Children’s Christmas Books
Curl up in front of the fire this December with these beautiful Christmas books, full of adventure and magic, to really get into the festive spirit. This top 10 features some absolute classics to share with your children, and a little something for all ages.
The Book Of Christmas
This book for teenagers interested in the origins of Christmas casts a revealing eye over the stories, myths, legends and bizarre traditions of the most celebrated festival of the year, discovering the truth behind our most cherished rituals and customs.
Hortense and the shadow
This stunningly illustrated book draws on classic fairy stories and fables, wonderfully reminiscent of age-old Russian folk tales. It takes place in a crisp, snowy setting and is the ideal winter bedtime reading for children and grown-ups.
The Christmas Eve Tree
Delia Huddy & Emily Sutton
This poignant Christmas story tells the tale of a spindly little fir tree that no one wanted to buy, so a homeless boy asks if he can take it, and then finds itself in a magical Christmas Eve that brings the whole city together. Prepare the hankies.
The Night Before Christmas
Clement C Y Moore
“‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” Share this classic Christmas verse with your children as you prepare for the big day in this beautifully illustrated new edition.
James builds a snowman in the garden and wakes up in the night to find that it has come to life and takes him on a magical journey to meet Father Christmas. What Christmas would be complete without reading this now famous tale?
Let It Glow - A winter's walk
With real glowing lights on each page, follow a child on his journey home through a winter wonderland, with die-cuts revealing lights in shop windows, carol singers’ candles, stars in the sky and one on the Christmas tree.
The Gnomes' Winter Journey
This classic and magical winter story of woodland gnomes travelling through snowy hills to see their cousins for snowball fights, tobogganing and a delicious feast with the Winter Queen is beautifully illustrated and perfect for enchanted evening reading.
Ollie's Christmas Reindeer
This is a beautiful tale of a magical, snowy adventure on Christmas Eve, where a little girl’s dreams come true when she meets a lost reindeer in the forest. The evocative illustrations with die cut pages and festive red colours are sure to enchant.
Lucy & Tom At Christmas
This classic picture book is perfect for all children excited about Christmas, as Lucy and Tom make cards, decorate the tree, hide presents and try to sleep in the full knowledge that Santa is on his way.
The 12 Days of Christmas
This stunning illustrated copy of the much-loved Christmas carol is a great way to teach the words to this 18th-century carol to your little ones, with beautiful visual cues from illustrator Liz Catchpole in this special V&A book.