One tradition that I started when my girls were little was to buy new Christmas books each holiday season. We have a lot of favorites in our collection. When they were younger we would wrap them up and use them as a countdown to Christmas, reading one book each night.
We have a lot of great books to choose from for all ages at Whimsy this year. Below are some great options for you.
For the littlest ones:
Don’t Push the Button! Christmas Adventure: The super funny Don’t Push the Button! book has a awesome new Christmas edition. It’s almost Christmas and Santa is coming, so whatever you do…DON’T PUSH THE BUTTON!
Itsy Bitsy Christmas: You’re Never Too Little for His Love: This board book is great for kids of all ages. Do you ever feel like you are too small or too ordinary? This is just how Itsy and Bitsy feel. When these two charming little mice hear that a King is coming to Bethlehem, they set off to find Him. Along the way, they are met with discouraging words telling them they are too little and unimportant for any king. Just when Itsy and Bitsy begin to believe they really aren't big enough for the new King, they learn that Christ the King has indeed come for everyone.
Llama llama Jingle Bells: In Llama Llama Jingle Bells, little llama and his friends give gifts, sing songs, and decorate cookies. It’s a very merry holiday indeed!
The Nutcracker: First Stories Push Pull Slide The Nutcracker is an interactive book that tells the Nutcracker story for the first time to little ones.
Twas the Night Before Christmas: This is a cute version of Twas the Night Before Christmas that tells about what the Mouse was doing when everyone else is sleeping.
Countdown to Christmas: A Book that can also be used as an ornament or gift tag this Christmas. Countdown the presents and see what is inside.
Jingle Baby: For truly the littlest ones on your list we have a special Indestructible Christmas Book, Jingle Baby. This is a wonderful first Christmas book for baby that they cannot ruin. They can chew it and it won’t rip!
Baby Touch and Feel Merry Christmas: Little ones love touch and feel books and this Christmas version will not disappoint. From Jingle Bells to Santa’s beard, they will love the textures to touch in this book.
We have a variety of picture books for this snowy holiday season.
I Spy A Candy Cane: Kids love to search and find and this Christmas Beginning Reader is a fun way to get them to read and interact with the book.
A Very Fuddles Christmas: Fuddles—the fat, pampered cat—weathers a wintry wonderland in this holiday story of merry misadventures! Anyone with a cat will especially like this story.
Bad Kitty Does NOT Like SNOW and Splat the Cat and the Snowy Day Surprise: These books are not Christmas books, but fit the season very well. Bad Kitty includes stickers inside and Splat the Cat is a Lift-the-Flap book.
How to Catch Santa: After waiting for days and days and days, it’s finally Christmas Eve. And that’s when you can try to catch Santa. . . .
A Wish to Be A Christmas Tree: This charming tale of an overgrown pine always being passed by for Christmas, and what his woodland friends do to help him, is a classic book that should be in everyone’s Christmas book pile.
Good Morning, Snowplow! is a new release that tells the story as the town settles in to bed, one man, his dog, and a trusty snowplow get ready for a night's work. Follow them through slick roads and swirling drifts in this sweet, rhyming book.
Pete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of Christmas: A brand new Pete the Cat Christmas book! Join Pete and the gang for one-of-a-kind holiday cheer. He adds a cool-cat spin on a well-known Christmas carol, bringing a hip and energetic spirit to the season.
Fly Guy’s Ninja Christmas: Even reluctant readers will enjoy this fun, zany holiday story about Fly Guy meeting Santa Claus, knocking over the Christmas tree, and showing off his ninja moves!
Merry Christmas, Splat: It's the night before Christmas, and Splat wonders if this year he's going to get the really big present he wants. Has Splat been good enough or will Christmas wind up ruined?
Miss Holly is Too Jolly and Deck the Halls, We’re Off the Walls!: Weird School Holiday style with two books from the popular series that are sure to make you laugh.
Babymouse Skater Girl: This graphic novel series is a great start for younger elementary students. Best Gymnast. Best speller. Best kazoo player. It seems everyone has a talent except Babymouse. That is, until Babymouse takes to the ice and surprises everyone with her spectacular spins and jubilant jumps.
