Our favourite Christmas books

We always look forward to bringing out our Christmas books each year. Through my years spent teaching in the Early Years field as well as in more recent times with my own children, we have acquired quite a lovely little collection of Christmas titles. Today I thought I'd share some of our favourites with you...

Thank You Santa

Written by Margaret Wild / Illustrated by Kerry Argent 

Lots of children write to Santa before Christmas, however not many continue to write to him after Christmas. This charming book tells the story of Samantha and her pen-pal Santa Claus, and the special way they help each other throughout the year. Definitely one of my all-time favourites.

Wombat Divine

Written by Mem Fox / Illustrated by Kerry Argent 

The delightful and heartwarming story of Wombat, who so desperately wants to be in the Nativity play but there just doesn't seem to be the right part for him. Another story beautifully illustrated by Kerry Argent, and so lovely to find a traditional Christmas story with an Australian flavour.

The Jolly Christmas Postman

Written and Illustrated by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

It's Christmas Eve and our favourite Jolly Postman is busy delivering letters to lots of different fairy-tale characters, each letter bringing a special surprise. This magical little interactive story never fails to delight. 

What Do You Wish For?

Written by Jane Godwin / Illustrated by Anna Walker

Christmas means different things to different people, and each person has a different wish come Christmas time. This is the story of Ruby, and her journey to discover what her special Christmas wish will be. Jane Godwin's beautiful words combined with the magic of Anna Walker's illustrations really do make this special story a modern day classic.

The Spirit of Christmas

Written and Illustrated by Nancy Tillman pic

We absolutely adore Nancy Tillman books, of which we have quite the collection. Each book is filled with so much love, and wonder, and whimsy as well as the magic of what it means to be truly loved and cherished. The Spirit of Christmas is a joyful celebration of all the traditional loveliness of the festive season, one for the whole family to share, no matter your age.

Melissa xx