If you’re tired of reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas” for the millionth time, check out these newly released Christmas books for children:
The Gift of the Magi– I remember reading the classic O. Henry story in school. This new version for children is beautifully illustrated. For children unfamiliar with old-fashioned things like pocket watches, the illustrations will really add to their understanding of this moving story about love and the act of giving. I also think this particular version would be a wonderful gift for newlyweds on their first Christmas together.
The Dinosaurs’ Night Before Christmas– A new version of the classic Christmas rhyme set at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. And if you’re bored of the same old Christmas carols, pop in the CD of dinosaur carols. “Hark! The Pterodactyls Sing!”
Santasaurus– If your child loves dinosaurs, buy this book. Milo the dinosaur gets to meet Santasaurus and his dinodeer. The illustrations are so imaginative, and you’ll enjoy this new twist on Christmas.
What Does Mrs. Claus Do?– Have you ever wondered how Mrs. Claus spends her time while Santa’s out delivering presents? This merry picture book offers a bunch of imaginative theories– everything from running Claus enterprises to being a polar geographer.
A Present for Santa Claus– This pop-up book is gorgeous. The highlight is a pop-up of Santa’s cottage with 3-D windows to peek through. Oh…and the story is sweet too since it reminds children to think about giving as well as receiving presents. One little boy gets a special tour of the North Pole after he writes a letter to Santa saying he wants to give Santa a present.
Christmas Farm– Young scientists will enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at a Christmas tree farm. This picture book is a great gift if your child has ever wondered where Christmas trees come from.
I’m Not Santa– The plucky baby owl from “I’m Not Cute!” and “I’m Not Scared!” is back in this fun Christmas story for little kids. I just love the illustrations. Great pick for toddlers!
All these books are available at Amazon. If you order by December 17th, you can get them by Christmas with free super-saver shipping. Or if you sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime, order as late as December 22nd with free two-day shipping on any size order! Christmas Books make great last minute presents and stocking stuffers. Plus, parents will appreciate books so much more than another noisy, battery-operated toy!
Amazon Prime is great. I bought a membership for $79, and I can get free two-day shipping on any size order AND share my membership with four family members. Between the five of us, we’re really getting the value out of this free expedited shipping membership.