Winter Reads

‘Tis the Season for a Great Read: 4 Books for Kids

Whether you’re celebrating the holidays or cozying up by the fire, a warm winter read is the perfect way to bring the family together. Filled with laughter, love, and holiday cheer, these four fantastic books are sure to be treasured favorites for years to come.

Olivia Helps with Christmas

Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer (Starting at $7, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Ages 3–7)

This hilariously heartwarming book about Santa’s number one fan will surely delight any little one excited about Christmas. Although she gets into wacky hijinks, Olivia is a great example to teach children about being helpful, especially during the holidays.

Meet the Latkes

Meet the Latkes by Alan Silberberg (Starting at $15, Viking Books for Young Readers, Ages 3–5)

This colorful and funny Hanukkah book is sure to become an instant classic. Join the Latke family as Grandpa shares an imaginative tale of the holiday with help from the family dog Applesauce. 

Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa

Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa by Donna L. Washington (Starting at $12, Katherine Tegen Books, Ages 4–8)

When Li’l Rabbit’s grandmother falls ill during his favorite part of Kwanzaa, a wonderful idea appears: he’ll bring her something special so she can celebrate, too! The adventures of Li’l Rabbit and his helpful furry friends are sure to warm your heart.

Snow in Love

Snow in Love by Aimee Friedman, Melisa de la Cruz, Kasie West, and Nic Stone (Starting at $6, Scholastic Inc., Ages 12–17)

What is better than one magical, feel-good holiday story? Four of them! Told by four best-selling authors, teens will swoon over this anthology about the unexpected twists and turns that come with the holidays.


This story originally appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of KIWI Magazine. Read the full issue here, or check out the latest from KIWI Magazine.