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best xmas children books

best xmas children books

christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, full of traditions, magical characters and stories. all the perfect ingredients for inspiring christmas stories. if you're looking for special books with a festive twist, here are our suggestions.

age + 4

how does santa go down the chimney, mac barnett

does santa go down the chimney feet first or head first when he arrives at a child's house on christmas eve? what if he gets stuck? what if there isn't a chimney at all? maybe he slips under the door and is as thin as a piece of paper? So many questions...

how the grinch stole christmas, dr seuss

the story of the disgruntled grinch and his diabolical attempts to steal christmas from the citizens of who-ville is told in this classic dr. seuss tale.

the christmas owl, ellen kalish and gideon sterer

based on the heartwarming true story of the little owl that came with the rockefeller center christmas tree. little owl isn't sure she wants anything to do with christmas, whatever that means, when her house is chopped down by people who say it will make a beautiful christmas tree. but then she is rescued by a woman named ellen. ellen's house is cheerfully decorated for the holiday, and filled with birds that need someone to care for them.

kid christmas of the claus brothers toy shop, david litchfield 

nicky claus works in a magical toy store with his three uncles. when he sees a child who can't afford toys, he gets a great idea, and with the help of his uncles and some flying deer, the legend of santa claus was born.

age + 7


the christmas pig, j.k. rowling 

jack loves his childhood toy, the dur pig. dp has always been there for him, through good times and bad. until one christmas eve, something terrible happens - dp is lost. but christmas eve is a night for miracles and lost causes, a night when anything can come to life...even toys.

 christmasaurus carol, tom fletcher

following the success of christmasaurus, the new adventure of william trundle and his best friend arrives this christmas.
they are determined to find scrooge and save christmas from total scrooge-ification! and they're not alone; the entire trundle family, william's new friends eddie and lucy, and of course santa claus himself are all here to help!

jim's story: a very lucky, very special, very dirty dog, improbably living in the victoria and albert museum. an adventure filled with emotion, guilt, redemption, unexpected gifts, and a life-changing encounter with royalty, this is a christmas book to treasure.

the twelve days of christmas, roald dahl

the world's favorite storyteller brings you everything you need for a very merry christmas, with whipple's delicious recipes for festive feasts, tricks to get you on the naughty list, amazing chrimbo activities, and hilarious jokes guaranteed to make santa ho-ho-ho-ho! 

age + 9

the girl who saved christmas, matt haig

if magic begins, can it ever end? amelia knows just the man to ask - santa claus - when she wants a wish to come true. but the magic she believes in is fading, and santa has more than impossible wishes to worry about. angry elves, reindeer falling from the sky, angry trolls and the possibility that christmas might be cancelled. but amelia isn't just any ordinary little girl. and, santa will discover, if he wants to save christmas, he can't do it alone.

father christmas's fake beared, terry pratchett

wver wanted christmas to be different? turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a little ... samey. how about a giant exploding mince pie, a pet hideous snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? what if santa went to work at a zoo, started wreaking havoc in a toy store, or even got arrested for breaking and entering? these ten stories will make you laugh. you'll never look at christmas the same way again.

 the complete chaotic christmas of lottie brooks, katie kirby

christmas might be a little more chaotic than usual this year. the whole brooks family is visiting for the holidays (along with some surprise visitors...), there's a secret santa to organize, and the hammies won't stop attacking gavin, the elf on the shelf! will lottie survive the festivities unscathed, or will she have to hide in the fort of shame until it's all over?

the miracle on ebenezer street, catherine doyle

at the christmas carnival, george finds a mysterious snow globe when he stumbles upon marley's curiosity shop. the scene inside is just the first in a series of improbabilities...
soon, a hilarious adventure through christmases past, present and future takes george and his scrooge of a father. can george find a way to bring the joy of christmas back home with the help of an enthusiastic elf, a rather grumpy purple reindeer, and a very mischievous nan?


cláudia cavaleiro the editor in chief for CINCO editorial. born in '82 in coimbra, she is graduated in philosophy from the university of coimbra. passionate about books and podcasts in a geek kind of way, she always find something interesting to research. loves to bring awareness to social problems and loves working at CINCO!

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