Santa Themed Books for Preschoolers

by | Aug 30, 2020

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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

Santa Baby

Santa Baby

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!

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Santa's Story

Santa’s Story

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.

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Santa's Underwear

Santa’s Underwear

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!

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Santa's Toy Shop (Disney) (Little Golden Book)

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!

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S Is for Santa: A Christmas Alphabet (BabyLit)

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.

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Santa Mouse (A Santa Mouse Book)

Santa Mouse

This little lonely mouse is living in a big house. On Christmas Eve, he realizes that no one gives presents to Santa Claus!

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If You Ever Want to Bring a Pirate to Meet Santa, Don't! (Magnolia Says DON'T!, 4)

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.

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Polar Express 30th Anniversary Edition: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids

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.

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The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear (Deluxe Edition) (First Time Books(R))

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.

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Bad Kitty: Searching for Santa

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.

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The Night Before Christmas Board Book: The Classic Edition, The New York Times Bestseller (Christmas Book)

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.

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Here Comes Santa Cat

Santa Cat

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.

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Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus: The Classic Edition

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.

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Santa's Favorite Story: Santa Tells the Story of the First Christmas

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.

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The Tooth Fairy vs. Santa

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.

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When Santa Lost His Ho! Ho! Ho!: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids

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.

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Goodnight Santa: A Bedtime Christmas Book for Kids (Goodnight Series)

Goodnight Santa

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!

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The Santa Claus Book

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.

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Santa and the Goodnight Train: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids

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.

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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.

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Everett Franchuk

Everett Franchuk

Everett loves to plan parties and events, decorate, and make crafts/DIY projects. As a parent of 5 in his early 30s, he decided to start The Best Nest to offer practical tips and ideas.

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