Christmas Reading List – Let’s get Excited!

Date :
December 16, 2020

It’s almost Christmas time, and what better way to get excited than to read some amazing Christmas-themed books?

Christmas is such a magical time of year, and even adults are enchanted by the joy of the holiday season. This year of all years, your kids just may not be feeling it, so how do you encourage them to get into the Christmas spirit? Why with books, of course! Isn’t that the answer to everything?

We’ve curated for you a list of amazing books for children of all ages.  Read on to find out more about which Christmas books you and your child should read together!

It’s Christmas – read all about it!

Christmas is such a special time of year for families, and why not make it even more special by cuddling up with these fabulous Christmas books? The beautiful illustrations and sweet, joyful stories will leave you and your child full of Christmas cheer.

Picture books

Yes, Eric Carle of The Very Hungry Caterpillar fame is back, this time with a lovely story about a farmer who, when it hasn’t yet snowed on Christmas Eve, dreams about a blanket of snow covering him and his animals. What happens when he wakens? You’ll have to read to find out!

Mothball the wombat is beloved by Aussie children everywhere, so it just wouldn’t be Christmas without him! Join Mothball for a fabulous sleigh ride where he may or may not battle Santa’s reindeer for carrots!

Special mention goes to Applesauce and the Christmas Miracle by Glenda Millard, Pig the Elf by Aaron Blabey, and Macca’s Christmas Crackers by Matt Cosgrove

Early readers

There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to read about the grouchiest, grumpiest Scrooge of all time! Plus, Dr Seuss’s fabulous language is a great way to help your new reader learn all sorts of wonderful new words. 

Now a treasured holiday tradition, the Polar Express is a wonderful story about a magical train that appears outside the home of a young boy, and sets off on a journey to the North Pole. 

Chapter books

A tale of adventure, elves, and a boy who isn’t afraid to believe in magic, A Boy Called Christmas gives you a different look at the story behind Father Christmas. 

So many movies have been made about this beautiful story about the true meaning behind Christmas that everyone should know the story, right? Read this with your older children this Christmas, or encourage them to pick it up on their own. A true classic!

Imagine if you wrote to Santa Claus and actually received a reply! For years, J. R. R Tolkien’s children didn’t have to imagine – they actually did! Read this beautiful story of love and imagination with your children. 

It would not be Christmas without a visit with Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, right? When the rest of the world is enveloped in snow and snuggling by the fire, Australian Christmases are much different – and this book will showcase our unique Australian Christmases with your children!

For more magical Christmas ideas for your family this Christmas, May Gibbs has something special to share!

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