12 Books to Read During the Twelve Days of Christmas

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To celebrate the twelve days of Christmas between Christmas day and Epiphany we enjoy reading these picture books.

The Story of ChristmasDecember 25, Christmas Day:
The Story of Christmas
by Jane Ray

Good King WenceslasDecember 26, St. Stephen's Day:
Good King Wenceslas
by John M. Neale, illustrated by Tim Ladwig

The Third GiftDecember 27:
The Third Gift
by Linda Sue Park

They Followed a Bright StarDecember 28:
They Followed a Bright Star
by Joan Alavedra

We Three KingsDecember 29:
We Three Kings
by Gennady Spirin

The Little Match GirlDecember 30:
The Little Match Girl
by Hans Christian Andersen
Also: Memoria Press 3rd Grade Read-Aloud Program
Also: Top 25 Christmas Picture Books

Over and OverDecember 31, New Year's Eve:
Over and Over
by Charlotte Zolotow
Also: What We Read: New Year and Seasons

Mary: The Mother of JesusJanuary 1, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God:
Mary: The Mother of Jesus
by Tomie dePaola
Also: Mater Amabilis Level 1B Book List for Ages 6-7

The Last StrawJanuary 2:
The Last Straw
by Fredrick Thury

The Twelve Days of ChristmasJanuary 3:
The Twelve Days of Christmas
illustrated by Jan Brett
Also: Memoria Press Kindergarten Read-Aloud Program

Baboushka and the Three KingsJanuary 4:
Baboushka and the Three Kings
by Ruth Robbins, Illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Caldecott Medal Winners

The Legend of Old BefanaJanuary 5:
The Legend of Old Befana
by Tomie dePaola

12 Books to Read During the Twelve Days of Christmas

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