Christmas book list

Christmas children's books

See our Christmas children's book list

Board books for babies and toddlers

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Christmas 123 by Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Christmas 123 by Eric Carle

Don’t bother counting all those puddings and Christmas trees, just find the little caterpillars hidden in this lovely board book. When you’ve found them all, why not print out a colouring sheet to while away 3 seconds of Boxing Day?

 

Eight Jolly Reindeer by Ilanit Oliver

Eight Jolly Reindeer by Ilanit Oliver

If you are one of those people who flatten out the silver foils after you’ve eaten a chocolate Christmas tree decoration, then this is the board book for you. The silvery tabs and the corny rhyming text are perfect additions to Christmas.

 

Picture books for young children

 

The Empty Stocking by Richard Curtis & Rebecca Cobb

The Empty Stocking by Richard Curtis & Rebecca Cobb

I bet you’ve never said “Father Christmas won’t bring you any presents if you behave like that”? Let those parents who have said it take heed. In this morality tale by THE Richard Curtis about a good twin and a bad twin, Father Christmas only goes and gives the presents to the WRONG TWIN! Rebecca Cobb’s illustrations are joyous.

 

Aliens love Panta Claus by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort

Aliens love Panta Claus by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort

Such is the demand amongst the reading public of Suffolk, we’ve already had to buy more copies of this brilliant picture book. Need a taster? “The aliens are excited as tomorrow’s Christmas Day, so instead of stealing underpants, they’re giving them away”. How could we resist?

 

Books for Young Readers

 

One Snowy Day (Willow Valley) by Tracey Corderoy

One Snowy Day (Willow Valley) by Tracey Corderoy

If you curl up on the sofa and pretend it’s snowing then you enjoy Christmas in Willow Valley even more. Woodland animals, lots of food, reindeers – what more do you want?

 

The Killer Cat’s Christmas by Anne Fine

The Killer Cat’s Christmas by Anne Fine

Tuffy, killer cat and archetypal anti-hero, causes Christmas chaos in this fun-filled festive family frolic.

 

Junior novels for 6 – 10 year olds

 

Billy Bonkers: It’s a Crazy Christmas by Giles Andreae

Billy Bonkers: It’s a Crazy Christmas by Giles Andreae

With 3 Billy Bonkers stories under one cover, this is a laugh-out-loud romp of a book.

 

Hoey Higgins and the Christmas Crash by Steve Voake

Hoey Higgins and the Christmas Crash by Steve Voake

Hooey is always well intentioned and he intends to get Nan out of hospital in time for the school nativity play. Endearing characters and a plot that should appeal to Wimpy Kid fans.

 

Joke Books

 

Big Fat Father Christmas Joke Book by Terry Deary

Big Fat Father Christmas Joke Book by Terry Deary

There’s page after page of groan-out-loud jokes in this big fat joke book. (It used to be The Father Christmas Joke Book and The Great Father Christmas Robbery, but they got into bed with each other.)

 

Christmas Cracker Jokes by Amanda Li

Christmas Cracker Jokes by Amanda Li

Planning a home-spun Christmas? This slim volume could liven up your hand crafted crackers!

 

Poetry

 

Christmas Poems chosen by Gaby Morgan & decorated by Axel Scheffler

Spot the Reindeer at Christmas by Krina Patel

Deck the halls, The Holly and the ivy and many other Christmas classics are brought to life by Axel Scheffler’s illustrations.

 

Puzzle books

 

Where’s Father Christmas? by Danielle James

Where's Father Christmas? by Danielle James

With luck, this might give you about 30 pester-free minutes. Need we say more?

 

Spot the Reindeer at Christmas by Krina Patel

Spot the Reindeer at Christmas by Krina Patel

This ‘search and find’ book, aimed at younger children, includes interesting facts about reindeers as well as ‘packed-pages-to-pore over’. Smashing holiday fare.

 

Children’s non fiction

 

The Big Fat Christmas Book by Terry Deary

The Big Fat Christmas Book by Terry Deary

Need facts for a Christmas quiz, alternative party games or some cheesy jokes? You won’t go far wrong with this dip-in book of Christmas trivia. Nice cover too.

 

Usborne Christmas Baking for children by Fiona Patchett

Usborne Christmas Baking for children by Fiona Patchett

Don’t let your children lounge around having fun. Set them to work cooking up delicious sweet things with the help of this clearly captioned cookery book.

 

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