17 of the Most Festive Christmas Picture Books
The lead up to Christmas is a busy time in schools. There are parties, concerts, gift and card making as well as over excited kids to deal with! Have some downtime and enjoy some wonderful Christmas picture books. You can celebrate the festive season with this wonderful collection of traditional, modern, funny, magical and poignant picture books.
You may want to give your students some background to global Christmas traditions, Father Christmas and the Nativity. History.com has a history of Christmas and information about the origins of Santa can be found at National Geographic. CBeebies has an unusual retelling of the Nativity using sand drawings.
Christmas Picture Books
Red and Lulu by Matt Tavares
Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht
Presents Through the Window by Taro Gomi
A Mustache Baby Christmas by Bridget Heos
One Wild Christmas by Nicholas Oldland
The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold by Maureen Fergus
Refuge by Anne Booth
Santa Selfie by Peter Bently
Maisy’s Christmas Party by Lucy Cousins
The Little Reindeer by Nicola Killen
The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket
Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale by Martin Waddell
Finding Christmas by Robert Munsch
Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo
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