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. 


Peef the Christmas Bear (1995)

Written by Tom Hegg

Illustrated by Warren Hanson

A tender story about a Christmas teddy bear, handmade by Santa which comes to life and yearns to belong and bring happiness, and is given to a delighted child on Christmas Eve. 

Peef the Christmas Bear weaves a powerful message of love and respect to hearts of every age. This book is recommended for children ages 4 and up. (Copyright © Waldman House Press/Tristan Publishing. All rights reserved.)

Source:  Tristan Publishing.

Warren Hanson is an illustrator, author, musician, photographer, and speaker. He first came to national recognition for illustrating Tom Hegg’s beloved classic, A Cup of Christmas Tea (1982), a New York Times bestseller which has sold nearly 2 million copies. He and Hegg then created the cherished series of children’s books about a colorful little bear named Peef (1995). Warren even got to design a teddy bear to go with the books.

Hanson has gone on to become an acclaimed author, creating The Next Place (1997), the highly regarded book of comfort at times of grief. He has also written and illustrated Older Love (2003), Kiki’s Hats (2007), Paw Prints in the Stars (2008), The Steeple (2013), and many other popular books for children and adults.

Warren has also become a popular speaker, visiting elementary school classrooms and libraries as well as adult groups in churches, volunteer organizations, literacy conferences, and teacher gatherings across the country. A natural musician from an early age, he has also written hundreds of songs.

Warren Hanson is a native of Yankton, South Dakota. He now lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife Becky and their dog Scout.



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