Jimmy Fallon has done it again and crafted a kids book that both kids and adults will undoubtedly enjoy quite a bit. I figure it would be good to start off with this one, since it isn’t exactly a book per se. I was so excited when I saw this book released, and I was so excited to share it with my 8-year-old son - who is falling in love with graphic novels right now. Best Picture Books for Christmas. When it comes to building picture book lists for Dad Suggests, nothing compares to how much I enjoy compiling our favorite holiday books of the season. Buck finds a misplaced letter after Santa has already left, and he sets out to get the gift to Santa before it’s too late. The art is fantastic and it’s by far one of the very best original Christmas stories of the year. I was waiting for some recs on good new Christmas books and put the ones I hadn’t heard of on hold! But Cozy is lonely after he’s separated form his family in a snow storm. A Very Quacky Christmas by Frances Watts, illustrated by Ann James In this stand-alone Christmas book, Mistletoe is a tiny mouse who loves Christmas, especially the snow. As Christmas draws closer, the elves start getting worried. The story is about a mouse named Mistletoe and an elephant named Norwell. There are so many great Christmas books to choose from, and each year it seems we get to add more and more classics to the list. The Crayons' Christmas (1254) $7.23. there are so many interruptions, he might not get a chance to say what he loves even more than Christmas! The classic story is a beautiful one. Buy on Amazon. It’s always a blurry line to me whether that is supposed to qualify as “new”, but it’s probably new in a bookstore near you, and it’s definitely worth a look for this Christmas. The BEST Picture Books About Christmas Around the World 12 Days of Christmas illustrated by Rachel Isadora. It’s a sweet story with a memorable new Christmas character we won’t soon forget. We have monthly giveaways of things we enjoy with our family - and you’ll be the first to get new fatherly thoughts on picture books, board games, and more. And they don’t include getting eaten for dinner. It really looks fantastic. Christmas picture books are such a huge part of our Christmas traditions. Can Cozy keep his friends and the peace? And so he calls on the magic of Christmas and. 2 Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R. But while the animals might all be warm, they’re also a little squished and they start to bicker. (Spoiler: No, it won’t!). All the Colors of Christmas by Matthew Paul Turner, illustrated by Gillian Gamble There’s a lion in my Nativity! A lonely donkey is suddenly visited by Father Christmas - simply because he heard him calling and he wanted to help. A Christmas Carol book. It’s a beautiful thought and actually drives home the point of why I likes trees so much, even if that’s not exactly the point. The Christmas Feast by Nathalie Dargent, illustrated by Magali Le Huche Sign up! It’s a remarkably good looking book, and it catches that pure essence of a child’s anticipation of Christmas better than anything else. 2019 gave us the picture book version of The Muppet Christmas Carol, and now 2020 has given us Elf. Please try again. Away in a Manger. Little Red Sleigh is another book with fantastic design on both the cover and the dust jacket - which truly goes a long way in making it feel like a special gift. Some of our favorite Christmas books are by Tomie dePaola (especially The Clown of God, Night of Las Posadas and Legend of the Poinsettia, plus Three Wise Kings and Old Befana for Epiphany), but we also really love carols in beautiful picture book form (Little Drummer Boy by EJ Keats, 12 Days of Christmas by Don Daily, Silent Night by Susan Jeffers, and The Friendly Beasts, also by … We’ve already read this one at least 15 times. Little Mole’s Christmas Gift by Sally Garland, illustrated by Glenys Nellist Our son is now a huge Jim Benton fan, thanks to the Franny K. Stein series and the funny Catwad books, so Comet the Unstoppable Reindeer was a very easy sell for him. Always appreciate new Christmas books! And the story itself turns out to be a great lesson in believing in yourself and chasing your dreams - and I’m always on board for that.