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10 Christmas Read Alouds for 2nd Grade To Enjoy This Season

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If you’re looking for some great Christmas read alouds for 2nd grade kids to enjoy this season, we have them here. Christmas is a time for family, friends, and of course, reading! Christmas stories are a huge part of our family traditions. We keep our stories under the Christmas tree for the whole season, choosing a different story (or three) to read each night.

We’ve compiled a list of ten Christmas read aloud books that will get your 2nd graders in the holiday spirit from classics like A Christmas Carol to newer favorites like The Polar Express. You’ll find something for everyone on this list, so curl up by the fire with a loved one, start a new tradition, and enjoy these festive stories together!

10 Christmas Books For 2nd Graders

Kids can explore the magical world of Christmas through these wonderful stories as you read them to him or her. Here are ten Christmas read aloud for 2nd grade kiddos!

1. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a heartwarming story about the Herdman family, who are typically troublemakers and not welcomed in the community. However, the family ends up taking part in the local Christmas pageant and surprises everyone with their acting skills. This is a charming story that will teach your child the importance of the Christmas spirit and giving.

2. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express tells the story of a boy who boards a train bound for the North Pole on Christmas Eve. He’s taken on an incredible journey and meets Santa along the way! This is a timeless classic that will captivate young minds and get them in the holiday spirit.

3. The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey tells the story of a woodcarver and his journey from being a grumpy old man to the loving, caring person he once was. Through the help of his young friend, Sarah, Jonathan learns to open up and enjoy the Christmas spirit again. This is a beautiful story that will remind your child of the true meaning of Christmas.

4. The Nutcracker by E.T.A Hoffmann

There wouldn’t be Christmas without the tradition of the Nutcracker in our family! This classic ballet story follows a young girl, Marie, and her beloved nutcracker doll on their journey through the Land of Sweets. Along the way, they meet some wonderful characters who help them along in their quest to save the Nutcracker from the evil Mouse King.

5. Christmas in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Christmas in the Big Woods is a wonderful story about a family living in the Wisconsin woods during the late 1800s. This cozy tale follows them as they prepare for their first Christmas celebration together and teaches children all about how people celebrated this holiday back then.

The Laura Ingalls Wilder stories speak to my heart. My mom read the series to me as a child and now I love reading them to my own children. You will also love the Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House series!

6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

This beloved classic follows the Grinch on his mission to steal the holiday from the Whos of Who-ville, but eventually learns that Christmas is much more than presents and decorations. This timeless story will teach your child valuable lessons about the holiday spirit and how it can be found in all of us.

7. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is a classic tale about Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy old man who has lost his holiday spirit until he’s visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Through this experience, Scrooge learns the importance of being generous and happy during the holidays.

8. The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree is a sweet story about an Appalachian family’s quest to find the perfect tree for their holiday celebration. Along the way, they learn valuable lessons about love, kindness, and friendship.

9. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

This one has been a favorite since I was a child. Now my husband reads this story to our children every Christmas Eve! The rich illustrations will draw your children into the magic of Santa.

This classic poem is all about St. Nick’s journey on Christmas Eve from delivering presents to flying away in his sleigh with a hearty “Merry Christmas to all.” This whimsical tale will bring some holiday cheer into your home.

10. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The Snowy Day tells the story of a young boy named Peter and his adventures in the snow one snowy day. This delightful story will remind your child of the joys of winter and spending time with family during the holidays.

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10 Christmas Read Alouds for 2nd Grade To Enjoy This Season

Reading these Christmas read alouds for 2nd grade kids will help bring the holiday spirit into your home. These stories are sure to captivate and engage young minds, while teaching important lessons about love and giving at Christmas time. Have a wonderful holiday season!

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