10 of the best books for the holidays

Hand picked by our team of self-confessed bibliophile parents, here are the 10 best children’s books for the holidays.

Best kids christmas books

One of the most special memories you can make during the holidays is reading with your child. Books, like a good friend, can stay with you throughout your life and offer a sense of familiarity wherever you may go. They also enable your imagination to run wild! Reading books about the holidays is an especially great way to start traditions and teach your kids the meaning and history behind Christmas and Hanukkah. With so many incredible books available, we made it our mission to narrow down our list to the top 10 books we love reading with our kiddos.

From classics like A Christmas Carol that teach kids the importance of generosity, love and respect to the beloved and award-winning, The Snowy Day, these 10 books have all been written with the same goal in mind: evoke feelings of excitement, wonder, faith and gratitude. Throughout each story, special characters are there to help guide children and parents on a magical holiday journey that they’ll remember forever.

While we always strive to give back to the community, it’s especially important during the holidays to make sure children around the world are feeling loved, safe and cared for. In an effort to maintain our commitment to the community, all of the books we picked are from Tiny Bee Gift Co. For each Tiny Bee book purchased from The Tot, Tiny Bee donates a second book to Baby2Baby, an organization who provide low-income children in the US with the basic necessities (including books!) that every child deserves.


The Velveteen Rabbit

Tiny Bee Easter Velveteen Rabbit 

The Nutcracker

Tiny Bee Gift The Nutcracker Book 

A Christmas Carol

Tiny Bee Gift A Christmas Carol Book 

The Snowy Day

Tiny Bee Gift The Snowy Day Book 

Cook in a Book – Cookies!

Phaidon Cook In A Book Book in Cookies 

Little People, Big Dreams – Mother Teresa 

Little People Big Dreams Mother Teresa Hardcover Book 

The Night Before Christmas

Tiny Bee Gift Co. The Night Before Christmas 

S is for Santa

Tiny Bee Gift Co S is for Santa Book 

Christmas is Here

Tiny Bee Gift Co Christmas Is Here 

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree book