Are you looking for the best Christmas books for your baby, toddler or preschooler? From touch and feel to pop-up books and lift a flap to sound books, we have the best 16 Christmas books we could find to share!
These books will make excellent gifts for your child, grandchild, niece or nephew. Take a look below to pick out a few that will provide excellent gifts and hours of fun and entertainment for your little one!
The 16 Best Christmas Books For Your Baby Toddler or Preschooler
1. NATIVITY FLAP BOOK for toddlers- 3+
Discover the magic of the very first Christmas by lifting the big flaps in this simple story of the Nativity.
2. NATIVITY, THE (TOUCHY-FEELY) Baby Book – 9 months +
A gorgeous Christmas addition to the popular Usborne Touchy-Feely series! Charming illustrations by Rachel Wells accompany a delightful, tactile retelling of the Christmas story, complete with fluffy donkeys, woolly sheep, a glittering angel and, of course, the baby Jesus, sleeping in his soft blanket. This appealing large-format book makes the perfect present for young children experiencing Christmas for the very first time.
3. NOISY TOUCHY-FEELY SANTA – 3+
It’s almost Christmas and Santa is on his way! Children will love this sound book with sparkly embossed pages to feel. The sound panel brings each scene to life with Santa’s jolly laugh, his sleigh speeding through the sky, his boots crunching in the snow, the ticking of clocks and a rendition of Jingle Bells. Simple picture tabs allow children to find their favorite scenes quickly and easily.
4. PEEK INSIDE A FAIRY TALE: THE NUTCRACKER – 3+
One magical Christmas night, a little girl’s Nutcracker doll come to life! Peek through the pages to follow their adventures in this enchanting book.
5. STORY OF BABY JESUS (PICTURE BOOK) 3+
This is a delightful retelling of the story of the birth of Jesus. Follow Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem and celebrate the magic of the very first Christmas.
Bells chiming, robins singing, brass bands playing Christmas tunes, choirs singing carols… step into a world of winter magic in the latest title in Usborne’s extremely popular series of sound books. With beautiful illustrations, holes to peek through and finger trails to explore, this is a sumptuous way to celebrate the festive season.
7. BABY’S VERY FIRST NOISY BOOK CHRISTMAS – Infant
The sounds of Christmas in the beautiful ‘Very First’ series. The bright pictures will delight the very young child at Christmas time.
8. BABY’S VERY FIRST TOUCHY-FEELY CHRISTMAS BOOK – Infant
A delightful Christmas board book with high contrast illustrations and touchy-feely patches perfect for sharing with the very young. Each festive picture has a simple description beneath to help babies learn to associate words and pictures. Young children will love feeling the different materials in every picture again and again. The last two pages show a montage of all the pictures in the book with new descriptions to help children learn their first colors.
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9. MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY – baby book 9 months & up
A delightful colorful board book specially designed for babies. Babies will love looking at the colorful Christmas scenes full of chirping robins, skating penguins, sledding mice, a tree and presents.
10. Are You There Little Reindeer – 6 months +
Little reindeer is hiding! Very young children will love peeking through the holes and touching the textured pages in this festive hide-and-seek board book, spotting a fox, squirrel and snowman as they search for the elusive little reindeer. Part of a gorgeous series for babies and toddlers, perfect for fans of That’s not my…
11. POP-UP ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS – 3+
This classic Christmas poem is brought wonderfully to life with gorgeous artwork and stunning pops. Peek inside a cozy house, all ready for Christmas, marvel at Santa and his reindeer, flying across the sky and revel in the magic of Christmas.
12. TWINKLY, TWINKLY CHRISTMAS TREE– 6 months +
This beautifully illustrated board book has lots of electric lights inside it for little children to discover. Mouse has no Christmas lights, so she sets out with her friend, Mole, to find some in the snowy forest. As the story unfolds and more friends join the adventure, there are more and more lights until Mouse finds a stunning Christmas tree at the end.
13. That’s Not My Angel! – 3 months +
Meet five beautiful angels in this festive touchy-feely board book. Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet angels with soft hair, sparkly slippers, and fluffy wings. The bright pictures and textures are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness. A wonderful gift for a baby’s first Christmas.
14. Poppy & Sam’s Lift The Flap Christmas – 3 +
It’s Christmas Eve at Apple Tree Farm! peek under the flaps to find out what Poppy and Sam are doing to get ready for Christmas Day. Poppy can’t find Ginger, her kitten, but maybe you can see where she’s hiding! An interactive book for children to enjoy during the festive season, with delightful illustrations from Stephen Cartwright.
15. BABY’S VERY FIRST SLIDE AND SEE CHRISTMAS – 1+
An engaging, interactive board book, specially designed for very young children, full of vivid colors and stylish illustrations. Simple slider mechanisms allow the pictures to be transformed, as Santa’s sleigh flies across the sky.
16. CHRISTMAS (FOLD-OUT BOOKS)– Infants (babies & toddlers)
Baby’s Very First is becoming a brand of its own now expanding into the concertina format. This visually striking book folds out to create a learning scene and also stands upright.
It’s never too early to start reading with your child. Reading together out loud encourages your child’s language development and literacy skills.
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This Christmas is the perfect time to start fun family traditions. Spend some quality time together and snuggle up each day in December with a Christmas book! You can start growing and shaping their vocabulary and encourage a love of reading as a baby, toddler or preschooler.
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As you can see we have a great list to start, but we’re curious, what would you add? Let us know in the comments below.