25 Books Before Christmas

25 Books Before Christmas

By Jeannine Scott, North Columbus Library, Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

Have you heard of 25 Books before Christmas? Wrap 25 books and place them under the tree. Let your child unwrap one each evening and enjoy a special bedtime story together! Here are our recommendations for holiday titles that are entertaining for you and your little one. Books make perfect gifts!

  1. A Unicorn Named Sparkle’s First Christmas by Amy Young
  2. Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O’Connor
  3. Santa Comes to Little House by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  4. Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho! By Doreen Cronin
  5. Santa Bruce by Ryan Higgins
  6. If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff
  7. Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht
  8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Christmas 123 by Eric Carle
  9. Dinosaur’s Night Before Christmas by Jim Harris
  10. Santa’s Favorite Story by Hisako Aoki
  11. Santa Claus & The Three Bears by Kathy Duvall
  12. The Great Pirate Christmas Battle by Michael G. Lewis
  13.   Here Comes Santa Cat by Deborah Underwood
  14.   Santa Duck by David Milgrim
  15.   Elfis: A Christmas Tale by Alan Katz and Pete Fornatale
  16.   Santa Rex by Molly Idle
  17.   Santasaurus by Niamh Sharkey
  18.   Santa’s Secrets Revealed by James Solheim
  19.   Santa Paws by Rachael McKenna
  20.   Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin
  21.   Ninja Claus! By Arree Chung
  22.   Fa La La by Leslie Patricelli
  23.   Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton
  24.   Santa’s Kwanzaa by Garen Thomas
  25.   This is Christmas by Tom Booth

New 2019 Holiday Family Reads:

Long ago, on a silent night  by Julie Berry

The miracle of Christmas comes alive in this celebration of unconditional love and the hope and promise in every child.

There’s An Elf in Your Book by Tom Fletcher

Don’t let the elf trick you into being naughty! Just follow his instructions to sing a Christmas carol, clap, burp… Children will be delighted to participate in this satisfying holiday tale.

Nutcracker Night by Mireille Messier

The Nutcracker ballet comes to life, as a little girl joyfully experiences her first visit to see the ballet.

Happy Howlidays! (Vol. 2) by James Patterson

Junior experiences many things during his first Christmas, including something called snow, a tree that seems to have sprouted in the middle of the Picture Box Room, and packs of strange humans called Carol.


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