Flat Stanley - Stanley’s Christmas Adventure: Can Flat Stanley save Christmas in this holiday-themed chapter book adventure?
Puppy Pirates Race to the North Pole: Dashing through the snow, in a puppy pirate sleigh . . . Captain Red Beard has always wanted to compete in the Great Ice Race at the North Pole. After all, the prize is rumored to be the biggest treasure ever! But can a bunch of warm-weather pirate pups really win a snowy sled race?
The Naughty List: Fans of the Big Nate and Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will love this laugh-out-loud funny Christmas adventure packed with comic illustrations. When Bobbie's hilariously bumbling efforts to save her brother's Christmas actually land him on Santa's Naughty List, she must travel to the North Pole to make things right again and save Christmas. Bobbie suddenly finds herself on an epic holiday adventure complete with rogue elves, dysfunctional reindeer, a lazy Santa, and more.
Robyn The Christmas Party Fairy: It's Christmas Eve, and Rachel Walker and Kirsty Tate are very excited. They're helping to organize a big Christmas party! There's going to be carols, a festive feast, and a special ballet performance. Or that was the plan, until Jack Frost stole Robyn the Christmas Party Fairy's magical objects. Can the girls help Robyn find them, before the spirit of Christmas is lost for ever?
Spirit: While walking in a snowstorm, Lizzie sees two dark eyes and a little black nose. It's Spirit, a white German shepherd puppy! Spirit's owners found new homes for all of his brothers and sisters, but they still don't have a place for him. Can Lizzie find a forever home for this helpful little pup?
A Nancy Drew Christmas: Nancy is spending her winter vacation at the most beautiful ski resort in Montana. Everything looks perfect, from the spectacular mountain views to the cozy rooms inside complete with fireplaces and holiday decorations. Unfortunately, not all is as jolly as it seems.
Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder (Silent But Deadly) Night: Doctor Proctor, Nilly, and Lisa try to save the holidays in this fart-tastically funny adventure.
Clementine for Christmas: Josie usually keeps to herself, but she comes out of her shell when she and her dog, Clementine, volunteer at the local hospital during the holiday season. Josie loves dressing up in silly costumes, singing carols, and helping to prepare for the big Christmas Festival.
We have a lot of activity books in stock for the holiday season. These make great stocking stuffers or they are good for the car ride.
Christmas Inspirational, Cookbook & Novels:
Celebrating the Greatest Gift and The Greatest Gift: Ann Voskamp shares two beautifully written books for Christmas. Celebrating the Greatest Gift is a Family Celebration of Christmas and a wonderful way to read together through the Advent season. The Greatest Gift is an adult book that Unwraps the Full Love Story of Christmas. This book is a perfect gift for others and for yourself.
Journey to the Manger Advent Calendar: Focus on the Family brings you a devotion to go through with your family with puzzles, poster, stickers and a parent’s guide.
Christmas, Present: A heartwarming Christmas story of a family who comes together during the holiday season as they learn a powerful lesson about love and to live each year of their lives as if it were their last.
Holiday Cookies: Holiday Cookies provides dozens of foolproof recipes for cookies, bars, and savories of all textures, from simple holiday classics like Vanilla Bean Tuiles and Great Grahams to the more decadent Caramel Cheesecake Bars and Chunky Hazelnut Meringues. There are even some delicious savories that can double as hors d’oeuvres at the holiday buffet like Crunchy Seed Cookies and Salted Peanut Toffee Cookies.
Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses: An uplifting, beautiful story about never letting go of your dreams, the special magic of a family Christmas… and the rush of falling in love under the mistletoe.
Christmas by Accident: Will this Christmas deliver the miracle everyone is hoping for? Where love and Christmas are concerned, there are no accidents.
Christmas on the Island: One of our favorite authors Jenny Colgan helps you to travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for a Highland Christmas you'll never forget! And warm up your kitchen with bonus recipes for the Little Beach Street Bakery’s seasonal shortbread, Lanark Blue Scones, and Black Buns.
We love our holiday book selection this year! Stop by and help us find you the perfect books for everyone on your list!