With a collection of nonfiction Christmas children’s books, you can teach your kids how people celebrate Christmas around the world.
In addition to fictional stories of Christmas, Santa, reindeer, and elves, it’s fun to learn some of the facts surrounding this beloved holiday.
You can add one or more of these nonfiction books to your Christmas book basket.
When I pull out my Christmas decorations after Thanksgiving, I set up my Christmas book basket beside the fireplace.
Our basket is full of picture books that are fictional stories – the Nutcracker, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, etc – as well as Bible stories about the birth of Jesus.
I’m excited to add a few of these nonfiction picture books to our collection.
Nonfiction Christmas Childrens Books
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of nonfiction books that will help your children celebrate Christmas.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Even Christmas can be weird -- it's true! Get ready to celebrate the holiday season with wacky facts, stats, tidbits, and traditions about the most wonderful time of the year.
Did you know that Santa's reindeer are probably all female? Or that artificial snow can be made from seaweed? Or that "Jingle Bells" was the first Christmas carol sung in space?
Every kid will ho ho ho when they unwrap this fun and festive little gift book, perfect for stocking stuffers or under the tree.
In My First Advent Storybook, little ones hear about the promise God made from the days of Abraham all the way to the arrival of baby Jesus.
Thoughtful, rhythmic text highlights special themes of Advent and invites children to be part of the story with fun, interactive prompts.
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. Furman provides recipes for children to bake some of Santa's cookies for themselves.
In Mexico, the poinsettia is called flor de la Nochebuenao flower of the Holy Night. At Christmastime, the flower blooms and flourishes, the quite exquisite red stars lighting up the countryside.
This Mexican legend tells how the poinsettia came to be, through a little girl's unselfish gift to the Christ Child.
With dazzling photographs and lively, lyrical text, this book introduces young readers to historical and cultural aspects of the Christmas holiday.
Kids will get diverse and unique viewpoints about this very special day. With fascinating facts, a recipe, and activities, reading and learning about Christmas adds to the excitement in preparing for it.
Which of these nonfiction books will you read first?