Reindeer books for kids are a great part of holiday fun! Tis the season for Christmas trees, candy canes, hot chocolate, and children’s books about fun reindeer adventures!
If you’re trying to find a great gift for young readers this Christmas, this collection of reindeer books for kids will help you find an awesome new book!
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Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever
by Matt Tavares (Author, Illustrator)
How can a little reindeer make her dream of living in a snowy place a reality? With a daring spirit and a little luck, Dasher meets Father Christmas and makes a wish that changes her life forever as she becomes Santa’s reindeer! This book is always a top choice among reindeer books for kids.
Fritz the Farting Reindeer: A Story About a Reindeer Who Farts
by Humor Heals Us (Author)
This fun story brings humor to the holidays. Fritz wants to be one of Santa’s reindeer, but he has a bit of a gas problem. This book is part of the Farting Adventures and is the perfect reindeer book for kids, parents, and teachers to laugh together this time of year.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Classic Story: Deluxe 50th-Anniversary Edition
by Thea Feldman (Author), Erwin Madrid (Illustrator)
I can’t read the title of this book without getting the song stuck in my head! “All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names…” (so mean). If your kids are having a holiday show before the winter break, they’ll probably enjoy this beloved Christmas classic.
Along with Jingle Bells, the Rudolph song is everpresent at winter recitals. This sweet story teaches us that the things that make us different are often the things that make us special and can be our strength!
The Pug Who Wanted to Be a Reindeer
by Bella Swift (Author)
Peggy the Pug wants to help her family have a merry Christmas but they can’t seem to stop bickering. She tries to make herself into a reindeer, and when that doesn’t work, she sets off to the North Pole to ask Santa for help.
Olive, the Other Reindeer
by Vivian Walsh (Author), J.otto Seibold (Author, Illustrator)
Olive is a little dog who ends up believing she’s a reindeer so she goes to the North Pole to join Santa Claus and the other reindeer. Maybe her doggie skills will end up being useful! Olive has become a favorite among reindeer books for kids.
A New Reindeer Friend (Disney Frozen) (Little Golden Book)
by Jessica Julius (Author), RH Disney (Illustrator)
Young children in the 2 to 5 age group will love this story about a baby reindeer in the world of Frozen! Join Anna, Elsa, and Olaf as they prepare for a royal ball.
The Great Reindeer Rebellion
by Lisa Trumbauer (Author), Jannie Ho (Illustrator)
The reindeer have gone on strike and won’t pull Santa’s sleigh. Children will enjoy reading how Santa interviews other animals, but funny antics ensue because they’re not well suited for the job.
The Little Reindeer (My Little Animal Friend)
by Nicola Killen (Author, Illustrator)
This reindeer Christmas book is a cute story about a little girl who finds a lost reindeer and they go on a magical adventure together. The illustrations are beautiful and the pages include red accents and foil to make it interactive and appealing to young readers.
Reindeer Food: A Christmas Eve Family Tradition
by Melanie Salas (Author)
This cute reindeer book is perfect for beginner readers. Santa gets cookies and milk on Christmas Eve, but what about the reindeer? My mom and I used to leave some grass on a plate for the reindeer when I was little, so maybe this book will help you start a new Christmas tradition with your kids!
Uni the Unicorn: Reindeer Helper
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Author)
It’s time for a unicorn to help save Christmas! When one of Santa’s reindeer is lost, it’s up to Uni the Unicorn to use some unicorn magic to help.
I’m a Reindeer (Little Golden Book)
by Mallory Loehr (Author), Joey Chou (Illustrator)
This Little Golden Book teaches young readers basic facts about reindeer! Educational, cute, and fun, this is a great book to read this Christmas season.
The Reindeer Wish (A Wish Book)
by Lori Evert (Author), Per Breiehagen (Illustrator)
This heartwarming story is about a little girl who finds a baby deer and raises it. When it’s old enough, they go on an adventure to help the reindeer join the other reindeer on Santa’s sled team. This picture book is ideal for slightly older readers, above age 4.
Jingle, Jingle, Little Reindeer
by Cottage Door Press (Author)
This finger puppet Christmas board book is great for little ones learning how to read. The soft finger puppet makes it fun and engaging for toddlers, and the cute story of a reindeer rushing to Santa is great for the season.
The Itsy Bitsy Reindeer
by Jeffrey Burton (Author), Sanja Rescek (Illustrator)
The itsy bitsy reindeer board book is a holiday twist on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” Helping Santa get his workshop ready and spreading cheer is what this little reindeer is all about!
