Christmas Storytime: The Best Holiday Books for Children

Storytime is a cherished tradition at Whiz Kidz Northmead, especially during the magical holiday season. Christmas books not only entertain children but also teach valuable lessons about kindness, generosity, and the spirit of giving. Here are some of Northmead Whiz Kidz favourite Christmas books that are perfect for story time:

“The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg

This classic tale follows a young boy who embarks on a magical journey to the North Pole on the Polar Express train. It’s a heart-warming story about the power of belief and the wonder of Christmas.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” by Dr. Seuss

Join the Grinch as he learns the true meaning of Christmas in this beloved Dr. Seuss story. With its rhyming text and whimsical illustrations, it’s a holiday favourite for children of all ages.

“The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs

This wordless picture book tells the story of a boy who builds a snowman that comes to life. It’s a beautifully illustrated story that captures the magic of the winter season.

“Bear Stays Up for Christmas” by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

Join Bear and his friends as they prepare for Christmas in this charming story about friendship and the joy of giving.

“The Christmas Wish” by Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen

Follow Anja on her magical adventure to find Santa Claus in this enchanting story set in the snowy Arctic.

“The Nutcracker” by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Introduce children to the classic story of “The Nutcracker” with this beautifully illustrated picture book. It’s a timeless tale of adventure, magic, and holiday cheer.

“Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale” by Martin Waddell and Jason Cockcroft

This gentle story teaches children about the importance of kindness and hospitality during the holiday season.

“Dream Snow” by Eric Carle

Follow along as a farmer dreams of snow on Christmas Eve in this charming book by the creator of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

“The Twelve Days of Christmas” illustrated by Laurel Long

This stunningly illustrated version of the classic Christmas carol is sure to captivate children with its intricate artwork and whimsical characters.

“Christmas in Australia” by John Williamson and Mitch Vane

Explore Christmas traditions in Australia, from barbecues on the beach to visits from Santa, in this fun and festive book.

We hope these Christmas books bring joy and wonder to your holiday season and inspire a love of reading in your child. Merry Christmas from all of us at Northmead Whiz Kidz!

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