Christmas is coming and both of my kids love listening to stories before bed. As a matter of fact I love it just as much as they do.Stories of Santa can be fun and whimsical but we always make sure and include many stories of Jesus and the true meaning of Christmas. Here is a great list of Christ Centered Christmas Books for you to enjoy with your children that help explain the REAL meaning of CHRISTmas.
I want a candy cane too! Everyone loves a candy cane-but it’s easy to overlook the meaning of this familiar Christmas tradition in all the hustle and bustle of the season. This sweet story reminds little ones that the candy cane represents Jesus’ birth and the gospel message too.
That cold winter’s night,
beneath the star’s light…
…a Little One came for the world.
First published in 1952, this classic Little Golden Book retelling of the Christmas story was illustrated by beloved artist Eloise Wilkin. Its simple but poetic text gently invites children to hear the story of Jesus’ birth in a stable in Bethlehem.
A charming companion to the Touch and Feel Bible Stories, this first introduction to the Nativity has large, textured panels that offer toddlers and preschoolers a total sensory experience. Little ones can touch the soft fur of the ox, the sandy wall of the inn, the scratchy hay in baby Jesus manger, and more while they learn the story of Jesus birth. With child-friendly illustrations, Bible references, and simple text, this engaging book will bring the Word of God to life in your childs heart while providing hours of tactile fun. For ages 4-7.
The skies shouted it to the seas that thundered it to the waves that roared it to the great white whales that sang it to the starfish in the deep. And tiny sandpipers danced it on shining sands… “It’s time! It’s time!” On one quiet night, creation whispered a secret. Grass and bees, robins and trees all spread the word. Sheep told their young while angels sang the song to the shepherds. Hushed news of a miracle echoed to the ends of the earth. The moment had come. The long-awaited child had arrived! Creation cried out in celebration, but only a few people heard. Only a few joined nature’s chorus, a song in praise of the newborn King.
In the barn on Christmas Eve,
After all the people leave,
The animals, in voices low,
Remember Christmas long ago . . .
So begins a sweet rhyming story in which a group of animals recounts the events surrounding Jesus’ birth in the manger, and the parts some of their ancestors played in it. This is also a counting book.
It’s the Christmas season during a time when people had little money to spend. Cookie jars held pennies, not Christmas cookies. So when Jack smells something delicious coming from the kitchen, he can’t believe his nose. Cookies! But his excitement turns to disappointment when he learns the cookies aren’t for him. Instead, Mother is baking them for the needy people at their church. While Jack helps roll out the dough, his mother tells him the legend of the Christmas cookie. In a captivating interplay of simple words and beautiful illustrations, The Legend of the Christmas Cookie tells a tender story of giving—not just cookies, but gifts of the heart that last forever.
Enjoy a sweet story about the first Christmas in this unique new format. Each page turn brings the reader deeper into the environment and the story!
A special baby has been born tonight, but where can he possibly be? Join the shepherd boy, Gabriel, on Christmas night as he goes in search of the newborn king and finds him in the most unlikely place. Each page of this highly engaging board book contains a “door” progressively smaller than the last, which gives the illusion of journeying deeper and deeper into the environment.
Birthdays are always a special time for children. And there is one special birthday we celebrate each year–Jesus’ birthday. This charming little book recognizes the birthday aspect of Christmas, a concept even very young children understand. Rhyming text and colorful illustrations depict a family decorating in honor of Jesus, singing “Happy Birthday” to Him, and even making a birthday cake! The story is a great way to introduce children to the holiday and involve them in celebrating the true meaning of Christmas: the amazing gift of Jesus Christ.
Based on the best-selling Fisher-Price nativity set, this book tells the story of the first Christmas in friendly Little People style. Perfect for slipping into a Christmas stocking!
Learn about the first Christmas night in this stocking-sized book featuring the Little People friends! Characters and animals peek through die-cut windows in the pages, giving this book a fun element of surprise.