Bestselling Holidays & Celebrations Books for 4 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling holidays & celebrations books for 4 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Polar Express 30th anniversary edition

by: Chris Van Allsburg
Release date: Sep 15, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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1986 Caldecott Medal Winner

A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . 

  
Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. 
 
For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes author’s note, downloadable audio read by Liam Neeson, and golden “All Aboard” ornament. 
 
 
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Children’s Books > Classics

2. The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving

by: Jan BerenstainMike Berenstain
Release date: Jun 05, 2010
Number of Pages: 32
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In The Berenstain Bears and The Joy of Giving Brother and Sister Bear can’t wait for Christmas and all the presents they’ll open. But during the Christmas Eve pageant, something special happens! The Bear cubs learn a very valuable lesson about the joy of giving to others.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

3. Christmas in the Manger

by: Nola BuckFelicia Bond
Release date: Oct 03, 1998
Number of Pages: 16
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The gentle beauty of the story of the first Christmas is now available as a board book. With a simple, lyrical text and radiant artwork, this book is perfect for the youngest child to be a part of the wonder of the Nativity.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

4. Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving

by: James DeanKimberly DeanJames Dean
Release date: Oct 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 16
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Join Pete in New York Times bestselling artist James Dean’s Pete the Cat picture book series as Pete celebrates Thanksgiving in this groovy lift-the-flap book!

Starring in the school Thanksgiving play would make even the coolest cat nervous. But when Pete the Cat gets onstage, he makes learning the story of the first Thanksgiving fun. With thirteen flaps that open to reveal hidden surprises, this book is sure to be a holiday favorite for every Pete the Cat fan.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

5. Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books)

by: Karma WilsonJane Chapman
Release date: Oct 07, 2008
Number of Pages: 40
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Celebrate the holidays with Bear and his friends in this sweet picture book from bestselling author Karma Wilson!

Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

6. The Itsy Bitsy Snowman

by: Jeffrey BurtonSanja Rescek
Release date: Sep 22, 2015
Number of Pages: 16
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A fun and playful seasonal twist on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” makes this favorite nursery rhyme perfect for wintertime!

The itsy bitsy snowman went sledding into town,
looking at the snowflakes softly falling down.
Out came his friends to lend a happy hand.
And everything was perfect in his winter wonderland.

Little ones will love this fresh winter spin on a classic nursery rhyme, as one little snowman sleds through a winter wonderland.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Nursery Rhymes

7. On the Night You Were Born

by: Nancy Tillman
Release date: Jan 19, 2010
Number of Pages: 32
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On the night you were born, you brought wonder and magic to the world. The moon stayed up till morning. Polar bears danced.

Here is a book that celebrates the one and only ever you! Now available in its entirety in board book format, Nancy Tillman’s masterpiece is perfect for acknowledging the special people in our lives that they are loved.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > New Baby

8. A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree

by: Colleen MonroeMichael Glenn Monroe
Release date: Aug 29, 2000
Number of Pages: 40
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This charming tale of an overgrown pine always being passed by for Christmas, and what his woodland friends do to help him, is sure to become a Christmas classic. With delightful illustrations by wildlife artist Michael Monroe and enchanting text from Colleen Monroe, the birds, deer and squirrel of this story help make their special friend’s wish come true.
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

9. How to Catch Santa

by: Jean ReaganLee Wildish
Release date: Oct 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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A #1 New York Times Bestseller!

From the creators of the New York Times bestsellers How to Babysit a Grandpa and How to Babysit a Grandma comes an equally charming and hilarious holiday offering!
 
After waiting for days and days and days, it’s finally Christmas Eve. And that’s when you can try to catch Santa. . . . 
 
From Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish, creators of the bestselling HOW TO… series, comes a delightful new offering, written again in a hilarious instructional style. Two sibling narrators give clever tips for “catching” Santa (be crafty! be clever! be gentle!) on Christmas Eve. Filled with humor and holiday warmth, this is a jolly read-aloud for the whole family to enjoy!

“A new hit this year is How to Catch Santa. . . . The picture book offers lighthearted tips on how kids can steal a glimpse of Mr. Elusive, aka Santa. . . .” —USA Today

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Siblings

10. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey!

by: Lucille ColandroJared D. Lee
Release date: Aug 30, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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The old lady is at it again, and this time she’s swallowing a Turkey . . . she’s always been quirky!

You won’t believe why this old lady swallowed
a turkey, a ball, a hat, a balloon, a boat, some wheels, and
a horn of plenty!

Read this book and find out why!

