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Twelve Books Of Christmas - A Christmas Tradition Your Kids Will Love

Oh boy, what a year 2020 has been! Christmas is around the corner and it certainly doesn’t feel the same as it has in previous years, but we can’t let that stop us from getting into the holiday spirit, right? So, this year my family and I decided to try a new Christmas tradition. I got twelve Christmas books and wrapped each one up, then each of the twelve days leading up to Christmas, I will unwrap one book with my kids and we will read it as our bedtime story. It's a really cute way to build up excitement and get into the holiday spirit. If you’d like to try a similar tradition, here are some ideas for Christmas books to add to your list of twelve!

The Square Root of Possible: A Jingle Jangle Story

A charming picture book story based on the Netflix holiday film Jingle Jangle, starring Phylicia Rashad, Forrest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, Keegan Michael Key, and newcomer Madalen Mills, about an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention, that if they can get it to work in time for the holidays, could change their lives forever.

A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa's Tasty Trip Around the World

A World of Cookies for Santa takes readers across the globe to see all the treats that await Santa on Christmas Eve. Head to the Philippines, where children leave out puto seko cookies and ginger tea for Santa; jet to Russia for a honey-spice cookie; then set out for Malawi for a sweet potato cookie! When you've returned home, the journey's still not over—M. E.

A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year!

This jazz-inspired reinvention of The Nutcracker is a worthy tribute to the dreamlike wonder and magic of the Christmas season. In this original retelling, set in New York City during the height of the Harlem Renaissance, one little girl finds her voice as a musician thanks to her enchanting adventures with a magical toy.

The Night Before Christmas: An African American Retelling

Written by teen Noland Nixon, this book is sure to spread joy and cheer to your family story times. The Night Before Christmas is an African-American retelling of Clement Moore's classic holiday poem, which is complimented by illustrations of an African-American family.Let's celebrate African American teen writers and enjoy the reading of a revised Christmas classic.

Silent Night (The Christmas Choir)

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with this beautifully illustrated book, based on the world's best-loved carol. Rediscover the Nativity Story in all its glory—from quaking shepherds to heaven-sent angels—as the song lyrics are brought to life on every spread. The world’s diversity is reflected in a cast of characters with a range of skin tones. A gorgeous book for all the family to share during the festive season.

In The Nick of Time

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