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Santa Claus: Board Books For Kids

This list of the best board books about Santa Claus is sure to include a new favorite for the voracious young reader in your life! From Seeking a Santa to Spot's Christmas there's something here for everyone's tastes. Do you have a favorite book about Santa Claus? Let us know!

Seeking a Santa book
#1
Seeking a Santa
Written by Angela DiTerlizzi and illustrated by Allie Smith
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

From bestselling author Angela DiTerlizzi comes a lighthearted and sweet Christmas board book perfect for little elves and Santa fans everywhere! I’m seeking a Santa And everyone knows… Your eyes must be bright With red cheeks and red nose Should have a fur hat Wear a warm, woolen suit Bring a big bag For all of the loot The search for Santa is on at the North Pole as elves, reindeer, and more share their Christmas spirit before finding the perfect St. Nick.

Santa Duck book
#2
Santa Duck
Written and illustrated by David Milgram
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

Nicholas Duck loves Christmas, and he is happy to try on the new Santa hat that's mysteriously delivered to his house. But when his friends see him and immediately launch into their Christmas lists, he doesn't know what to do . . . until he runs into Santa himself.

Dear Santa book
#3
Dear Santa
Written and illustrated by Rod Campbell
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

From Rod Campbell, the bestselling creator of the beloved classic Dear Zoo, Dear Santa is a lift-the-flap novelty book being reissued in time for Christmas! In this delightful tale, Santa is looking for the perfect present to send to a special child. Lift the flaps to reveal a big kite, a bouncy ball, and a mask! But nothing seems quite right...until Christmas Eve, when Santa finds the perfect gift to leave under the tree. With lift-the-flaps throughout and a touch and feel element on the last page, this holiday tale is perfect for parents to read with their little ones.

Everything Goes: Santa Goes Everywhere! book
#4
Everything Goes: Santa Goes Everywhere!
Written and illustrated by Brian Biggs
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

Everything Goes: Santa Goes Everywhere! is a delightful Christmas-themed board-book addition to the Everything Goes series of picture books, board books, and I Can Reads. It's Christmas Eve, and Santa's doing something a little different this year. Instead of by sleigh, he and a reindeer pal travel by boat, plane, truck, train, and more, delivering presents to children around the world. Young fans of vehicles will adore the bright, bold, and charmingly detailed illustrations.

The Itsy Bitsy Reindeer book
#5
The Itsy Bitsy Reindeer
Written by Jeffrey Burton and illustrated by Sanja Rescek
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

A merry Christmas twist on the favorite nursery rhyme “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”! The itsy bitsy reindeer worked up in Santa’s shop, helping the elves to do their Christmas job. Building the toys and singing songs of joy, as they wrapped all of the presents for every girl and boy. The itsy bitsy reindeer spreads holiday cheer as he helps Santa’s Workshop get ready for Christmas. Little ones will love this fresh holiday spin on the classic nursery rhyme, “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”!

  1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Celebrate Christmas with this Classic Board Book edition of Robert L. May’s famous Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Every year at Christmastime, everyone—young and old alike—has one catchy, joy-inspiring song stuck in their heads: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!” Now fans of the most famous reindeer of all-time will fall in love with the original story, written by Robert L. May in 1939. Rudolph, a youthful reindeer buck who possesses an unusual luminous red nose, is teased and excluded by his peers because of this trait. One particularly stormy Christmas Eve, Rudolph manages to prove himself after Santa Claus catches sight of his nose and asks him to lead his sleigh for the evening. Rudolph agrees, saving Christmas, and is finally treated the way he deserves by his fellow reindeer!

  2. The Night Before Christmas Oversized Padded Board Book - The world’s most famous Christmas poem is now available in a beautiful oversized board book format featuring original Charles Santore illustrations. Since the poem’s inception in 1823, The Night Before Christmas has been a yearly staple of the holiday season told in countless households. Perfectly capturing the memorable charm of Clement C. Moore’s iconic poem, Charles Santore lends his artwork of fantastical splendor to tell the tale of Saint Nick’s visit, this time in a durable oversized board book that captures the same magical detail and charm as editions beforehand. Children will love this book built especially for them!

  3. Don't Push the Button! - A holiday companion to Don't Push the Button! It's almost Christmas and Santa is coming, so whatever you do—DON'T PUSH THE BUTTON!! Well, maybe just once can't hurt...uh oh!

  4. The Christmas Elf Countdown! - A busy team of elves help the other residents of the North Pole prepare for Christmas in this board book with flaps to lift.

This Little Reindeer book
#10
This Little Reindeer
Written by Aly Fronis and illustrated by Luke Flowers
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

A fun, Christmas-themed twist on the classic nursery rhyme “This Little Piggy”! This little reindeer went to market. This little reindeer loaded the sleigh. This little reindeer did some stretching. And this little reindeer mapped the way. These little reindeer have a lot of work to do to prepare for Chistmas! One goes to the market, one loads Santa's sleigh, one stretches, one cooks some treats, and one plays in the snow. Now they're all ready to deliver presents and wish you a Merry Christmas!

Maze Book: Follow Me Santa book
#11
Maze Book: Follow Me Santa
Written and illustrated by Roger Priddy
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

Follow Santa through colorful, festive scenes on hisChristmas Eve journey as he collects the presents, then his reindeer, and travels across the world delivering gifts.Children will love exploring the paths with their fingertips to trace each maze from hole to hole, and meet festive friends along the way! From gifts, to penguins and decorated trees, there is lots to search for and find. The tracing element is great for developing fine motor skills and the search-and-find activity throughout will help with special awareness.A great book for little hands to explore and a perfect gift forChristmas.

Santa! book
#12
Santa!
Written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder
board book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Santa Claus is going to town! Marrying the magic of Scanimation with the universally beloved figure of Santa Claus, Santa! is a holiday book unlike any other. It presents a Santa that readers have never seen before—acrobatic, playful, a little mischievous, filled with joyful energy. Here’s Santa hula-hooping. Santa juggling. Santa doing cartwheels and Santa on a unicycle. Children, as they did with Gallop!, will want to imitate Santa’s irresistibly happy motions. The grown-ups will be unable to stop smiling—it’s hard to imagine a cooler character than this jolly St. Nick as he runs, spins, gyrates, backflips, and blows big bubbles. Scanimation is the technology behind the instant New York Times best-selling series that started with Gallop!, to most recently The Wizard of Oz. Author and inventor Rufus Butler Seder continues to refine the Scanimations, with ever more smooth-flowing and detailed moving images—perfectly applied, in this case, to the irresistible figure of Santa Claus.

Spot's Christmas book
#13
Spot's Christmas
Written and illustrated by Eric Hill
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

The Christmas season is a very busy time, and Spot knows that as well as anyone else. Everyone in Spot’s house has something to do: there’s the tree to put up and decorate, presents to make and wrap, and Mom needs Spot’s help in the kitchen. Spot is so excited, keeping a sharp eye out for any flying reindeer, he almost forgets to leave milk and cookies for Santa!

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