Happy holiday reads!

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is spending time with family members. Occasionally, my family will go out and do something festive like pick out a Christmas tree or drive around the neighborhood looking at everyone’s decorations. But most of the time, we like to stay home by the fire and watch movies, play games, or read together. There’s nothing better than snuggling up with blankets and hot chocolate and listening to a great story! This Christmas, why not check out a few of these great reads to add to your family’s list of holiday traditions? Click on each image for more information about the book!

‘Twas Nochebuena by Roseanne Thong: This lovely retelling of Clement C. Moore’s beloved poem, ‘Twas the Night before Christmas, lets you experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of a Nochebuena celebration!

The Polar Express by Chris van Allsburg: Join a small boy as he experiences a magical (and lushly illustrated) journey to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto: Maria loves helping her mother make their Christmas tamales, but when she loses her mother’s ring their Christmas celebration takes an unusual turn.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss: One of the most well-known and best-beloved of Dr. Seuss’s books, this inspiring tale shows how Christmas is more than receiving presents.

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric A. Kimmel: Like How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, this Hanukkah tales shows how powerful goodness and light can be.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: Perhaps the quintessential Christmas read, Dickens’ short novel tells the story of miser Ebeneezer Scrooge as three Christmas spirits attempt to reclaim him from his greed and selfishness.

What books do you include as part of your holiday traditions? Let us know what your recommendations are for best holiday books!

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