A book is perfect for the tradition of gifting children a Christmas Eve Box to open the night before Christmas. It also works for those who favour buying kids a range of smaller gifts over one larger gift. If your budget allows, we love the idea of buying kids something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read.
Here are three of our very favourite Christmas-themed books for kids to pop under the tree this festive season.
The Twelve Days of Christmas: Panorama Pops
By Grahame Smith-Baker
In this beautiful pop-up kids book, award-winning illustrator Grahame Baker-Smith exquisitely illustrates each scene in the favourite Christmas carol ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. Presented in a beautiful slipcase, The Twelve Days of Christmas pop-up book is of heirloom-quality and makes a wonderful first Christmas book to be treasured for years to come.
The Empty Stocking
By Richard Curtis and Rebecca Cobb
When, Richard Curtis, one of Britain’s most successful screenwriters (known for his work on hits such as Love Actually and Bridget Jones’s Diary), writes a kids book, you know it is sure to be loved. The Empty Stocking is a feel-good story about twin girls Sam and Charlie who are waiting for the answer to a very important question: have they been good enough this year? Unfortunately for Charlie, she has been very naughty, but when Santa makes a mistake, it’s up to her to help out. Beautiful illustrations by Rebecca Cobb add the perfect touch of whimsy.
Ten Little Elves
By Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty
This sweet picture book is all about ten little elves that set off on a daring mission to rescue Christmas. Along the way they’ll meet a growling polar bear, a yowling yeti and a scary Ice Queen – yikes! Ten Little Elves is particularly great for early learners, with lots of things to count along the way.