2009 list of Christmas books for young children (bedtime reading)

A Listmania! list by Jared Castle "Oregon writer" (Southern Oregon)
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The list author says: "During the holidays, I add these books to our bedtime reading rotation. There's magic, humor and reminders to be thankful for the blessings of the season. Check out my other book lists for children."
The True Gift: A Christmas Story
1.  The True Gift: A Christmas Story by Patricia MacLachlan
The list author says:
  "I shared this book over the course of three nights as a bedtime reading. My children were touched by the story and immediately connected with the main characters, siblings Lily and Liam."
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Christmas Magic
2.  Christmas Magic by Sue Stainton
The list author says:
  "Author Sue Stainton and illustrator Eva Melhuish kept my sons, ages 6 and 4 at the time, entranced during our first bedtime reading. My sons asked me many questions over the course of the 32-page story but I was delighted not to know how the story would end. And I won't spoil the ending for you."
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss)
3.  How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss) by Dr. Seuss
The list author says:
  "A Christmas favorite. Don't forget to imitate Boris Karloff's voice!"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (433 customer reviews)

Great Joy
4.  Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo
The list author says:
  "The book is warmly illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. The book is a heartfelt holiday story that provides means to discuss homelessness with young children. I recommend this book with five stars."
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Santa's Book of Names
5.  Santa's Book of Names by David M. McPhail
The list author says:
  "Edward helps make the Christmas deliveries by reading from Santa's book of names."
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An Orange for Frankie
6.  An Orange for Frankie by Patricia Polacco
The list author says:
  "This is a holiday tale about the innocence of youth. Ten-year old Frankie’s Christmas excitement and spirit of giving will result in a lifetime memory for all who share this story."
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Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert
7.  Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert by Marla Frazee
The list author says:
  "My two sons, ages 6 and 4, immediately giggled at the book's cover, a drawing of Santa bouncing along on a pogo stick in his suspenders and candy cane short pants. This is a great addition to your Christmas story book collection for young readers and preschoolers."
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Here Comes Santa: A Mini Holiday Pop-Up
8.  Here Comes Santa: A Mini Holiday Pop-Up by David Pelham
The list author says:
  "This is a magical book. I read it to my two sons in mid-October and said the book had a return address from the North Pole. This was their first experience with a high-quality pop-up book. I was asked to read it over and over again."
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The Berenstain Bears Think of Those in Need (First Time Books(R))
9.  The Berenstain Bears Think of Those in Need (First Time Books(R)) by Stan Berenstain
The list author says:
  "Every December we collect all the toys, clothing and stuff that we aren't using and donate it to those in need. This book provides a gentle lesson for children."
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Marvin's Best Christmas Present Ever (I Can Read Book 3)
10.  Marvin's Best Christmas Present Ever (I Can Read Book 3) by Katherine Paterson
The list author says:
  "Marvin, the youngest child, struggles to find a Christmas present of his parents but then finds a gift that keeps on giving."
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Night Before Christmas
11.  Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
The list author says:
  "This particular version is a favorite during our holiday season bedtime readings because of the wonderful illustrations. Check out the cover image on the book's main page."
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Snowbear's Christmas Countdown
12.  Snowbear's Christmas Countdown by Theresa Smythe
The list author says:
  "My two sons, ages 6 and 4, helped me pick out this bedtime story book because they both love bears. Beginning December 1, Snowbear and his animal friends, Charlie the penguin, Ray the squirrel, Harry the raccoon and Tom the rabbit prepare for Christmas.

Check out the cover image on the book's main page."
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