Staff Recommendations

Holiday Books & Movies For Kids

12/1/2016 -- Snuggle inside this holiday season and read with your children or watch a good holiday movie from our collection.  We hope you enjoy these holiday books and movies for kids!   Check out what our staff recommends. 

 

 

 

 

 

eBooks & Audiobooks 

Get digital holiday materials for kids via Axis 360, hoopla and OverDrive, our library digital service providers. 

Click on the images below to check them out.

Learn the Alphabet and Deck The Halls!

Spread the joy of Christmas with this sparkly digital board book that features clever word associations and delightfully festive illustrations. (eBook)

 

 

You've been waiting all year long, and now it's finally Christmas Eve! Is this the year you'll finally catch an elf? Start a new Christmas tradition with this hilarious children's audiobook from the creators of the New York Times best-seller How to Catch a Leprechaun! (audiobook) 

 

 

 

Holiday Movies (Digital, DVD, Blu-ray)

Click on image below to see the holiday movies for kids we recommend from our collection. Image link will take you to our Holiday Books and Movies for Kids Pinterest board.

 

Plus, download/stream digital holiday movies online via hoopla and OverDrive, two digital library service providers. 

 

 

 

 

Books 

Click on the covers below to see the books in our catalog. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lori Nichols’s delightful book celebrates the bond of two nature-loving sisters, and their ability to find fantastic kid-powered solutions to any problem—and it will give allergy sufferers an extra reason to celebrate. Maple and Willow love trees—and now they are getting their first real Christmas tree. It is going to be the best Christmas ever! After a snowy expedition to pick out the perfect tree, it’s time to decorate. But whenever Maple gets near the tree, she starts sniffling and sneezing. Could she really be allergic to the perfect Christmas tree? And if so, how will the girls find a way to make this the best Christmas after all? (Ages 3 - 7, JP)

 

Into the Snow is an exuberant story told in the child's own voice. Celebrating immediacy and exploration, along with the tender bond between mother and child, this is a story that feels good, the way all real things do. (Ages 3 - 7, JP)

 

Discover the wonderful world of snow with this companion to the celebrated Raindrops Roll! With gorgeous photo illustrations, award-winning author April Pulley Sayre sheds sparkly new light on the wonders of snow. From the beauty of snow blanketing the forest and falling on animals’ fur and feathers to the fascinating winter water cycle, this nonfiction picture book celebrates snowfall and the amazing science behind it. (Ages 3 - 8, Nonfiction) 

 

New York Times best-selling author and artist James Dean brings readers along for a fun, surprising, snowy adventure with Pete the Cat!  In Pete the Cat: Snow Daze, school is canceled, and Pete cannot wait to play in the snow with all his friends. Imagine a day filled with snowball fights, hot chocolate, snowcats, and more. But when the next day and the day after that are all snow days, Pete comes to a sudden realization—it is possible to have too many snow days. Pete the Cat: Snow Daze is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child. (Ages 5 - 7, Easy Reader)

 

Read along as Christmas elves make gifts for children in this shaped board book! Gather ‘round, elves! There’s a lot to get done. Santa’s list is here. Come on, everyone!  It's almost Christmas, and all the elves are making gifts, wrapping presents, and loading Santa's sleigh. Bold, colorful illustrations throughout are accompanied by simple, rhyming text, and the sturdy, shaped board pages are perfect for little hands. (Ages 0 - 4, Board Book)