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What's your favorite Christmas book? There are so many out there to choose from, and some are great and some are not so great. Have you read anything by legendary kid's author, Jan Brett? Mrs. Brett has got you covered for the holiday season!
We are big fans of Jan Brett and have featured her stories on the blog before. They focus on tales from specific countries. A lot of them have a Scandinavian flair which I enjoy, and I have absolutely fallen in love with her art work. Each page has super detailed and elaborate drawings to illustrate the story. Here are the Jan Brett books you need on your bookshelf for Christmas.
Gingerbread Christmas is one of three books featuring the character Gingerbread Baby. In this book, he goes to a Christmas festival and has a great time until the smell of gingerbread makes all the kids hungry! recommended age: 3-5
The Wild Christmas Reindeer is about a little girl named Teeka who is in charge of getting Santa's reindeer ready for his Christmas eve flight. It's a hard job, and she gets too bossy with the animals. She has to learn to be kind to them and earn their trust and cooperation. recommended age: 3-8
Trouble with Trolls follows a young Scandinavian girl who must journey up and over the mountain that separates her home from the town. Along the way, some tricky but not too smart trolls try to stop her. She has to use her cleverness to make it where she wants to go. recommended age: 3-10
Home for Christmas is about a troll boy named Rollo. When his parents make him do his chores, he decides that he would rather run away than work. After living with different animals in their wild homes, he decides that his troll home is the best place for him. recommended age: 3-8
The Animals' Santa is set in a wintry forest where all the forest animals are waiting for the Animals' Santa, a snowy owl who comes and gives each animal a special treat. recommended age: 3-5
In Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve?, trolls come to Kyri's house every year to steal her family's holiday feast, but this year a mysterious boy and his magical ice bear appear at her door. Together, they protect the feast from troublesome trolls. recommended age: 3-10