Updated at: 20-06-2023 - By: Craig Huey

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25 Christmas Board Books for Toddlers andPreschoolers

Truth be told. To put it bluntly, children are rough on books.

My then-toddler sons spent hours upon hours poring over our Christmas book collection.

It was frustrating to give them to them because you knew they’d only tear them up a few hours later if they were left in their rooms.

What’s the fix? Books for toddlers for the holidays!

I could leave the boys a pile of these treasures and let them drift off to sleep with visions of Santa Claus.

All of my other book recommendations for kids The books recommended here are available either at your local library or through the affiliate links provided for your purchase.


Christmas Board Books

A Holiday for the Little Blue Truck

To spread holiday cheer, Little Blue Truck is transporting Christmas trees to his animal pals.

Blue’s new adventure has all the holiday cheer of the original Little Blue Truck thanks to the same soothing meter and distinctive illustration style.

This novelty gift book is bound to become a holiday favorite thanks to its thick cardstock pages, short and engaging text, and blinking, multicolored Christmas lights on the last page.

A Classic Reprint of “T’was the Night Before Christmas”

The new edition of this classic poem is wonderful, and every home should have a copy.

Richly illustrated by Charles Santore, who also worked on the classics The Wizard of Oz, Snow White, and The Little Mermaid.

Baby Jesus and the First Christmas

This beautiful and calming retelling of the Nativity story is now available in board book form.

This book is perfect for introducing even the youngest child to the magic of the Nativity, with its simple, lyrical text and radiant illustrations.

Jingle Bells, Llama Llama

The Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers with brief, easy-to-understand rhyming text before they are ready for longer full-length stories.

Little Llama and his pals celebrate the holidays by exchanging presents, singing carols, and decorating cookies in Llama Llama Jingle Bells.

Holiday snowmen

There is activity outside while everyone is sound asleep on Christmas Eve.

It looks like the snowmen are getting ready to party!

All the snow people are sneaking off to the town square in the dark of night to sing Christmas carols, dance the night away, and wait anxiously for the arrival of the snowman Santa.

Happy Holidays, Big Mouth!

What if Santa Claus’s mouth gets dry? Asks Stinky Face. Were you to ask, “What if the sack of toys starts to rip?”

Mama, as usual, responds tenderly to all of her children’s worries.

Stinky Face always sends Santa a little something extra, like lip balm or duct tape, just in case.

Imaginary Snow

The old farmer goes to bed on Christmas Eve, wondering how the holiday will come without snow.

His dream involves a snowstorm that blankets him and his animals in white.

It’s only when the farmer awakens to the reality of snow outside that he recalls anything at all.

Putting on his red suit, he goes outside to spread holiday cheer by putting presents under the tree for his pets.

This board book edition is perfect for young readers thanks to the clever lift-the-flaps that reveal the animals hiding in the snow in the farmer’s dream.

Greetings from the Arctic! (Farewell to Our World)

This board book is a lovely celebration of the myths and legends surrounding Santa Claus, and it takes young readers on a trip to Santa’s village at the North Pole, where everyone is busy preparing for Christmas Eve.

It’s a Boy! It’s a Baby!

Good news of Mary and Joseph’s new baby quickly spread from the stable’s animals to the nearby shepherds, then to the kings of faraway lands, and finally to the angels in the heavens.

Because every newborn is a miracle, we now hold celebrations and visitors come from far and wide to meet the new arrival.

This classic board book is full of beautiful illustrations and lyrical text, making it ideal for a newborn’s first Christmas.

Getting Your Christmas Tree Wish

This heartwarming story about a pine tree that gets overlooked every year at Christmas and the friends he makes in the woods who try to help him will become a holiday favorite.

Featuring the artwork of wildlife artist Michael Monroe and the lyrical writing of Colleen Monroe, this story is about a group of birds, deer, and a squirrel who work together to grant the wish of a very special friend.

Say “Fa-La-La” (Leslie Patricelli’s board books).

Baby’s excitement over the upcoming holiday season is overflowing.

You can adorn a tree, a gingerbread house, or even a dog!

There’s the big event itself to prepare for, as well as the presents that need to be made (must be brave), the carols that need to be sung, etc.

Join us in the spirit of goodwill and laughter as everyone’s favorite infant offers his own unique take on the holiday.

