Best Books to Read this Holiday Season

April 22, 2024
Best Books to Read this Holiday Season

It’s officially the holiday season! While we get into a festive spirit, it’s important to continue reading 15 minutes each day. To spread holiday cheer, Osceola Reads has gathered the best holiday books and holiday reads for children to read this season and during winter break. All these books for kids can be found at Osceola County libraries.

It's Christmas, David! by David Shannon

Peeking at wrapped gifts and packages, writing scrolls of wants to Santa, and struggling to behave at holiday parties is what being a kid at Christmas is all about! Since we know Santa is watching, will David get the new shiny fire truck he told Santa he wanted, or will he find a lump of coal under the tree?

Llama Llama Jingle Bells by Anna Dewdney

It’s almost Christmas! Time for gift-giving, song-singing, and cookie decorating. Llama Llama and Mama celebrate the holidays with trees and bells that chime. This is the perfect book to continue in the adventures of Llama Llama!

Meet the Latkes by Alan Silberberg

Lucy Latke's family is just like us, except they're potato pancakes. After lighting the menorah and gobbling the gelt, Grandpa Latke tells everyone the Hanukkah story, complete with mighty Mega Bees who use a giant dreidel to fight against the evil alien potatoes from Planet Chhh!

My First Kwanzaa by Karen Katz

During the seven days of Kwanzaa, we celebrate the importance of family, friends, and community. Learn more about the holiday this season with this warm and lively introduction to a very special holiday full of tradition and celebration. 

Can Bears Ski? By Raymond Antrobus

Little Bear feels the world around him. He feels his bed rumble when Dad Bear wakes him up in the morning. But something else is missing, like when his friends tell jokes that he isn’t sure he understands or he can’t answer the big question of the day “Can bears ski?” Then, Dad Bear takes him to see an “aud-i-olo-gist,” and Little Bear learns that he has been experiencing deafness and will start wearing hearing aids. Little Bear’s new world is LOUD and will take some getting used to, but with the love and support of Dad Bear, he will find his way and gets to answer an itching question!

Head to the nearest Osceola County Library to pick up all of these holiday favorites and more. Remember, making time to read 15 minutes a day, not only will you hit the magic number, but your child is reading for 5,475 minutes each year or over 91 hours. That’s some serious reading! #OsceolaReadsGoals

Remember to log your time on Beanstack and prep for our Winter Break Reading Challenge starting December 18!

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