Best Christmas Books For Children

The Best Christmas Books For Children is a carefully curated list of festive books selected by the My Book Corner team.

Create a Christmas picture book advent calendar by wrapping up 24 wonderful Christmas books, gift a special book on Christmas Eve, or tuck one or two into a stocking.

The Princess and the Christmas Rescue

The Princess and the Christmas Rescue

The Princess and the Christmas Rescue by Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton is a clever and engaging rhyming adventure with ...
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The Twelve Dogs of Christmas

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas from Alison Ritchie and Marisa Morea is joyful dog-themed Christmas fun in a neat picture ...
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Penguin Problems

Penguin Problems

I’ve been in a terrible temper these last few weeks. Angrily stirring my brandy sodden Christmas cake mix, irritably stringing ...
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Oliver Elephant

Oliver Elephant

Oliver Elephant is a delightful rhyming Christmas read from writer Lou Peacock and illustrator Helen Stephens. The story is set ...
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Pick A Pine Tree

Pick A Pine Tree

The 1st of December can’t come quick enough for me. Each year. As soon as we are in to December, ...
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A Kitten Called Holly

A Kitten Called Holly

I’m not sure why, but there’s something special about stories featuring animals at Christmas time. Is it because they remind ...
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Nevermoor The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow launches with a dim, dark start.  Poor Morrigan has been labelled as a cursed child ...
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Supertato - Evil Peas Rule

Supertato

There was high excitement in my house when we realised we were going to get a sneak preview of Sue ...
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Santa Claude - Alex T Smith

Santa Claude

Santa Claude is the latest instalment in the Claude series from the uber talented Alex T Smith. Claude is back, ...
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The Queen's Present

The Queen’s Present

Steve Antony is back with his third Queen themed picture book, the follow-up to The Queen’s Handbag and The Queen’s ...
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A Dot In The Snow

A Dot In The Snow

A Dot In The Snow is the heart thumping beautiful picture book from Corrinne Averiss and Fiona Woodcock. Miki doesn’t ...
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Lily and The Christmas Wish - Keris Stanton

Lily and The Christmas Wish

Lily and The Christmas Wish is a gorgeous novel, from Keris Stanton. Perfect for newly independent chapter book readers, it ...
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A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas, written by Matt Haigh and illustrated by Chris Mould, is a fabulous chapter book – an ...
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Pugs of the Frozen North

Pugs of the Frozen North

Pugs of the Frozen North is the latest collaboration between the energetic co authors Philip Reeveand Sarah McIntyre. Their illustrated ...
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Refuge

Refuge

“A book to share with a lump in your throat and an ache in your heart until the beauty and ...
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Zoe and Beans: Zoe's Christmas List

Zoe and Beans: Zoe’s Christmas List

The illustrations are gorgeous, the story well developed … and Zoe and Beans? Just cute! My Book Corner really enjoyed Zoe ...
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Christmas Eve Ghost - My Book Corner

The Christmas Eve Ghost

The reputation of Shirley Hughes as a creator of exquisitely illustrated picture books, combined with the ability to tell a ...
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Elf on the Shelf Ideas - My Book Corner

Elf on the Shelf Ideas – Day 4

The Elf on the Shelf has arrived in Australia, and My Book Corner has been keeping her incredibly busy. Day One ...
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Elf on the Shelf Ideas – Day 3

The Elf on the Shelf has arrived in Australia. My Book Corner kindly introduced her to some fabulous picture books and Aussie ...
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Elf on the Shelf Ideas – Day 2

The Elf on the Shelf has arrived in Australia! On Friday My Book Corner helped her to get acquainted with ...
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Elf on the Shelf Ideas - My Book Corner

Elf on the Shelf Ideas – Day 1

The Elf on the Shelf is going global. November 2012 saw the cheeky character’s official arrival in Australia. Woohoo!! We couldn’t let ...
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The Elf on the Shelf - My Book Corner

The Elf on the Shelf

The Elf on the Shelf is soooo much fun! Compare online prices by checking out our guide at the top ...
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Katie's London Christmas

Katie’s London Christmas

A magical Christmas adventure brimming with James Mayhew’s stunning illustrations. Katie’s London Christmas is a beautifully told picture book, just ...
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Alfies Christmas

Alfie’s Christmas

You really can’t go far wrong with a picture book from Shirley Hughes especially when it’s one that involves Alfie. Alfie’s ...
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The Empty Stocking

