If you’re looking for festive bedtime stories for winter reads or to give as a gift on the Big Day, here’s three Christmassy books for children.
The Burpee Bears
A Christmas Adventure
By Joe Wicks
Co-written by Vivian French
Illustrated by Paul Howard
The Burpee Bears are back and on the go, ready for Christmas in a children’s picture story book promoting activity within its storyline.
In amidst the gentle story about getting to Granny’s house, there’s acknowledgement to Christmas food and drink as well as festive recipes to try out at home.
The story is ideal for toddlers, especially childminders looking to inject some physicality into storytelling. It’s a book you can really get preschoolers moving to.
As well as some gentle physical activities illustrated by the bears at the end, there is a calming down body and mind to transition back into a quieter time afterwards.
The Winter Wish
By Helen Mortimer and Rachael Dean
This beautifully illustrated storybook, brings a splash of magic to an underwhelming high street, where an independent bookstore struggles to attract the attention it deserves. Literally one step away from Based on a True Story of every independent book seller of the last 20 years, thankfully, Bristol has bucked this trend, with a number of new shops opening, showing there’s room for a bit of bookshop magic yet.
This heartwarming story is a cross between a genuine trend and the magic of Christmas which grown-ups and youngsters will equally enjoy.
By David Baddiel
Illustrated by Steven Lenton
Baddiel is back with his nineth novel in this race to save and find the true meaning of Christmas.
Christmas is run by robots, presents are delivered by drones and Santa’s actually an avatar deciding if you’ve been naughty or nice. Sounds kind of familar…
Ideal for year three to year four children.