Christmas Books

Best Christmas Books for Kids

Whilst the last few weeks before Christmas can be quite stressful, we know that a magical time of year is fast approaching for both kids and adults, where we can all look forward to taking a break and sharing some family-time. One of our very favourite activities is to take a break from our screens, curl up with the kids and read a special Christmas book that will get them even more excited about December 25! We’ve hand picked some of the best books to enjoy this Christmas.


BOOKS FOR YOUNGER KIDS

Bluey: Veranda Santa

Verandah Santa book
Ages: 3-5 years old
Description: Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show! It’s Christmas Eve and Bluey, Bingo and Muffin decide to play a game called Verandah Santa! What will Santa bring them? A gorgeous hardback book for kids of all ages. Bluey has been a phenomenal success since airing on ABC KIDS in October 2018, amassing legions of dedicated fans and hugely popular ranges of books, toys, clothes, games and more. It holds the coveted position of being the most watched program ever on ABC iView, with over 260 million plays for Series One, and is the winner of an International Emmy for Most Outstanding Children’s Programme.

[Source: Booktopia]

Father Christmas Needs A Wee

Father Christmas Needs A Wee Book

Author: Nicholas Allan
Ages: 1-3 years old
Description: “Father Christmas needs a wee. He’s been drinking drinks since half past three . . .” At each different house that he visits Father Christmas drinks and eats all the goodies left out for him. Before long he really, really, really needs a wee. So much so that he even forgets to leave the presents behind. But he dashes back, delivers all the pressies and flies home at high speed to avoid an embarassing accident . . . there’s just one tiny problem . . . he’s lost his house key! Find out what happens and whether Father Christmas ever gets to relieve himself in this brilliant and fabulously funny counting book from the talented author/illustrator Nicholas Allan!

[Source: Booktopia]

Rudie Nudie Christmas

Rudie Nudie

Author: Emma Quay
Ages: 3+ years old
Description: A delightful Rudie Nudie celebration of the joy of Christmas from award-winning creator Emma Quay.
Yoo-hoo, Rudie Nudie.
Rudie Nudie, where are you?
It is very nearly Christmas Day
for Rudie one and two.
It’s Christmas Eve and two little rudie nudies are on the run again!

[Source: Booktopia]

Stick Man

Stick Man

Author: Julia Donaldson
Ages: 3+ years old
Description: Stick Man lives in the family tree…With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. But one day, Stick Man is carried off by a mischievous dog who wants to play fetch! Things go from bad to worse as Stick Man is carried farther and farther away from home. Lonely and lost, Stick Man wants nothing more than to be home with his family for Christmas. And when he helps Santa Claus out of a bind, he finds the perfect ticket home! From the creators of Room on the Broom, this perennial Christmas favorite and perfect read-aloud is now available in a bright, eye-catching holiday edition.

Slinki Malinki Christmas Crackers

Slinky Malinki Book

Author: Lynley Dodd
Ages: 0-3 years old
Description: ‘Christmas was coming. Out came the tree, dressed up in finery, splendid to see. Trinkets and tinsel with baubles and bows, a mouse with a hat and a very red nose.’ It’s Christmas in Slinky Malinki’s house and the rapscallion, mischievous cat is most curious about the Christmas tree. With its reindeer, ribbons, baubles and bells, it’s too tempting a treat for Slinky not to investigate. So Slinky Malinki, with mischievous glee, creeps out from the shadows to climb up the tree.

[Source: Booktopia]

The Highway Rat Christmas Board Book

The Highway Rat

Author: Julia Donaldson
Ages: 4-7 years old
Description: Beware of the Highway Rat. He’ll steal your food … and your heart! Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling story is now available in a gorgeously festive gift book format, perfect for celebrating a special occasion. The Highway Rat rides along the highway stealing all the travellers’ food. But a crafty duck and her mysterious sister soon put an end to his crooked ways!

[Source: Kinokuniya]

The Jolly Postman’s Christmas

The Jolly Christmas Postman

Author: Janet Ahlberg
Ages: 3-5 years old
Description: It’s Christmas Eve and the Jolly Postman is delivering greetings to various fairy-tale characters – there’s a card for Baby Bear, a game appropriately called ‘Beware’ for Red Riding Hood from Mr Wolf, a get-well jigsaw for hospitalised Humpty Dumpty and three more surprise envelopes containing letters, cards, etc. Everyone’s favourite postman is now 20 years old and celebrates with a brand new cover look.

[Source: Booktopia]

The Dinosaurs That Pooped Christmas

The Dinosaur The Pooped Christmas

Authors: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter
Ages: 3-5 years old
Description: Danny wants everything for Christmas. But what he gets is a dinosaur, a very hungry dinosaur. Danny’s new dino eats up all of Christmas, but as we all know, what goes in must come out…Danny is about to have the most EXPLOSIVE Christmas of his life! There’s poop, presents and prehistoric creatures in this festive feast!

