Heartwarming Holiday Books for Kids

Holiday books with the feel-good spirit of the season


Published:

For Tree Huggers and Climbers

“The Great Spruce” Alec loves to climb trees, and is heartbroken when he hears that his favorite great spruce may be chopped down for a Christmas celebration. The clever Alec devises a plan that allows the tree to be enjoyed by all for the holidays and keeps it intact for him to climb for years to come. Ages 5-8. (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, $17.99)

 


For Appreciating Love and Friendship

“The Christmas Boot” When a lonely girl discovers a single black boot deep in the snow on Christmas morning, she slips it over her foot. It’s a perfect fit, but she needs the other to match. The following morning she finds the other one, then all her wishes start coming true. She meets a man in a red suit who is missing a boot. She gives the boot she found to him and finds the magic of friendship — a reminder that some of the best things can’t be wrapped. Ages 4-8. (Dial Books, $17.99)


For Finding the Christmas Spirit

“Merry Christmas Mr. Mouse” When Mr. Mouse and his family move into the warm spot beneath the kitchen in a big house, they find an evergreen tree decorated with lights and cookies baking in the oven. They hear about a child born long ago and a jolly man named Santa. As they learn about the traditions of Christmas, they also find the love in celebrating it as a family. Ages 3-5. (Dial Books, $17.99)


 


For When You Don’t Get What You Want

“The Biggest Smallest Christmas Present” Clementine is a teeny-tiny girl who lives with her average-sized family. She’s mostly happy being the smallest in her family, until Santa brings average-size toys that suit her brothers but are never the right size for her. With a creative spirit, she figures out how to play with not-quite-right gifts. The playful story encourages young kids to find the joy in the gifts they receive, even if they aren’t what they expect. Ages 3-5. (Putnam Books, $16.99)


For Unexpected Upsets

“Maple & Willow’s Christmas Tree” Children (and parents) with allergies can relate to this tale of two sisters who get to pick out their first real Christmas tree only to discover when they get home that one of the sisters, Maple, is allergic to the tree. The tree has to go and Maple’s sister, Willow, is not happy. Through sisterly love and a lot of imagination, Willow comes up with a solution so the sisters can have a happy and bright Christmas without the tree. Ages 3-5. (Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99)

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Content

Autumn at Oz Tickets Sold Out for 2018

Tickets for the Sept. 7-9 Autumn at Oz event have sold out.

Kid-Friendly Music Festivals in the Carolinas

Regional music festivals offer fun for the whole family.

Must-See Holiday Light Shows Across North Carolina

’Tis the season for dazzling light displays. Here are our top picks of holiday light show extravaganzas across the state.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Newsletter Sign-Up

Stay connected to what's going on for kids and families in the Triad by signing up for our FREE e-newsletters!

Subscribe

Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

Annual Guides

Education Guide

The all-new 2015-2016 Education Guide is packed with everything parents need to know to navigate more than 500 education options and resources in the Triad, including area preschools, private schools, public school systems, charter schools, boarding schools and academic resources.

GPS [Go. Play. See]

It's your complete family guide to Triad living. Parents are busy and on the go. Use this guide to help you explore all this great area offers for families in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding communities.

Exceptional Child

For parents of kids with special needs, finding help and support can be challenging. We've compiled valuable resources for Triad parents in our latest annual publication, Exceptional Child, which is also available as a digital guide.