The Empty Stocking

A detailed narrative, with a heart warming ending, and delightful illustrations, The Empty Stocking is a wonderful treat in the ...
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The Smallest Gift of Christmas

The Smallest Gift of Christmas

The Smallest Gift of Christmas is a delightfully cute picture book from the talented hands of Peter H Reynolds (Sky ...
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penguin and pinecone

Penguin and Pinecone

This little penguin is the cute and incredibly endearing character of Salina Yoon’s picture book Penguin and Pinecone. Penguin and ...
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Santa's Secret

Santa’s Secret

Santa’s Secret from Mike Dumbleton is a humorous rhyming tale, with a delicious Aussie twist. Christmas Eve is, of course, ...
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Bubbay

Bubbay

Full of magic, wonder and friendship, Bubbay is a gorgeous story from Josie Wowolla Boyle, a Wonghi woman from Western ...
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The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas …’ … and so begins the evocative, atmospheric poem so many are now familiar with ...
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Librarian's Night Before Christmas

Librarian’s Night Before Christmas

With a plethora of literary references embedded in the rhyming narrative, Librarian’s Night Before Christmas is a picture book made ...
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The Polar Express

The Polar Express is a beautiful picture book which was created in 1985. It has since been turned in to ...
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Father Christmas

Utilizing a fun, comic strip style narrative Raymond Brigg’s classic picture book, Father Christmas, is one that we reach for ...
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olivia helps with christmas

Olivia Helps With Christmas

We’ve chosen Olivia Helps with Christmas for My Book Corner due to it’s ability to single handedly capture that intense ...
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Christmas Eve at the Mellops’

Christmas Eve at the Mellops’ is full of nostalgic Christmas tones and good cheer, with a firm nod to the ...
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Queen Victoria’s Christmas

Jackie French and Bruce Whatley make a formidable (award winning) duo when it comes to children’s picture books. These two, ...
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santa suit

Santa’s Suit

Fun and quick witted Davide Cali’s Santa’s Suit is an entertaining read for Christmas. It’s Christmas Eve. Santa starts looking ...
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Dream Snow by Eric Carle

Dream Snow

Oh wow! Dream Snow has got to be one of my favourite Christmas themed books … ever. Soft, gentle and with ...
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Just Right by Birdie Black

Just Right

A cute picture book with a subtle Christmassy feel – think snow, lots of soft red, generosity and a great ...
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Tin Toys by Bruce Whatley

Tin Toys

The stunning quality of the illustrations, combined with an old fashioned charm and a very modern sense of humour means ...
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True Blue Santa by Anne Mangan

True Blue Santa

Pictures of snow and robins at Christmas in Australia are just too topsy turvy for me, to rectify it True ...
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Author Interview: Carol Aebersold

Author Interview: Carol Aebersold

The Elf on the Shelf is a quirky Christmas activity that is fast becoming a tradition in many households – ...
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An Aussie Night Before Christmas by Yvonne Morrison

An Aussie Night Before Christmas

An Aussie Night Before Christmas is a twist on the classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Yvonne Morrison sticks to ...
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You Make Me Smile by Layn Marlow

You Make Me Smile

Beautifully evocative of a snowy winter, You Make Me Smile from Layn Marlow is perfect for those who celebrate Christmas ...
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Olive, the other Reindeer

Olive, The Other Reindeer

Olive is a dog. A dog. But, as so often happens to the best of us … she mishears the ...
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When It Snows by Richard Collingridge

When It Snows

Collingridge’s award winning When It Snows has been released in paperback, and My Book Corner has fallen in love. When ...
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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol: BabyLit Colours Primer

How often do you come across board books which are stylish, über cool, and just a whole lot of fun? ...
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I Love Christmas - Anna Walker

I Love Christmas

Wonderfully told, with just one sentence on each page I Love Christmas is beautiful picture book which will suit little ...
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Dear Santa

Dear Santa

A simple yet effective method of reviving a fondly remembered classic - perfect for Christmas! ...
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Aliens Love Panta Claus

Aliens Love Panta Claus

The joyful rhyming, festive illustrations and humour all combine to produce a beautiful, light hearted Christmas tale ...
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Feel free to share your own favourites in the comments section below.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS from My Book Corner and we hope that you all have a fantastic New Year!

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