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Sunday, November 15, 2020

The Best Christmas Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers in 2022

We love books for all occasions in our family, but we especially love Christmas books. We bring out all the Christmas books in our December 1st box and each year we add one or two new books to our collection. The kids love reading all the stories in the lead up to Christmas and it often leads to lots of bookish play. 

If you want to start a Christmas book tradition like a book advent calendar, December 1st or Christmas Eve box, or you just want to add to your collection, I've put together a list of our favourite Christmas books for kids.

girl reading christmas books in front of tree


pig the elf aaron blabey

Aaron Blabey

The world's greediest pug, Pig is back again and this time Santa is coming. Twas bigger than big! No-one loves Christmas more than Pig. Find out what happens when Pig refuses to sleep and waits up late for Santa to come. Will he get everything he wants or will chaos ensue? 

maccas christmas crackers

Macca's Christmas Crackers
Matt Cosgrove

Christmas is here! Christmas is Macca's favourite time of year. He loves thinking up amazing presents for his friends. But when he looks in his piggy bank, he finds he has no money! Macca and his best friend Al have to come up with a plan to make the best Christmas surprise for all their friends, and in doing so, discover the true spirit of giving.

thats not my christmas books by usbourne

That's not my... books
Fiona Watt | Rachel Wells

The Usborne touchy-feely books by Fiona Watt are immensely popular, especially for younger babies and toddlers. There's a That's not my... book for most animals and children can flip through the pages and feel the textures of different fabrics. That's not my Santa, That's not my elf, That's not my angel and That's not my reindeer are all perfect sensory Christmas books.

the jolly christmas postman

Janet & Allan Ahlberg

It's Christmas Eve and the Jolly Postman is delivering greetings to everyone's favourite fairy-tale characters. He has a card for Baby Bear, a game for Red Riding Hood, a get-well jigsaw for poor Humpty Dumpty and lots more packages to deliver! The book comes with real envelope pockets and cards for kids to open and read.

dear santa board book

Rod Campbell

Open the presents and find out what Santa has sent in this fun lift-the-flap Christmas book from the bestselling creator of the preschool classic, Dear ZooToddlers will love lifting the flaps to discover what Father Christmas has sent, and finding the perfect present at the end.

With bright, bold artwork, a simple, engaging text and a touch-and-feel surprise ending, Dear Santa by Rod Campbell is the ideal Christmas gift for fans of Dear Zoo - and the chunky board book format and sturdy card flaps make it great for small hands.

Available: Book Depository | Amazon AU 

10 little elves book

Mike Brownlow | Simon Rickerty

Follow 10 little elves as they go on an adventure to help fix the reindeer and save Christmas Day. Ten Little Elves is a counting book that'll teach children to count down from 10 with fun rhymes and action packed adventures including a yowling yeti and scary ice queen. Ten Little Elves is one of many popular counting books by Mike Brownlow, see all of his ten little books here.

the crayons christmas

Drew Daywalt | Oliver Jeffers

'Tis the season for all of us to write our Christmas wish lists. But everyone knows – even the Crayons – that the best presents are the ones that you give. In this unique book, readers join in as Duncan, the Crayons and their families celebrate the festive season. With real, folded letters to pull from their envelopes and read, games, press-out ornaments, a poster and a pop-up tree, this book is the perfect gift for fans of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home.

yule not open this book by Andy Lee

Andy Lee | Heath McKenzie

It's Christmas time, and Wizz is preparing for a visit from Santa! He knows he's been a good boy, but with every page you turn it seems he's getting naughtier and naughtier! How will Wizz make sure Santa comes to him this year? This fun Christmas story will delight children and adults alike. Keep turning the pages and find out if Wizz gets out of his mess by the end of the book! Just like all the other Do Not Open This Book books from Andy Lee, kids will be laughing out loud as they turn each page.

santagram kids book by Sophie Masson

Sophie Masson | Shiloh Gordon

At Christmas time Santa's mailbox is always overflowing. Santa loves getting letters, but the elves are FED UP with sorting through the huge piles of mail. Surely an app would be better – quick, easy and heaps of fun! They’ll call it ‘Santagram’. Once the letters stop arriving, will they be missed? Can Santa use social media? And should he? This is a Christmas story with a twist that will have the whole family laughing out loud.

bluey verandah santa book


How does Santa get in when there's no chimney? Maybe he uses the verandah? It's Christmas Eve and Bluey, Bingo and Muffin decide to play a game called Verandah Santa! What will Santa bring them? A gorgeous hardback book for kids of all ages. If your kids love Bluey this is a must have Christmas book to add to your collection. Find out all about Bluey and the other Bluey books available here.

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