Christmas Read Aloud Books & A Giveaway!

Hey friends!

I cannot believe that it is almost Thanksgiving! Yesterday and today we had our fall conferences so we are officially on Thanksgiving break! This school year is really flying on by!

It seems crazy to already be planning December activities. For our shared reading, we will start the month of December with a non-fiction study of penguins. After that, we will get into our Christmas read alouds!

Here are some of my favorites :)

I just ordered this one from Amazon! It is perfect because we have been writing "how-to" books in writer's workshop. But I'm already thinking of a bunch of fun, creative activities the kids can do to go along with this book!

The Littlest Elf
This little guy really wants to be a big help to Santa...but tends to make a mess wherever he goes. He finds the right job for him!

Olive, the Other Reindeer
Olive (the dog), hops aboard the Polar Express to the North Pole to become one of Santa's reindeer. It turns out that Olive is exactly what Santa and the reindeer needed!

Is It Christmas Yet?
Teddy is super excited about Christmas, and really wants to help Bear get ready. Unfortunately he ends up just making a bunch of messes...and Bear angry.

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Little llama is very impatient around Christmas time. He learns an important lesson from Mama llama about what is truly important this time of year.

Mrs. Claus Explains It All
A fun book where Mrs. Claus answers some of kids' toughest questions!

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
I am a big Pete the Cat fan...and he is always a hit with the kids! This one is a spin on The Night Before Christmas!

Moose thinks he has everything ready for the perfect Christmas, until he realizes he forgot one key thing-the tree!

Turkey Claus
This book is by the author that brought Turkey Trouble and Turkey Trick or Treat! Turkey survived Thanksgiving dinner...but now Christmas is coming and turkey is on the menu! He decides to head to Santa for help!

Bear Stays Up for Christmas
We love the Bear books in first grade...and this one is no different! Bears friends keep him busy in an attempt to keep him awake for Christmas. A surprise visitor makes a great Christmas for Bear & his friends.

Snowmen at Christmas
This is another fun book in the snowmen series (Snowmen at Night, Snowmen at Work). It imagines the evening of snowman families at Christmas time!

The Polar Express
Always a classic!

Gingerbread Friends
Gingerbread Baby wants friends...but has trouble finding any. When he gets home, he finds that Mattie has a surprise for him, gingerbread friends!

I have one more book to tell you about. It is one that a student bought for our class this year!
It is a really cute book about a little polar bear that leaves his den in winter. He eventually finds his way to Santa's village and becomes a big help as a stand in reindeer!

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  1. Great selection! One of my new favorites is Jan Brett's The Animals' Santa. Really all Jan Brett winter books are fabulous!
    Shine on in First Grade

  2. Can't wait to start reading these to my kids.

  3. I like to read Jan Brett's Christmas stories to my class. I just bought her newest one in paperback.

  4. My favorite read aloud is snow men at night!