Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.

 

It’s the hap-happiest time of the year. What books will you be reading aloud to celebrate the winter holidays?

The holiday season has a way of bringing out the best in everyone, and it presents a unique opportunity to promote appreciation for people of all cultural backgrounds and there is no better way to do it than with a good Christmas Around the World unit.

To help with your planning, we rounded up a GIANT list of books to encourage children to take pride in their own traditions, learn to respect other points of view, and “see” the world through new eyes than by inviting them into the pages of a picture book?  These amazing holiday books for kids that celebrate diverse experiences.

Dig in and be sure to share your favorites in the comments.  Affiliate links are provided for you to see the book descriptions, more inside the book, and reviews from others.

Books About Christmas

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Carl the Christmas Carp
by Ian Krykorka, Vladyana Krykorka

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Miracle on 133rd Street
by Sonia Manzano, Marjorie Priceman

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Night Tree
by Eve Bunting, Ted Rand

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
The Legend of Old Befana
by Tomie dePaola

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
The Legend of Papa Noel: A Cajun Christmas Story
by Terri Hoover Dunham, Laura Knorr

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
The Legend of the Poinsettia
by Tomie dePaola

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Too Many Tamales
by Gary Soto, Ed Martinez

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Tree of Cranes
by Allen Say

Book About Hanukkah

 

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama
by Selina Alko

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Hanukkah Bear
by Eric A. Kimmel, Mike Wohnoutka

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
by Eric A. Kimmel, Trina Schart Hyman

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Oskar and the Eight Blessings
by Tanya Simon, Richard Simon, Mark Siegel

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf
by Greg Wolfe, Howard McWilliam

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale
by Eric A. Kimmel, Matthew Trueman

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
The Story of Hanukkah
by David A. Adler, Jill Weber

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
The Trees of the Dancing Goats
by Patricia Polacco

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.

Books About the Winter Solstice

 

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Lucia Morning in Sweden
by Ewa Rydåker

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice
by Carolyn McVickar Edwards

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
by Wendy Pfeffer, Jesse Reisch

Books About Lunar New Year

 

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Bringing In the New Year
by Grace Lin

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Dragon Dance: A Chinese New Year Lift-the-Flap Book
by Joan Holub, Benrei Huang

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes
by Nina Simonds, Leslie Swartz, Meilo So

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Sam and the Lucky Money
by Karen Chinn, Cornelius Van Wright, Ying-Hwa Hu

Books About New Year’s Eve

 

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Shanté Keys and the New Year’s Peas
by Gail Piernas-Davenport, Marion Eldridge

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution
by Pat Miller, Kathi Ember

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
The Night Before New Year’s
by Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer

 

Books About Kwanzaa

 


Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.My First Kwanzaa
by Karen Katz

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Together for Kwanzaa
by Juwanda G. Ford, Shelly Hehenberger

Multicultural Holiday Compilations

 

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
A Year Full of Stories: 52 classic stories from all around the world
by Angela McAllister, Christopher Corr

Christmas Around the World Books perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
Lights of Winter: Winter Celebrations around the World
by Heather Conrad, DeForest Walker