10 Spanish Christmas Story Books for Kids
Spanish story books are a brilliant way to immerse your children in the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures! Kids love engaging stories and vivid illustrations, making picture books an efficient form of teaching and learning.
Get ready for interesting stories about Santa Claus in Spanish and other adventurous characters. Some are about morals and Christmas teaching and others are about Unique Christmas Celebrations from Latin America.
Keep reading to discover Spanish Christmas books for kids that will make this winter season a memorable one!
¡Aprendamos de estos cuentos navideños en español para niños!
Let’s learn from these children’s Spanish Christmas books!
10 Spanish Christmas Story Books
This curated list of Spanish Christmas Books contains adventure, family tradition, morals, biblical stories, cultural roots, values, and more!
1. Una Navidad Colombiana: A Colombian Christmas
This Spanish Christmas book is colorful, attractive, and educational. Its content balances vocabulary, culture, grammar, and traditions. The Day of Little Candles, The Nine-Day Prayer Parties, and Christmas carols are some of the many Colombian traditions that celebrate the birth of Christ.
2. What If Santa Claus Didn’t Have His Sled? – Si Papá Noel no tuviera su trineo
María and Lucía love Christmas! But Lucía is worried about something: What if Santa Claus didn’t have his sled? How could he deliver all of the gifts to children around the planet? Luckily, their mom knows the answer to these questions.
This Spanish story book is perfect for a five or six year-old. The pages not only tell a story but also prompt kids to ask questions and follow their curiosity about the subjects they are interested in.
See also: 14 Bilingual Books for Kids About Fall and Winter Holidays
3. What if the Wise Kings Didn’t Have Their Camels – Si los Reyes Magos no tuvieran sus camellos
This Spanish Christmas book follows the same line of questioning, curiosity, and adventure-craving as book #2 on our list and features María and Lucía.
There are 6 other books in the collection, El mundo de Lucía (Lucía’s World). The others aren’t about Christmas, but they’re ideal for early learning. Some of the themes are the alphabet, numbers, social relationships, animals, and flowers.
4. The Christmas Pig – El cerdito de Navidad
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Dito is Jack’s favorite toy. Everything is perfect until Dito gets lost on Christmas Eve. But this is a special day when miracles happen… some in the form of toys coming to life. A pig, Jack’s newest toy, plays Dito’s substitute—and makes a plan to rescue him.
This Spanish Christmas book is full of epic adventures in a magical world where anything can happen. This sweet picture book by J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter series) is that friendship is not a feeling but a treasure that’s worth the effort.
5. The Three Wise Men – Los Reyes Magos
In Latin America, the Día de los Reyes Magos (Day of the Three Wise Men) is a major celebration that takes place every January 6th. They bring gifts just as Santa Claus does on December 25th.
Learn the complete story according to the oral tradition of this biblical passage, where three wise men travel in camels following a big bright star to meet and pay their respects to the newborn king Jesus Christ.
According to the Mexican Christmas tradition, they travel on a camel, a horse, and an elephant. Parents and grandparents often place fake animal footprints around the house for the little kids to see. This is a pop-up book and a special treasure to keep for a lifetime.
6. I Want Pasteles! – ¡Yo quiero pasteles!
This is the story of a charming little girl from Puerto Rico named Merci. She loves to eat pasteles (cakes), which are the trademark holiday dish of her family. She also loves to prepare them along with her family and to follow the process all the way until this delicious sweet is in her stomach.
This is a story for kids from ages 4 to 9 about the importance of tradition, family, and of course, pasteles.
See also: 5 Spanish Christmas Songs for Kids
7. My Best Christmas Gift: A Different Gift – Mi mejor regalo de Navidad: Un regalo diferente
Manuel is 8 years old, and this Christmas he wants to outdo himself. He wants to get as many gifts as possible. This is all Manuel cares about: receiving gifts, nothing else. He’ll soon realize what Christmas is really about. If you’re looking for Spanish story books for beginners that have a moral, this is it!
Mi mejor regalo de Navidad is by Antonio Pérez Hernández, an PhD level educator and specialist in music education, therapeutic pedagogy and language. He has won many awards and has published over 30 books in 7 different languages.
8. Christmas is Here, David! – ¡Llegó la Navidad, David!
In this book, Santa hasn’t decided whether to put David’s name on the nice or naughty list. Playful, energetic, and curious David may either get a fire truck or a sack of coal for Christmas.
David is the protagonist of a series of Spanish storybooks where he can’t stand still and gets in trouble all the time. Book series are perfect for kids, as they get familiar with the characters, themes, and visual identity of the stories.
See also: The Most Fascinating Facts About the Latin American Piñata
9. How to Catch an Elf – Cómo atrapar a un elfo
Santa Claus knows how to do his job. He needs to take off, get to little kids’ houses, park the sled, slide down the chimney, and place gifts under the tree. But every year, more kids try to set Santa and his elf up to catch them. Are they smart, clever, and crafty enough to prevent that from happening?
10. Mr. Viladomat’s Christmas Tree – El árbol de Navidad del señor Viladomat
A truck arrived at Mr. Viladomat’s door with a special delivery: the tallest Christmas tree you’ve ever seen. It was big and leafy with a striking bright green color. But it quickly became a problem because it didn’t fit through the front door.
Read this book with your children to find out how they make it fit and how the animals of the forest celebrated Christmas with Mr. Viladomat’s tree. This classic children’s book from 1963 was brought to life in color for the first time in 2017.
See also: The Latin American Tradition of Las Posadas
Learn a New Language with Spanish Christmas Books
Reading these Spanish story books with your kids is both entertaining and educational. Take advantage of your child’s age and ability to become fluent faster. The younger they are, the less effort they have to put into learning foreign sounds and complex grammar rules.
Plus, Spanish is a brilliant start and gateway to other romance languages like French, Italian, and Portuguese. And you can’t overlook the fact that Spanish is ranked among the most commonly spoken languages on the planet.
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