Today I’ve put together a list of 10 Christmas-themed early readers! These short, illustrated books are suitable for beginning readers ages 5-8, and they are also excellent read-aloud stories for the whole family!
These early readers are all available for under $5, so they make excellent stocking stuffers!
In this classic Amelia Bedelia story, Amelia Bedelia helps her employer Mrs. Rogers prepare the house for Christmas. The literal-minded maid cuts up a calendar to make “date” cake and uses a large pair of shears to “trim” the tree. This one is sure to have kids in stitches!
It’s December 23rd and everything seems to be going wrong for one very stressed out family. Mom’s sick, the cookies are burnt, and there’s still shopping to do! This contemporary story follows the meter of Clement Moore’s classic Christmas poem.
The littlest tree at the Christmas tree lot has only one wish this Christmas – for someone to take it home, decorate it, and love it. But as Christmas draws near, the little tree worries about whether it will have a home for the holidays!
Beginning readers will love this collection of 12 easy-to-read short poems.
Merry Christmas, Mom and Dad (Little Critter)
You can’t help but smile as Little Critter tries to help his (very patient) parents with Christmas preparations. Little Critter tries to decorate cookies but eats them all instead. He attempts to wrap presents but gets tangled in a web of tape. Little Critter always means well, but as the amusing illustrations show, things don’t always go the way he intends.
Clayton and Desmond each set out to find the biggest Christmas tree ever. But when they both want the same tree, they come up with a compromise that will bring Christmas spirit to all of Mouseville!
Oliver, the littlest elf in the North Pole, is excited to learn what his job will be in Santa’s workshop. He tries building toys, assembling bicycles, baking cookies, and making books, but none of them are a good fit for such a small elf. Oliver is sad until he meets a new friend who helps him remember that you’re never too little to spread Christmas cheer.
As Christmas approaches, Brother and Sister Bear are behaving quite selfishly. But when the cubs perform in a Christmas nativity play, they begin to understand why giving at Christmas is so important.
It’s the holiday season, and Pinkalicious knows just what will make this Christmas extra special – a pink Christmas tree! But can she convince her parents?
In this delightful holiday installment of the Clifford series, Clifford the big red dog and his best friend Emily Elizabeth are counting the days to Christmas. They build snowmen, play ice hockey, hang stockings, and wait for Santa Claus!