So I’m the co-author of a book about Santa. I love Christmas. I love Santa. I love children’s books. I thought it might be fun to find a list about the best children’s books about Santa. After all, I wanted to see who else has been dreaming up fun stories about Santa. Surely there must be many favorites. I went to my friends at Pinterest, and surprisingly I didn’t find much in the way of lists. So, I decided to do some research and come up with my own list. Though I might be a bit bias, because I think everyone’s Santa collection should include Santa’s (Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right!) Night Before Christmas, I also think there are lots of others that are worth taking a peep at for consideration of your own Santa Book box! Here is a list to get you started. And if I’ve left something out, by all means, leave a comment and we can look into adding it! I can think of nothing better than having a group of “go-to” books to read out loud after putting up the tree, or on Christmas Eve. Here are some Santa ones to get you started. List of Children’s books about Santa:
Santa’s (Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right!) Night Before Christmas – DK Simoneau and David Radman – a whimsical twist on the Night Before Christmas in which Santa finds himself in a Purple Santa Suit and Christmas becoming zany and wacky. Great for both kids and adults! And if you love art……..every time you page through you will find yourself noticing more and more detail.
Guess Who’s Coming to Santa’s for Dinner? –Tomie dePaola –We all sit through family dinners that can be a bit of mayhem. But imagine Santa and his family. This is a smile on your face book for sure.
Oh, What a Christmas! Michael Garland –Maybe we are a bit partial to Christmas going haywire here, but this is a fun story about Santa’s sleigh breaking and how to get Christmas on track!
The Night Before Christmas –Clemet C Moore – There are so many editions to choose from! But check some out. The pictures are always fun and beautiful, and there is nothing better than seeing the finger aside of the nose!
Santa Claus and the Three Bears –Maria Modugno and Jane Dyer –Another delightful twist, this time on Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. And who do you suppose the intruder is?? Santa!!
Polar Express –Chris Van Allsburg –I can hardly believe this book is already about to be 30 years old. But a list of Christmas books about Santa simply cannot exist without this one. It really opens hearts to the idea of believing. And as a Caldecott Medal winner, this book should just not be overlooked. The art is stunning.
Snowmen at Christmas – Caralyn Buehner and Mark Buehner –One of our favorite holiday books ever is Snowmen at Night. And this one awaits the snowman Santa. The art is brilliant how the lights and the snow just light up the pages. Be sure to check out these snowman books!
Santa Claus –Rod Green –If you really want to know what makes Santa tick, this is the one to check out!
The Christmas Wish –Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen –This is a newer one, and it is a beautiful tale about a girl trekking her way to be one of Santa’s elves. Gorgeous.
Babar and Father Christmas –Jean De Brunhoff -if you love Babar you will love how he tries to bring Christmas.