Inclusive Holiday Picture Books to Enjoy as a Family
Expand your kids' world within your warm embrace. These holiday picture books will take your family on a journey through the eyes of different cultures.
Create irreplaceable memories with your family, one page at a time, as you flip through inclusive holiday picture books this winter.
The books in this collection will fill your days with recipes for Santa, the true gift of the holidays, songs by the Hanukkah lights, a rabbit’s quest to understand Kwanzaa, and much more.
Often, the memories your grown-up “kids” treasure down the road are those of beautiful times spent together with you — times when you expanded their world within your warm embrace. Walk with them hand-in-hand as they learn to see the world through the eyes of different cultures. Each of the holiday picture books listed below will take your family on a journey to better understanding the people around you!
Mom, tell me about Diwali: Introductory Book for Toddlers by Amy Singh
Learn about the Festival of Lights, India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. The book shares the traditions and meaning behind the festival and also includes fun activities for kids!
Tree of Cranes by Allen Say
A young boy in Japan celebrates a Christmas that combines Japanese traditions and American traditions. Read the charming story about a mother who helps her son recover from a cold while making preparations for his very first Christmas.
By the Hanukkah Light by Neil Waldman
Let Rachel’s grandpa share how Hanukkah came to be celebrated, even when Jewish families had to conceal their joy behind drawn curtains. Songs, games, and potato pancakes kept Jewish families inspired throughout their holiday history.
Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa by Donna Washington
An adorable story that emphasizes how doing good for others makes us feel good. Even if the rabbit is little as can be, with a bit of help from his family and friends, he can help Granna Rabbit enjoy Kwanzaa with everyone else.
A World of Cookies for Santa by M. E. Furman
Find out how many different cookies Santa gets to eat on Christmas Eve, along with each country's traditions! With sweet potato cookies, almond nougats, mince pie, and all sorts of treats . . . let your kids lick the spoon when you bake any of the recipes in the back of the book.
Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney
Llama Llama has to wait for his presents?! How long? Will Christmas Day ever arrive? He simply cannot wait anymore. Mama Llama comes to the rescue and reminds Llama Llama that the true gift of the holidays is that they have each other.
Tuck in your little ones with the holiday spirit of wonder and kindness. After you close each of the holiday picture books above, your kids will drift to sleep with two thoughts: how nice it is to learn about the world with you, and how similar people are despite their differences.
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