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Children’s Books > Humor

11. The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights)

by: Mike Berenstain
Release date: Oct 11, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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It is almost Christmas and there is finally snow in Bear Country. Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear are ready to build a snowbear … until Honey Bear’s snow angel gives the cubs a better idea. As they warm up later with some hot cocoa, Mama and Papa give the cubs a little lesson about some very special angels and the work they do for God.

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Christian Books & Bibles > Education > Home Schooling

12. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

by: Eric LitwinJames Dean
Release date: Sep 25, 2012
Number of Pages: 40
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In this rockin’ spin on the traditional tale The Night Before Christmas, Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do. This updated edition of Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, a New York Times bestseller by James Dean and Eric Litwin, features a foil jacket and includes a free sticker sheet!

‘Twas the day before
Christmas and Santa was ill.
In the cold winter wind he
had caught a bad chill.
Will Christmas be canceled?
Will it come to that?
“Never!” cried Santa.
“Let’s call Pete the Cat!”

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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

13. The Littlest Christmas Tree

by: R. A. HermanJacqueline Rogers
Release date: Oct 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 32
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The Littlest Christmas Tree wants to find a home for Christmas in this companion to the bestselling favorite The Littlest Pumpkin.

There are only five days until Christmas, and the Littlest Christmas Tree is still waiting for a home. All it wants is for a family to take it home, decorate it, and sing its favorite song, “Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches…”

But as Christmas nears, and one by one the other trees find homes, the Littlest Christmas Tree begins to think that no one will ever take it home. And then, on Christmas Eve, its wish comes true when the man who runs the Christmas tree stand takes it home to his family.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

14. Elena of Avalor Feliz Navidad: A Royal Christmas

by: Tom RogersDisney Storybook Art Team
Release date: Sep 13, 2016
Number of Pages: 48
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Elena decides to host one big Navidad celebration in the park so everyone can celebrate together. But each community is trying to prove that their traditions are the best. Can Elena help her subjects see what the holidays are really about?

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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

15. The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights)

by: Jan &amp Mike Berenstain
Release date: Oct 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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Join the Bear cubs as they learn all about Jesus’ holy birth. From the angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary to the visit from the three wise men, join Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey as they discover the story of the very first Christmas.

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Christian Books & Bibles > Education > Home Schooling

16. How to Catch an Elf

by: Adam WallaceAndy Elkerton
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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“With delightful rhymes, How to Catch an Elf slots itself into place along such classics as “The Night Before Christmas.”?Foreward Review

You’ve been waiting all year long, and now it’s finally Christmas Eve! Is this the year you’ll finally catch an elf? Start a new Christmas tradition with this hilarious children’s book from the creators of the New York Times best-seller How to Catch a Leprechaun!

“It’s Christmas Eve! Hip hip, hooray!
Yes, Santa’s coming ’round.
He’s bringing toys to girls and boys
in every house in town.”

“Some kids have tried to catch him,
but Santa’s fast, you see!
So they’ve set their eyes on a smaller prize,
and now they’re after me!”

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

17. Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas!

by: Victoria KannVictoria Kann
Release date: Sep 24, 2013
Number of Pages: 24
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Join Pinkalicious as she celebrates Christmas in New York Times bestselling author and artist Victoria Kann’s Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas!—complete with poster, cards, and sticker sheet!

This year Pinkalicious has decided she wants a bright pink artificial Christmas tree. But Mommy and Daddy immediately say no—the Pinkertons always get real trees for the holidays. Despite Pinkalicious’s begging and pleading, each family member has a different objection: real trees smell better; it’s tradition; and there is definitely no room to store a big pink tree in the house after Christmas! Pinkalicious is disappointed, but she tries to put on her best cheerful face. Then, the day before Christmas, Mommy and Daddy surprise Pinkalicious by coming home with a gorgeously pink artificial tree and Pinkalicious is delighted! It’s pinkatastic! 

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

18. The Itsy Bitsy Reindeer

by: Jeffrey BurtonSanja Rescek
Release date: Sep 20, 2016
Number of Pages: 16
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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”!

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Children’s Books > Animals

19. Fly Guy’s Ninja Christmas (Fly Guy #16)

by: Tedd Arnold
Release date: Sep 27, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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In the new book in Tedd Arnold’s New York Times bestselling Fly Guy series, it’s Christmazzz Eve and Fly Guy doesn’t have a present to give his best friend, Buzz. But when he goes out to look for one, Fly Guy meets a stranger in the house whom he has to fight off with his ninja action. Will Fly Guy defeat the stranger? Will he find a present for Buzz?

