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Advent Book Ideas | Picture Books, Read-Alouds, and more

Advent means in Latin, to come or arrival.

Family traditions are something that are well-remembered by us even as we are grown. Now as parents we decide for our own families what kind of traditions and memories we want to give our children.

One of those traditions and family habits I want to instill into my own children is to stay rooted in the true meaning of Christmas. I want to weave into them a feeling of familiarity with some beloved books that can be read generation after generation.

Are you looking for new devotionals, picture books, or other read-alouds for Advent? Here is a small collection to browse and enjoy!

The book list:

Jotham’s Journey by Arnold Ytreeide

Advent Storybook by A Schneider

Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent by John Piper

Come, Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional by Paul Tripp

The Wonder of the Greatest Gift: An Interactive Family Celebration of Advent by Ann Voskamp

The Pine Tree Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs

Unwrapping the Names of Jesus: An Advent Devotional

The Blessing Nisser by Kristie Marx

The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt

Tabitha’s Travels by Arnold Ytreeide

Ishtar’s Odyssey by Arnold Ytreeide

Bartholomew’s Passage by Arnold Ytreeide

Humphrey’s First Christmas by Carol Heyer

The Advent Book by Jack and Kathy Stockman

The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado

Why Christmas by Barbara Reaoch and Carol McCarty

The Very First Christmas by Paul Maier

Letters to Father Christmas by JRR Tolkien

The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden by Kevin DeYoung

The Ology: Ancient Truths, Ever New by Marty Mackowski


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