Board books for babies and toddlers
Don’t bother counting all those puddings and Christmas trees, just find the little caterpillars hidden in this lovely board book. When you’ve found them all, why not print out a colouring sheet to while away 3 seconds of Boxing Day?
If you are one of those people who flatten out the silver foils after you’ve eaten a chocolate Christmas tree decoration, then this is the board book for you. The silvery tabs and the corny rhyming text are perfect additions to Christmas.
Picture books for young children
I bet you’ve never said “Father Christmas won’t bring you any presents if you behave like that”? Let those parents who have said it take heed. In this morality tale by THE Richard Curtis about a good twin and a bad twin, Father Christmas only goes and gives the presents to the WRONG TWIN! Rebecca Cobb’s illustrations are joyous.
Such is the demand amongst the reading public of Suffolk, we’ve already had to buy more copies of this brilliant picture book. Need a taster? “The aliens are excited as tomorrow’s Christmas Day, so instead of stealing underpants, they’re giving them away”. How could we resist?
Books for young readers
If you curl up on the sofa and pretend it’s snowing then you enjoy Christmas in Willow Valley even more. Woodland animals, lots of food, reindeers – what more do you want?
Tuffy, killer cat and archetypal anti-hero, causes Christmas chaos in this fun-filled festive family frolic.
Junior novels for 6 – 10 year olds
With 3 Billy Bonkers stories under one cover, this is a laugh-out-loud romp of a book.
Hooey is always well intentioned and he intends to get Nan out of hospital in time for the school nativity play. Endearing characters and a plot that should appeal to Wimpy Kid fans.
There’s page after page of groan-out-loud jokes in this big fat joke book. (It used to be The Father Christmas Joke Book and The Great Father Christmas Robbery, but they got into bed with each other.)
Planning a home-spun Christmas? This slim volume could liven up your hand crafted crackers!
Deck the halls, The Holly and the ivy and many other Christmas classics are brought to life by Axel Scheffler’s illustrations.
With luck, this might give you about 30 pester-free minutes. Need we say more?
This ‘search and find’ book, aimed at younger children, includes interesting facts about reindeers as well as ‘packed-pages-to-pore over’. Smashing holiday fare.
Children’s non fiction
Need facts for a Christmas quiz, alternative party games or some cheesy jokes? You won’t go far wrong with this dip-in book of Christmas trivia. Nice cover too.
Don’t let your children lounge around having fun. Set them to work cooking up delicious sweet things with the help of this clearly captioned cookery book.