I love picking out a Christmas book for each of my kids at the holidays. Here is a list of my favorites.
1. For little ones, consider Eric Carle's Dream Snow. The story revolves around a farmer who is hoping for snow at Christmas. The illustrations are beautiful, and the pages have cutouts that are attractive to little fingers.
2. The book I bought for my son's first Christmas was also my little brother's favorite growing up. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a classic tale of a bad guy who eventually realizes the error of his ways.
3. I still remember my first grade teacher reading our class Santa Mouse by Michael Brown. I went right home and told my parents how we had to leave out a piece of cheese, along with Santa's cookies, on Christmas Eve that year.
4. The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg, gives me chills every time I read it to my son. The bell certainly still rings for me, even as an adult.
5. I haven't read Olive, The Other Reindeer by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh but I've heard wonderful things about the story. I am considering getting it for my daughter this year.