December Monthly Activities

Books to Read!

Henry and Mudge In the Sparkle Days by Cynthia Rylant and Sucie Stevenson
Lemonade In Winter: A Book About Kids Counting Money by Emily Jenkins and G. Brian Karas
In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer and Emily Arnold McCully
Janie and the Magic Christmas Box by Julia Dweck and Terry Sirrell
Natalie the Christmas Stocking Fairy by Daisy Meadows
Santa Has the Sniffles by Diane Stortz
Bear Stays Up For Christmas by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
The Littlest Christmas Tree by R. A. Herman and Jacqueline Rogers
A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel
Fancy Nancy: There’s No Day Like A Snow Day by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser
Merry Christmas, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt and Cyd Moore
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition Gone Bad by Horace the Elf
The Little Christmas Elf by Nikki Shannon Smith and Susan Mitchell
The Shelf Elf by Jackie Mims Hopkins and Rebecca McKillip Thornburgh
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition by Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell, and Coe Steinwart
How the Easter Bunny Saved Christmas by Derek Anderson
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen
I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas by John Rox and Bruce Whatley
A Wish To Be A Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe and Michael Glenn Monroe
Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry
Llama Llama Jingle Bells by Anna Dewdney
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson and Judith Gwyn Brown
The Christmas Owl by Angela Muse and Helen H. Wu
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by James Dean and Eric Litwin
Froggy’s Best Christmas by Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz
The Last Christmas Tree by Stephen Krensky and Pascal Campion
The Sweet Smell of Christmas by Patricia M. Scarry and J. P. Miller
Mortimer’s Christmas Manger by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
Christmas Wombat by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

Around VA

Check out Festivals and Events happening in December around the state. Many communities have holiday parades and other winter celebrations!