This Little Reindeer
by Aly Fronis (Author), Luke Flowers (Illustrator)
This little reindeer went to market! This little reindeer cooked some treats! I think you get the picture. This little board book shows the reindeer getting ready for a Merry Christmas!
Comet the Unstoppable Reindeer
by Jim Benton (Author)
Injured in an accident, Comet won’t be joining the other reindeer to deliver presents this year. However, when Santa forgets to take the toys with him, it will be up to the injured reindeer to save Christmas!
Imogene’s Antlers (Reading Rainbow)
by David Small (Author)
This classic story is a great addition to your holiday library. One morning, Imogene awakes to find that she’s grown antlers! This book brings a lot of laughs as people try to figure out what’s the deal with Imogene’s antlers.
The Cheerios Christmas Play Book
by Lee Wade (Author, Illustrator)
This book is so fun for toddlers. Grab some Cheerios and get ready for some interactive Christmas fun! This book takes readers through different Christmas scenes and kids can use the Cheerios to fill in the missing details!
Christmas Is Joy
by Emma Dodd (Author, Illustrator)
This sweet book is perfect for little ones and is all about the meaning of Christmas. This is a great book for introducing toddlers to the Christmas spirit.
Santa’s Lost Reindeer
by Rachel Hilz (Author), Remesh Ram (Illustrator) Format: Kindle Edition
This humorous book is all about Santa trying to find a lost reindeer. Written with autistic kids in mind, the author provides a fun Christmas story that children of all abilities can enjoy.
Chance The Blue-Nosed Reindeer
by Noah Nelson (Author)
This heartwarming story is about an abandoned dog and an alley rat who pulled off a Christmas miracle to make a little girl happy.
The Reindeer Girl (Winter Journeys)
by Holly Webb (Author), Simon Mendez (Illustrator), Artful Doodlers (Illustrator)
This is one of those reindeer books about the magic of Christmas. Little Lotta wakes up to find that she’s entered the world of her great-grandmother’s stories. Join her adventure as she takes care of a reindeer calf and tries to find her way back home.
by Will Hillenbrand (Author)
Did you know that Santa reads a Christmas story to the reindeer every year? Without this Christmas tradition, the reindeer would not be able to do their job and help him deliver presents.
A Little Reindeer
by Holly Berry-Byrd (Author), Cottage Door Press (Editor), Roxanne Rainville (Illustrator)
Join this little reindeer as he learns about what he’ll need to do when he grows up to pull Santa’s sleigh as his parents do! This shaped board book is full of adorable illustrations.
The Littlest Reindeer (Littlest Series)
by Brandi Dougherty (Author), Michelle Todd (Illustrator)
Little Dot is the smallest reindeer at the North pole but she can’t wait to help Santa with his sleigh. Will she be able to learn how to fly?
Last Stop on the Reindeer Express
by Maudie Powell-Tuck (Author)
This is one of my favorite reindeer books because it has a lovely art style and is full of interactive elements like peek-through holes and lift flaps. Children will love reading through this and searching to find all the doors to lift. This is one of those reindeer books for kids that even adults will enjoy reading through.
The Wild Christmas Reindeer
by Jan Brett (Author)
This New York Times bestseller is a Christmas classic. Join young Teeka to learn what it’s like to train reindeer for their important job on Christmas Eve. This is a favorite among reindeer books for kids.
The Night the Reindeer Came to Play
by Maria E Votto (Author), Karen M Tanch (Illustrator), Isabelle Tanch (Contributor)
It turns out that reindeer love to play! See what happens when the reindeer visit a have a fun hangout with a small child. Kids will enjoy seeing all the reindeer hijinks (hiding in a Christmas tree, riding in a car, etc.).
Reindeer (A Day in the Life: Polar Animals)
by Katie Marsico (Author)
An educational choice among reindeer books for kids, this one’s perfect for children who want to learn more about real reindeer. They may not fly, but they have some interesting habits and kids will learn what it’s like to be a reindeer.
How to Catch a Reindeer
by Alice Walstead (Author), Andy Elkerton (Illustrator)
On Comet! One of Santa’s reindeer has gone off on her own. It’s going to be tricky to catch a reindeer! Full of rhymes, beautiful illustrations, and fun, this is a great book for children in the elementary school age group.
Fritz the Farting Reindeer Saves Christmas
by Humor Heals Us (Author)
Bring some humor to Christmas this year with these reindeer books for kids! When Rudolph’s red nose stops shining, Santa might have to rely on a reindeer with a gassy superpower. This hilarious story makes a great gift for families who love to laugh together.
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