Top 5 Best Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books - 2021 Holiday Shopping: Christmas Gift Guide

Top 5 Best Usborne Books and Kane Miller Books - 2021 Holiday Shopping: Christmas Gift Guide

December 1, 2021
Brittany the Book Lady

It's that time again. When parents stress out searching for the best Holiday and Christmas gifts for their kids. Sit back and relax, because we've done all the work for you and created a list of the top 5 Usborne Books & More holiday children's books for any interest.

Nativity Books: Get your kids reading about the true meaning of Christmas.

1. Twinkly, Twinkly Nativity ($19.99)

Gorgeously illustrated board book telling the story of Jesus’ birth. Features lights on every spread.

2. The Story of Baby Jesus ($9.99)

This picture book has a luxury padded cover and it tells the story of Jesus’ birth. 

3. The Nativity Touchy-Feely ($16.99)

This touchy-feely board book shares the story of baby Jesus in a tactile way.

4. Nativity Flap Book ($7.99)

This lift the flap book shares the story of baby Jesus using interactive flaps.

5. First Sticker Book Nativity ($6.99)

This interactive sticker book features the story of baby Jesus.

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Board Books: Durable enough for babies, yet entertaining enough for kids of all ages.

1. The Snowy Day Little Board Book ($4.99)

This board book is smaller in size and features a sweet tale of the delights of a snowy day.

2. That's Not My Reindeer ($9.99)

This board book has touchy feely patches on each page. Children will enjoy exploring the textures including a fuzzy neck, velvety ears, and a hairy tail.

3. That's Not My Snowman ($9.99)

This board book has touchy feely patches on each page. Children will meet 5 snowman and explore interesting textures including fluffy scarves, fuzzy mittens, and squashy noses.

4. That's Not My Angel ($9.99)

In this touchy-feely board book, babies and toddlers will explore fun textured patches like soft hair, sparkly slippers, and fluffy wings.

5. That's Not My Elf ($9.99)

This touchy-feely board book features 5 silly elves that have shiny boots, fluffy scarves, and soft hats. Young children will enjoy exploring the fun textures of each!

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Diversity Books: See the world from a different point of view and all of the different holidays people celebrate.

1. Holidays and Celebrations - Shine-a-Light ($12.99)

In this unique picture book, children will delight in shining a flashlight behind the page and revealing a hidden image. Children will learn about holidays from all around the world. 

2. Sticker Dolly Dressing Winter Wonderland ($9.99)

Children will enjoy dressing up their sticker dollies in this holiday/winter themed sticker book.

3. Leah's Star A Nativity Story ($12.99)

A picture book with a beautiful, fresh new telling of the Nativity story through the eyes of the innkeeper’s young daughter, Leah, brings a wonderful humanity to this familiar tale. 

4. Very First Christmas Carols ($4.99)

Sweet little board book with a charming collection of traditional Christmas carols including favorites like Away in a Manger, Silent Night, We Three Kings, and more.

5. Little Sticker Dolly Dressing Christmas ($8.99)

This unique sticker book has a variety of Christmas scenes to decorate and sticker dollies to dress for their holiday festivities.

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Christmas Books: Celebrating Santa and classic Christmas themes.

1. Nibbles: Christmas ($11.99)

Our book monster Nibbles is back again in this colorful board book! Young children will enjoy following him along on his Christmas countdown.

2. Santa Post ($14.99)

In this delightful picture book, Santa receives a very late letter from Amy. She wants one thing, but the letter has been delivered damaged and he can’t read what it is. Santa gets help from some of his friends at the north pole who write him back and send gifts for readers to open, but is this what Amy really wanted?

3. Christmas Picture Book Pack ($14.99)

This picture book pack contains 4 books at an incredible value! These beautifully illustrated storybooks are great for reading aloud at Christmas-time and would make a great gift.

4. Christmas Stories for Little Children ($18.99)

This beautiful keepsake book will be a treasure for years to come, featuring a collection of stories that will make great read aloud additions for the holiday season.

5. Pop-up 'Twas the Night Before Christmas ($14.99)

This intricately detailed pop-up book features the popular classic Twas the Night Before Christmas tale in an engaging way.

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Chapter Books: Page turners for your avid holiday readers.

1. A Christmas Carol in The Complete Dickens: All The Novels Retold Chapter Book ($24.99)

All the Novels Retold Chapter Book - This anthology features a comprehensive and remarkable collection of retellings of all the major novels and some novellas by Dickens.

2. Hey Jack! The Lost Reindeer ($4.99)

This book comes from the Hey Jack Series (a series that can be read in any order). In The Lost Reindeer, friends Jack and Billie are off to Carols by Candlelight! They can’t wait to hear their favorite singer! Read to find out what will happen when Jack gets lost!

3. The Pony-Crazed Princess - Princess Ellie's Snowy Adventure - Chapter Book 7 ($4.99)

Princess Ellie’s Snowy Adventure - Chapter Book 7 - In this chapter book, Ellie and her best friend Kate are excited to visit Prince John and his ponies in the snowy mountains, but when they go for a ride, they soon discover that snow can be scary too!

4. Billy and the Mini Monsters: Monsters at Christmas ($4.99)

This book is part of the full color graphic novel series, Billy and the Mini Monsters. What mischief will the Mini Monsters get into this Christmas season?

5. The Mystery of the Midnight Peacock - Chapter Book 4 ($6.99)

The festive season has come to Sinclair’s and Sophie and Lil are spending the holidays at snowy Winter Hall. As sinister secrets come to light, our intrepid heroines find themselves faced with a more baffling mystery than ever before.

