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Five Great Christmas Books for Kids

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I am a Christmas-a-holic, so I obviously have a selection of Christmas music and books tucked away in the massive IKEA box(es) of Christmas decorations. We have more than just these, but these are our favourite five Christmas books for kids. All links in this post are affiliate links. Top five Children's Christmas books

Lucy and Tom’s Christmas

Lucy and Tom’s Christmas* is my very favourite Christmas story. I love Shirley Hughes’ illustrations, they are just perfect.Lucy & Tom's Christmas book for kids

It’s a lovely simple tale of a brother and sister getting ready for Christmas: getting little gifts for their family, helping choose and decorate a Christmas tree, opening their stockings very early on Christmas day, and Tom getting over excited and needing to go on a long walk with his grandpa. Perfection. Pages from Lucy and Tom's Christmas

Belle & Boo and the Very Merry Christmas

I adore the illustrations in the Mandy Sutcliffe books; they are so old fashioned and sweet. As Ava loves her bunny very much, we identify with Belle, who’s best friend is a brown bunny called Boo. 

Belle & Boo and the Very Merry Christmas The story of Belle & Boo and the Very Merry Christmas* is very simple and easy to follow and the pictures are gorgeous.

Pages from Belle & Boo's Christmas

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

Clement C Moore’s ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas* is a classic. My mum used to read it to us on Christmas Eve when we were kids, and I’m carrying on the tradition with my girls.'Twas the Night Before Christmas book for kids

You probably already know the story: it’s a rhyming one and a traditional favourite. Pages from 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Father Christmas Needs A Wee!

Father Christmas Needs a Wee!* is a sweet book that little kids love. It made mine roar with laughter when they were younger and I hope they’ll like it as much this year.Father Christmas Needs a Wee! Christmas book for kids

It has lots of counting, which kids love. Pages from Father Christmas Needs a Wee

Mog’s Christmas Calamity

We LOVE Mog in our house. We have lots of Judith Kerr books, and I loved last year’s Sainsbury’s advert and the accompanying book Mog’s Christmas Calamity. Mog’s Christmas* is also lovely.Mog's Christmas Calamity book for kidsAs usual Mog gets into trouble, but manages to turn it around into saving the day, in this case, Christmas day. Pages from Mog's Christmas Calamity
Again the illustrations are just magical.

Do you enjoy these Christmas books for kids? Do you have any other classics I should look out for? I’d love to know what you think, please leave me a comment!




  1. Laura's Lovely Blog

    4th January 2017 at 11:42 am

    We have quite a few of these Christmas book already. Did you know there is a Mog’s Christmas book too which is also fab?
    Thanks for linking up to #kltr

  2. Our Cherry Tree

    2nd January 2017 at 10:53 am

    Oh I love Shirley Hughes! I can’t believe I don’t have it already! #kltr

  3. suz

    19th December 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Ooh you’ve got some of my favourites there. Love all the Mog books (that was a great ad) and The Night Before Christmas is a classic. I haven’t seen Father Christmas needs a Wee. Bet my grandchildren would love that.
    Thanks for sharing

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