Cozy up with your favorite books during the holidays – or discover new ones – to make your days merry and bright
Welcome to the best time of year for snuggling up with a book! During the holiday season, it’s fun to revisit treasured classics and discover new favorites. We made a list (of books) and checked it twice to give you a sleigh full of ideas on what to read. So grab a blanket and a warm drink and settle in with heartwarming books from the lists below.
These stories are like old friends that bring joy and hook new readers every year. Read them alone or with a family member.
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert May
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
- Frosty the Snowman by Mary Man-Kong
- The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
- The Elves and the Shoemaker by Jim LaMarche
- Letters from Father Christmas by JRR Tolkien
- The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Enjoy this special collection of 29 stories about multicultural holiday traditions including:
- Eight Winter Nights by Laura Krauss Melmed
- The Legend of Holly Claus by Brittney Ryan
- The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
- Baboushka and the Three Kings by Ruth Robbins
Escape into these 25 young adult books set in a winter wonderland – or maybe danger lurks under the snow?
- The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr
- Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne
- Trapped by Michael Northrop
- Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Adults can dive into this eclectic holiday collection of 25 fiction and nonfiction books spanning various countries, traditions, and winter landscapes including:
- A Season of Love by Kim Watters
- Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
- Las Christmas by Esmeralda Santiago
Teachers: Assign Books to Students for Holiday Reading Fun
Keep students “reading ready” for 2022 by encouraging them to read books over the winter break. Before the final bell rings in December, we hope you can find time to assign books to your students. Here’s a helpful video if you need a refresher:
It’s Not Too Late to Support Literacy This Year
As a member of the Bookshare community, you know the life-changing impact that access to services like Bookshare can have for a child. Please consider donating to bring the gift of reading to more people. We are grateful to all the donors who have supported Bookshare and individuals with reading barriers throughout the year.
Thanks to Sarah Lovett who contributed to this article.