Aebersold, Carol V. and Chanda A. Bell
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas tradition
This family tradition soon to become a classic explains how Santa Claus knows who’s been naughty or good.
The Lost Christmas Gift
A heartwarming story about childhood memories and the magic of Christmas
Just Right for Christmas
A feel good Christmas story about a red piece of fabric and its many uses, perhaps inspired by Something from Nothing . Bright colorful illustration
Buck, Pearl S.
Christmas Day in the Morning
This book is a reminder that he best Christmas presents come from the heart
Butler, Christina M.
One Snowy Night
A beautiful story of friendship and creativity in a touch and feel board book with adorable illustrations.
Evans, Richard Paul
The Christmas Candle
A beautiful story showing that a stranger to one is family to another
The Christmas Wish
This beautiful story brings the magic of Christmas through photography
Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift
A nice story inspired by the gift of the magi, combining Christmas and Hanukkah between two friends with different backgrounds. Beautifully illustrated with watercolor.
Christmas for the Snowmen
On Christmas eve, three snowmen want to join the festivities but they soon start to melt and return outside. As they stand alone in the cold, children join them and create the best Christmas ever.
The Magical Christmas Horse
A beautiful and touching story about family relationships saying that home is where the heart is and that Christmas wishes do come true
Little Rabbit’s Christmas
A nice story showing that Christmas is not about getting one’s wish but rather about discovering the rewards of sharing
Art, his sister Esther and their friend Spaulding are taken into an intriguing adventure that will make their wishes come true.
Jim La Marche
Bear’s First Christmas
A beautiful story about the meaning of Christmas through magic and friendship. Beautiful illustrations.
Our very Own Christmas
When its Christmas time, there is a game Kelly likes to play with her little brother Franklin. They play Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem. This beautifully illustrated story takes the reader into the playful imagination of a brother and sister.
Matteson, George and Adele Ursone
James E. Ransome
The Christmas Tugboat : how the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree came to New York City
This book beautifully describes the special journey taken by a tugboat captain and his family to bring the legendary Christmas tree to New York city. The illustrations beautifully show the still cold night up the Hudson River as well as the skyline of New York city.
Aunt Olga’s Christmas Postcards
A nostalgic Christmas story bringing two generations together. Aunt Olga shares her collection of Christmas memories and love for poetry with her grand-niece.
Baby Bear’s Christmas Kiss
This beautiful story shows that a Christmas gift can be as simple as a kiss.
Auntie Claus and the Key to Christmas
Companion to the previous book Auntie Claus, this book could have been a good idea but in my opinion it is trying to be too clever
Santa’s Snow Cat
A beautiful Christmas story of friendship and loyalty. beautifully illustrated with full-page illustrations and illustrations around the text. Blue and white are the dominant colors. Includes popular New York City landmarks.
Santa’s Snow Kitten
A sequel to Santa’s Snow Cat. A story about how Snow Cat’s Snow Kitten discovers Santa’s world outside of Santa’s closet. Beautifully illustrated with full-page illustrations and illustrations around the text. Red is the dominant color.
Jennifer A. Bell
My Pen Pal Santa
Six years old Ava, writes to Santa Claus every month during her kindergarten year and gets a reply to all her letters. The illustrations take us through the seasons and show that Ava always has Christmas in her mind. In my opinion, the tone of Santa’s letters lacks a little bit of magic.
Counting to Christmas
This simple book about Christmas activities will put anyone into the Christmas spirit. Crafts and recipes instructions are included
The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit
This beautiful story inspired by Beatrix Potter’s world finds Peter and his cousin Benjamin saving William the turkey from being the McGregor’s Christmas dinner. Emma Thompson and Eleanor Taylor adopted Beatrix Potter’s style with perfection
Letters from Father Christmas
A compilation of letters signed by Santa Claus describing life in the North Pole with great details and humour. This book is a gem, a must read.
Bunny Christmas: a family celebration
A rhyming book about a family of bunnies and their Christmas traditions. Beautiful and detailed illustrations
The Watchmaker Who Saved Christmas
This story allows the reader to discover how Santa Claus travels the world as a watchmaker repairs Santa’s watch. beautiful detailed illustrations
The Twelve Days of Christmas in Canada
This book offers a true Canadian twist to the classic and familiar song. The colorful and detailed illustrations are accompanied by a letter Juliette writes to her father to describe her journey across the country. The last 3 pages present interesting Canadian facts
The Message of the Birds
Simple message well explained and presented in a way that will keep the reader turning the pages
Wise Brown, Margaret
Nancy Edwards Calder
On Christmas Eve
A beautiful story about the anticipation of Christmas morning. Illustrated with beautiful paintings