Happy Holidays from Bright Baby Touch & Feel (Bright Baby Touch & Feel)

This interactive first book is the perfect present for a baby this holiday season, with lots of fun textures for them to explore.

I wish you the best this holiday season, Mouse. Provided That…

The Mouse invites you toJust like in the old children’s book, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,”as he counts down the days until Christmas while decorating his tree.

Contrary to popular belief, I am not Father Christmas! …a young owl.

The return of Baby Owl heralds the arrival of holiday cheer for kids.

On Christmas Eve, Baby Hare sees Owl, who is pulling a sled and wearing a furry red cap.

Tiny Owl thinks it’s the Big Guy in Red.

Baby Hare, however, is not convinced. How will the little owl behave?

The Christmas spirit is perfectly balanced in this hilarious and touching story.

Holiday Season: Duck and Goose Style!

Our favorite winged friends are out in full force as Tad Hills, author and illustrator of a New York Times bestseller, brings them out to celebrate the holiday.

Duck knows it’s the holiday season, but Goose just wants to make snow angels and go sledding.

The newest addition to the board book genre, featuringTo Play Duck and Goose, along with an abundance of holiday spirit.

A Christmas Lift-the-Flap Book: Where Is Baby’s Present?

The infant has searched high and low for his Christmas gift, but no luck.

Kids will love discovering festive treats like Christmas cookies, candy canes, ornaments, and more as they lift the big, sturdy flaps.

The Great, Huge, Flap Book of the Grinch

This is a board book edition of How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss.

This version of the Good Doctor’s beloved holiday classic is simplified and fortified especially for his youngest fans.

With a condensed, rhyming text and over sixty Grinchy flaps perfect for little hands.

Involvement of Olivia during the Holidays

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and Olivia has a ton of work to do.

She must sit patiently for Santa, make sure he decorates the tree, observe while Mom prepares the holiday meal, make sure the stockings are hung with care, and then finally enjoy her gifts.

It’s a lot of work to be kind and generous around the holidays.

The Christmas Spirit

Children all over the world anticipate Christmas with excitement as they hear bells ring and watch sleds race through the snow while imagining themselves opening presents and snacking on candy canes.

But the most magical gift of Christmas is time spent with family and friends.

This special, beautiful book by the New York Times bestselling author and artist is one that will be treasured by families for years to come.

Holiday Peekaboo Popcorn Box!

What surprises will materialize in Santa’s sack this year? Anyone know who might emerge from the flue next? Where does Santa keep his presents under the tree at Christmas?

This pop-up book has a Christmas theme and is perfect for babies and toddlers.

A Christmas Counting Book with One Bright Star

Use the most well-known story in the world—the birth of Jesus—to teach your child numbers.

This book is perfect for counting sheep, kings, angels, animals, a baby, and a star before bedtime thanks to its soothing rhymes and numbers from 1 to 10.

The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Yuletide Special

Come help Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy, and Pluto decorate the house for Christmas.

Before the big day arrives, the Clubhouse buddies and Toodles must make sure that every tree is pruned, every sprig of mistletoe is hung, and every string of lights is in proper working order.

Preschoolers will have a blast taking part in the Christmas countdown with this new novelty format designed in the shape of a Clubhouse.

When Will Christmas Day Finally Arrive?

Teddy can hardly wait for Christmas. He keeps asking Big Bear, “Is it Christmas yet?”

Even though Teddy means well, he always seems to manage to make Big Bear irritated and a mess of things when he tries to assist him in getting ready.

How long before they’re prepared for the perfect Christmas?

In the spirit of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, here are the numbers 123.

This delightfully festive board book brings you the Very Hungry Caterpillar, just in time for some holiday counting fun.

The book’s pages are packed with This book by Eric Carle from 1 merry Santa Claus to 10 exquisitely wrapped presents, each piece of art is unique.

All the numbers feature the Very Hungry Caterpillar, which is a fun challenge for young kids.

In honor of the holiday season, Splat the Cat presents:

It’s clear that Splat the Cat is counting down the days until Christmas.

In this unique touch-and-feel book from the author, readers can accompany him and his family as they prepare for the holidays by helping to decorate the tree, wrap presents, and discover what makes a holiday extra warm and fuzzy Publication: The New York Timesfamed creator of best-selling works I’m Rob Scotton, and I approve this message..