National Catholic Register

Culture of Life

Celebrate Jesus, Joy of the World

Children’s Book Picks for Christmas

BY Patricia A. and Kerry Crawford

December 16-29, 2012 Issue | Posted 12/22/12 at 9:20 AM


Last Christmas, Pope Benedict XVI greeted children at the Vatican by sharing special words with them: "My Christmas wish for you is that, when you make your Nativity scenes, you imagine you are saying to Jesus: ‘Come into my life, and I will listen to you always.’" In inviting Jesus into their lives, the Pope said, children will discover a great Friend, a Friend whom they will meet in prayer, among others and in the Gospel message.

These books celebrate that Friend and the spirit of generosity and joy for which Christmastime — Jesus’ birthday — is known.

Click here for the complete list.