I’ve been thinking for a while of doing a Christmas children’s books write up, but then I realised that they are ten a penny out there its the sort of thing everyone is doing. We all have our favourites and we all know the classics (my faves are The Night Before Christmas and The Box of Delights, in case you were wondering).
I’ve reviewed loads of Christmas books here on the blog over the years and most of them are re-read in the days before Christmas. You’ll find them by searching or simply looking back at book reviews around Christmas. I thought this year I’d focus on the best offerings from each publisher, so first up are one of my favourite publishers Egmont.
This is the fifth outing for George but this time he is venturing to the North Pole to make sure that Santa gets his presents. This is a lovely Christmas read, nicely illustrated and well written. The story is becoming a firm favourite amongst my children who have demanded to read it three days in a row now!
For us I think its the first Christmas where our youngest (3 year old Ned) actually really knows what is going on and so we feel that its important that he knows the real story behind Christmas- the Nativity. This is the perfect book for this age, with suitable, friendly illustrations and a lovely pop out Nativity scene which takes pride of place on our mantel. Well worth grabbing!
This book appealed to my animal mad six year old. It’s a story based around the animals of Emerald Wood. However, the absolute highlight is the most amazing pop out Christmas tree with press out decorations so you can spend some time with your child enjoying decorating it, like in the book. This is a lovely addition to the Christmas bookshelf and provides a Christmas tree for your child’s bedroom. Brilliant and a wonderful gift!
There you have it, three fantastic Christmas themed books from a quality publisher. We’ve enjoyed looking at them and playing with them, the school holidays are upon us now so what better excuse to read them with your little ones!
Disclaimer: We were sent review copies, they are lovely this hasn’t influenced my reviews.