Christmas, Winter

Santa Books

Santa books

My son is so excited for Santa’s Christmas visit! We visited our library and stocked up on Christmas books. My kiddo wanted to read “Santa books” so here are some that we read together and enjoyed!

8 Santa Books:

1. See Santa Nap by David Milgrim–

See Santa Nap

After a busy night of delivering gifts, Santa need a vacation and a nap. Unfortunately all of the animals are busy playing with their new toys and accidently disturbing Santa’s rest. In this short, funny story, poor Santa is hit by a stray ball, awakened by noisy drums, sprayed by water, and disturbed everyone he tries to nap. Will Santa ever get his much needed rest? Check this one from your library to find out!

Santa Bruce

2. Santa Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins–

We love the Mother Bruce series and just adore Bruce, the grumpy bear, the clueless geese, and the happy-go-lucky mice. In this Christmas book of mistaken identity, the woodland animals think that Bruce is Santa! The illustrations throughout the book will crack your kids up 🙂 Since all of the animals think they told Santa their wishes, Bruce, the geese, and the mice set to make sure everyone gets something for Christmas!

The Chicken Who Saved Christmas

3. The Chicken Who Saved Christmas by Rebecca Elliott–

In this bright, sparkly book, Santa is sick in bed and unable to deliver to toys to children! “Calamity” cries chicken, who rallies the farm animals to save the day. The bright, cheerful illustrations with touches of sparkles will capture your child’s attention as the animals nurse Santa back to good health and get the sleigh ready. With so much happening, Chicken forgets to get the reindeer ready. The reindeer say they can’t fly on empty stomachs, but it’s time to head out and deliver presents! Is Christmas ruined? Not to worry, Santa is feeling better and he uses a bit of Christmas magic to make the farm animals fly and they pull the sleigh full of toys!

Click Clack Ho! Ho! Ho!

4. Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho! by Doreen Cronin–

In this sparely worded picture book, Duck attempts to come down Farmer Brown’s chimney but gets stuck! The other animals attempt to unstuck Duck, but get themselves trapped in the chimney too. Now Santa has arrived and needs to get down the chimney. Will he get stuck too? Get ready for giggles as Santa gets everyone successfully down the chimney and soot goes flying everywhere! Pay special attention to Duck’s backpack to find out why he was trying to get down the chimney in the first place.

The Night Before Christmas

5. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore and Jan Brett–

You just have to read the Clement C. Moore’s poem, The Night Before Christmas, as part of your Christmas stories! In this beautifully illustrated edition by Jan Brett, readers will love seeing Santa and his elves delivering Christmas presents while the children are tucked into bed. Each page’s illustrations are a treasure trove of detail that perfectly compliment the poem.

The Day Santa Stopped Believing In Harold

6. The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold by Maureen Fergus–

We’ve all read stories where children start to doubt Santa exists, but in this funny twist, Santa starts to doubt that a little boy named Harold exists. Santa has plenty of good reasons to doubt Harold. For one thing, the handwriting on the letter looks like an adult’s handwriting. And when Harold came to sit on Santa’s lap this year, he looked different than the last time Santa saw him. Seems pretty suspicious. So Santa decides to hide out at Harold’s house this Christmas and see if he really does exist. Kids will love the ending!

Santa's Stuck

7. Santa’s Stuck by Rhonda Gowler Greene–

We’ve all been curious about how Santa gets up and down chimneys. In this book, we get an up close view of Santa making his way down the chimney. Before his toy-delivering journey, Santa indulges in too many snacks. Now that he’s trying to make his way down the chimney, his big belly is becoming a problem. Uh-oh, Santa is stuck! Several animals try and help Santa, but to no avail. Finally, a mouse is able to get Santa free and Christmas is saved!

Santa Duck

8. Santa Duck by David Milgrim–

In another book with a case of mistaken identity, Duck puts on warm red clothes before heading out to find Santa Clause. The other animals think that Duck is Santa and they all excitedly tell him their Christmas wishes. Duck doesn’t know what to do! Fortunately , he finds the real Santa and Duck tells him what his friends want for Christmas. Santa is impressed with Duck’s great memory and makes Duck his special Christmas helper! Preschoolers will giggle their way through this story, enjoying the bright, cheery pictures.

Check your library for these Santa books! I’ve joined Amazon’s Affiliate program to try and help cover the costs of this site. So if you buy something through one of my links on Amazon, then I get a small percentage of the sale (no extra cost to you). Thank you for your support! Happy reading 🙂

5 Little Stockings Rhyme


2 thoughts on “Santa Books”

Comments are closed.