Top 10 Children’s Christmas Books

Looking for books to buy for kids this Christmas? Here’s some books to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit.

This Little Piggy went Singing by Margaret Wild and Deborah Niland (illus) A playful take on the traditional ‘This Little Piggy’ nursery rhyme that will delight young children and is perfect for parents to read aloud.  Hardback RRP $19.99.

Count my Christmas Kisses by Ruthie May and Tamsin Ainslie (illus) From the creators of the beautiful Count my Kisses, Little One comes another delightful book, perfect for the festive season. Hardback RRP $19.99.

Aunt Sass – Christmas Stories by P.L Travers.  In the 1940’s P.L Travers, author of Mary Poppins, wrote three stories which she gave as Christmas gifts to friends. Here, they are published for the first time. Hardback $22.99.

Little Dog and the Christmas Wish by Corinne Fenton and Robin Croucher  Little Dog and Jonathan are best friends. They do everything together. But on Christmas Eve, Little dog finds himself lost and alone in a busy city. How will he find his way home? Can Christmas wished come true? Hardback RRP $24.95.

Christmas at Grandad’s Farm by Claire Saxby  and Janine Dawson (illus). The sun is shining, the creek is cold and the barbecue is sizzling. It’s Christmas time at Grandad’s farm – the very best time of the year. A very Australian Christmas tale. Hardback RRP $16.95.

Santa’s Outback Secret by Mike Dumbleton. Santa has packed his bags and set off on a very special mission to the Australian outback. What is he up to? And will he be back in time for Christmas Eve? Every year Santa opens all his Christmas mail. But this year he receives a very special letter and soon he is packing his bags and setting off, promising to be back by Christmas Eve. But where is Santa going? And why? Quick … hop on board. Let’s find out. Hardback $19.99.

One Night by Penny Matthews and Stephen Michael King (illus). On the first Christmas Eve, so the story goes, the animals were given a very special gift to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Since then, at midnight on Christmas Eve the animals remember. A beautiful retelling of an old Christmas folktale.  Hardback $24.99.

Mr Darcy and the Christmas Pudding by Alex Field and Peter Carnavas (illus). Mr Darcy loves making his famous Christmas pudding. But what happens when Mr Collins drops by unexpectedly?  Hardback $ 24.99.

The Twelve days of Christmas by Alison Jay.  On Christmas Eve a man buys presents for the woman he loves, beginning with a partridge in a pear tree. The couple travel through town and the gifts pile up, until they get to a Christmas party so magnificent it is a little overwhelming … leading them to slip back to the quiet of home, where their partridge is waiting. This visual feast from acclaimed illustrator Alison Jay is the perfect festive gift.Hardback $19.99.

Mini & the Mountain Dragon by Michael Morpurgo.   In the village below, lives a little girl called Mimi. When she finds a baby dragon in the woodshed, she makes a brave decision that will bring joy and peace to the village for ever. A heart-warming Christmas adventure, that all the family can share.  Hardback $14.95.