Winter Holiday Reading Recommendations

Looking for ways to spend your time this holiday season? May we suggest reading 📖

Check out our reading recommendations, then check out a book or two from the library!

Picture Books 
Oskar and the Eight Blessings / Richard & Tanya Simons
All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah / Emily Jenkins
The Gift / Aliana Brodmann-Menkes
Hanukkah Bear / Eric A. Kimmel
The Hanukkah Mice / Ronne Randall
One Candle / Eve Bunting
Simon and the Bear / Eric A. Kimmel

Juvenile Fiction 
Dreidels On The Brain / Joel Ben Izzy
Candlelight for Rebecca / Jacqueline Dembar Greene
A Dreidel in Time / Marcia Berneger
Elijah’s Angel / Michael Rosen

Young Adult 
Recommended for You / Laura Silverman

Picture Books 
Seven Spools of Thread / Angela Shelf Medearis
My First Kwanzaa / Karen Katz

Non-Fiction 
The Gifts of Kwanzaa / Synthia Saint James
Seven Candles for Kwanzaa / Andrea Davis Pinkney

Picture Books 
The Shortest Day / Susan Cooper
Sun Bread / Elisa Kleven

Juvenile Fiction
Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold / Joyce Sidman

Young Adult
A Court of Frost and Starlight / Sarah J. Maas
Tears of Frost – Bree Barton

Early Reader
Christmas City / Michael Garland
The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll / Pat McKissack
An Angel Just Like Me / Mary Hoffman
The Beautiful Christmas Tree / Charlotte Zolotow
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever / Barbara Robinson
The Child in the Manger / Liesbet Slegers
Christmas Cricket / Eve Bunting
Christmas for 10 / Cathryn Falwell
A Kenya Christmas / Tony Johnston
Miracle on 133rd Street / Sonia Manzano
The Most Wonderful Gift in the World / Mark Sperring
Norman’s Gift / Michelle Olson
Who’s that Knocking on Christmas Eve / Jan Brett
The Wild Christmas Reindeer / Jan Brett

Juvenile Fiction 
A Boy Called Christmas / Matt Haig
Kringle / Tony Abbott
Addy’s Surprise: A Christmas Story / Connie Rose Porter
Certain Poor Shepherds: A Christmas Story / Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
A Christmas Carol / Charles Dickens
Felicity’s Surprise: A Christmas Story / Valerie Tripp
Josefina’s Surprise: A Christmas Story / Valerie Tripp
Kit’s Surprise: A Christmas Story / Valerie Tripp
Nancy and Plum / Betty Bard MacDonald

Young Adult 
Let it Snow / John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle
10 Blind Dates / Ashley Elston
One Way or Another / Kara McDowell
The Afterlife of Holly Chase / Cynthia Hand
Ex-Mas / Kate Brian
The Winter of Candy Canes / Debbie Viguie

Adult
An Ivy Hill Christmas / Julie Klassen
Christmas Shopaholic / Sophie Kinsella
Last Christmas in Paris / Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb
A Baxter Family Christmas / Karen Kingsbury
1225 Christmas Tree Lane / Debbie Macomber
Let it Snow / Nancy Thayer
The Christmas Boutique / Jennifer Chiaverini
The Noel Letters / Richard Paul Evans

Cozy Mysteries
Silent Bite / David Rosenfelt
Still Life / Louise Penny
Christmas Cupcake Murder / Joanne Fluke
A Christmas Resolution / Anne Perry
Christmas Sweets / Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine, & Leslie Meier
Aunt Dimity and the Heart of Gold / Nancy Atherton
Owl Be Home for Christmas / Donna Andrews

Nonfiction  
Holidays on Ice / David Sedaris
Christmas: A Biography / Judith Flanders
Christmas in Pennsylvania: A Folk-cultural Study / Alfred L. Shoemaker

Picture Books
‘Twas Nochebuena / Roseanne Greenfield Thong
A Piñata in a Pine Tree / Pat Mora
Between Us and Abuela / Mitali Perkins
El Expreso Polar / Chris Van Allsburg
The Santero’s Miracle / Rudolfo Anaya

Juvenile Fiction
Nine Days to Christmas / Marie Hall Ets & Aurora Labastida
The Santero’s Miracle / Rudolfo Anaya

Juvenile Fiction 
Horrible Harry and the Holidaze / Suzy Kline

Young Adult
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories / edited by Stephanie Perkins

Juvenile Fiction 
Odd and the Frost Giants / Neil Gaiman
Breadcrumbs / Anne Ursu
The Greenglass House / Kate Milford

Young Adult 
Shadow & Bone / Leigh Bardugo
The Edge of Everything / Jeff Giles

Adult
Spinning Silver / Naomi Novik
Little Women / Louisa May Alcott
The Snow Child / Eowyn Ivey
A Wild Winter Swan / Gregory Maguire
One Day in December / Josie Silver
The Bear and the Nightingale / Katherine Arden
Bleak House / Charles Dickens
Seven Days of Us / Francesca Hornak
Winter Street / Elin Hilderbrand
Winter Garden / Kristin Hannah
Once Upon a River / Diane Setterfield
In the Midst of Winter / Isabel Allende

For virtual holiday storytimes for the whole family, look for the Reindeer Reader Series on Facebook!