Festive book list

Snuggle up with a story this Christmas. Take a look at our book list, broken down by age, to find your perfect festive tale.

Baby to 3

Maisy’s Christmas Letters Maisy’s Christmas Letters
By Lucy Cousins

Maisy is throwing a Christmas party and all her friends are invited! When her guests RSVP, they send other Christmas surprises including an advent calendar, festive decorations, a gingerbread recipe and more.

Snowball Snowball
By Sue Hendra

A lonely young snowball stuck at the top of a mountain decides to visit the local town for a bit of fun – but on his way he trips, falls, and starts to roll . . . and when a snowball rolls through snow, we all know what happens! This snowball picks up not only snow, but also a sheep, a line of washing and a bicycling bear, ending up in the zoo.

Christmas in 100 Words Christmas in 100 Words
By QED Publishing

From decorating the tree to ‘candy cane’, this charming book introduces a range of different Christmas-themed scenes and objects. Along with the seasonal items, each scene contains one feeling word and one action word to spot, such as ‘cheerful’ and ‘ice skating.’

Age 3 to 5

Dear Santasaur Dear Santasaur
By Chae Strathie

Will Santa deliver to dinosaurs? Join T.Rex on a Christmas adventure in this Santa-stic tale about a little boy and his favourite dinosaur.

Winter Wonderland Owl Moon
By Sam Taplin

Step into a world of winter magic with this festive sound book. Little ones will love pressing the pages to hear Christmas carols, robins singing and a crackling fire.

Pick a Pine Tree Pick a Pine Tree

This read-aloud book celebrates all the familiar rituals of decorating the tree – from digging out jam-packed boxes of trimmings, stringing tinsel, to turning on those twinkly fairy lights.

Age 5 to 7

How Winston Delivered Christmas How Winston Delivered Christmas
By Alex T. Smith

Winston the mouse is on a very important mission. On Christmas Eve, he finds a letter to Father Christmas that did not make it to the post box, so, with no time to lose, he sets out to deliver it himself in time for Christmas Day!

We’re Going on an Elf Chase We’re Going on an Elf Chase
By Martha Mumford

Four bunnies set off on a jolly Christmas lift-the-flap adventure to find ten little elves hidden under the flaps.

The Crayons’ Christmas The Crayons’ Christmas
By Drew Daywalt

'Tis the season for all of us to write our Christmas wish lists. But even the Crayons know that the best presents are the ones that you give.

Age 7 to 11

North Child North Child
By Edith Pattou

Rose is an unsusual child. She was born facing north and the old stories say she is destined to travel far from home on a dangerous journey. Rose travels on the back of an old white bear to a mysterious castle that holds a dark enchantment, a darker temptation, and the key to her true destiny…

Winter’s Tales Winter’s Tales
By Lari Don

A selection of folk tales about winter from all around the world. Find out how spiders invented tinsel, what happened when the spring girl beat the hag of winter and how a hero with hairy trousers used ice to kill a dragon.

A Boy Called Christmas A Boy Called Christmas
By Matt Haig

Little Nikolas’s life was not easy. He rarely received any Christmas gifts and he certainly believed in happiness, but didn’t experience very much of it.

Until one day, something magical happened. Join Nikolas on a life-changing adventure and watch how one little boy came to be the very symbol of Christmas itself.

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