01 Dec 2020 Our Best Children's Christmas Books!

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We've begun our advent countdown here at Lion Hudson and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Are you seeking the perfect Christmas gift for your grandchild, young son or daughter, or baby? Or, perhaps, you're looking for a book to teach your child about the true story of Christmas? Look no further! From beautifully illustrated picture books to interactive activity books, we have the perfect gift for your loved ones this Christmas!

We've only been able to choose a few of our Christmas books below, so be sure to take a look at all of our wonderful Children's Christmas titles here.

Happy browsing!

The Gift of Christmas
The Boy Who Blessed the World

Mary Joslin

This charming picture book with delightful illustrations will captivate young children with the story of the very first Christmas.

Share the story at the heart of Christmas in this beautifully illustrated retelling - the story of Mary and Joseph, shepherds and angels, wise men following a star, a humble stable, and a special newborn baby cradled in a manger.

The Jesse Tree
An Advent Activity Book

Richard Littledale, Deborah Lock

Learn all about the family tree of Jesus with this interactive activity book to celebrate Advent!

The Jesse Tree represents the family tree of Jesus, introducing children to people of the Bible through the Old Testament in anticipation for his coming. Decorate a tree branch or Christmas tree with 24 easy-to-make symbols and read short stories about who each symbol represents. Templates for the symbols and Bible references are provided along with a message about the meaning of each symbol.

Create an Advent calendar with a difference for children and all the family to enjoy.

Watch Richard Littledale talk about The Jesse Tree below.

The Jesse Tree

Geraldine McCaughrean, Bee Willey

A story told with engaging clarity and skill, The Jesse Tree is a story of creation, faith, and sharing God's word. Now available in a new paperback edition.

The inspiration for this book was the tradition of carved Jesse trees and stained glass windows used in medieval times to tell people Bible stories. Using her skills as a storyteller and her love of the Bible, Geraldine has written a compelling story about the creation of a modern-day Jesse tree. She weaves evocative retellings of selected Bible stories with a sensitive contemporary story about the transforming power of love.

The Newborn King

Sarah J. Dodd, Raffaella Ligi

An engaging retelling of the first Christmas, with bright and appealing pictures that bring the wonderful scenes to life.

A new king is born! His name is Jesus. Share the gladness of Mary, the joy of the shepherds, and the journey of the wise men. An engaging retelling of the first Christmas, with bright and appealing pictures that bring the wonderful scenes to life

Watch Sarah J. Todd read aloud The Newborn King below.

On That Christmas Night

Lois Rock, Alison Jay

Sincere retelling of the Nativity, beautifully illustrated in Alison Jay's unique style, bursting with new details to share.In this book see the story of the birth of Jesus interpreted in her own unique style, using vignettes, borders and full page art to accompany a sincere retelling of the Nativity. There are many intriguing people, animals and landscapes to look at along the way, bursting with new details to find with a young child, as you share the story of that special night.

Baby Jesus

Lois Rock, Alex Ayliffe

This BIG book is ideal for shared reading. Derived from the award-winning My Very First Bible, this well-known Bible story is presented in simple words and illustrated with child-friendly paper collage illustrations.

Notes are included for parents and teachers putting the story in context and giving ideas for discussion. The story is written in full on the back cover to help show the illustrations at the same time as reading to a large group.

How to Draw Nativity: Step-by-Step with Steve Smallman

Steve Smallman

A super handy step-by-step guide to drawing Bible characters and animals from the nativity story.

Have fun with this fantastic step-by-step guide to drawing Bible characters and animals from the nativity story. Based on expert illustrator Steve Smallman's drawing workshops, it is fully illustrated and comes with a handy sketch pad to draw your own!

Tales from Christmas Wood

Suzy Senior, James Newman Gray

Christmas wood is full of animals: Badger, Fidgety Fox, Owl (not Wise Old Owl, just Owl), the Rabbit family, Tiny Mouse, and Robin.

It's nearly Christmas and all the animals are getting ready to celebrate - Badger is looking for new friends, Tiny is making (or is that eating...) gingerbread, and Rosie Rabbit just can't get ANY peace and quiet!

Five festive stories from the animals in the wood all come together in a fantastically Christmassy finale in a barn with some rather special guests...

Christmas! Fun Things to Make and Do

Christina Goodings

Why just read the Christmas story when you can make it?

Gather up the glue, collect your cardboard, pick up your pens and pencils, secure you safety scissors, and get making!

With 50 different activities and crafts you can make in the run up to the Christmas period, including decorations, scenes from the Nativity story, Christmas cards and many more, you have have the most hands-on Christmas ever!

Simply laid out with illustrated, step-by-step instructions for every craft that children from ages 5 upwards will love to make, and stick, and colour with.

For more wonderful children's Christmas books and activities, check out all our Children's Christmas titles here.