Christmas Picture Book Picks

1. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express(122370)

The Polar Express is a Christmas classic about an old-fashioned steam train that takes children on a magical journey to the North Pole on Christmas Eve to meet the big himself, Santa. 

2. The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

The Snowman

The Snowman is about a little boy who rushes outdoors one blustery winter day to build a snowman who comes alive in his dreams later that night.

3. The Money We'll Save by Brock Cole

The Money We'll Save

The Money We'll save is about the entertaining events that happen when penny-pinching Pa brings home a young turkey to raise for his family. 

4. Santa's Stuck by Rhonda Gowler Green

Santa's Stuck

Santa's Stuck is a hilarious picture book about what happens when jolly old Saint Nick eats too many treats and encounters trouble in a chimney.

5.  An Orange for Frankie by Patricia Polacco

Orange for Frankie

An Orange for Frankie is a sweet story about a boy who's eagerly expecting his Papa to return from a trip to Lansing with oranges for Christmas, but due to bad weather he is not sure whether he will make it or not.

6. B is for Bethleham by Isabel Wilner

B is for Bethleham

B is for Bethlehem is a rhyming concept book sharing the joy of the nativity story with the help of the alphabet. 

7. Finding Christmas by Helen Ward

Finding Christmas

Finding Christmas is about a little girl trying to find the perfect Christmas gift for someone special, which magically appears in the sky above her. 

8. Shall I Knit You a Hat by Kate Klise

Shall I Knit You a Hat

Shall I Knit You a Hat is a warm tale about family and giving sure to delight every member of the family. 

9. The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola

The Legend of Poinsettia

The Legend of the Poinsettia is the retelling of a timeless Mexican Christmas folktale about the gift of giving.

10. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by John Rox

Hippo for Christmas

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas is a silly story about a little girl who wants nothing more than a hippo for Christmas. The book comes from the song of the same title.