For more than 25 years, families have enjoyed reading The Polar Express together. In fact, for some families, it's an annual ritual, accompanied by hot chocolate with marshmallows. If you're not familiar with the book, The Polar Express is an award-winning Christmas picture book by Chris Van Allsburg. It's a heartwarming story about a young boy, a very special train ride, belief and a magical gift. For more holiday classics, see Classic Christmas Stories for Children and Families. See my December Calendar of Children's Books for books about Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa, as well as kids' books about winter and snow; I also just added more authors and illustrators with December birthdays.
(Cover art courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Company)