Day 1: Holiday Picture Books (with characters you know!)

Bad Kitty Christmas.

A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel

Take “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”, add one Bad Kitty who has a lesson to learn, and you’ve got this unexpectedly poignant rhyming alphabet adventure.

This is for: anyone who thinks that family is the most important part of the holiday season (yes, really!).

Share with ages 4+.



Dinosaur vs. Santa by Bob Shea

Dinosaur is wrapping gifts, writing letters, and decorating the tree…but can he stay out of trouble?

This is for: kids who are desperately trying to stay on the nice list during the holidays.

Share with ages 2-6.



Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney

Llama helps Mama shop, bake, and decorate, and with each activity he is less and less patient for the big day.

This is for: kids who keep asking “Is it Christmas yet?”.

Share with ages 2-7.



Merry Christmas, Curious George by Margaret & H.A. Rey

Chaos is imminent when Curious George visits the Christmas tree farm.

This is for: any curious monkey friends!

Share with: ages 2-7.

snowmenchristmas .

Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner

It’s Christmas night, the perfect time for the snowmen to leave their yards and gather for a celebration!

This is for: little ones with big imaginations (um, that’s all of them that I know!).

Share with ages 2-10.  The littles like the rhyming story, the big guys are entertained by the I-Spy in each picture.

Read this to learn why this list was created…and be sure to look for days 2, 3 & 4, too!

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