5 Books to Read With Your Kids This Holiday Season

Candy canes, gingerbread men, paper snowflakes, The Santa Clause (the Tim Allen movie and the guy)—Christmastime is made for kids. Think you’re excited for the holidays? Watch how crazy your child gets when you say that Christmas is less than three weeks away. It’s like they’re on a sugar rush just thinking about it. There’s another important day for you and your kids coming up this month: Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day.  This Saturday, December 7th, celebrate the importance and magic of reading by bringing a child in your life to a bookstore near you. Don’t have time to actually go to a bookstore? That’s ok.  Scribd’s  library is diverse and has something for readers of all ages, including a collection of wintery books that is perfect to read with your kids this holiday season from Scribd’s Editorial Staff.

best xmas pageant

For families that love to laugh, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson is a must. The story follows the Herdmans, “the kids in the world,” as they join in a Christmas pageant for the first time. Loving the child outlaws? There are plenty more Herdman adventures to be had!

santa green

If your idea of a merry Christmas includes raising social awareness, then Victoria Perla’s When Santa Turned Green is the right read for you and your child.  Set in the North Pole, this story is meant to inspire seasonal cheer in the form of environmental awareness.

xmas stan

What would happen if Santa decided he was done with Christmas? Stanley's Christmas Adventure, the latest installment in the Flat Stanley series is all about one amazing kid who saves the day when Santa let’s his bad mood get in the way of delivering presents to children around the world.


Can’t get enough of a Series of Unfortunate Events? Give the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book 1 a go.  Ok, it’s not exactly about Christmas—but this series of books about some mischievous kids at boarding school is addictive and has a blistery, winter like attitude.

sally meets santa

If there’s one thing we love more than Christmastime stories, it’ Christmastime stories about animals. Sally Meets Santa by Stephen Huneck is only one of many in Trajectory Inc.’s illustrated series about Sally the black lab, but it’s certainly the most festive.

Whether or not you make it to an actual bookstore this Saturday, make sure to spend some time reading with your kids this weekend! It's one of the best gifts you'll give them all year.