Holy Ducklings

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Top 10 Nativity Picture Books

1. The Very First Christmas by Paul Maier

     One of my very favorites of the nativity....absolutely the most beautiful illustrations that portray Jesus's birth. The Very First Christmas

2. Room for a Little One by Martin Waddell

The nativity from the perspective of a bunch of farm animals. Very cute :) Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers :)

3. The Christmas Story by Ruth Morehead

These cute kids put on a Christmas pageant of the nativity...perfect for toddlers and preschoolers :)

4. The Christmas Story by Kay Chorao

Beautiful Renaissance illustrations. 

5. The First Christmas by Carol Heyer 

Stunning, beautiful, and bold illustrations. Perfect for your preschooler to understand what Christmas is all about.

6. The Christmas Story by Jane Watson 

Another perfect book on the nativity for toddlers and preschoolers. Engaging and beautiful words and illustrations. 

7. Humphrey's First Christmas by Carol Heyer

The nativity from a camel's point of view. We also learn a lesson of giving/sacrificing for others...he ends up giving his blanket to the Christ child 

8. Christmas in the Manger by Nola Buck

This is a touch-and-feel  Nativity book. Feel the Donkey's fur and peek at the wise man's jewels. Another great nativity book for toddlers and preschoolers.

9. The Animals Christmas Eve by Gale Wiersum

Rhyming story of the nativity from a group of animals point of view.

10. This is the Stable by Cynthia Cotten

Yet another great one :)


  1. Hi Jennifer! It was wonderful to see two of my books on your top ten list of Nativity books, THE FIRST CHRISTMAS & HUMPHREY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS! Here's a link to the Humphrey trailer and some fun picks; http://www.carolheyer.com/humphreys-page.html
    Thanks and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. WOW....a response from the author..this made my night! Let me start out by saying that you are incredibly talented and my children love your books :) Keep writing please! May God Bless you & Merry Christmas:)