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We already know how important it is to read to a child but sharing Christmas tales together is also a wonderful way to create lifelong memories. Embrace the Christmas spirit and add some festive fun to a bedtime story with one of these five magical books.

  • The Night After Christmas - Kes Gray, Claire Powell

    Welcome to the North Pole's biggest event of the year! Now that the presents are all delivered, Santa and his elves can enjoy their own festive fun! A brilliantly funny picture book about what Santa and his elves get up to the night after Christmas.

  • Christmas Wishes - Enid Blyton

    Celebrate the magic of Christmas with this festive collection of stories from the world's best-loved storyteller. From a dog who discovers the joy of Christmas to Santa Claus who gets himself out of a muddle with help from his friends, these stories celebrate shared times, festivities and wonder.

  • Santa and the Sugar Glider - Alexa Moses, Anil Tortop

    Snap the sugar glider has been practising his moves and is going to get his chance to shine. A sweet Australian Christmas story with a positive message about following your dreams, helping others, and the magic of Christmas.

  • Oscar the Hungry Unicorn Eats Christmas - Lou Carter, Nikki Dyson

    It's Christmas Eve and Oscar the Unicorn is hungry. He's eaten the Christmas tree, the stockings and is about to make a start on the presents. Young readers will love the brilliantly funny sequel to the Oscar the Hungry Unicorn, full of Christmas fun and silliness!

  • The Nutcracker - Jane Ray

    Christmas Eve is the most magical night of the year, when the house is scented with wood smoke and spices, and there are secrets under every bed… Retold for young children with enchanting illustrations, The Nutcracker is the perfect introduction to everyone's favourite Christmas ballet story.

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