During the holidays, Santa is seen everywhere but what about his trusty reindeer?? We have created a list of books that include silly, heartwarming and fun stories of reindeer. Read a few reindeer books on our list and remember that there would be no gifts under the tree without reindeer. 😉 These reindeer books for kids include fiction and nonfiction books for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners.
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Books about Reindeer
Fiction Reindeer Books
Reindeer Christmas by Mark Kimball Moulton
Reindeer Christmas is a beautiful and heartwarming story of the night two kids find a reindeer that needs their help. This book reminds kids to be kind to animals and take care of them. I ordered this book so that we can enjoy it for many holiday seasons to come.
The Reindeer Christmas by Moe Price
The Reindeer Christmas tells the story of how Santa picked reindeer to pull his sled. The illustrations are full of detail and pretty. I enjoyed the story of how the reindeer and sled were first used.
The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett
The Wild Christmas Reindeer are Teeka’s responsibility and she is having a hard time getting the reindeer ready for their Christmas Eve flight. I love the illustrations; the story includes side pictures like you would find in other Jan Brett books. This is a fun read before Christmas.
The Great Reindeer Rebellion by Lisa Trumbauer
The Great Reindeer Rebellion is a funny story of the Christmas that Reindeer go on strike. The story is a retelling of “The Night before Christmas” and is a silly read you can’t miss.
That’s Not My Reindeer by Fiona Watt
That’s Not My Reindeer is a hands on book that is prefect for little ones. The book has colorful illustrations and is interactive.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May
A reindeer list would not be complete without Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. This is the classic story of Rudolph told with fun illustrations. I love that Santa wears tennis shoes.
How the Reindeer Got Their Antlers by Geraldine McCaughrean
How the Reindeer Got Their Antlers explains that after the animals were created, they each were given a crown by the angels. The reindeer hides in the north because she thinks she is ugly, thousands of years later the reindeer’s antlers will come in handy when Santa needs help. This is a sweet story that reminds readers that we are all unique for a reason.
Uncles and Antlers by Lisa Wheeler
Uncles and Antlers is a story of a family reindeer that helps fly Santa’s sleigh. This is a counting book that is set to a rhyme that readers will enjoy.
The South Pole Reindeer Revolt by Rodney Norman
The South Pole Reindeer Revolt tells the tale of the reindeer from the South Pole who decide to travel north and give Santa’s reindeer a run for their money. This is an unlikely story that is a fun read during the holidays.
Five Little Reindeer by Make Believe Ideas Ltd.
Your kids will love the heartwarming story of Five Little Reindeer and how they help deliver presents to Santa.
This Little Reindeer by Aly Fronis
This Little Reindeer puts a fun twist on the classic story of This Little Piggy.
The Itsy Bitsy Reindeer by Jeffrey Burton
Your kids will love this fun holiday twist on The Itsy Bitsy spider in this fun story The Itsy Bitsy Reindeer.
One Little Reindeer: A Counting Playbook by Seb Braun
Spot and count with this fun One Little Reindeer board book.
Never Let A Unicorn Meet A Reindeer! by Diane Alber
What would happen if your unicorn met a reindeer at your birthday party? Find out in this fun story, Never Let A Unicorn Meet A Reindeer!
Last Stop on the Reindeer Express by Maudie Powell-Tuck
In this book, Last Stop on the Reindeer Express, your kids will get to explore the magic of Christmas on every page.
The Reindeer Wish by Lori Evert
Follow the story of Anja in The Reindeer Wish and how she cares for a baby reindeer who has been abandoned!
Olive, the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh
Olive thought she was a dog, but now she might be a reindeer! Follow the story of Olive in this fun story Olive, the Other Reindeer.
The Little Reindeer by Nicola Killen
In this enchanting story, The Little Reindeer, a little girl becomes friends with a reindeer.
Non-fiction Reindeer Books
Reindeer (A Day in the Life: Polar Animals) by Katie Marsico
Reindeer is a great book for introducing kids to reindeer. The book includes photographs and simple information that is great for reading to pre-readers and easy for early readers to read.
Playful Reindeer Learning & Fun
Inside the 30-page Shape Reindeer Process Art and Math set you’ll get:
- Complete list of material suggestions
- Full directions for using both sets of shape art templates
- 9 extension activities, including math and literacy, to help you teach additional skills and concepts using your kids’ creations
- Shape Set with Title and Borders
- Plain Shape Set for Cutting Out Reindeer Shapes
- Sorting Cards for Math Whole Group and Small Group Activities
- Class Book Cover Template
More Reindeer Fun
GET A FULL SET OF CHRISTMAS THEME ACTIVITIES
The 169-page Christmas Lesson Plan Set includes hands-on activities and these additional printables:
1) Beginning Letters Gift Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
2) Reindeer Math Mats (2 versions in color and b/w)
3) My Christmas Senses Activity Book Making Pieces
4) 0-35 Christmas Number Cards (2 versions in color and b/w)
5) Christmas Counting Syllables Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
6) Christmas Picture-Word Cards (in color and b/w)
7) Ornament Play Dough Mats
8) Candy Cane Play Dough Writing Task Cards (shapes, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, number 0-20)
9) Christmas Light Patterns Activity Pieces (in color and b/w)
Also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.
More Resources for Little Book Lovers
The best way to encourage a love of reading is to provide kids with many opportunities to engage with a wide variety of books that are of interest to them. That’s why we share so many books lists on Fantastic Fun and Learning. We want to make it easy for you to find great books your kids will love. Over the years we’ve also discovered some helpful tools for connecting kids and books.
Digital libraries are one very handy way to do this. Epic! is one of our favorite online libraries. It’s full of over 25,000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more for kids 12 and under…and it’s free for educators. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Book Boxes are another fun way to get kids excited about reading. What kid doesn’t love to get a special delivery in the mail?! The crew over at Bookroo finds the best little known books that you won’t already have in your library, and they send them to you each month. Take a peak inside a Bookroo Box here.
Book-Based Activities are also a lot of fun for kids. Jodie over at Growing Book by Book has saved us all a ton of time and created a full year of Book-Based Activity Calendars so that you can extend the fun with a special book each week.