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Christ-Centered Children's Christmas Books

Hi friends! I thought I'd share a list of some of our favorite Christ-centered Christmas books! We've been reading these for a few years now, and we try to pick up a few new ones each year to keep it fresh!


Babies + Toddlers

One Night in Bethlehem Touch-and-Feel by Jill Roman Lord: This touch-and-feel book is a house favorite! Even at four, my daughter enjoys reading along with our littlest feeling all the different textures! Click here for the link.


The Story of Christmas by Patricia A. Pingry: It's a classic board book with the story of Jesus. We found ours at TJ Maxx a few years ago for a couple of bucks. Here's a link for Amazon.


Usborne's Nativity Lift-a-Flap covers the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. It's colorful, engaging, and interactive book with the different flaps. I didn't know you could purchase Usborne books on Amazon, but it looks like you can! Click here to see it.


Usborne's Baby Jesus book. It, too, is colorful and vibrant. It's a small board book, but my kiddos really enjoy it. Click here to find it!


Toddlers + Kids


Christmas is Here written from the King James Bible, illustrated from Lauren Castillo. This is a beautifully illustrated book with Scripture from the King James Bible for words. It's simple but a great way to get children to visualize/memorize Scripture. Click here for the link.


The Christmas Baby by Marion Dane Bauer. This is also beautifully illustrated with bright pictures. The book talks about Mary and Joseph's journey and how the news of Jesus spread amongst animals, angels, shepherds, and kings. Link here.


The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg. This is one of my favorites. It's a little long, but it recounts the legend of the candy cane. It talks about the candy's shape being in the form of a "J" for Jesus and a shepherd's hook. It talks about the gift of salvation through Jesus. I just love the perspective through the sugary candy that my kids love so much! Click here for link. The first link is an older version that we have. But it looks like it's pretty expensive! This one is by the same author, with new, updated pictures: Here.


Mortimer's Christmas Manger by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. This book follows the story of a house mouse who finds comfort in the manger of a family's nativity scene. He keeps moving Baby Jesus from the manger, and one day he overhears the good news of Jesus. Click here for a link.


There are a lot of children's books that tell of Jesus' birth. These are just a few of our favorites! I'll also add that I'm not getting anything for referring these books/links, other than the satisfaction of hiding Jesus in our children's hearts! If you have any recommendations or have a house-favorite, I would love to hear!


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