With less than two months to go until Christmas, it’s the perfect time to order new Christmas books for reading during the season. Some fun ideas include creating a bookish Advent stack where you wrap up 24 Christmas books and read one each night leading up to Christmas, having a Christmas book basket under the tree to encourage reading during the season, or purchasing Christmas books for all the kids on your gift list. Some of these are the perfect size for a stocking! Click HERE to see all the Christmas-themed books.
THE TWELVE CATS OF CHRISTMAS
By: Feather Flores
Illustrated by: Carrie Liao
Published: October 11, 2022
Publisher: Chronicle Kids
If you are a cat family, then you know some of the pitfalls that can happen when you combine cats and Christmas. Cats love sitting in all the gift boxes. They love shredding the wrapping paper and chasing after ribbons. But, the most desirable thing of all is to climb the Christmas tree.
Just like the famous Christmas song, kids will be able to read each verse as the words repeat. They will giggle at the silly antics of the cats and look forward to finding the one tiny kitten that tries to join in on the fun on each page. Of course, there are all kinds of problems when that many cats join in on the Christmas fun. The Christmas tree may not survive this year.
The end of the book includes a bio of each of the cats including their name, likes, dislikes, and favorite activity. This smaller-sized picture book is a great kickoff to the Christmas season!
Feather Flores has not yet learned how to be as regal—or as chaotic—as a cat, but she’s working on it. A children’s book writer and editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she believes that celebrating Christmas with a kitty is the best gift of all.
Carrie Liao resides in Southern California with her cat, Ellie. She works as a storyboard artist by day and an illustrator by night, while Ellie works at sleeping as many hours as possible. Now that she has nieces, Carrie’s favorite Christmas activity is pretending to be Santa.