Christmas Book Recommendations

6 Dec 2023

Christmas Book Recommendations

There are so many brilliant children’s Christmas books to choose from, from classic tales reimagined to silly stories to make them laugh.

We are sharing three books that will help prepare your little ones for the Christmas season and to help inspire learning about the festivities.

Read on to discover our top 3 book recommendations, appropriate for each nursery age.


Spot’s First Christmas by Eric Hill

“Celebrate Christmas with Spot in this new edition of a classic Spot tale – from the creator of the world’s best loved lift-the-flap books.

Join Spot as he helps Mum prepare the house for Christmas day – he helps wrap presents, decorates the tree and learns all about carol singing!”


Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht 

“Pick a pine tree from the lot – slim and tall, or short and squat! Long straight limbs or branches bent… Mmm! Just smell that piney scent!

From the winner of the V&A Best Illustrated Book 2017

From Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth creator, Jarvis, and author Patricia Toht, comes a beautiful, irresistible Christmas gift book that all begins with … picking a pine tree! Brimming over with the excitement of being with family at the festive season, a gorgeously rhythmical, read-aloud narrative accompanied by warm, joyful art celebrates all the familiar rituals of decorating the tree – from digging out jam-packed boxes of trimmings, stringing tinsel, to, at last, turning on those twinkly fairy lights.”

The Christmasaurus: Tom Fletcher’s timeless picture book adventure by Tom Fletcher

“Santa and his reindeer live as north as you can go,
in a place that’s full of magic (and quite a lot of snow!).
But Santa and his reindeer do not live there on their own,
for there’s a special dinosaur that also calls it home…

The Christmasaurus wants more than anything to be able to fly, and help pull Santa’s sleigh across the sky on Christmas Eve. But flying turns out to be much harder than he thought, even with Santa’s help! One special Christmas, however, he falls down a chimney and meets a dinosaur-obsessed little boy who teaches him the magic of believing…”

We hope you enjoy our recommendations, and we hope you all have a wonderful Christmas season!

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