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Santa and his eight tiny reindeer will start making their rounds soon! Today, however, you can read one or more of these reindeer books for kids!
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer isn’t the only reindeer book on the shelf. Head to your local library and stock up on these.
Below you’ll find classics and new favorites. These books will make a great addition to your holiday lessons this month.
Reindeer Picture Books
Fill your book basket with a great collection of reindeer picture book for kids. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the images below.
Reindeer | Explore the polar region, one of the most extreme environments on Earth, by following a reindeer through its day as it eats, sleeps, and cares for its young.
The Wild Christmas Reindeer | Little Teeka thought she had to be firm with the reindeer to get them ready for Santa’s important flight, but when her bossy yelling only got their antlerstangled up, she knew she had to try something different.
The Great Reindeer Rebellion | Oh, no! There’s trouble brewing in the North Pole: Santa’s reindeer have gone on strike and he’s auditioning other animals to take their place. But when the cats abandon station to chase some mice and the elephants fall through the roof, what’s Santa to do? Will his eight trusty reindeer ever fly again?
Imogene’s Antlers | One Thursday Imogene wakes up with a pair of antlers growing out of her head and causes a sensation wherever she goes.
I See a Reindeer, but… | Illustrations and humorous rhyming text portraying a young child’s adventure exploring the wonders of the North Pole and several characters seen along the way.
Reindeer Christmas | Late one snowy winter evening, two young children and their grandmother happen upon a weak and weary deer while feeding the animals in the forest. Together the children care for the deer and warm him by the fire until he is back to health, completely unaware of the surprise that awaits them on Christmas morning!
I Wish | When Anja discovers an abandoned reindeer baby in the woods, she cares for it and raises it as her own. They become dear friends and have many adventures together, but as the reindeer grows he wishes to rejoin his kind. So Anja leads him to join the greatest reindeer of all—those of Santa’s sled team.
A New Reindeer Friend | Anna and Elsa are preparing for their kingdom’s very first royal ball! Children ages 2 to 5 will love reading how the royal sisters head outside to find flowers for their party and end up rescuing a baby reindeer—with help from Olaf!
Flight of the Reindeer: The True Story of Santa Claus and His Christmas Mission | In Search of Santa Claus: Those who know him best tell their remarkable tales.
Reindeer Moon | Have you ever been enchanted by Christmas? …been lost in the flame of a candle, the glitter of tinsel, the fragrance of fresh pine boughs? Have you ever seen a Reindeer Moon?There comes a time when every child wonders…”Do reindeer really know how to fly?”
Santa’s Reindeer | Shh! Have you ever heard a reindeer’s sleigh bells in the sky on Christmas Eve? Have you ever heard a reindeer’s hoofbeat on the roof of your house? Or listened to the clatter of antlers outside in the darkness? Of course you haven’t! Santa’s reindeer are so skillful that they can fly in and out of your neighborhood without anyone hearing a thing.
Reindeer |It’s winter on the Arctic tundra. As a blizzard blows around them, a herd of reindeer is searching for food. The land is covered with snow, but the hungry deer know how to find a meal. Using their hard hooves, they dig down through the snow to find moss to eat.
Reindeer | When spring comes to the far north, reindeer become restless. They are ready for the long walk to their summer pastures. Follow the reindeer, and the people who herd them, through the year as they move from the forest to the tundra. There, the reindeer raise their calves, play, and grow antlers until the weather turns cold again.
Remarkable Reindeer | A wonderful picture book full of facts about reindeer. It’s the perfect length for reading to young children.
Uncles and Antlers | Get in the holiday spirit and count from one to eight in this playful tribute to a team of reindeer relatives, each quirky and fun, who help a certain jolly old man bring delight to children each year.
The Naughtiest Reindeer | It’s the night before Christmas and Rudolf is sneezing his little red nose off. So Santa needs another reindeer to help pull the sleigh. Rudolf’s sister Ruby is a little reindeer who always finds herself in big trouble. Will she find a way to be on her best behavior, or will she bring chaos to Christmas Day?
Reindeer Dust | Reindeer Dust is an interactive picture book that engages the imagination through family participation. The book tells the exciting tale of how the Reindeer Dust tradition first began. Designed with the entire family in mind, the book also includes an easy recipe and poem to be read on Christmas Eve.
Olive, the Other Reindeer | Olive, the other reindeer…is a story about a Santa Claus’s dog. And how he wants to becomes part of Santa’s reindeer team.
If your little readers are reindeer fans, as well, you will want to explore these fun activities. Check out these sticker books, coloring books, puzzles, and more.
Keep preschoolers engaged this season with a fun set of preschool reindeer printable math and literacy activities. Perfect for December preschool centers!
This cute reindeer paper plate craft not only gets kids in the Christmas spirit, but it helps them fine tune their motor skills as they lace the nose.