Reading to my kids is one of my favourite ways to spend my time. It’s also a great way to get little kids excited for Christmas! These are some of the best Santa themed books for preschoolers to get them in the Christmas spirit.
A great idea with your little ones is to turn the books into an advent calendar. Wrap up the books in Christmas paper, then have your preschooler unwrap one each day!
Books for preschoolers can be a be bit longer and more involved than those for toddlers and babies. You could even read some of these Santa themed books for preschoolers to younger school aged kids too!
Our Top 20 Favourite Santa Themed Books That Preschoolers Will Love
There will be no silent night with Santa Baby around! I love how this book is a play on the slightly more seductive Christmas song of the same name. This book is super cute!Buy on Amazon
Santa sets out on a Christmas eve quest to find all the reindeer so he can deliver presents. He doesn’t have much luck, that is until he remembers that he hasn’t celebrated their annual tradition: reading a Christmas story.Buy on Amazon
I don’t know what it’s like in your house, but my preschoolers definitely get a kick out of underwear. Especially in this silly Santa book!Buy on Amazon
Santa’s Toy Shop
This is one of the classic Santa themed books for preschoolers. Part of the Little Golden Book series, this book was inspired by one of the Walt Disney Silly Symphony shorts. It definitely stands the test of time today!Buy on Amazon
S is for Santa
We’re working on practicing our alphabet here so anything that helps reinforce learning is a win. This book is full of bright, clean pictures that can help you work on both letter recognition but also holiday vocabulary.Buy on Amazon
This little lonely mouse is living in a big house. On Christmas Eve, he realizes that no one gives presents to Santa Claus!Buy on Amazon
If You Ever Want to Bring a Pirate to Meet Santa, Don’t!
It’s YO-HO-HO vs HO-HO-HO in this cautionary tale that will have your preschooler rolling with laughter. Hopefully they will reconsider bringing any pirates to go see Santa this year.Buy on Amazon
The Polar Express
Objectively speaking, this is one of the best Santa themed books for preschoolers. If you’re not familiar, the book is about a young boy’s magical trip to the north pole and everything he sees along the way.Buy on Amazon
Meet Santa Bear
The Berenstain bears have stayed popular over the years, and for good reason. Their books are wholesome, cover a variety of subjects (like this Christmas one), and are perfect for preschoolers.Buy on Amazon
Bad Kitty: Searching for Santa
Bad Kitty wants to write a letter to Santa, but has she been good this year? In this funny addition to the Bad Kitty series Kitty battles with Santa.Buy on Amazon
The Night Before Christmas
I’m pretty sure I’ve read this book every single Christmas for the past 12 years. It’s prefect for any age, but I find that preschoolers appreciate the story the most.Buy on Amazon
This silly Christmas book has major Pete the Cat vibes to it. Preschoolers will love the way you interact with the story, rather than just being read to.Buy on Amazon
Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus
This story turns the classic 1987 letter into a delightful children’s storybook. If you’re looking for a traditional style book to read to your preschoolers, this is it.Buy on Amazon
Santa’s Favorite Story
If you’re after a Santa themed book that ties into religion, this one might do the trick. Santa tells the story of the first Christmas from the bible through charming illustrations.Buy on Amazon
The Tooth Fairy VS Santa
When their favourite characters go head to head it definitely makes preschoolers happy! This hilarious book is about the tooth fairy and Santa Claus sharing a holiday.Buy on Amazon
When Santa Lost His Ho! Ho! Ho!
Oh no, what’s wrong with Santa! Preschool aged kids will love finding out what happened to Santa’s Ho Ho Ho in this silly holiday book.Buy on Amazon
Although not from the same author, this book is written kind of like Goodnight Moon. Help you preschooler say goodnight to all their favourite Christmas traditions!Buy on Amazon
The Santa Claus Book
I love this vintage Christmas book for older preschools and school aged kids. It’s the type of book you can read all December and not get tired since it’s more a collection of short stores than a picture book. It also does a great job of answering all those questions your little ones might have about Santa Claus.Buy on Amazon
Santa and the Goodnight Train
The goodnight train is on its way to the North Pole. Help you preschoolers ride it to dreamland in this perfect Christmas eve storybook.Buy on Amazon
Where to Find Santa Themed Books for Preschoolers
If you don’t have the budget to pick up new books, check out your local thrift stores. Or, even better, borrow from your library! You can probably even share this list with a librarian and they’ll be able to order in some of these Santa themed books for preschoolers for you.