As I have mentioned in previous posts, we love books here. We find great comfort in time reading together and love to escape into the wonderful world of a beautifully crafted book. We have a quite a selection of Advent and Christmas books for children ; some we purchased after enjoying them from the library; some we found in charity shops and some we were given. The illustrations are so important to me; that they be beautiful and wholesome. Occasionally a book is such fun, that I let that go, but I do so prefer a picture book with wonderful cosy illustrations.
I will share the titles here, but unfortunately I don’t have enough time to go into great detail about them right now. More can be found in the reviews that you will find with the link. ( I do not have any affiliate links, but I find amazon reviews helpful for choosing books).
I think there is still enough time to treat your loved ones to a nice picture book for Christmas 🙂 Only nine sleeps to go!!!
These books are in English. We do have others in German, but will have to share them at some other point – maybe next year?
Stories for when you have half an hour or so to spend for some cosy reading:
The Story of Holly and Ivy – Rumer Godden
Papa Panov’s Special Day – Mig Holder
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey – Susan Wojciechowski
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree – Gloria Houston
Little Grey Rabbit’s Christmas – Margaret Tempest
Shorter stories for younger children :
Dear Santa – Kathryn White
Little Fairy’s Christmas – Daniela Drescher
Ferdie’s Christmas – Julia Rawlinson
The Tomten and the Fox – Astrid Lindgren
Bear Stays Up for Christmas – Karma Wilson
Tales from Christmas Wood – Suzy Senior
Little Duck’s First Christmas – Dawn Richards
Christmas in the Big Woods – Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Nutcracker – Gaby Goldsack
The Christmas Eve tree – Delia Huddy
Fun stories that my children like about when things don’t turn out as expected at Christmas:
Santa’s Littlest Helper Travels the World – Anu Stohner
Christmas in Exeter Street – Diana Hendry – not my favourite pictures, but very funny and very English!
Russell’s Christmas Magic – Rob Scotton
Simple picture books of the First Christmas:
The First Christmas – Gaby Goldsack
The Nativity – May Eliot
Room for a Little One – Martin Waddell
We read this on Christmas Eve night:
The Night Before Christmas – Clement C Moore
Maria’s Kleiner Esel und die Flucht nach Ägypten – Gunhild Sehlin
Behold the Star – J B Phillips
Tumtum and Nutmeg’s Christmas Adventure – Emily Bearn
I think we have a few more that I haven’t mentioned. Will update if I find any more, but as you can imagine, life is full of activity right now!
I hope you are enjoying cosy reading sessions with your own children.