I love to gift books and around Christmas time we want to read some lovely Christmas stories…
Here are some lovely books, some of them are big favourites in our house too… I copied a summary so you have a little idea about the story:
Olivia is getting into the Christmas spirit. There are presents to wrap, ornaments to hang on the tree, snowpigs to build…But what mischief and mayhem will she get up to this time? This delightfully told and beautifully illustrated festive Olivia story belongs under everyone’s Christmas tree!
Jonathan Toomey is the best woodcarver in the valley, but he is always alone and never smiles. No one knows about the mementos of his lost wife and child that he keeps in an unopened drawer. But one early winter’s day, a widow and her young son approach him with a gentle request that leads to a joyful miracle. The moving, lyrical tale, gloriously illustrated by P.J. Lynch, has been widely hailed as a true Christmas classic.
It’s almost Christmas Day. Time to decorate the tree, hang up stockings and bake delicious treats. Boo thinks the best thing about Christmas is the presents waiting for him under the tree. But, with a little help from his friend Belle, Boo learns that kindness and sharing will make for the merriest Christmas of all.
4. Twelve days of Christmas
This visual feast from acclaimed illustrator Alison Jay is the perfect festive gift. On Christmas Eve, a man buys presents for the woman he loves, beginning with a partridge in a pear tree. The couple travel through town and the gifts pile up, until they get to a Christmas party so magnificent it is a little overwhelming… leading them to slip back to the quiet of home, where their partridge is waiting.
5. Illustrated stories from Dickens
Five classics from Charles Dickens including classics such as Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and David Copperfield. Beautifully illustrated for a fun and engaging read, these stories are perfect for bedtime reading and rainy days.
From the beloved authors of D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths and other classics comes a new edition of one of Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaires’s most beguiling children’s books. Long out of print, Children of the Northlights introduces readers young and old to siblings Lise and Lasse and to the captivating Sami people and culture of northern Scandinavia. At times mischievous and at others quite courageous, Lisa and Lasse, and their Sami culture, are brought brilliantly to life in the d’Aulaires’ illustrations.
When the ugly little fir tree is taken to the city, no one wants to buy him; they prefer the big tall trees. But a homeless boy asks the shopkeeper if he can take the tree, and down by the river in a cardboard box, decorated with a few candles, the tree finds itself at the centre of a magical Christmas Eve it will never forget. A Christmas tale with a classic feel but a modern theme at its heart.
The Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth by Sanjay Patel & Emily Haynes tells the story of Ganesha. He is just like any other child except that he has the head of an elephant and rides around on a magical mouse. The enchanting tale will charm parents and children alike.