One of the things that I like about this time of year is snuggling up with my children and reading picture books. A few years ago, I shared a list of picture books that we like to read during December and January. Below is an updated (and hopefully better organized) list.
The Christmas Coat by Clyde Robert Bulla
The Christmas Donkey by Gillian McClure*
This is a beautiful story about a proud and stubborn donkey who learns a very valuable lesson from the Holy Family.
Christmas in the Stable by Astid Lindgren
The Christmas Story by Jane Werner Watson*
I recommend looking for the 1st edition of this Golden Book. The original publication included the Magnificat. I don't know why the publishers at Golden Books edited it.Cobweb Christmas: The Tradition of Tinsel by Shirley Climo
Father and Son: A Nativity Story by Geraldine Mccaughrean
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss*
The Huron Carol by Frances Tyrell*
Jingle the Christmas Clown by Tomie dePaola
The Little Drummer Mouse by Mercer Mayer
Saint Francis and the Christmas Donkey by Robert Byrd
The Twelve Days of Christmas illustrated by Jan Brett*