I’m an adult (most of the time…), but I still very much enjoy reading children’s holiday books. I have holiday books that I used to read my kids when they were little. I also have holiday books from when I was a child. Reading them, even after all these years, brings back such wonderful holiday memories of seasons past (even many decades ago). I am hoping that one day I’ll be able to snuggle up on the couch and read them with my future grandchildren. Perhaps one day all the holiday books I’ve saved can be passed on to them to read to their children and grandchildren too. But I digress.
Reading books together is always a special time for parents and children (or grandchildren). I wish more parents would do that. I know parents are very busy with work, and children these days prefer to spend their time playing video games, but all you need is 5-10 minutes to read together (ideally more time). Reading is important for language skills (increases vocabulary and comprehension skills), and it opens up a whole new world of far off places, both near and far, real or imaginary.
If you enjoy reading with your child or to your child and you are looking for some delightful holiday books to add to your family library, check out these new titles now available from Curiosity Ink.
Curiosity Ink Media is a leading developer and publisher of premium books for children and families. Their latest releases lean into the joys of the holiday season, taking readers on a journey through holiday magic with a contemporary twist. As an added bonus, each book features a notable life lesson, both educational and entertaining.
Written by Darren Farrell and illustrated by Glenn Thomas.
What happens to a snow person after the individual who makes them goes inside? Are they sad? Are they lonely? Do they miss the attention? What if the snow person happens to peek inside? Will they see a happy family gathering for dinner or reading a bedtime story in front of the fire?
Snow Boy answers the questions. As our hero, Snow Boy heads off in search of where he truly belongs. Is Snow Boy’s family with the squirrels? No. With the beavers? Nope. With the big brown bears? Certainly not! Who can Snow Boy snuggle with? Who will take him in? How will Snow Boy find his perfect family? Find out as the entire forest community bands together to uncover the perfect solution and fit!
This is a story about acceptance; Timeless message of family and the ties that bind.
This book is SO CUTE! Seriously the cutest illustrations.
My husband, a big softie, saw this book on the table when I first received it. He picked it up, opened to a few pages, put it down and said “I’ll read that one later after dinner.” No kidding! He truly said that.
The way the illustrator made the little snowman look so sad just “melted” my heart (no pun intended).
This book is an easy reader for the most part. A child could read this book themselves too (I’m not sure the reading level). Children love books that rhyme too.
My apologies for the dark photo. The illustrations are brighter in person.
How the Gherkin’s Stole Christmas
Written by D.M. Farrell and illustrated by Garbriele Tafuni.
Throughout the days leading up to Christmas, holiday joy dwindles, leaving the residents of Catsburg with a whole lot of humbug and naughtiness. The Pickles are summoned to bring back the spirit of the season, while Snowball the cat tries to foil their plans spreading rumors that they are aliens.
This is a story about love and friendship.
I find the characters in this book to be so funny and unique. The LAST thing that would come to mind when I think about Christmas are pickles (gherkins to be exact). The author truly has fun characters for this holiday book. They are super cute.
This book is for an older child (maybe 6+ as far as reading on their own.
Each page features colorful images, some pages even have multiple images on the same page.
Silly gherkin pickles, a cat and aliens? That doesn’t exactly scream Christmas, but when you read this fun story, it truly is an ideal book for the season.
How the North Pole Works
Written by Amber Stewart and illustrated by Kyle Beckett
How The North Pole Works includes short, descriptive and visual explanations of key locations, such as Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, North Pole Post Office, Reindeer Stables, Retail Shops, North Pole University, Elf Bungalows, Northern Lights Train Co and the Reindeer Flight School. Explore locations such as Snowman Mountain, Christmas Tree Ranch, Yeti Cave, Lollipop Marsh, Gingerbread Canyon, Candy Cane Forest, Hot Cocoa Geyser, Penguin Point, The Enchanted Mint Chocolate Forest, Gummy Bear Island, and Narwhal Pass. Enjoy short and sweet biographies of some of the most important contributors and leaders throughout history, like Santa’s original flight team—Dasher and Dancer and Comet and Cupid. Readers will be able to visit the magical Christmas Observatory where elves scout the skies for life on other planets, because if there are good little alien girls and boys on other planets, don’t they deserve Christmas too?
This story is all about teamwork, as well as a definitive guide to the North Pole and it’s inner workings.
WOW! There is a lot going on with this book. There is so much to see and read about on every page within this book.
I don’t consider this one a bedtime storybook, only because there is so much to read. This is more for something to read during the day (if that makes sense)? Trust me, this is a cool book. I have nothing against it. In fact, I really enjoyed this book. I love the way things are explained in detail about what goes on at the North Pole. I just mean it’s not a “sleepy time” type of story (if that makes sense).
The author has a very creative mind. I love it!
Baldwin’s Big Christmas Delivery
Written by Annie Auerbach and illustrated by Terry Shakespeare and David Molina
Baldwin, a switcher train, does his best to get all the big trains ready. When he discovers a Christmas package that’s been left behind, Baldwin decides he must deliver it himself – no matter what!
This story is all about perseverance and how one person can make a difference.
If your child loves Thomas the Tank Engine or similar characters, they will LOVE this book. I was totally getting “Thomas vibes” when reading this book. Even the illustrations look like something you would see in a Thomas book.
This book also reminds me of the little engine that could.
I love the message behind this book. Actually, I think all the books from Curiosity Ink that i received to review (these holiday titles) have great messages. I love that you can add a valuable life lesson with a fun and engaging story.
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*I received free samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.