5 Best Christmas Books for Kids

Date:19-12-2013 11:41:01 read:3

With geeky gifts ruling your kids’ hearts, a simple yet precious gift such as a book might appear dreary for them. So, it is the job of elders to instill a passion for books in them. The Christmas season is best for that, as you can gift them books with stories around the celebration. Make them understand the value of knowledge a book can impart than their trendier pleasures that will be out-grown with time. If you are unsure about the Christmas books that can be gifted to them this season, here are 5 books you can consider.

1. The Elf on the Shelf by Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell

One of the must-read Christmas books for children, one of the 2005 bestsellers ‘The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition’ is a picture book in rhyme. Written by America’s favorite author Carol Aebersold and her daughter, it describes how Santa Claus keeps a tab on the naughty and nice kids. The elf on the shelf is shown with a companion book, and it does many miracles including changing locations overnight. Kids just enjoy looking for the elf early in the morning. Children can also register their elf online for an official adoption certificate and a special letter from Santa. This book is a great bonus for parents as kids believe that the elf’s always watching them and so they have to behave nicely.

2. The Spirit of Christmas by Nancy Tillman

‘The Spirit of Christmas’ by Nancy Tillman is one of the best reads for all ages and especially for children. It is an inspiring book that tells about the real essence of Christmas, despite all Christmas decor and pomp. It is also an amazing thing to search for the Spirit of Christmas that the author has creatively hidden on each page. The book also emphasizes on the importance and value of love, as it rightly puts, “Remember, this all began with a child. Because it took nothing but love to begin it, it’s not really Christmas if love isn’t in it.”

3. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’, tells the story of a short-tempered old Scrooge who just cares about his business’ bottom line. On Christmas Eve, some influencing ghosts visit him, who makes him take stock of his life. He feels bad at what he sees and the next day he is a different man.

4. Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien’s book ‘Letters from Father Christmas’ is an interesting read that will captivate young readers. Made up of letters from Father Christmas, the book describes the activities at the North Pole and the lives of those who live there. Make this Xmas special with some North Pole stories.

5. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

The illustration book ‘The Polar Express’ by Chris Van Allsburg tells the story of a boy who lays awake on Christmas Eve. He travels to the North Pole with Santa Claus and some other kids. Read the book to find out what special surprise awaits him when he gets to the North Pole.

Gift your kids these Christmas books and let them enjoy Christmas in its true spirit and fervor.

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