Holidays are the best time to spend memorable moments with your family. Whether it is Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Day, or Hanukkah, there are excellent books to read that suit all ages. The list below comprises of books the whole family can read together during the festive season:
- The Nutcracker (Susan Jeffers): If you’re thinking about bringing your children to watch a ballet performance during the holiday season, this book is an excellent choice to read. It is about Marie and her nutcracker and this version is skillfully retold using just a few lines of text, making it a brilliant introduction to ballet for the young.
- The Night before Christmas (Dr. Seuss): A great way to start a family tradition, present this classic as you tuck your kids to bed on Christmas Eve. This is a wonderful choice for children four years and up.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Dr. Seuss): Once again from Dr. Seuss, this rhyming story is a great choice for Christmas. It is about the Grinch who has a devious plan to take away Christmas, but he later finds that it is not something that can be found in stores. This book is best shared with children who are at least five years old.
- Christmas in the Manger (Nola Buck): This board book presents poetic yet simple text, making it an excellent book for kids. It also has radiant artwork that will attract even your youngest child.
- Hanukkah Haiku (Harriet Ziefert): Complete the eight nights of Hanukkah with this pick. For each night, celebrate with one haiku, a simple form of poetry originally from Japan. If you’re looking for a good book to read for Hanukkah every year or as a gift to share with your loved ones, Hanukkah Haiku is filled with vibrant artwork that will give the readers an unforgettable journey through the eight nights of the holiday.
- My First Kwanzaa (Karen Katz): This book is a simple method for someone to get acquainted with the holiday. During the seven-day celebration, family, friends, and society are honored. Read with the whole family as a warm and lively intro to Kwanzaa. Make sure young children join with you.
Holidays can get quite hectic, but don’t let the busy environment keep you away from your family. The books above are a great way to keep your kids engaged and understand the festivities even better. Reading is also the perfect opportunity to read for fun, whether it is a bedtime story or a book to read while gathering in the living room.