We have a small collection of Christmas themed story books which have just come down from the loft again. My absolute favourite is Shirley Hughes’s Lucy and Tom, which makes me all misty eyed and nostalgic every time I read it. We also have the Christmas Eve Tree (Delia Huddy), The Night Before Christmas (Clement Moore), The Snowman (Raymond Briggs) and assorted winter tales.
I’d like to buy a few more Christmas stories to read to DS (4) - can anyone recommend me their favourites please? Thank you!
Same, we got ours down from the attic on Saturday. By far and away the fave this Christmas and last was Oliver Elephant. It’s lovely. He also loves Maisy’s Christmas Presents from a couple of years ago, it’s pop up etc and good if you have a younger one too. We’ve also got Shirley Hughes Alfie’s Christmas and Lucy and Tom is in the new pile I’ve bought for this year.
In our house we like: Ezra Jack Keats - 'The Snowy Day' Judith Kerr - 'Mog's Christmas' (especially as our Christmas usually involves the arrival of my son's own Jolly Uncles) Diana Hendry - 'Christmas in Exeter Street' Astrid Lindgren - 'The Tomten' Susan Hill - 'Can It Be True?'
Love getting the Christmas books out! We enjoy dick bruna’s Christmas book, Brian wildsmith’s Christmas story and the more recent 12 days of Christmas by Anna wright. Also a ‘twas the night before Christmas that was a gift from a toddler group Santa and is the kids’ number one favourite.
Hi hope this is ok to post. I have just put my first children's book onto the web. It will be free to download for a week , possibly longer then it will be on kindle. It has a Christmas them and is traditional (no smash and bash) If you search on smashwords ; The Rescuer Julie Owen you can download it, free. Would love any feed back Many thanks
Someone on another thread recommended ‘How Winston delivered Christmas’. It has 24 short chapters for each day in December along with craft ideas and things to do. It is a really lovely book. Too late to enjoy for this year but one to bag ready for next year - I always pack Christmas books away with the decorations so I can find them! It was also recommended cheapest at an online website called Hive and that’s where I got our copy. The Hive website supports local booksellers but gives free delivery so I felt better ordering from there than Amazon.
Hi My book has just been release either on Amazon or Free on Smashwords just search : The Rescuer Julie Owen. I didn't intend it specifically as a Christmas book but lots of people are using it to read with their children at this time of year....hope you like it here is a review and it really is genuine its on Amazon....
"This is good bedtime story stuff - a magical world of talking animals undergirded by positive values. Comparisons with CS Lewis books come to mind, but 'Out of the Silent Planet" as much as the Narnia tales, though it is less complicated than either of these. I'd buy the second instalment when it comes out." The smashword edition can be downloaded on any machine