7 Christmas picture books for babies and up.

This post is a celebration of fantastic reads embracing Christmas. From cloth books for babies, to reads that would make a lovely gift for older readers. I share our favourites here for 2018. You can also read our recommendations from last year 5 Christmas picture books for 0 years to school years.

Silent Night by Lara Hawthorne

This brilliantly diverse read is a celebration of the magic of Christmas. The book is based on the classic carol Silent Night which was first performed 200 years ago. Brimming with detailed illustrations, this is a fantastic book that brings the song to life. It would be a wonderful book to use at home, in a learning setting and also a wonderful book for young and older.

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The Princess and the Christmas Rescue

Part of a series of books, Princess is an intelligent, quick thinking young girl who saves Christmas in this colourful, engaging read. Princess is very talented, able to invent, make and fix things but her mother longs for her to make friends. Santa is poorly in this story and the elves need help, could Princess be the answer to their problems? She certainly is and what a fantastic job she does. This fun read aloud accompanied by whimsical illustrations is sure to become a favourite with your little ones. We love it!

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Oliver Elephant by Lou Peacock and illustrated by Helen Stephens

I absolutely adore this book. Lou Peacock and Helen Stephens have truly created a wonderful read. Though the backdrop of this book is Christmas, the storyline is relevant to everyone and my girls and I highly recommend it.

Oliver, his mum and little sister head out to complete their present buying for family and friends. Oliver’s mum is armed with a list and Oliver takes along his favourite toy, Elephant. Everything is going so well, Mum even manages to squeeze in a warm drink and cake for everyone but then they discover Elephant is missing. Will Oliver and Elephant be reunited?

The book oozes the fun (and sparkly) atmosphere of Christmas. From the scrumptious illustrations to the talented rhythmic text, this book is such a fun read aloud.

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Christmas for Greta and Gracie by Yasmeen Ismail

Greta and Gracie are two sisters who have their unique personalities. Whilst the eldest is chatty, a little bossy and outgoing, Gracie is more quiet and at times struggles to be heard because of her older sister.

The book celebrates all things Christmas but one day something rather spectacular happens and Gracie meets Father Christmas! Greta is shocked to discover who her younger sister has met, so much so she is rather lost for words.

Yasmeen Ismail has written and illustrated a read that reminds me of my sisters and I and also of my two girls. Ismail’s illustrations are entertaining and the use of speech bubbles could make this a very interactive read for older children. A performance in fact. A very entertaining read.

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Jane Foster’s Christmas (Jane Foster Books)

This vibrant board book is a great read for babies and up. The book introduces readers to first words connected to Christmas and includes Rudolph the reindeer, Father Christmas and more. Jane Foster’s stylish illustrations are an absolute delight throughout the book, set against bold coloured backgrounds.

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Little Robin Red Vest

This sweetly illustrated read is super!A week before Christmas Little Robin prepares his outfits of warm vests for the week. As the week goes by each day he spots lots of shivering animals so gives them his vests. When Christmas Eve arrives Little Robin has no vest to wear but a Mr Claus arrives and gifts Little Robin a present.

Little Robin shares such a beautiful attribute with its young readers. Kindness always. I have previously reviewed this book which you can find here.

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Baby’s First Cloth Book: Christmas

This colourful, tactile read is brimming with high contrast images and a simple storyline introducing first words to little ones. I have previously reviewed this book which you can find here.

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Whether you are celebrating Christmas, seizing the opportunity to be together with loved ones or looking forward to feasting with friends we wish you a very festive time.

Disclaimer: We received these books from publishers however, all words and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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