Christmas Books for Children

One of the first things I bought for Erin before she was even born was a book. Most of my family read a lot albeit very different genres. It was a given really that Erin would grow up surrounded by books. So, I thought I’d do a bit of a post about some of my favourite Christmas books this year!

Walker Books

The Christmas Eve Tree by Deliah Huddy and Emily Sutton


When the ugly little fir tree is taken to the city, no one wants to buy him; they prefer the big tall trees. But a homeless boy asks the shopkeeper if he can take the tree, and down by the river in a cardboard box, decorated with a few candles, the tree finds itself at the centre of a magical Christmas Eve it will never forget. A Christmas tale with a classic feel but a modern theme at its heart.

Maisy’s Christmas Presents by Lucy Cousins

It’s so nice to give your friend a present at Christmas time, don’t you agree? Maisy thinks so! When she comes back from her shopping trip, she has presents for everybody! Help Eddie, Charley, Talullah and Cyril unwrap their wonderful gifts by lifting the flaps. Then help choose a special present for Maisy by turning the wheel – what surprise will she get? Or what surprise will you get, all for yourself? You didn’t think Maisy would forget you, did you?

Snowflake in My Pocket by Rachel Bright and Yu Rong

The snow is coming – Bear can smell it! Squirrel is so excited – he’s never seen snow before! But when the snow arrives, Bear suddenly falls sick. Can Squirrel still bring some silvery, sparkly, magical whiteness to his best friend? Featuring a cut-out window in Squirrel’s oak tree home, giving readers a sneak-peek to the wintry world outside, this delicately-crafted book captures the cosy, cuddly feeling of sharing a snowy night with a loved one, and is the perfect read for parents and children to treasure together – at Christmas and all year round.


The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton

Jack Skellington is the most important figure in Halloweenland and for years he has delighted in organising macabre tricks and frights for Halloween. But this year he doesn’t feel right – there must be more to life than scaring people? Then Jack stumbles upon a cheerful, colourful place called Christmas Town and he knows what he must do – he will bring Christmas to Halloween!

A Peter Rabbit Christmas Collection by Beatrix Potter

A treasure trove of Christmas delights, this collection includes some of Beatrix Potter’s best-known works, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. Hidden among these favourites are some of her previously-unpublished Christmas-card illustrations.

Faber and Faber

Christmas According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney and Jason Chapman


Jingle bells and dancing snowflakes, Christmas was coming and suddenly Humphrey’s life as a classroom hamster became unsqueakably exciting!

The music teacher, Miss Lark, spent a lot of time preparing the class for the school show so there was plenty of FUN-FUN-FUN. But Humphrey’s classmates were also having some BIG-BIG-BIG problems.

Disclaimer: We were sent some of these books for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own. 

6 thoughts on “Christmas Books for Children”

  1. Maisy’s Christmas Presents is a favourite with my son. We are on our second copy as we lost a few flaps last year! I will keep an eye out for The Christmas Eve Tree as that is one I have not yet seen.

  2. These look fab – I agree, it’s great to be able to read xmas books in the lead up to Christmas, helps get into the spirit of things. Think I will try out the Beatrix Potter one first 🙂

  3. We have a Christmas book shelf but I have not heard of any of these ones. I love the sound of them all. We need to get some more for our 12 days of Christmas reading. xx

  4. Some of my absolute favourites in this list! I haven’t heard of the Peter Rabbit one so I’ll check it out;)

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