I’ve been so thrilled at the response to the Rad Reader Christmas Calendar – it’s such a delight to know that THOUSANDS of families are using it this holiday season!
Because there is a reading activity every day, I wanted to make it easy for you to find great books that go along with each day. I’ve spent the past month creating a book list to go along with each themed day and I hope it’ll be helpful as you pick books to read with your children each day in December!
And naturally, some days don’t require a book list (for instance “Day 7: Make a cozy fort and read inside”). Feel free to choose any Christmas or winter book you’d like for those days. If you need some suggestions, here’s this year’s list of 24 Christmas picture books!
Also, you can do these in any order you’d like – don’t feel like you have to be constrained by the numbers!
The Rad Reader Christmas Calendar Book Lists
- Drink hot cocoa while you read
- A book about Christmas trees
- Ask a librarian for a recommendation
- A Christmas book your parent loved
- A book about Santa
- A Christmas book with a movie adaptation
- Make a cozy fort and read inside
- A book about snowmen
- A search and find Christmas book
- Make snowflakes and read a book about snow
- A 12 days of Christmas book
- A book set in another country
- A Christmas book published this year
- Make cookies and munch while you read
- Color while you read
- A book about reindeer
- Read by candlelight
- Invite a friend or family member over to read with you
- Skype in grandparents or cousins to read with you
- A nutcracker book
- Sing a Christmas song before you read
- A nativity story
- An animal Christmas book
- A Night before Christmas book
I hope those Christmas book lists make it even easier and more fun to spend a few minutes every day in the hustle of the holiday season snuggling up with your child and enjoy a Christmas story together.
And if you have any questions, please let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer!
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