[Source: Booktopia]

The Unicorns Who Saved Christmas

The Unicorns That Saved Christmas

Author: Mary Winn Heider
Ages: 4+ years old
Description: Can a troop of unicorns really save Christmas in this delightful and hilarious unicorn-holiday mash up? It’s Christmas Eve, and Santa’s reindeer are sick with the chicken pox. They can’t pull his sleigh, so Santa needs some serious help. Will the unicorns save Christmas despite coming down with a case of hiccups? Or will Christmas have to be canceled?

[Source: Booktopia]


BOOKS FOR OLDER KIDS

Dear Father Christmas 

Dear Father Christmas

Author: Alan Durant
Ages: 4-7 years old
Description: Celebrate Christmas with this delightful book full of lift-the-flap letters from Father Christmas and a special surprise gift. When Holly sees a man who looks like Father Christmas, she decides to write him a letter: “Dear Father Christmas – is it snowing in Lapland? Please answer. Love Holly.” And so begins the start of a touching penpal friendship with Father Christmas himself in which Holly learns about the magic of elves, reindeer and life in Lapland, as well as getting some very special Christmas surprises. This gift book comes with letters to read and and a special silver ticket from Father Christmas!

[Source: Booktopia]

How Winston Delivered Christmas 

How Winston Delivered Christmas

Author: Alex T. Smith
Ages: 5+ years old
Description: From Alex T. Smith, bestselling author of the Claude series, comes How Winston Delivered Christmas – the irresistible story of the brave little mouse who sets out on an adventure on Christmas Eve. Featuring beautiful colour artwork from the author and Christmassy activities to make-and-do throughout, this irresistibly gorgeous book is sure to become a festive family tradition that will be enjoyed year after year. Winston the mouse is on a Very Important Mission. On Christmas Eve, he finds a letter that has gotten lost on its way to Father Christmas – so, with no time to lose, he sets out to deliver it himself in time for Christmas Day! He has a lot of Very Exciting Adventures on his Very Important Mission and makes some wonderful friends along the way.

[Source: Booktopia]

Christmasaurus

Christmassaurus

Author: Tom Fletcher
Ages: 7-12 years old
Description: ‘She is the best-kept Christmas secret of all,’ whispered Santa Claus. ‘Which is surprising, because Christmas itself would not exist without her. She is older than time itself, yet still as young as tomorrow. She is known only as the Winter Witch.’ One year has passed since William Trundle’s incredible adventure with the most extraordinary dinosaur- the Christmasaurus. Now, William is swept back to the magical North Pole, where he meets the mysterious, icy Winter Witch – whose power to control time allows Santa Claus to make the long journey all around the world every Christmas Eve. And when they learn that the fate of Christmas itself hangs in the balance, William and the Christmasaurus must work with the Winter Witch to protect it.

[Source: Booktopia]

A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas

Author: Matt Haig
Ages:  7-10 years old
Description: BELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLE. You are about to read THE TRUE STORY OF FATHER CHRISTMAS If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. (Because this book is FULL of impossible things.) Are you still reading? Good. Then let us begin…

[Source: Booktopia]

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

Author: Matt Haig
Ages: 9-12 years old 
Description: What does it take to believe in magic? It is Christmas Eve and all is not well. Amelia Wishart is trapped in Mr Creeper’s workhouse and Christmas is in jeopardy. Magic is fading. If Christmas is to happen, Father Christmas knows he must find her.With the help of some elves, eight reindeer, the Queen and a man called Charles Dickens, the search for Amelia – and the secret of Christmas begins…

[Source: Booktopia]

The Night I Met Father Christmas  

The Night I Met Father Christmas

Author: Ben Miller
Ages: 8-11 years old
Description: Jackson knows all about the flying reindeer, he knows about the elves and the secret North Pole workshop, he knows about the magic that allows Father Christmas to deliver presents around the world in just one night, but there’s one thing he doesn’t know … how did Father Christmas become Father Christmas? That all changes when, one Christmas Eve, Jackson meets Father Christmas and hears his incredible story. So begins an enchanting fairy-tale into a magical snowy landscape, where Torvil, a mean-spirited and miserly elf, is about to discover the true meaning of Christmas. This might not have been the story Jackson was expecting but, as Father Christmas tells him, no good story ever is…

[Source: Booktopia]

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Comments

  • letterelf
    13/12/2020 at 5:31 pm

    I am just reading A boy called Christmas again, actually 🙂 There’s a few of these books I haven’t read (the others I have reviewed, lol, on my blog) so will check them out.

    But what do you think of The Christmasauraus? I wasn’t sure if it would be a bit young for my 12 year old…

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