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Interactive Books: Don't just turn the page, these books have unique interactions including lights, moving parts, flaps, reusable stickers, and revealing flashlight pages to tell their story.

1. Pull-back Busy Santa Book ($24.99)

It’s like a book and a toy! Children will delight in pulling back the santa sleigh toy and watch him zip around the four tracks in this book!

2. The Twinkly, Twinkly Christmas Tree ($19.99)

This beautifully illustrated board book has lots of electric lights inside for children to enjoy!

3. It's Christmastime! Reusable Sticker Book ($14.99)

This popular reusable sticker book allows kids to decorate the Christmas scenes and reposition the stickers over and over however they would like.

4. Play Hide & Seek with Reindeer ($12.99)

This interactive board book features flaps for your little one to lift and find the animals in the Christmas scenes.

5. Secrets of Winter - Shine-a-Light ($12.99)

This shine-a-light book has a hidden image on each page! Children will enjoy revealing the winter wonders on each page in this interactive book.

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Musical Books: Immerse yourself in these holiday titles that surround you with sound as you interact with their pages.

1. Don't Tickle the Polar Bear! ($19.99)

This engaging board book features touchy feely patches and sound on each page!

2. Noisy Touchy-Feely Santa ($19.99)

It’s almost Christmas and Santa is on his way! The sound panel brings each holiday scene to life and the kids will enjoy feeling the sparkly embossed embellishments on each page.

3. Santa Sound Book ($19.99)

Children will enjoy pressing the buttons on each page of this interactive board book while following Santa on his journey on Christmas Eve.

4. Winter Wonderland Sound Book ($19.99)

This board book features delightful sounds, peek through windows, and finger trails to explore various scenes in a lovely winter wonderland.

5. The Nutcracker Sound Book ($19.99)

Press the buttons to hear the sounds and music that goes along with the classic Nutcracker story.

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Sticker Books: A holiday favorite allowing kids to create their own sticker scenes.

1. Little First Stickers Christmas ($5.99)

This sticker book has a variety of Christmas scenes to decorate with lots of stickers. It’s the perfect activity book to keep your child occupied!

2. Winter Wonderland Sticker Book ($9.99)

With over 200 stickers, your child will enjoy decorating a number of festive winter wonderland scenes in this engaging sticker book.

3. Little Sparkly Christmas Sticker Book ($8.99)

Decorate lots of different Christmas scenes with extra-special sparkly stickers.

4. Little Sticker Dolly Dressing Snow Princesses ($8.99)

Dress the sticker dollies in beautiful winter outfits for the grand winter ball with over 200 stickers.

5. A Sticker Dolly Story: Christmas Mystery (Book 9) ($5.99)

Read our newest addition to the Sticker Dolly Story chapter book series, inspired by our sticker dolly dressing activity book series! This one includes a bonus sticker dolly dressing page.

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Painting Books: Paint with water on these Magic painting books to reveal beautiful colors within their pages.

1. Enchanted Christmas Magic Painting Book ($9.99)

Dip the included paintbrush in water and run it over the page and watch the colors magically appear!

2. Magic Painting Christmas Cards ($8.99)

Your child will enjoy magic painting these unique Christmas cards, complete with envelopes to send to family and friends!

3. Snow Queen Magic Painting Book ($9.99)

This unique magic painting book features an enchanted retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s Snow Queen story. Read the story and then dip the paint brush in water and run it over the page to watch the rainbow colors magically appear!

4. Christmas Magic Painting Book ($9.99)

Dip the included aqua pen in water and run it over the Christmas scene pages to see the colors magically appear!

5. Christmas Stained Glass Coloring ($7.99)

This unique coloring book has several stained glass coloring pictures to cover. Use the guides to color your designs or color your designs any way you’d like. Tear the pages up and hold them up to a light or a window to see the beautiful stained glass effect.

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Activity Books: Get those creative juices flowing, these books are sure to entertain.

1. Wipe-Clean Christmas Activities ($7.99)

This wipe-clean reusable book has a number of fun activities to help young children practice their pen control such as spot the differences, tracing, mazes, dot to dot puzzles, and more! Erase and do it again and again!

2. Christmas Patterns to Color ($5.99)

This coloring book will be engaging for all ages! With intricate Christmas patterns to color, this coloring book will provide hours of coloring fun!

3. Countdown to Christmas - Christmas Activity Advent Calendar ($7.99)

This book is loaded with suggested craft and creative activities to do to bring more magic to this holiday season. Complete the activities with supplies that you likely already have on hand around the house.

4. Christmas Activity Book ($9.99)

This activity book is packed full of write-in activities including coloring, doodling, puzzles, games, and more! What a great book to have on hand to keep your child occupied this holiday season.

5. 1001 Things to Spot at Christmas ($9.99)

This book has a variety of Christmas scenes with lots of things to talk about, count, and find!

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Honorable Mention

1. The Usborne Advent Calendar Book Collection - 24 Books ($34.99)

This book collection sold out in under an hour.

Looking for Advent calendars? Be sure to also checkout our Activity Advent Calendar.

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If you're looking for a gift that isn't Holiday-themed, check out our extensive catalog of over 2,000 Usborne Books & More titles. You can shop Usborne books browsing by book price, age, grade, category, and publisher. If you already know what type of book you're looking for, use our book search for best results or shop by category.

As always, if you need a personal book recommendation for child, just send me a message and I'll be happy to help!

Blessings to you and yours this Holiday season,

- Brittany the Book Lady

Brittany the Book Lady

Growing up I was first introduced to Usborne Books and More at a young age when my mom had purchased books for our family. Since then, I've fallen in love with the books and the company's mission to promote literacy throughout the country.​

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