My Favorite Books for Christmas

Are you looking for books for Christmas gifts for your kids? Do you want to read some parenting books? Are you looking for a page-turner for winter break?  These are some of my favorite books for this Christmas.

Check out my favorite books for Christmas 2019.

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Children’s Books for Emotional Skills

Here’s a deal idea for books that help children develop emotional skills. We own and love all these books.

Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems
This book teaches the important skill about waiting and the huge pay off for patience.

What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series)
This book teaches children that they have control in their decision-making.  Read more: Teach Your Child to Make Good Decisions – free printable

Pete the Cat’s Groovy Bake Sale by James Dean
Pete demonstrates flexibility and resilience when his bake sale treats don’t turn out the way he wants.

Children’s Picture Books for Christmas

If you’re looking to start or grow your Christmas book collection, we love these books in our family!

Pete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of Christmas by James Dean and Kimberly Dean

Snowmen at Christmas

Merry Christmas, Curious George (with stickers)

The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet – $3.99

Pout-Pout Fish: Christmas Spirit– $5.99

Merry Christmas Mom and Dad by Mercer Mayer – $3.99

Parenting Books

I read all these books this year and wholeheartedly recommend them.

How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims – $9.98
The tagline is “Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success” and this was probably the best parenting book I read in 2019.  Doing LESS for our children is the key to their success.

The Explosive Child by Ross Greene – $12.89
If you have a child with special needs or explosive behavior, this is the THE book for you.  Dr. Greene’s approach Collaborative Problem Solving has saved my family’s life. Seriously.

Raising Human Beings by Ross Greene – $10.37
This is the second best parenting book I read this year and the #1 book I recommend to all parents.  Dr Greene moves beyon children prone to frustration and inflexibility and teaches parents how the same approach creates a collaborative partnership with their children to equip them with the skills to become capable, problem solving adults.

How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber and Julie King  – $8.30
The tagline for this book is “A Survival Guide to LIfe with Children ages 2-7.” This was another fantastic book I read this year.  Sometimes all we need to gain cooperation with our children is a few more tricks up our sleeves. 

Best Seller Fiction for Adults

I read all these books and loved them!

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
This book is a total page-turner. If you want a book that you’ll absolutely want to tear through, this is a great one.

All the Light We Cannot See
World War II intersects the lives of a blind girl in France and an orphan boy in Germany. This book is intense.

Where the Crawdads Sing Hardcover by Delia Owens
This novel is part mystery, part coming of age, and part critique of the patriarchy – in human life and in nature.  Excellent!

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Another intense WWII novel with compelling story that makes you want to race to the end.

Stocking Stuffer Books

It you’re looking for some inexpensive stocking stuffers, check these out!

Driven to Win! (Disney/Pixar Cars 3)

Decorate a Christmas Tree with 40 Stickers (Dover Little Activity Books)

Build Your Own Cupcake Sticker Activity Book (Dover Little Activity Books Stickers)

What’s Different? (Dover Little Activity Books)
I’m totally grabbing this one for Molly and will stick it in my diaper bag.

Flashcards – 50 Sight Words (Scholastic Early Learners)

Frog and Toad All Year
This is a classic for early readers. If you don’t have it, get it!

My Favorite Books for Christmas

These are some of my favorite books for Christmas.  What would you add to this list?

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