Picture Books on Audio for the Holidays_Cover Images of The Legend of the Christmas Witch, The Real Santa, Hot Cocoa Calm, Merry Christmas Corduroy!
Picture Books on Audio for Cozy Holiday Feels

In the midst of the flurry, jingle jangle, and ring-a-ling of the holiday season, we’re celebrating the simple joys of the “long winter’s nap.” Picture books on audio, read by narrators kids will love (and that won’t drive adults “up the chimney”), are here to soothe the sugar-fueled elflings in your household. Discover Christmas witches, visits from Santa, and a Corduroy classic as you snuggle up on a cold winter’s night and listen together.

The Legend of the Christmas Witch, from Aubrey Plaza and her creative partner Dan Murphy, tells the long lost tale of the Christmas Witch, Santa Claus’s much misunderstood twin sister. With all the richness of classic folklore, they’ve woven a tale of bravery, love and magic. Whatever you thought you knew about Christmas…think again.

Hear Aubrey talk about recording her audiobook on our This Is the Author podcast. Aubrey Plaza reads The Legend of the Christmas Witch Audiobook

Author: Nancy Redd
Read By: Torian Brackett

Join one Black family on their journey to discover what the real Santa looks like in The Real Santa, a joyous tale celebrating identity, family and holiday cheer, from the New York Times bestselling author of Bedtime Bonnet.

Author: Kira Willey
Read By: Kira Willey

Part of the Mindfulness Moments for Kids series, with Hot Cocoa Calm, kids learn to how to take control of their emotions and breathe their way to calm. The perfect soothing listen for bedtime before and during the winter holidays, this audiobook celebrates the peacefulness of the season.

Author: Don Freeman
Read By: Bahni Turpin

Corduroy is excited to celebrate Christmas in Merry Christmas, Corduroy! read by award-winning narrator Bahni Turpin. Listen in as our favorite overall-wearing pal decorates his tree, bakes cookies, and wraps presents. When the snow starts falling on Christmas Eve, Corduroy hangs up his stocking and leaves a note for Santa.

It’s two weeks before Christmas, and Deja is worried that Santa might not be able to visit her—after all, as a city kid, she doesn’t have a chimney for him to come down! But with a little help from her family, community, and Santa himself, Deja discovers that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in her city. With warm, lively narration that captures the joy of the holidays, Santa in the City is an adapted-for-audio picture book from award-winning author Tiffany D. Jackson is not to be missed.

Author: Poppy Harlow
Read By: Poppy Harlow

From CNN anchor Poppy Harlow comes The Biggest Little Boy, the story of Luca, a boy who loves BIG things, who is in search of the biggest Christmas tree of all. But he soon finds out that what matters most is having a BIG heart.

Sophie is sure that the big box under the Christmas tree is for her. But it isn’t! It’s for her baby sister, Jane. Much to her dismay, she sees that it’s the small package that’s for her. But in Sophie’s Christmas Surprise, Sophie finds out that the best things often come in small packages.

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