Book-Themed Advent Calendars for Kids: Count Down to the Holidays with Your Favorite Stories

Book-themed advent calendars are a fun and exciting way for kids to count down to the holiday season. These calendars feature small gifts, such as miniature books or bookmarks, that can be opened each day leading up to Christmas.

So if you go that way, you will not only provide a daily dose of holiday cheer, but you can also encourage kids to read and discover new books. That’s a win win for me 🙂 

You may choose from pre-made advent calendars featuring your child’s favorite characters or create your own at home (yep).

If your kids are a bit older, book advent calendars can also help introduce your kids to a variety of different books and genres, encouraging them to explore new stories and characters.

Below are some that I found.

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Disney: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar

Title: Disney: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar

Disney: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar

The Disney: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar is a book advent calendar that features 24 mini Disney storybooks. Each book in the calendar covers a different Disney movie or character, including classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and newer favorites like Moana and Frozen. This advent calendar is perfect for Disney fans of all ages, and is sure to provide hours of entertainment and excitement as you count down to the holiday season.

What We Like Less

  • It is a bit easy to tear up

Why You Are Going to Like it

  • The books are individually wrapped in paper and placed in their own numbered pocket.
  • Your little one will love finding the numbers as they are placed randomly.
  • You can put the books back in their pockets for them to enjoy later.
Marvel: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar

Title:Marvel: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar

Marvel: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar

The Marvel: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar is a must way to count down to the holiday season for fans of Marvel Comics. The calendar includes 24 mini storybooks, each featuring different Marvel characters and stories. The books are individually wrapped in paper sleeves, adding to the excitement of discovering a new story each day. The stories included in the calendar are enjoyable and feature favorite characters (Spiderman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Widow, Captain Marvel et al),  from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in everyday settings. Each small book is wrapped, several pages long and features great artwork and exciting stories.

What We Like Less

  • It doesn’t include any stories featuring Iron Man or Captain America!!!!

Why You Are Going to Like it

  • Your kid will look forward to opening a new book from the advent calendar every day of December.
Peanuts: A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Official Advent Calendar

Title:Peanuts: A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Official Advent Calendar

Peanuts: A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Official Advent Calendar: A Holiday Keepsake with Surprises

If you love the Peanuts gang, you will be really excited to get the official A Charlie Brown Christmas advent calendar (or the Halloween one). This calendar includes classic quotes and images from the beloved animated special, as well as pull-out ornaments and sound buttons that play clips of 5 beloved songs from the show. Each day of the advent calendar reveals a new Peanuts-themed surprise. I think this advent calendar is a great gift for fans of A Charlie Brown Christmas. I would definitely recommend this calendar to anyone looking to add a dash of Peanuts-themed delight to their holiday season.

What We Like Less

  • Some reviewers reported issues with the battery and that it is not playing sounds.

Why You Are Going to Like it

  • One of my favorite features of this calendar is that it plays music. The sound buttons allow me to enjoy iconic songs from A Charlie Brown Christmas, adding to the festive atmosphere.
  • The calendar also includes a mini book version of the animated special, which is a nice added bonus.
Disney Princess: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar

Title: Disney Princess: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar

Disney Princess: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar

The Disney Princess: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar contains 24, 24-page small paperback books each of which is wrapped in a paper slipcover. The stories included in the Advent Calendar are not specifically Christmas-themed as you will find everyday stories with beloved Disney princesses as well.

What We Like Less

  • It is not a Halloween specific book but you will love it.

Why You Are Going to Like it

  • The books are well made and perfect for small hands
  • You may open the books before hand and rearrange them in a more preferable order.
Sesame Street: Advent Calendar Storybook Collection

Title: Sesame Street: Advent Calendar Storybook Collection

Sesame Street: Advent Calendar Storybook Collection

As a parent, you are always looking for fun and educational ways to get your kids excited for the holidays. This collection of 24 mini books featuring Sesame Street’s beloved characters is a great idea. Each book is filled with Christmas-themed activities that focus on important skills like the ABCs, counting, and colors. Plus, with one book for each day of December leading up to Christmas, it’s a great way to countdown to the big day.

What We Like Less

  • Depends on the age of your kid. These books are short and small perfect for little toddlers.

Why You Are Going to Like it

  • My kids can’t wait to start reading these books and celebrating the season with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and all their friends.
Harry Potter: Holiday Magic: The Official Advent Calendar

Title: Harry Potter: Holiday Magic: The Official Advent Calendar

Harry Potter: Holiday Magic: The Official Advent Calendar

As a parent and Harry Potter fan, you will find this advent calendar book a great fit. With more than 25 Wizarding World surprises, unique keepsakes, and collectibles, this book is a must-have for Harry Potter fans of all ages.

The book includes iconic moments from the beloved Harry Potter films, and offers a new surprise every day from December 1st through 25th.

What We Like Less

  • The amount of just paper items maybe is more than expected and as a result some of the things are not all that exciting.
  • It is not a book-themed advent calendar but it may give you some ideas to create your own.

Why You Are Going to Like it

  • It is Harry Potter 🙂
  • It has buttons, mini books, recipe cards, and other smaller gifts.
Star Wars: The Galactic Advent Calendar

Title: Star Wars: The Galactic Advent Calendar

Star Wars: The Galactic Advent Calendar

As a parent and a huge Star Wars fan, I am always looking for ways to share my love of the franchise with my kids. The Star Wars: The Galactic Advent Calendar is the perfect gift for us. Filled with more than 30 surprises spread out over 25 days, this advent calendar is bound to excite us with adorable souvenirs and holiday-themed keepsakes. From greeting cards to paper ornaments, buttons, booklets, and more, this calendar is packed with exclusive trinkets that will make every day an adventure.

What We Like Less

  • It is a value for money buy and some items are small pieces of paper or paper ornaments.
  • Maybe it is not suitable for younger kids!
  • It is not a book-themed advent calendar but it may give you some ideas to create your own.

Why You Are Going to Like it

  • It is Star Wars 🙂
  • It is also super cute and a value for money buy.
Dungeons & Dragons: The Official Countdown Gift Calendar

Title: Dungeons & Dragons: The Official Countdown Gift Calendar

Dungeons & Dragons: The Official Countdown Gift Calendar

If you are a fan of Dungeons & Dragons, the Dungeons & Dragons advent calendar is a great gift. Filled with 25 days’ worth of gifts from the world of Dungeons & Dragons, this calendar is packed with little treasures inspired by the Forgotten Realms. From mini books and stationery, to buttons and tech accessories, this calendar is filled with surprises that will make every day a new adventure.

What We Like Less

  • Some items are paper ornaments.
  • Maybe it is not suitable for younger kids!
  • It is not a book-themed advent calendar but it may give you some ideas to create your own.

Why You Are Going to Like it

  • If you are a fan then this is a value for money buy.

Before you go…

Counting down the days till Christmas is definitely more enjoyable when you use a book-themed advent calendar for children aged 3 to 10! 

Looking for additional book suggestions for your little ones? Look through our picks of the finest books for 3 year olds and 4 year olds. These books are sure to keep your children fascinated and learning for hours.

If you like this read check more of my articles at the Books Review or check out Kids Books recommendations and book accessories.

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