11/19/12 11/19/12 POPSUGAR Moms Holiday Living Holiday Books For Kids 19 Must-Have Holiday Books For Kids Young and Old November 19, 2012 by Katharine Stahl 23 Shares Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. View in slideshow Whether you discovered it during your own childhood or after you became a parent, we all have the one holiday book that brings us back to those special nights, waiting to hear reindeer hooves on your roof and wondering what gifts the next day would bring. Yep, there's something magical about this time of year, and that magic is captured in the following 19 children's books. From flying reindeer to mischievous elves to classic Christmas tales of trips to the North Pole, these books prove that this season is the most wonderful time of the year — especially for budding readers. Did we forget your favorite? Let us know in the comments below. The Elf on the Shelf The Elf on the Shelf ($30) hasn't been around that long, but he's already become a Christmas legend, guaranteed to please your kids. (Moms, don't worry — we have plenty of ideas of where he should go next.) The Elf on the Shelf $30 from amazon.com Buy Now Charlie and the Christmas Kitty From Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond, Charlie and the Christmas Kitty ($18) tells a story about getting into the holiday spirit and finding the good in every gift, even if it's not on your list. Charlie and the Christmas Kitty $18 from amazon.com Buy Now Frosty the Snowman Gene Autry's song about Frosty was introduced in 1950, and it's been a hit ever since. Sturdy board book Frosty the Snowman: A Musical Book ($13) combines the happy tune with bright artwork created by Rebecca Thornburgh. Frosty the Snowman: A Musical Book $13 from amazon.com Buy Now Happy Hanukkah, Corduroy Happy Hanukkah, Corduroy ($6) introduces the classic children's book character to the traditions of Hanukkah, from lighting the menorah to playing dreidel. Happy Hanukkah, Corduroy $6 from amazon.com Buy Now Pete the Cat Saves Christmas A fun new spin on The Night Before Christmas, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas ($18) proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is a groovy thing to do. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas $18 from amazon.com Buy Now A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree The story of a sad tree who's always overlooked, A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree's story is told in rhyme and has a happy ending, thanks to the tree's forest friends. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer It's not Christmas without Rudolph! Not only will Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ($4) get your little ones excited for a visit from Santa, but it also teaches them how being different can be a great thing. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer $4 from amazon.com Buy Now Olive, the Other Reindeer Olive, the Other Reindeer ($16) might be a dog, but when a famous song sends her on a trip to the North Pole, she realizes a pup might be just want Santa needs. Olive, the Other Reindeer $16 from barnesandnoble.com Buy Now Santa Mouse My personal favorite children's Christmas book, the classic Santa Mouse is now also available as a NOOK book ($6). Santa Mouse is now also available as a $6 from amazon.com Buy Now NOOK book $6 from barnesandnoble.com Buy Now Snowmen at Christmas Learn about the secret life of snowmen, who gather to sing carols and are visited by "the snowman Kris Kringle" before going back to their yards, in Snowmen at Christmas ($17). Snowmen at Christmas $17 from amazon.com Buy Now Olivia Helps With Christmas Olivia is good at many things, including waiting for Santa, making sure her dad sets up the tree, waiting for Santa, watching mom make the Christmas dinner, waiting for Santa, and of course, opening her presents in Olivia Helps With Christmas ($19). Olivia Helps With Christmas $19 from amazon.com Buy Now The Polar Express The Polar Express ($19) still gives me goose bumps! The magical story of children hopping on a night train to visit Santa at the North Pole is the perfect book for Christmas Eve. The Polar Express $19 from amazon.com Buy Now Dream Snow Eric Carle can do no wrong in our book, and Dream Snow ($23) proves that he does the holidays as well as he does caterpillars. Kids will love the illustrations and a fun musical treat at the end. Dream Snow $23 from amazon.com Buy Now The Best Christmas Pageant Ever The classic story also comes in a picture-book version for younger kids. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever ($17) tells the story of the Herdmans — the worst kids in the history of the world — who decide to take over the annual Christmas pageant. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever $17 from amazon.com Buy Now Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas ($18) takes Nancy into the holiday season, complete with a decorated house, yummy goodies, and a problematic tree topper. Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas $18 from amazon.com Buy Now The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming Lemony Snicket's The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming ($11) stars a particularly irate latke, who appears with many other holiday icons, including flashing colored lights, candy canes, and a pine tree. The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming $11 from amazon.com Buy Now Llama Llama Holiday Drama Llama Llama Holiday Drama ($18) tells the story of a young llama who is very impatiently waiting for Christmas to come. Shopping for presents, baking cookies, and decorating the tree . . . he's just not sure he can wait for the main event! A good way to teach your kids that the holidays are about more than the gifts under the tree. Llama Llama Holiday Drama $18 from amazon.com Buy Now How the Grinch Stole Christmas! It's not Christmas without the Grinch. The classic book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! ($10) has delighted kids for more than 50 years, and it's still a must for every child's holiday collection. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! $10 from barnesandnoble.com Buy Now The Night Before Christmas Probably the most famous Christmas book in the world, The Night Before Christmas ($20) features Clement C. Moore's classic story, first published in 1823, beautifully illustrated. The book also comes with a specially created three-track musical and narrative CD. The Night Before Christmas $20 from amazon.com Buy Now Holiday LivingKid BooksKid ShoppingChristmasHoliday Stay Sane and SavvyWith Our Moms Newsletter You're subscribed! Sign Up For Our Newsletter Select topics that interest you Parenting News Activities and Recipes New Moms Parenting Humor Sign up with facebook By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR.