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25 Must-Read Christmas Books for Kids (and Adults)

The Legend of St. Nicholas: A Story of Christmas Giving by Dandi Daley Mackall tells the captivating story of Nicholas, a young man who secretly gave to the poor. Kids learn the history of St. Nicholas while being reminded of the greatest gift of all, Jesus.

The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale by Angela Elwell Hunt tells the unforgettable story of three trees and the roles they played in Christ’s life. It may technically be an Easter story, but it’s a powerful reminder at Christmas of the reason Jesus came for us.

The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado is the heartwarming story of a lamb with a crippled leg who felt left out, but God had a very special plan for him. Original oil-painting illustrations help portray the beauty and hope of this story.

The Drummer Boy: A Christmas Tale by Ted Dekker is moving as we watch a poor boy offer his very best to Jesus in a city where Christmas has been banned. Adults and kids will be touched by this modern twist on a carol.

Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale by Martin Waddell is a lovely story for children that “there’s always room for a little one” as a dog, a cat, a mouse, a donkey and Joseph and Mary come to stay.

The Small One by Alex Walsh was inspired by the Disney animated short film about a young boy who must sell his donkey Small One. He loves this donkey so he sets out to find the perfect buyer, a man named Joseph.

Mortimer’s Christmas Manger by Karma Wilson is a cute story about a little mouse who moves everyone out of his manger, until he realizes who the baby in the manger is, then he welcomes everyone back in reminding readers to always make room for Jesus.

Little Porcupine’s Christmas by Joseph Slate tells and adorable story of Little Porcupine’s who is sad to be left out of the Christmas play. His mother always call him “light of her life,” but he has a hard time believing that … until the night of the play.

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