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10 Seasonal Children’s Books To Spread Cheer

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If you’re looking for some new wintry adventures or heartwarming holiday stories to share with your children this year, search no further. BookTrib has created a list of fun new holiday tales that will delight the whole family and add some extra warmth and magic to your home.

The Christmas That Almost Never Was 

By Stanley E. Wiklinski, Illustrated by Gary A. Lippincott (Jabberwocky Books)

Stanley E. Wiklinski has created a new Christmas classic. When a terrible blizzard strikes and Santa’s reindeer come down with the flu, our jolly hero must find another way to deliver his gifts to the anxious children around the world. Beautiful illustrations accompany an adventurous plot that illustrates the importance of teamwork and creative thinking. Check out our review for more!

Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus: The Chrismukkah Kerfuffle

By David Michael Slater, Illustrated by Michelle Simpson (Library Tales Publishing)

This story is a wonderful blend and appreciation of both Hanukkah and Christmas traditions. While Hanukkah Harvie and Santa Claus seem to hilariously clash at first, this odd couple uniquely illustrates at the end how two people with different faiths don’t have to fight. In fact, they can overlook differences and become wonderful friends. This children’s book is both an entertaining read, and also educational in its important message of respectful coexistence.

Harold Loves His Wooly Hat

By Vern Kousky (Penguin Random House)

Written and illustrated by one talented man, Vern Kousky’s hero, Harold the bear, teaches children the importance of giving to those in need, and impresses the importance of inner character over material worth.

Frozen: Olaf and the Three Polar Bears

By Calliope Glass (Disney Books)

Everyone’s favorite character from “Frozen” returns to enchant adults and children alike in his newest feature book Olaf and the Three Polar Bears. In this twist on the classic, Olaf, always bound for adventure (alright, misadventure) wanders into the home of three polar bears deep in the woods in the kingdom of Arendelle.

The Broken Ornament

By Toni DiTerlizzi (Simon & Schuster)

Toni DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has created unique and fanciful books like The Spider & the Fly and Kenny & the Dragon. This time, with the help of a Christmas fairy, DiTerlizzi emphasizes the importance of emotional connections over material items in this moving tale you’ll want to share with your family every year.

I’m the Grinch (Illumination’s The Grinch)

By Dennis R. Shealy (Penguin Random House)

If you took your kids to see Illumination’s new movie “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch,” this book will be perfect for story time. Complete with Christmas cards and over 50 glitter stickers, this new adaptation of the beloved story has lots of fun surprises your kids will enjoy.

Decked Out for Christmas!

By Ethan Long (Abrams)

The mice at the North Pole are busy decorating something big for Christmas, but what is it? Ethan Long builds suspense in this witty children’s book with a surprise ending.

The Lost Penguin

By Claire Freedman Illustrated by, Kate Hindley (Simon & Schuster)

The beloved team of Oliver and Patch is back! Oliver and his trusty pup Patch visit the zoo with their friend Ruby to see lots of exciting animals. When all three take on the mission of returning the adorable penguin Peep back home, they must use teamwork and compromise to persevere.

Construction Site on Christmas Night

By Sherri Duskey Rinker Illustrated by, A.G. Ford (Chronicle Books)

Sherri Duskey Rinker, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site is back with another winner, this time with a yuletide theme. As all the trucks are preparing for Christmas by pitching in to build a special gift, they each receive presents themselves.

Little Owl’s Snow

By Divya Srinivasan (Penguin Random House)

The signs of winter are revealing themselves to Little Owl in the forest. Leaves are falling, his other animal friends are hibernating and there’s a fresh gusty chill in the air. Rediscover the wonder and magic of changing seasons as your little ones become as captivated as Little Owl in this enchanting story.

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Rebecca grew up in Connecticut and returns to her home state to pursue her favorite subject of all time, books. She completed her undergraduate education at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island with dual degrees in English Literature and Global Communications. She is the Assistant Editor at BookTrib and looks forward to connecting people with great authors.

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