30th November 2012

There is something so extra special about reading a Christmas book to a child in the run up to the big day, so get into the festive spirit by enjoying one of these lovely books with your tiny tot.

  1. The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.  An absolute classic that is loved as much by adults as children.  Who hasn't wished that their Snowman was real?
  2. The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet & Allan Ahlberg. Some lovely surprises as you turn the pages of this book, with mini letters to pull out and read.
  3. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.  Known as well know for the film adaptation, this is a lovely book in which a boy goes on a journey to the North Pole and learns that only those that believe in Father Christmas can hear the reindeer's sleigh bells ring.
  4. Father Christmas Needs a Wee! by Nicholas Allan.  Younger children will giggle at this funny story about the logistical challenge of being Santa and having to drink all those glasses and treats left out for him.
  5. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore.  Most people are familiar with the first few lines of this but it's worth reading it all.  A gentle and special book that truly gets you excited about Christmas day.

Which are your favourite Christmas books for children?