Grab a blanket, a holiday book and cosy up with your littles
For many of our kiddos, the festive season isn’t complete without tales from the North Pole, or of late night adventure on Christmas Eve, or perhaps even of a little girl aspiring to be an elf. It is the perfect time of year to harness our little ones imagination, and captivate them with stories of kindness, compassion, spirit and adventure. Here our are picks for this year’s best titles including, of course, some familiar classics.
Part of the very popular ‘That’s not my…’ series, your little one will love meeting five cheeky elves. With elves sporting textured gloves, buttons, scarves and boots your baby will love discovering their way to their own elf and his special sparkly bell. A great sensory book, this will be a hit with both babies and toddlers.
This story has an emphasis on first numbers (counting 1 to 5). Young children will love discovering the farmer’s animals hiding under their ‘Snowy Blanket’s (Ask questions like, “Can you guess which animal that is?”. With a sweet farmer and a beautifully decorated tree to finish, this book will enchant all ages.
Which gift will Santa choose to be yours this Christmas? Join him on a mission to find the perfect present. You will love unwrapping each box in this lift-the-flap style book. Too small, too big, too messy, or just right? Which one will Santa choose?
A truly special holiday book telling the story of a little girl, Anja, who sets out on a grand adventure as she seeks to become one of Santa’s elves. Illustrated with breathtaking photos, this Nordic tale is totally captivating, and will take your young one on a magical Christmas journey.
As with the popular original, the Jolly Postman is off to deliver Christmas cards to a familiar cast of fairytale friends. Baby Bear, Red Riding Hood, All the King’s Men and many more have their Christmas cards all ready to be delivered! Children love taking each card from their envelope and discovering what Christmas wishes their favourite characters have sent.
Noisy Christmas festivities down in Whoville put the Grinch in a bad mood. He sets out to get his revenge, determined to ruin Christmas for the Whos… but does it really work? This much-loved classic has a simple but poignant message about the true spirit of Christmas.
The tale of a young boy, disenchanted with Christmas, is suddenly whisked to the North Pole, where he is handpicked by Santa to select the First Christmas Gift, a bell. Returning home he discovers that grown ups can’t hear its sound. A reminder to us all of the magic of Christmas.
“The best part of Christmas will always be you, beneath my Christmas Tree”. This book celebrates the best gift of all: time together with our families and those we love. A sentiment that will resonate with many of us who celebrate Christmas far from those we care about.
Written and illustrated by Tolkien, these letters were sent every year to his children from Father Christmas. Inside the letters are vivid descriptions from his base at the North Pole: how they created the Northern Lights with fireworks, tales of reindeer gone wild, a troublesome polar bear and warring goblins, this collection will charm the whole family.
Featured image by Drew Coffman on Unsplash, Image 1 from Harper Collins, Image 2 from Penguin Random House, Image 3 from Pan Macmillan, Image 4 from Penguin Random House, Image 5 from Penguin, Image 6 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Image 7 from Penguin Random House, Image 8 from Macmillan, Image 9 from Harper Collins