Christmas picture books to treasure
Christmas is the perfect time to settle down with your family for a story - and these lovely picture books are sure to do the trick.
Whether you want to introduce your children to a classic Christmas fable, gaze at a beautiful wordless story about skating, join some of your favourite characters for a festive special, or just have a good giggle about the side effects of too many sprouts, you're sure to find a tale to treasure here.
Author: Madeleine Cook Illustrator: Samara Hardy
Timmy the turkey sees things differently to the rest of his fellow birds - but can he persuade them to join his pro-Christmas campaign? A charming picture book about listening to different points of view.
Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Anna Chernyshova
Father Christmas wants a little me time so heads off for a holiday... but it's not long before everyone recognises him and wants a selfie! An original take on a Christmas picture book.
Author: Olaf Falafel
Silly holiday fun as Father Christmas hears a parp... but who is responsible? A toy? An elf? Or someone who has had a few too many sprouts?
Author: Rachel Bright
A welcome addition to Rachel Bright's hug-a-licious series - and a timely reminder that the festive season is about more than just receiving presents.
Author: Hannah Tolson & Ivy Snow
A gentle introduction to Christmas themes for little ones, with flaps to turn and new words to learn.
Author: Sam & Mark Illustrator: Tom Knight
When one of Santa's huge parps dislodges the presents from his sleigh, will he be able to get them back? A fun book - but one strictly for households where trumps, pumps and stinks are required entertainment.
Author: Lou Peacock Illustrator: Helen Stephens
Publisher: Nosy Crow
When Noah loses his favourite toy Oliver Elephant on a Christmas shopping trip, will he ever be able to find him again? A heart-warming story of everyday life that will be loved by fans of Shirley Hughes and Judith Kerr.
Author: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press
When the Queen sends a postcard from the South Pole, the Little Princess decides that she wants snow RIGHT NOW - but it's the middle of summer. A funny, charming addition to the Little Princess series.
Author: David Melling
A new Christmas edition of the popular bear hug series that is full of wintry fun - and even features ideas for things to try yourself this winter.
Author: Suzy Lee
Publisher: Chronicle Books
A winter-themed wordless picture book about a skating girl that is both deceptively simple and completely delightful.
Author: Original story by Charles Dickens retold by Sarah Powell with an introduction by Cindy Sughrue Charles Dickens Museum London Illustrator: Louise Pigott
Publisher: Studio Press
This search and find book takes children through the different stages of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story with lots of things to look for; a lovely activity for Christmas Day, whether you're young or old.
Author: Maudie Powell-Tuck Illustrator: Karl James Mountford
Publisher: Little Tiger Press
Mia is transported into the Reindeer Express, a magical sorting office, as she tries to get her Christmas card to Daddy in time. A sweet and heartfelt story about Christmas for a child whose parents are separated.