as Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer (the Little Golden Book version) and Charlie Brown Christmas for my youngest. But I will also read a few of my Christmas favorites like Little Women, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, and The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. I might try to read Sherlock Holmes this year. I hope you and your children find a favorite book from this Best Christmas Board Books for Toddlers. A stocking filled with interactive books and beautiful books with beautiful illustrations make the best Christmas presents.

P.S. I’ll keep adding new titles!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

– With Great Joy, Katie

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