Children's Books for Advent


5 Beautiful Children’s Books
for a Simple Advent

“Who can add to Christmas?
The perfect motive is that God so loved the world.
The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son.
The only requirement is to believe in Him.
The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.”

-Corrie Ten Boom


I want to keep it that way this month.
Don’t laugh.  It’s worth a try.
If we get still for a few moments, there’s something about Christmas that draws
us to Peace .  Open pastures and still waters, where we can rest and listen to the Shepherd’s song.

And that’s kind of what advent is all about.
The word itself  means  “coming”.
So as we set aside some quiet time to imagine and wonder and hope
in the coming of Christ, we are celebrating the advent.

While there are many wonderful family advent celebrations packed full of activities and fun,  I just wanted this one to be more like a natural part of your family’s life.  A gentle reminder during these holy days of a Gift so great that the angels came down to man to sing about it.

5 beautiful books to illustrate the coming of Jesus~

The coming of HOPE.
The coming of PEACE.
The coming of JOY.
The coming of LOVE.
The greatest GIFT.


How to use this guide.
I hope your family will enjoy these stories as much as mine has.
This time you spend together during the busy month of December can easily become a cherished family tradition for years to come. It isn’t really about these books, but the warmth and closeness that comes from curling up on the couch together and sharing the special joy of Christmas.

Keep it easy!
Enjoy it!
Don’t make it one more thing to check off your list !
You can read a story each Sunday as a traditional Advent devotion, or you could choose to read them any time during the week.  The books for week 1 and week 5 might be a bit long for Littles to sit through, so I included suggestions for them too.  You could read the same books every year, or make it a special treat to choose 5 new books each Christmas.

–>If you’d like the free printable scripture ornaments (and some other goodies) for this activity, you can find them by clicking to my Book Store’ .
simple advent activities







No matter how you use this, may it bless you and keep you encouraged all year through !

*note: The books below are linked directly to Amazon.  If you make a purchase by clicking through my site, I will make a small commission.  Thank you for supporting my work!


*Advent Focus Week 1: The Coming of Hope*

* A Savior Is Born 
*Littles Option:  
 God Gave Us Christmas

*A verse of Scripture to hide in your heart (or hang on your tree!) this week-
+Psalm 33:20-22

*Carol-  ‘Silent Night
OR  you can try this video and printable lyrics  –>  HERE

*Advent Focus Week 2: The Coming of Peace*

*The Crippled Lamb
*Littles Option:   The Pine Tree Parable

*A verse of Scripture to hide in your heart (or hang on your tree!) this week-
+Isaiah 40:9-11

*Carol-  “The Friendly Beasts”
or  this printable version  –> HERE

*Advent Focus Week 3: The Coming of Joy*


* Song of the Stars

*Littles Option:   A Star For Jesus

*A verse of Scripture to hide in your heart (or hang on your tree!) this week-
+Isaiah 52:7-9

*Carol-  ‘Joy To the World’
(You can see/print the lyrics and also play and sing along with a nice acapella version!)
OR  You can try another version with a video/printable  HERE

*Advent Focus Week 4: The Coming of Love*

*The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
*Or if you’d prefer to curl up with the family and watch this story-
“The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey”   DVD  

*Little’s Option:   Itsy Bitsy Christmas

*A verse of Scripture to hide in your heart (or hang on your tree!) this week-
+John 3:16

*Carol-  “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
OR  this version  HERE

*Advent Focus Week 5: The Greatest Gift*


*One Wintry Night 
*Little’s Option:  Punchinello and the Most Marvelous Gift

*A verse of Scripture to hide in your heart (or hang on your tree!) this week-
+John 1:9-14

+Carol-  “Go Tell It On the Mountain”

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