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"Christmas Reads" - Flipping through Top 5 amazing books as jingle bells ring around

Written by: Malak Tariq

In Iceland, books are exchanged on Christmas Eve, and then the tradition is to spend the rest of the night reading and eating chocolate. That sounds absolutely perfect.

Grabbing that hot cocoa, donning Santa socks and curling up in a blanket with a Christmas read; that is one cozy and creative way to spend holidays! Books have the ultimate power to transform human minds and take them on a breathtaking journey. Parents can give their kids a beautiful gift of book reading so it gets all the more incredible to celebrate. There are breathtaking Christmas books that engage adults and kids alike.

Here are the 5 best Christmas books for kids aged 6-10 which parents can read with them this holiday season.

1 . The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The first snowfall of the holiday season is magical, especially if you’re a kid. Keats’ Caldecott Award-winning picture book, originally published in 1962, captures the simplicity and wonder of waking up to see everything covered in snow, putting readers in the shoes of young Peter. This could be a great stocking stuffer for kids that the whole family can enjoy.

Best for: ages 6 and up

2. A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz

Celebrate Christmas with Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this gorgeous deluxe storybook retelling of the beloved Christmas special! Christmas is almost here, which means ice-skating, Christmas carols, and sparkly lights everywhere - even on Snoopy’s doghouse! Everyone is enjoying the holiday celebrations except Charlie Brown. Can the Peanuts gang help Charlie Brown discover the true meaning of Christmas?

Find out in this beautiful deluxe storybook with a cloth cover, lush foil stamping, and incredible illustrations! This makes the perfect holiday gift for fans of Pea

nuts and the classic Christmas special.

Best for: ages 4 to 10

3. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

It is a children’s’ read, yet it is every grown person’s ticket to relive a time when magic could not be explained and Santa Claus was not just Dad in a red suit. The story follows the adventures of a little boy who boards a train bound for the North Pole on Christmas. This book has been made into a motion picture too starring Tom Hanks.

The book remains a classic for its beautiful illustrations and is a lovely read!

Best for: ages 4 and up

4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Is a Christmas children's story by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel written in rhymed verse with illustrations by the author. It follows the Grinch, a grouchy, solitary creature who tries to cancel Christmas by stealing Christmas gifts and decorations from the homes of the nearby town of WhoVille on Christmas Eve. Miraculously, the Grinch realizes that Christmas is not all about money and presents.

Best for: ages 5 and up

5. Dasher by Matt Tavares

There are oodles of Christmas books for kids telling the Santa story—but what about the reindeer that does the hard work of pulling his sleigh? This book tells the touching story of a young doe named Dasher who wished for more than a life in the circus. Dasher follows her journey up north, where Christmas as we knew it will never be the same.

Best for: ages 5 to 12

So it is time to enjoy marshmallows, soft blankets, hot chocolate and these great Christmas reads with your kids to amplify the celebration of the holidays!!!!

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