Magical Christmas books for Children
A truly wonderful Childrens Christmas book can help build up the festive feeling and inspire a child's imagination. I read this lovely round up of Christmas books by Knees up mother brown this morning. It's worth a read as the list features some of our absolute favourites, but there were a few titles missing. So please see this post as an extension of hers.
1. The Jolly Christmas Postman
Set on Christmas eve, this book follows the Jolly postman on his rounds, he delivers beautiful gifts to friends. This book is interactive and includes jigsaw puzzles, mini books and rhymes.
I remember loving this book as a child, and it would be a great way to keep little ones busy on Christmas eve.
2. The First Christmas
The First Christmas is the most beautiful Christmas book for children. It's illustrations are so vivid and engaging.I bought this for my son (who was only 3 months old at the time) last year and he loved it. The contrast of black with awe inspiring colours is something that will have even tiny children enthralled.
3. Little Robin Red Vest
This book went out of publication for a while and became a cult classic with original copies fetching hundreds. It's easy to see why. This magical story tells the tale of the generosity of one robin to take care of others in the build up to Christmas.
4. Santa's New Suit
Talking of out of print books- in my hunt to compose this list. I'm heart broken to see this lovely lift the flap and pull the tab treasure about Father Christmas finding a new outfit is no longer available new. Thank gosh for amazon- there's a few copies available second hand.
Mae is in the Christmas nativity play, but is worried that the new baby her mum's expecting might steal her limelight. This is a lovely to look at book covering the important emotional transition from only child to older sibling. It definitely bring back festive memories of childhood for me, that I'm looking forward to sharing with my son.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on my top christmas books for small Children. What favourites do your family have?