Looking for the best Christmas books for toddlers for 2016?
Reading Christmas books while cuddling by the fireplace under a warm and cozy blanket can make extra special memories with your child this holiday.
Or maybe you simply want a good book to read to your toddlers at daycare or preschool to celebrate Christmas.
No matter what, be sure that you check out these top 10 best Christmas books for toddlers (in no particular order).
1. Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
If your toddler is a fan of the Little Blue Truck or even if he has never even heard of this storybook character, he will love all the fun characters that you get to meet in this book.
Little Blue Truck is delivering Christmas trees to all of his friends but we can’t forget a tree for Blue.
The book has counting up to 5 and then backwards as well. It has a rhyming pattern that keeps your toddlers attention throughout the whole story to see how it finishes.
Like any other Little Blue Truck book the illustrations are bright and friendly.
This is a board book so you don’t have to worry about damage from little hands but it’s one that will be read over and over.
2. Bear Stays Up for Christmas
Celebrate with Bears as his friends as they attempt to stay awake until Christmas morning.
Toddlers and preschoolers love following Bear and his friends and this Christmas book definitely is a classic to add to your library.
All of Bear’s friends want him awake to celebrate Christmas with them so they wake him up and they plan all these holiday traditions from baking treats to decorating a Christmas tree.
But in the end Bear is able to stay awake because he realizes what Christmas is about with his friends.
3. The Itsy Bitsy Snowman
This is a sweet take on the classic “Itsy Bitsy Spider” nursery rhyme except with a little snowman who goes sledding around his very own winter wonderland.
This is another Christmas board book that is great for younger toddlers and I even find that my older ones still like reading over the book and reading it along with me.
Although this isn’t really a Christmas story it goes very well with other winter stories as kids definitely relate snow and snowmen to Christmas time.
This could be nice alternative for someone who is looking for a great winter book for toddlers without actually mentioning Christmas.
4. Christmas Pop-Up Peekaboo!
This book features pop-ups and flaps that toddlers can discover new things and interact with the book.
For example, one page has an adorable little penguin one side and then the other has a large snowball flap that kids lift up to see who is hiding behind the snowball.
Some other pages they can explore who is in the Christmas stocking and and who is going to pop up out of the chimney.
This book is definitely for the younger toddlers and are even nice for babies although you may just find your preschooler likes the pop up books as well.
5. How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?
Learn how dinosaurs celebrate Christmas the right way from wrapping presents to leaving cookies out for Santa Claus.
These dinosaur books were always my kid’s favorites as they are super entertaining and you will find your little one chuckling along with all the funny things the dinos do.
And even though these books are highly entertaining they also teach young kids good lessons and this particular dinosaur book will be no exception.
If you have any dinosaur lovers or you just want a funny Christmas book for your young kids, I recommend checking this one out.
6. Christmas In The Manger
This board book tells the story of the first Christmas and all about the Nativity.
The nice thing about this book is that it is geared towards younger children, ages 2 and up so that they can have a simple understanding about what Christmas is really about and why we celebrate Christmas.
It focuses on the animals in the manger as well as the shepherds and Mary and Joseph but then reveals the baby in the manger, who is the reason behind Christmas.
This will fast become your favorite toddler Christmas book that even older kids will enjoy hearing year after year.
7. Twas The Night Before Christmas (Edited and Updated)
You have most likely heard The Night Before Christmas before but this version was actually updated for the 21st century back in 2012.
One of the main edits and updates of the book is that Santa no longer smokes in the story, which we can all agree on is a good change for the book.
The pictures are colorful and bright and of course still features good Ole Saint Nick, that kids love to hear about.
The illustrations are really great in this book and will help keep the attention of younger kids while older kids will love the story and the pictures as you go along to Christmas morning.
8. The Sweet Smell of Christmas
This is a super unique book in that it is a scratch-n-sniff book with real smells from Christmas time.
Little Bear is preparing for the holidays and is experiencing all types of different Christmas experiences. Along with Little Bear your child can feel like they are right there with the different scratch-n-sniff pieces in the book.
There are a total of 6 smells ranging from apple pie to a Christmas tree.
You may even remember having your very own scratch-n-sniff book when you were a kid and now your child can have their own classic book to remember.
9. Disney 5 Minute Christmas Stories
If your child loves Disney characters then this new Christmas book may just be the hit of the holidays.
What is cool about this book is that it features 12 different stories featuring all kinds of different Disney characters such as Cars, Cinderella, The Monster Inc. characters, and of course Mickey Mouse.
With 12 stories in the book you could have your very own 12 days of Christmas were you read one story each night before bed.
This is a new Christmas book for 2016 and is already becoming a best seller.
10. How The Grinch Stole Christmas
The Grinch is probably one of the most famous Christmas characters, but I have to include this book with one caveat…there was one of my children when he was younger that was absolutely terrified of The Grinch.
He was the only one who was ever scared of him, but I did want to include some caution before reading the book to your toddler.
For some kids though they love the Grinch and love the typical Dr. Seuss pattern of the book. Plus even older kids will love it and I know adults who can’t live without watching or reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas every year.
If you love the Grinch, be sure to check out the The Grinch yard art decorations for your home.
These toddler Christmas books make great gifts under the tree or even the smaller board books can be used as stocking stuffers.
You could even start a tradition of giving your child a book every night before Christmas starting on December 1st or even just the week before Christmas.