Christmas books

It is almost that time of year again and as the term draws to a close, it’s nice to share some Christmas stories with your students.  Here are some of our most popular.

Mr Men: A White Christmas by Roger Hargreaves

A very exciting Mr Men Christmas title – set  in Australia!!

When Father Christmas receives a letter from a little boy in Australia wishing for a white Christmas he knows just who to ask. The little boy’s white Christmas will be more exciting than he could have ever imagined thanks to the Mr. Men!

Another great Mr. Men Christmas story, complete with snowy kangaroos, an ice-skating Mr. Bump and a snowball fight with Father Christmas!

Mr Christmas: A Jolly Christmas Party by Roger Hargreaves

Mr Christmas is hosting a Christmas party – and all the Mr Men are invited!  Read this charming tale all about their jolly celebration.

Featuring all your favourite Mr Men characters and fun Christmas decorations to press out and hang on your tree, this is a book full of yuletide cheer!
Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs
Father Christmas awoke from his dream of summer in the sun, and there it was on the calendar, December 24, the start of the longest night’s work of the year.


The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

ONE WINTER’S NIGHT, a snowman comes to life and a magical adventure begins . . .

Raymond Briggs’ classic tale is an intrinsic part of Christmas and has charmed generations of children for over thirty years.  Narrated entirely through pictures, it dreamlike illustrations perfectly capture the wonder and innocence of childhood and now features a brand-new introduction by the author.

‘The ultimate in lyrical children fantasy’ – Guardian

Angelina’s Christmas by Katherine Holabird

Angelina Mouseling and her cousin Henry visit lonely old Mr Bell, the retired village postman, and invite him to Angelina’s Christmas show. He comes dressed as Father Christmas and hands out presents to everyone.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Go on a ghostly journey with Ebenezer Scrooge . . .

Scrooge is a mean old man with no friends or family to love him – he’s just so miserable and bitter! One freezing cold Christmas eve, three ghosts pay Scrooge a visit and an eerie night-time journey begins. The Christmas spirits are here to show Scrooge the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, will Scrooge learn to love Christmas and the others around him?

The First Christmas by Jan Pienkowski

Stunning silhouettes by Jan Pienkowski, the master of dramatic design, bring to life the story of the very first Christmas. With words from the King James bible, this is a truly classic and beautiful book to be treasured. It makes the perfect gift and keepsake for any child’s first Christmas.

It’s Christmas by Tina Burke

Could it be that time of year again?

Gifts are being wrapped, carols are being sung and the tree is being trimmed.

Yes, it isthat time again. That special time of year when magic happens and we wait for a very special guest to arrive . . .

From the unique talent of Tina Burke come a delightful tale about the joy that surrounds Christmas.

The Jolly Christmas Postman by Jant & Allen Ahlberg

It’s Christmas Eve and the JOLLY POSTMAN is delivering greetings to various fairy-tale characters – there’s a card for Baby Bear, a game appropriately called ‘Beware’ for Red Riding Hood from Mr Wolf, a get-well jigsaw for hospitalised Humpty Dumpty and three more surprise envelopes containing letters, cards, etc. Everyone’s favourite postman is now 20 years old and celebrates with a brand new cover look.

Slinky Malinki’s Christmas Crackers by Lynley Dodd

‘Christmas was coming. Out came the tree, dressed up in finery, splendid to see. Trinkets and tinsel with baubles and bows, a mouse with a hat and a very red nose.’

It’s Christmas in Slinky Malinki’s house and the rapscallion, mischievous cat is most curious about the Christmas tree. With its reindeer, ribbons, baubles and bells, it’s too tempting a treat for Slinky not to investigate. So Slinky Malinki, with mischievous glee, creeps out from the shadows to climb up the tree . . .

Our Australian Girl: Letty’s Christmas by Alison Lloyd

It’s 1841 . . .
and Letty must leave her job on the sheep-run because drought has brought hard times.  Together, she and the Grey family set out over the Blue Mountains.  When disaster strikes, Letty needs to be stronger than she could have imagined . . . Will Letty ever see Sydney – or Lavinia – again?

Join Letty in the final of four exciting stories about a free-settler girl and her life in a far-off land.


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