Looking for some holiday cheer? Check out these witty and quirky holiday titles! We bet one or more will tickle your funny bone, so put away those serious books and put on a smile. Why not share your favorite holiday read on Twitter or post a fun picture on Facebook of yourself reading?
We’d love to be a tiny part of a reading experience that brings joy to you and all people. Ho ho ho and happy holidays!
For Young Readers
Honeyky Hanukkah by Woody Guthrie: A rollicking celebration as a boy and his dog invite friends and family to a holiday feast. (Grades PK-2)
A Pinata in a Pine Tree by Pat Mora: A delightful Latin-flavored take on the 12 days of Christmas. (Grades PK-2)
The Miracle Jar by Audrey Penn: Sophie’s mother is worried that their cooking oil won’t last through Hanukkah, while the children learn more about the miraculous story this holiday commemorates. (Grades 2-4)
Horrible Harry and the Holidaze by Suzy Kline: Everyone’s learning new things about holidays around the world, but Harry just can’t get into the holiday spirit. (Grades 3-5)
Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien: Every December, the children of the beloved author received a special letter containing wonderful stories from the North Pole. (Grades 3-6)
Box of Delights by John Masefield: Kay Harker is coming home for Christmas, but finds himself being watched by some shady characters. (Grades 4-7)
Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Frank L. Baum: From the author of the Oz books, a highly imaginative set of tales about old Kris Kringle. (Grades 5-8)
Tinsel by Hank Stuever: Follows three “holiday believers” in Frisco, Texas, through a beautiful and hilarious Christmas.
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett: There’s something awfully familiar about this jolly old red-suited gift giver in this inventive Discworld novel.
Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg: A magical novel about a warm and tender Christmas in a small Southern town.
Rest You Merry by Charlotte Macleod: A university-based Scrooge finds a real reason for bah-humbugging when he stumbles over a dead librarian in his living room this Yuletide.
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci: Getting from Washington to LA in time for Christmas shouldn’t be too difficult for Tom Langdon, right? Right?
Snark! the Herald Angels Sing edited by Lawrence Dorfman: For those suffering from serious eggnog overdose, an entertaining anthology that skewers the whole gamut of winter holidays.
Hope you enjoy these holiday reads!
P.S. Check out our Winter Holiday Reading board on Pinterest too!