Winter Holiday Booklist Collection

Illustration of child and adult floating with holiday package

The following Colorín Colorado booklists highlight diverse stories about the winter holidays (and winter weather!) across cultures and languages. Related resources for schools and families are also included below.

Image: Miracle on 133rd Street by Sonia Manzano and Marjorie Priceman

Colorín Colorado Booklists

Winter Holiday Booklist

Colorín Colorado presents a diverse collection of winter holiday books to share about Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Many of these stories deal with themes of starting over in a new home, as well as special family traditions across cultures.


Christmas Stories: Hispanic Heritage

From the adventures of Santa's Mexican cousin to the rituals of preparing for Three Kings Day and Las posadas, these stories celebrate time-honored Latino holiday traditions with warmth, wit, and fun.


Christmas Stories: American Indian Heritage

In these holiday tales, find out what happens when Coyote goes Christmas shopping and when children in the Arctic circle who haven't seen trees before are presented with strange, spindly Christmas trees!


Winter Stories: Asian Pacific American Heritage

These stories celebrate highlight winter tales and snow-themed stories written by Asian Pacific American creators, as well as special winter holiday traditions that many Asian Pacific American families carry on, adapt, and remember.


Snow, Snow, Snow!

These cozy, snowy stories are perfect for bedtime or for curling up on the couch! From beautiful wordless books to colorful stories about the first snowfall in a new home, these stories will provide enjoyment for readers young and old alike.  Many of the books are available in Spanish.


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Articles and tips: Families

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Multilingual Videos for Families

The following multilingual videos offer ideas for how all families can support literacy at home in their home language!

Being Bilingual Is a SuperPower: Animated Video 8 Languages

These animated videos, available in 8 languages, offer ideas on how families can support their child's literacy through activities that celebrate language, culture, and special time together at home! This project features the artwork of award-winning illustrator Rafael López.

Family Literacy Tips for All Families: Video Series in English and Spanish

Bernadette Pilar Zermeño sings a song for familiesAll families can help their children become readers! These videos offer practical tips for all families on how to support reading at home, regardless of the adults' literacy level. These videos are available in English and Spanish and feature early literacy expert Bernadette Pilar Zermeño.