Canadian Christmas Books for Kids

Canadian Christmas Books for Kids

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When it comes to the Holiday season, and the colder wintery days, one of our favourite things to do is snuggle up with a book. There are hundreds of picture books for the Holidays – but only a few that have a Canadian twist! View a few fun favourites in this round-up. Add one to your storytime library to get the kids in the mood for the festive day! (Not that they usually need much help!)

You’ll find more holiday books on Amazon, or at which we love to check out when looking for books for kids – and don’t forget about your local book store!

Deck the Halls: A Canadian Christmas Carol

by Helaine Becker (Author), H. Werner Zimmermann (Illustrator)

Join Canada’s favourite porcupine for a hilarious Christmas Eve party! Loons, beavers, moose and more appear, decorating, wrapping girfts, and of course, eating holiday goodies…  until the big surprise is unveiled! Come sing along with this sturdy board book edition! 

Available in Hardcover, Paperback and Board Book on Amazon.

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Canada

by Ellen Warwick (Author), Kim Smith (Illustrator)

O Canada, in Christmastime! Come with Juliette and her “crazy Canuck cousin” as they take a holiday trip across the country, all the way from Prince Edward Island and Vieux-Québec to Winnipeg and Vancouver. Along the way Juliette gets really cool Canadian gifts—like 8 bears a-swimming, 6 Mounties marching, and a loon in a maple tree!

Available in Hardcover and Board Book versions on Amazon.


Finding Christmas

by Robert Munsch (Author), Michael Martchenko (Illustrator)

Canada’s best loved author and illustrator team creates a festive story to ring in the holiday season ― based on Robert Munsch’s own family! Every year Julie finds the Christmas presents her parents hid: in the basement, under the bed, in the garage. But this year it’s Christmas Eve and she has found nothing. NOTHING! She’s worried ― will be there no presents at all?

Available in Paperback and Hardcover at Amazon.

Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells

by Helaine Becker (Author), H. Werner Zimmermann (Illustrator)

When Sasquatch upsets Santa’s sleigh, everyone gets the wrong presents. But that doesn’t stop them from having a great time! Join in the merriment and mayhem as a wild (and familiar) cast of Canadian characters take over the Christmas holidays once again.

Available in Hardcover and Boardbook Versions  on Amazon.

Twas the Night Before Christmas in Canada

by Jo Parry (Illustrator)

A classic Christmas story featuring all the magic of Santa combined with the magic of your favorite city, state, or country. It’s the night before Christmas and you’re nestled snug in your bed. Your stocking is hung by the chimney with care―will Santa visit your house? Follow Santa’s journey in this magical retelling of a Christmas classic starring the locations and landmarks that make the place where you live special!

Available in Hardcover, Paperback and Kindle on Amazon.

A Porcupine in a Pine Tree

by Helaine Becker (Author), H. Werner Zimmermann (Illustrator)

A hilarious cast of distinctively Canadian characters populate these Twelve Days of Christmas! Christmas, as only Canadians can celebrate! Where else do Mounties frolic, squirrels enjoy a fine game of curling, and hockey players mark the season as lords-a-leaping? This hilarious, tongue-in-cheek re-setting of the popular Christmas carol is the perfect gift for Canadians new and old, young and young-at-heart.

Available in Hardcover, Paperback and Board Book versions on Amazon.

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