Books to Read in December

Books to Read in December

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For most of us, December is either time off from school or the time to wind down to the Christmas break.  It can also be a great time to spend cozied up around the fire (or the fan if you’re like me here in Florida…it’s a high of 84 tomorrow – ugh!) with the kids and a really great book.  Below are some ideas for books to read in December either as a part of school or just for fun!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

You can find many different versions of this Christmas classic depending on the age of your readers.  Consider having middle schoolers and above try the Dickens version.

Christmas Around the World by Emily Kelley

This is not a fictional work, but takes you on a trip around the world to see how others celebrate Christmas.

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

One of my favorite books of all time, it’s not a Christmas story but there are several scenes in the book that are set in winter and Christmastime.

The Faber Book of Christmas Stories by Sara and Stephen Corrin

This is a collection of Christmas short stories for all to enjoy.

The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Everyone knows the story, but it’s always fun to read this one!

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen

The Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers

This is a great way to introduce the beloved ballet story to younger children.  It’s also a great read before you go to see it live.

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

Another classic that we all know, but love to hear over and over.


What books do you like to read in December?