Every year, just before Christmas I invite members of the community to “Share the Gift of a Story” with my kindergarten to Grade 9 library classes. They are given the choice of bringing in a favourite Christmas story from their own collection or choosing one from books I pull for the purpose.
It’s a great way to bring the community in and the kids learn that it’s not just parents, teachers and the librarian who love stories and sharing them.
Although not all the books below are humourous, I find that funny definitely works best for this project. Children always react well to a funny story giving a boost of confidence to the community member who may not have experience with reading to a class.
Throughout this post I’ve linked some of our favourites to their Goodreads entries with reader reviews.
I’ve done this for many years now and although I try to add one or two new ones every year I’m afraid that my tried-and-true selections have just about run the gamut through the appropriate grades. It’s time for something new!
What funny Christmas read-alouds for children from ages 5 through 14 can you recommend?