Stocking stuffer books:
These books are small and not very expensive. In other words, they are perfect gifts for Santa to place in your child’s stocking!
Baby Touch and Feel Christmas
From frosty snowmen to sparkly Christmas trees, there are all kinds of textures for baby to explore in this safe, sturdy book that encourages early learning.
Great for baby’s first Christmas, or children ages 0-3.
Location: LDS Department display
Sing to Baby Jesus by Rachelle Pace Castor
Children and parents alike will enjoy this colorful counting board book in which adorable animals gather around the baby Jesus on the night of the Holy Nativity.
Clever verse and fun illustrations make this narration an ideal way to teach children how to count while they also discover the story of our Savior’s birth.
Location: LDS Department display
These books are similar to pamphlets in that they’re only 10-15 pages long and they can fit in an envelope. These are the two we’re especially fond of this season, but we do have quite a selection. We call these our “visiting teaching” books because they’re small, not very expensive, and they tell a great story about the true meaning of Christmas.
The Miracle Maker by Ann Acton
It all starts with one little seed of love.“The Miracle Maker is coming!” Everyone in the tiny hamlet is excited when they hear the news that the renowned man of wonders is coming to their village. But the humble traveler who appears isn’t what anyone expected. They were looking forward to someone magnificent who would change their lives. But it seems this man can barely take care of himself, let alone fulfill the dreams of others. However, miracles can come in all shapes and sizes—and sometimes from unexpected places.
Room in the Inn by Neil L. Andersen
Traveling home along a quiet road on Christmas Eve, the Andersen family became stranded in a remote part of the French countryside. The heartwarming story of their encounter with a modern-day innkeeper in a quaint village in France is a reminder that whoever you are, wherever you are, God knows you and loves you, and His miracles still happen today at Christmas and all the year through.
This is the book we all want to curl up and read with a big mug of hot cocoa!
The 13th Day of Christmas by Jason F. Wright
Marva Ferguson has a very personal Christmas tradition that happens every December 26. As an aging widow, the tradition means more to her now than it ever has. Her newest neighbor, nine-year-old Charlee, loves Christmas too. But her family has fallen on hard times and things get worse when Charlee becomes critically ill. Then, on December 12, Charlee makes a wonderful discovery. A mysterious note is delivered that promises twelve days of gifts and stories that will reveal the truth behind the beloved Christmas carol The Twelve Days of Christmas. As the days go by, the gifts hint at a possible lost lyric. Was there once a 13th day of Christmas? And if so, could its magic change or save a life? If Marva knows something about the letters from the Elves, she s not telling. However, you don t live as long as Marva Ferguson and not have a secret or two including a whole lot of faith in your apron pocket. Filled with laughter, tenderness, and hope, The 13th Day of Christmas invites us to see how an old Christmas favorite can turn into a true Christmas miracle.
God Bless Us, Every One!: The Story Behind A Christmas Carol by John Rhys-Davies
As Charles Dickens dipped his pen and began to write the classic tale A Christmas Carol in the autumn of 1843, the spirit of the story captured his heart and mind in an extraordinary way. Dwindling sales of his previous books had resulted in a desperate financial situation for Dickens, who had used much of his income to support worth causes and needy family members. But the book which he had intended as a quick solution to his problems turned out to be much, much more.
This beautifully illustrated volume tells the story behind the writing of Dickens’s most famous work and reveals how he discovered the spirit of Christmas for himself with a little help from his own literary characters. Originally presented by acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies at the Mormon Tabernacle Choirs 2013 Christmas concert, the book also includes a DVD with footage from the event.