Best Books to Read this Holiday Season

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November 23, 2021
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 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?


Construction Site on Christmas Night by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Our favorite Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer are building a new home for fire engines this holiday season. As they finish their big, important job, they get their own Christmas surprises. Find out the special surprises waiting for each vehicle and let us know which one was best! 


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. 


The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett

As Hedgie prepares to hibernate, all his farm friends tell him of the winter-time fun he will miss: Icicles decorating the chicken coop! Lisa making snowmen! The pond turned to slippery ice! Not wanting to miss any of the fun, Hedgie decides to stay awake instead of going to his burrow. But then, a snowstorm starts. Luckily, Lisa finds him and brings him to her home, so Hedgie gets to see the wonders of winter from inside the cozy house. 


Head to the nearest Osceola County Library to pick up all of these holiday favorites and more. While you’re out and about round out your day at an Osceola Reads Technology Table featuring Footsteps2Brilliance. Some of our technology tables are back up and running! Our newest table is at the Sheriff's Office, but there are plenty more around our community. Remember, with 15 minutes of daily reading, not only will you hit the magic number, but your child is reading for 5,475 minutes each year or 91 and a quarter hours. That’s some serious reading! #OsceolaReadsGoals


Remember to log your time on Beanstack and prep for our Winter Break Reading Challenge starting December 19!

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Daughter and mom reading Osceola Reads together