Are your children fascinated by the idea of keeping a tree INSIDE the house during the month of December? Several years ago, I remember my 15-month-old frantically signing TREE every time we passed a Christmas tree — whether we were at our house, someone else’s, church, or the shopping mall. It’s kind of a strange concept for our toddlers and preschoolers to understand.
First, we put a tree in the living room, then decorate it with lights and pretty objects. Then, we tell our young children to stay away and not touch it. 😂
Now that our girls are a bit older, they understand that I need them to ask before touching anything on or near our tree. (Several of our ornaments have buttons for music or lines from favorite movies.) I just don’t want the tree coming down on top of them or one of our more fragile ornaments being broken accidentally.
I often find them sitting next to the Christmas tree or lying underneath it with a book. So I got up early this morning, and tucked a few library books about Christmas trees under our tree. For some reason, my girls are drawn to small piles of books here and there around the house.
Here are a few of our favorite Christmas tree books:
(Reminder: Rolling Prairie Readers uses affiliate links at no additional cost to you. You can see our full disclosure policy here.)
Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
by Alice Schertle
The Beautiful Christmas Tree
by Charlotte Zolotow
A Christmas Tree in the White House
by Gary Hines
A City Christmas Tree
by Rebecca Bond
by Wendell and Florence Minor
by Kathryn Stevens
Maple and Willow’s Christmas Tree
by Lori Nichols
O Christmas Tree
by Vashanti Rahaman
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story
by Gloria Houston
BONUS: Because sometimes you find a book that is SO GOOD you have to add it to the list!
by Eve Bunting
“By moonlight in the quiet forest, a young boy and his family decorate their favorite tree with popcorn, apples, tangerines, and sunflower-seed balls as a gift for the animals of the woods.”
Learn how to make a Christmas Busy Box for your toddlers and preschoolers in our FREE Resource Library!
Like this post? Save it for later!