“Is it Christmas yet?”
Waiting for Christmas is excruciating when you are little, time drags on forever! Give your children an early gift to ensure they enjoy the build-up this year with a fabulously festive slice of Christmas fun. Janie Smith, Culture Editor, has the perfect ideas to help you jingle all the way!
The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch by Tom Fletcher
It’s been a year since William Trundle had his incredible adventure with the Christmasaurus, the worlds most unusual dinosaur. This year, William has been swept back up to the North Pole where he meets the magical Winter Witch who controls time to allow Santa to deliver presents galore to children all over the world in a mere twenty-four hours! Without her Christmas would not exist. With the fate of Christmas hanging in the balance, William and his old friend the Christmasaurus must risk everything to save the season of goodwill!
This a wonderful story for any child with its tale of magic, music and incredible friendship.
Waiting for Santa – Counting the Days until Christmas by Retro Christmas Gifts
Sit the kids down at the kitchen table with nothing more than this cute book and some colouring pencils to keep them feeling festive until Santa arrives! This fun workbook includes 25 puzzles, mazes, word searches and much more each December day. Let the children immerse themselves and Christmas will be here before they know it!
The Christmas Tree Wish by Karen Inglis by Anne Swift
A heart-warming Christmas tale for ages 3-5 about hope, friendship and being different. Children and grown-ups will fall in love with little Bruce Spruce and his fir tree friends!
As the snow starts to fall on Christmas Eve morning, little Bruce Spruce dreams about finding a home for Christmas Day. But when things don’t quite go to plan, he finds that his friends are there for him – and all is not lost…
This delightful new children’s Christmas picture book from UK bestselling children’s author of The Secret Lake, Karen Inglis, comes with stunning pen and ink hand-drawn illustrations by Anne Swift, featuring little Bruce Spruce, Penelope Pine, Douglas Fir and Cedrick Cypress – along with a charming Christmas robin and an inquisitive squirrel!
Perfect for parents and grandparents to share with pre-school children and grandchildren or for nursery school or kindergarten teachers to share in class in the holiday season. The cast offers plenty of scope for children to dress up as the characters and act out the story and discuss hope, empathy, kindness and friendship.
The Night I Met Father Christmas by Ben Miller
Jackson knows nearly everything about Christmas including the flying reindeer, elves and the North Pole workshop. He also knows the magic that allows Santa to deliver all the presents in just one night. The one thing he is curious about though is how did Father Christmas become Father Christmas? That all changes when, one Christmas Eve, Jackson meets Father Christmas and discovers his incredible story. Enter an enchanting fairy-tale in the most magical of landscapes, where Torvil, a mean-spirited and miserly elf, is about to discover the true meaning of Christmas. This might not have been the story Jackson was expecting but, as Father Christmas tells him, no good story ever is…
Ben Miller, actor and comedian, brings a future Christmas classic full of the true spirit of the season and proves without a doubt that Santa really does exist!
Try Not to Laugh Challenge Knock – Knock Joke Book for Kids And Family: Hilarious Christmas Jokes For Kids by Kids Laugh Together
A fun little “try not to laugh Christmas joke book” that will keep children entertained for hours. Watch them develop their confidence and sense of humour as they turn into young comedians. Filled with hilarious clean jokes that are unique to the book, your young ones are going to love it!
I hope that you my selection box of choices will bring the spirit of Christmas into your home this year as you build memories of magic, suspended belief and love this season with your little ones. Please do join the conversation on social: @EyesOfLadyW #LadyWBookClub.
Written By: Janie Smith | Arts & Culture Editor