It’s almost Christmas time, and a great time to spoil your children with a wonderful Christmas themed story. Penguin Random House has a really great collection of titles that will make sure you enjoy some extra special reading time together. Check out my top picks of the newest festive themed children’s books from Penguin for this holiday season.
Ages 0 to 3
It’s never too early to start reading to your children. The new Baby Touch and Feel Merry Christmas is the perfect introduction for your baby or toddler to books with wonderful touch and feel patches in a small board book that celebrates the festive fun. Baby’s First Christmas is another good choice for your baby, this board book is filled with first words all focused on Christmas and features colourful pictures with a tactile raised effect as well as a glittery cover. The That’s not my elf…gift set includes a small board book and soft elf toy, so your little ones can enjoy the touchy-feely patches in the book while snuggling up to their own cuddly elf.
When Santa got Stuck up the Chimney is one of my favourite fun Christmas songs, and this festive sound board book will be a popular choice with the sound button featuring Santa sneezing! Are you there little reindeer? is a wonderful peep-through board book that will captivate your children as they peep through the holes and try to find the reindeer.
Ages 3 to 6
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure sees Olaf setting out to collect holiday traditions and find the perfect one for Anna and Elsa. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure: My Busy Books will be loved by any Frozen fan, it includes a playmat and 12 figurines. Christmas Gremlins is a fun lift-the-flap book featuring cheeky gremlins who are hiding and just waiting for you to find them. The Ladybird Christmas Treasury is an audio cd with six modern and traditional Christmas tales, and your children will delight in listening to The Christmas Story, Reindeer’s Christmas, T’was the Night before Christmas and more as they get ready for Santa’s arrival. The Snow Queen is a beautiful picture book based on the classic story by Hans Christian Anderson and sees Gerda searching for her best friend Kay in the Snow Queen’s realm.
Ages 6 to 9
The Wishing-Chair Collection is a new illustrated compilation of three Enid Blyton adventures, featuring Mollie and Peter setting off on exciting adventures and even helping Santa deliver presents for Christmas!
Which is your favourite, and what would your little ones like to find wrapped up under the Christmas tree next week? Pick a Penguin and let me know!
Touch and Feel Merry Christmas, R88, Exclusive Books
The Snow Queen, R99, Exclusive Books
Christmas Gremlins, R206, Exclusive Books
When Santa got Stuck up the Chimney, R200, Exclusive Books
The Wishing-Chair Collection, R257, Exclusive Books
Are you there little reindeer? R99, Takealot
Ladybird Christmas Treasury Audio CD, R150, Exclusive Books
Frozen Adventure Busy Books, R209, Takealot
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, R105, Takealot
That’s not my elf…book and toy gift set, R341, Exclusive Books
Baby’s First Christmas, R88, Exclusive Books