Christmas Picture Storybooks

This is my last list for Christmas.  Just couldn’t resist!

A few years ago I began collecting Christmas stories – short picture books – to share with the children through Advent.  I love the combination of a good story with beautiful illustrations. So I thought I’d share some that we have started delving into in the lead up to Christmas:

Hans Christian Anderson, The Fir Tree


Michael Bond, Paddington and the Christmas Surprise

Raymond Briggs, The Snowman

Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Snowflake Bentley

Palmer Brown, Something for Christmas

Dawn Cassey, Babushka

Henry Cole, The Littlest Evergreen

Jessica Courtney-Tickle, The Nutcracker – The Story Orchestra


Demi, The Legend of Saint Nicholas

Julia Donaldson, The Gruffalo’s Child

Rumer Godden, The Story of Holly and Ivy


Diana Hendry, Christmas in Exeter Street

Delia Huddy, The Christmas Eve Tree

Shirley Hughes, Alfie’s Christmas

Astrid Lindgren, Christmas in Noisy Village


James Mayhew, Katie’s London Christmas

A.A. Milne, Pooh’s Christmas Letters

Clement C. Moore, The Night Before Christmas

Michael Morpurgo, The Best Christmas Present in the World

Leo Tolstoy, Papa Panov’s Special Day

Sibylle von Offers, The Story of the Snow Children


David Walker, The Nutcracker

Walter Wangerin, Mary’s First Christmas

Gloria Whelan, The Miracle of Saint Nicholas

Susan Wojciechowski, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

Jane Yolen, Owl Moon


Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!


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