25 Holiday Board Books For Little Ones

In my humble opinion, nothing says “holiday season” quite like cozying up with a cup of cocoa and a little holiday read and I could hardly wait to do this with my baby. We happen to have a few holiday books left over from my childhood days, but for the most part they’re for bigger kids (i.e. quite wordy with delicate paper pages), so I started looking for board books that would help me introduce the holiday season to my baby in a way that would be fun for her and free me from the worry of her ruining our more fragile holiday books (we can save those for when she’s a bit older). I searched high and low and unearthed some pretty adorable Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa board books that would be perfect for little ones who prefer their books to be of the “chewing variety”.

  • 25 Holiday Board Books For Little Ones

    25 Holiday Board Books For Little Ones

    Board books are the perfect way to introduce the holidays to your little ones! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa there’s a book on this list for every celebration!

  • Merry Christmas, Ollie!

    Merry Christmas, Ollie!

    A story about Ollie the little gosling and his friends as they hang their boots for Christmas Eve and eagerly await the arrival of “Father Christmas Goose”.

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  • Bear Stays Up For Christmas

    Bear Stays Up For Christmas

    I love the book “The Bear Snores On”, so this book is bound to please as well. In this Christmas version, Bear’s friends make sure he stays awake for fun Christmas activities and in the process he learns about the best Christmas gift of all: giving!

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  • Hanukkah A Counting Book

    Hanukkah A Counting Book

    Learn how to count the candles on the menorah along with your little one in Hebrew and Yiddish with this fun board book.

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  • Fa La La

    Fa La La

    A Christmas version of Leslie Patricelli’s popular books about the loveable one-haired baby. This one follows Baby on a variety of Christmas adventures including trimming the tree and listening to carolers sing.

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  • The Twelve Dogs of Christmas

    The Twelve Dogs of Christmas

    Kids love animals and this 12 days countdown to Christmas is filled with silly photos of dogs that little ones will love!

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  • One Shining Star

    One Shining Star

    Have fun with rhyme and numbers in this book that counts all the key elements of The Christmas Story: shepherds, kings, angels, animals, a baby, and a shiny star.

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  • My First Kwanzaa

    My First Kwanzaa

    A simple introduction to the celebrations of family and community surrounding the seven days of Kwanzaa – and the pictures are in the classic Karen Katz style.

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  • Carl's Christmas

    Carl's Christmas

    This book follows Carl and the baby he’s “doggysitting” as they head off on Christmas adventures. These books were always my favorite!

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  • Winnie the Pooh and the Hanukkah Dreidel

    Winnie the Pooh and the Hanukkah Dreidel

    Hanukkah comes to the Hundred Acre Woods as Winnie the Pooh and his friends make their own dreidels out of clay and even sing “The Dreidel Song”!

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  • Baby Einstein Touch & Feel Christmas

    Baby Einstein Touch & Feel Christmas

    If your baby is anything like mine (i.e. a lover of touch-and-feel and Baby Einstein books) then this Christmas book is sure to be a hit.

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  • Happy Hanukkah Curious George

    Happy Hanukkah Curious George

    In this little board book, our favorite curious monkey celebrates the 8th night of Hanukkah with his friends by spinning the dreidel, making latkes and lighting the menorah. The book even includes latke recipes and instructions for dreidel making.

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  • Curious George Christmas Countdown

    Curious George Christmas Countdown

    George can hardly wait for Christmas! Follow him as he partakes in fun Christmas activities and counts his way down to Christmas day!

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  • My First Christmas

    My First Christmas

    A little book all about the joys and traditions of Christmas.

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  • Toy Story: Woody's White Christmas

    Toy Story: Woody's White Christmas

    Join Buzz, Woody and the whole Toy Story gang and they excitedly await Christmas!

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  • Little Reindeer Finger Pupet Book

    Little Reindeer Finger Pupet Book

    Little ones will get a kick out of this little wiggly reindeer finger puppet book!

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  • Happy Hanukkah, Corduroy

    Happy Hanukkah, Corduroy

    The beloved Corduroy and his friends celebrate Hanukkah with traditional foods and games in this book that is fun for littles.

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  • My First Spanish Christmas Board Book

    My First Spanish Christmas Board Book

    Early childhood is the best time to introduce a second language and if you already are, then this board book filled with Spanish Christmas words will be right up you and your baby’s alley.

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  • Seven Days of Kwanzaa

    Seven Days of Kwanzaa

    A board book about the celebration of Kwanzaa!

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  • Who Is Coming To Our House

    Who Is Coming To Our House

    The Christmas Story from the perspective of the animals awaiting the arrival of the baby King to be born in their stable.

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  • Very First Words Christmas

    Very First Words Christmas

    A book to introduce your babe to all the words associated with Christmastime.

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  • Where Is Baby's Dreidel?

    Where Is Baby's Dreidel?

    A lift-the-flap book that follows Baby on his search for his missing dreidel. Babies will love lifting the flaps to help out with the search!

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  • Spot's Christmas

    Spot's Christmas

    This book about Spot’s Christmas will be even more appealing to kids when they have a little Spot plush of their own to play with as they read!

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  • I Spy Little Christmas

    I Spy Little Christmas

    A Christmas version of the much-loved “I Spy” books. Even if your baby is too young to actually find the items in this book, they’ll enjoy observing the bright, interesting pictures nonetheless.

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  • My First Menorah

    My First Menorah

    A sparkly tin foil menorah and careful wording make this a wonderful, fun book for helping little ones begin learning about the miracles and celebrations surrounding the eight days of Hanukkah.

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  • A Very Mater Christmas

    A Very Mater Christmas

    Follow Mater and Lightning McQueen on their holiday adventures in Radiator Springs!

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