Keep entertained this holiday season with our holiday reading list for kids and adults. After reading to the children go relax with a holiday book of your own. Many of the books on this list are written by Long Island authors. Happy Holidays!
Holiday Books for Kids
A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel
Children love the funny Bad Kitty books. In this Christmas story, Bad Kitty is upset she did not get all the gifts she wanted for Christmas. After a walk around town and with the help of some friends, she learns the true meaning of Christmas.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
Children will love this classic tale of the Grinch. The Grinch hated Christmas so much that he dressed up as Santa Claus and stole all the presents on Christmas Eve. Keep reading to find the lesson learned at the end of the book.
Miss Flora McFlimsey’s Christmas Eve by Mariana
In this charming children’s story, Miss Flora McFlimsey is taken from the attic to start a new life on Christmas Eve. The author of this book, Mariana, spent her summers in Wainscott, Long Island.
The Legend of Mistletoe & the Christmas Kittens by Joe Trolano
Bridgehampton Dad and children’s author Joe Troiano teaches the true meaning of Christmas in this children’s story about a cat named Mistletoe.
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allburg
A beautiful story of a young boy and other children who get to go on a trip to the North Pole with Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.
Holiday Books for Adults
A Christmas Star by Katherine Spencer
In this heartwarming book by Long Island author Katherine Spencer and former Long Island artist Thomas Kinkade, the characters learn that sticking together over the Christmas season helps them overcome their hardships.
The Long Island Holiday Cookbook by Kari
The Long Island Holiday Cookbook is a great resource for local holiday cooking ideas. Venture out and try something new this year!
The Christmas Diary by Elyse Douglas
This is a moving story by a New York City-based author about a woman on her way to a wedding who gets stranded during a snowstorm on Christmas eve. In her hotel room she finds a diary and is determined to find out what happened to the man who wrote it.
Written by Tara Arichabala