Classic and Modern Christmas Books for Children

This unique list contains the best classic and modern Christmas books chosen among some lists of well-known sources. Kids, teens and even the parents will surely enjoy these Christmas stories. 

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A Christmas Memory (1956)

Written by Truman Capote

Illustrated by Beth Peck

First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. This is the story from Capote’s childhood of lovingly making fruitcakes from scratch at Christmas-time with his elderly cousin, and has stood the test of time to become known as an American holiday classic.

Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship between two innocent souls—one young and one old—and the memories they share of beloved holiday rituals. This book is recommended for children ages 7 and up. (Copyright © Knopf Books for Young Readers/Random House. All rights reserved.)

Source:  Penguin Random House Company.

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