Amidst all the concerts, entertaining, and gift giving that the holidays can bring, most of the time, it's nice to skip right to the good part — being at home for quite moments of holiday magic with the people you love. This season is truly the perfect time to bond with your child over good books and create those precious memories.
To help make that even easier this year, we've curated hilarious and heartwarming holiday-themed books that capture the essence of this cozy season. From stories about joy and togetherness to books about the holidays and winter, these titles will evoke feelings of warmth, love, and happiness — and teach kids about the true meaning of the holidays.
Below is a week-by-week reading schedule handpicked by our Scholastic editors that your family can follow. Get ready to snuggle up with a book every night of the week for four merry weeks. The bonus is that each book is under $10, making them budget-friendly and perfect for stocking stuffers, too.
Let the invitations pile up, and enjoy every magical moment together this season.
Books About Joy
There can be so much joy for little kids during the holiday season, and that's perfectly encapsulated in this collection of books about the importance of maintaining friendships and enjoying happy moments. For instance, Zen Happiness is a sweet picture book packed with inspiring and affirmational sayings sure to spark joy and spread cheer. Your growing reader will enjoy these heartwarming stories and develop a love for reading.