Are you looking for the best Christmas books for your baby, toddler or preschooler? From touch and feel to pop-up books and lift a flap to sound books, we have the best 16 Christmas books we could find to share!
These books will make excellent gifts for your child, grandchild, niece or nephew. Take a look below to pick out a few that will provide excellent gifts and hours of fun and entertainment for your little one!
The 16 Best Christmas Books For Your Baby Toddler or Preschooler
Discover the magic of the very first Christmas by lifting the big flaps in this simple story of the Nativity.
2. NATIVITY, THE (TOUCHY-FEELY) Baby Book – 9 months +
A gorgeous Christmas addition to the popular Usborne Touchy-Feely series! Charming illustrations by Rachel Wells accompany a delightful, tactile retelling of the Christmas story, complete with fluffy donkeys, woolly sheep, a glittering angel and, of course, the baby Jesus, sleeping in his soft blanket. This appealing large-format book makes the perfect present for young children experiencing Christmas for the very first time.
It’s almost Christmas and Santa is on his way! Children will love this sound book with sparkly embossed pages to feel. The sound panel brings each scene to life with Santa’s jolly laugh, his sleigh speeding through the sky, his boots crunching in the snow, the ticking of clocks and a rendition of Jingle Bells. Simple picture tabs allow children to find their favorite scenes quickly and easily.
This is a delightful retelling of the story of the birth of Jesus. Follow Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem and celebrate the magic of the very first Christmas.
Bells chiming, robins singing, brass bands playing Christmas tunes, choirs singing carols… step into a world of winter magic in the latest title in Usborne’s extremely popular series of sound books. With beautiful illustrations, holes to peek through and finger trails to explore, this is a sumptuous way to celebrate the festive season.
The sounds of Christmas in the beautiful ‘Very First’ series. The bright pictures will delight the very young child at Christmas time.
A delightful Christmas board book with high contrast illustrations and touchy-feely patches perfect for sharing with the very young. Each festive picture has a simple description beneath to help babies learn to associate words and pictures. Young children will love feeling the different materials in every picture again and again. The last two pages show a montage of all the pictures in the book with new descriptions to help children learn their first colors.
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9. MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY – baby book 9 months & up
A delightful colorful board book specially designed for babies. Babies will love looking at the colorful Christmas scenes full of chirping robins, skating penguins, sledding mice, a tree and presents.
In Pop-up Christmas you’ll find pop-up snowflakes, a snowman that Santa’s elves have built, the elves’ workshop, Santa on his sleigh flying over a town and a magnificent pop-up tree replendent with presents on Christmas morning
This classic Christmas poem is brought wonderfully to life with gorgeous artwork and stunning pops. Peek inside a cozy house, all ready for Christmas, marvel at Santa and his reindeer, flying across the sky and revel in the magic of Christmas.
12. TWINKLY, TWINKLY CHRISTMAS TREE– 6 months +
This beautifully illustrated board book has lots of electric lights inside it for little children to discover. Mouse has no Christmas lights, so she sets out with her friend, Mole, to find some in the snowy forest. As the story unfolds and more friends join the adventure, there are more and more lights until Mouse finds a stunning Christmas tree at the end.
13. VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS CAROLS – 9 months+
A charming collection of traditional Christmas carols with delightful illustrations for little children. Contains nine well-loved carols, including ‘Away in a Manger’, ‘Silent Night’, ‘We Three Kings’, ‘While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night’ and ‘We Wish you a Merry Christmas’.
14. VERY FIRST WORDS CHRISTMAS – 9 months +
Little children will love learning their first Christmas words as they examine each delightful festive scene. Scenes include decorating the tree, getting ready for Santa, Santa on the roof and opening presents.
An engaging, interactive board book, specially designed for very young children, full of vivid colors and stylish illustrations. Simple slider mechanisms allow the pictures to be transformed, as Santa’s sleigh flies across the sky.
16. CHRISTMAS (FOLD-OUT BOOKS)– Infants (babies & toddlers)
Baby’s Very First is becoming a brand of its own now expanding into the concertina format. This visually striking book folds out to create a learning scene and also stands upright.
It’s never too early to start reading with your child. Reading together out loud encourages your child’s language development and literacy skills.
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This Christmas is the perfect time to start fun family traditions. Spend some quality time together and snuggle up each day in December with a Christmas book! You can start growing and shaping their vocabulary and encourage a love of reading as a baby, toddler or preschooler.
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