Even reluctant readers will enjoy this fun, zany holiday story about Fly Guy meeting Santa Claus, knocking over the Christmas tree, and showing off his ninja moves!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

20. The Legend of the Poinsettia

by: Tomie dePaola
Release date: Oct 06, 1997
Number of Pages: 32
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In Mexico, the poinsettia is called flor de la Nochebuenao flower of the Holy Night. At Christmastime, the flower blooms and flourishes, the quite exquisite red stars lighting up the countryside.

This Mexican legend tells how the poinsettia came to be, through a little girl’s unselfish gift to the Christ Child. Beloved Newbery honor-winning author and Caldecott honor-winning illustrator Tomie dePaola has embraced the legend using his own special feeling for Christmas. His glorious paintings capture not only the brilliant colors of Mexico and its art, but also the excitement of the children preparing for Christmas and the hope of Lucida, who comes to see what makes a gift truly beautiful.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

21. The Jolly Christmas Postman

by: Allan AhlbergJanet Ahlberg
Release date: Sep 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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The Jolly Postman rides again with more real letters, and present, too, in his Christmas postbag.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

22. The Night Before Thanksgiving

by: Natasha WingTammie Lyon
Release date: Aug 06, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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Everyone’s favorite fun-filled, family-filled, food-filled holiday is almost here! Follow along as the feast is prepared, cousins are greeted, and everyone gathers around the table, all with an extra helping of holiday fun.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

23. The First Thanksgiving: A Lift-the-Flap Book

by: Kathryn Lynn DavisKathryn Lynn Davis
Release date: Sep 21, 2010
Number of Pages: 14
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Nancy Davis recreates the excitement and wonder of the first Thanksgiving–how the pilgrims came to America and how the Native Americans taught them to plant and then joined them in a Thanksgiving feast. Parents can use the simple text and the bright, graphic illustrations of this lift-the-flap book to introduce a very young child to this holiday.

Book Details:

  • Format: Board Book
  • Publication Date: 9/21/2010
  • Pages: 14
  • Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > United States > Colonial

24. Dear Santa

by: Rod CampbellRod Campbell
Release date: Sep 20, 2016
Number of Pages: 16
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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.

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

25. Bear Says Thanks (The Bear Books)

by: Karma WilsonJane Chapman
Release date: Sep 04, 2012
Number of Pages: 40
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What better way for Bear to say thanks, than to have a big dinner with all his friends!

Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks—a nice big dinner! When Bear decides to throw a feast, his friends show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare! What is he to do?
     Karma Wilson’s playful text and Jane Chapman’s charming illustrations bring to life this celebration of family and friendship. Young readers will delight in discovering the special gift Bear has to share.

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Children’s Books > Animals

26. Corduroy’s Christmas Surprise

by: Don FreemanLisa McCue
Release date: Sep 25, 2000
Number of Pages: 32
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Christmas is coming, and Corduroy has a list of gifts he’d like from Santa-until he discovers the true meaning of Christmas is not about train sets and ice skates, but about good friends. Celebrate the season with Corduroy in this Christmas story that is sure to be a holiday read-aloud favorite.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

27. Splendiferous Christmas (Fancy Nancy)

by: Jane O’ConnorRobin Preiss Glasser
Release date: Aug 23, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
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What could be fancier than Christmas?

Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles—and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited about decorating the Christmas tree. She bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and has been waiting for Christmas to come. But when things don’t turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous?

In this merriest of stories from bestselling duo Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, Nancy proves once again that a little fancying up can go a long, festive way!

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life

28. Merry Christmas, Mouse! (If You Give…)

by: Laura NumeroffFelicia Bond
Release date: Sep 25, 2007
Number of Pages: 24
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Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he decorates his Christmas tree in a holiday counting adventure.

This board book with sturdy pages is perfect for toddlers, who will enjoy this simple introduction to numbers.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

29. I Spy Christmas: A Book of Picture Riddles

by: Jean MarzolloWalter Wick (Photographer)
Release date: Oct 01, 1992
Number of Pages: 40
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This best-selling book features a collection of favourite I Spy riddles that send readers searching for hidden objects in thirteen photographs with a ‘Chritsmas’ theme. Each rhyming riddle in this bright collection of photographic challenges invites children to find objects hidden throughout thematic pages.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

30. A Charlie Brown Christmas (Peanuts)

by: Charles M. SchulzTina GalloScott Jeralds
Release date: Sep 22, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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Celebrate Christmas with Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this gorgeous retelling of the beloved Christmas special!

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas TV Special!

Christmas is almost here, which means ice-skating, Christmas carols, and sparkly lights everywhere—even on Snoopy’s doghouse! Everyone is enjoying the holiday celebrations except Charlie Brown. Can the Peanuts gang help Charlie Brown discover the true meaning of Christmas?

Find out in this beautiful storybook with glitter flocking, embossing, and foil on the cover!

© 2015 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

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