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Classic Christmas books for festive times

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

One of the loveliest things to do at Christmas is cuddle up and enjoy a good picture book together – and these classic stories have really stood the test of time.

Fancy trying something more recent? These are our new festive favourites!

  • One Snowy Night

    Author: Nick Butterworth

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • One Snowy Night

    Author: Nick Butterworth

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 6+

    This is a heartwarming story of animals in winter - the story teaches children to look and think about the world around them.

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  • The Snowman

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Robin Shaw

    Interest level: 7-10

    Reading age: 7+

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  • The Snowman

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Robin Shaw

    Interest level: 7-10

    Reading age: 7+

    To mark the 40th anniversary of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman, Michael Morpurgo has written a chapter book for those who hanker for …

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  • Mog's Christmas

    Author: Judith Kerr

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Mog's Christmas

    Author: Judith Kerr

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

    The house is full of strange bustling, there are new noises and new smells, and where is that tree going? Disconcerted by all the …

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  • Father Christmas

    Author: Raymond Briggs

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Father Christmas

    Author: Raymond Briggs

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

    For poor Father Christmas, December 24th is the hardest night of work in the year. Raymond Briggs follows him on his wonderfully g…

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