One of the best things about having kids is the children’s books. I am a huge fan! What started out as one shelf in our front room for children’s books quickly turned into three shelves and a bookcase upstairs!
I find it really hard to persuade Father Christmas not to buy more books becuase he loves them as much as I do! Today, I am going to share the books that I enjoy sharing with my son, the most, at Christmas time.
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margarey Williams
Be warned that this famous beloved tale isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. At the end the boy has to get rid of his rabbit but because he loved it so much, it becomes real.
The Snowman And The Snowdog (pop up & light up book)
This beloved tale about a boys Snowman coming to life and taking him on adventure is available in lots of formats but the pop up and light up book is a real treasure. There is something facinating about pages that jump off the page but at the end of this book, the stars twinkle due to a built in sensor and built in tiny lights
The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet Ahlberg
All the Jolly Postman books are amazing. Children love the little envolpes (from and to fairy tale characters) and finding out what is inside. The letters sometimes contain a gift like a puzzle or a comic. This book makes a lovely gift (thank you aunty Heather) and the snowy variation of this book is great to share over the winter months.
Stickman by Julia Donaldson
I don’t own this book, we borrowed it from the library. Borrowing books is a great way to discover new books for free. Stickman is about a stick that gets seperated from his family. He ends up on a dangerous adventure as he tries to get home to his family. On his adventure he helps Santa who in return helps him get home.
Another, wintery tale by Julia Donaldson is The Gruffalo’s Child. The sequel to the popular Gruffalo. The brave Gruffalo Child sneaks out of the cave on a dark snowy night to find the Big Bad Mouse. Once again, the quick witted mouse out smarts this little Gruffalo.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss
My son absolutley loved the Grinch. This descpicable character feelings towards Christmas is quoted as “hate, hate, double hate, loathe entirely”. His hate for Christmas is very entertaining and when he says “Poo poo to the whos” my son laughs and makes me read that line over and over again. Don’t worry, in the end, the Grinch learns that there is more to Christmas than giving gifts.
My Rhyme Time Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
This is an all year favourite for bedtime but when I was asking my son to help me pick the books for this post, he inisited on this one as he like the twinkle star nursery rhyme and at Christmas time we change the words to “Twinke twinkle Christmas star”. The book is filled with traditional nursery rhymes and illustrated beautifully by Miles Kelly.
The Christmas Show by Rebecca Patterson
This book was a gift from my son’s nursery. He isn’t the easiest kid to keep in line so I am not sure if this book was chosen especially for him in mind or just a lucky chance that he got it. It is all about the children preparing for the nativity play, the main little boy doesn’t really pay attention and on the big day he gets it all wrong but his performance is still loved by his family and he is told to ignore the mean words of the head angel.
Thank you for reading
Are any of the above your favourites? Can you recommend any more that I should add to my collection?
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7 thoughts on “The Best Children’s Books for Christmas”
The Velveteen Rabbit and How the Grinch Stole Christmas are excellent choices. Another good holiday choice is The Polar Express. The stories of Beatrix Potter and Wilbert Awdry were favorites of mine too.
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I never knew Polar Express was also a book & I’ve still not watched the film (need to). I do love Beatrix Potter, I hadn’t thought of it as a Christmas story. I just googled Wilbert Awdry – is he the Thomas Tank Engine writer? I read one recently and felt the characters were quite grumpy and rude lol, not how I remembered.
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The Polar Express is a great book.
I thought you were looking for ideas for books to buy at Christmas, not specifically Christmas-related, which is why I recommended Potter and Awdry (in his case, I enjoyed the original stories that Awdry himself wrote).
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