Christmas is such a magical time of year when you have children. It can also be extremely busy! To make present buying a little easier, we’ve rounded up a selection of brilliant books for children of all ages. Do keep an eye on twitter for a chance to win copies of some of the books featured.
Mini Travellers Children’s Book Reviews for December
This is a fun, vibrant take on the classic ‘This Little Piggy’ rhyme. Great to read aloud and with plenty of things to spot, it’s perfect for little ones.
I love this hide-and-seek series and Where’s Mr Narwhal is no exception. With bright artwork and soft, tactile, felt shapes throughout, it’s lovely to read with babies.
My little one loves tracing the curser around the graphic shapes on each page of this colourful book. It’s a playful introduction to different shapes.
Bizzy Bear Ambulance Rescue by Benji Davies (Nosy Crow)
Emergency vehicles have always been popular in our house and with its rhyming text, and sliders that small hands can push and pull on each page, this is a definite hit!
Dog is looking after some puppies who won’t behave, but luckily Frog has a plan… My boys both love the Oi Frog series and the latest book is just as hilarious and entertaining as it’s predecessors.
This story is inspired by Greta Thunberg’s fight to save the world and it is a brilliant way to introduce the concept of climate change and the power of standing up for what you believe in to young children.
Join Duncan and his crayons as they get ready for Christmas! With envelopes to open, letters to read and games to play, as well as a message about giving, this latest title in the bestselling series has been super popular with my boys.
This is a lovely retelling of The Night Before Christmas. It tells the story of a lonely mouse, who is awake on Christmas Eve and has a desperate wish that just might come true.
Search for Santa’s reindeer as they celebrate Christmas around the world. With heaps of details and plenty to spot on every page, this festive search-and-find book is brilliantly entertaining.
This is a beautifully illustrated folk story for anyone who has ever wondered how the stars came to be in the sky and would make a stunning Christmas gift.
Perfect for any unicorn fan, this book is full of reusable stickers so you can dress the dolls and decorate the unicorns in each scene time and time again.
Written by his elves, Santa’s Christmas Handbook contains everything Santa needs to know to make sure he delivers all the presents on time. It’s full of interactive, festive, novelty elements and even a board game.
Oleg and Emma invent a new classmate, Sebastian, and they’re amazed when he suddenly appears. But will they be able to protect him from the mysterious Institute of Unreality who want to erase him before Christmas? The Impossible Boy is full of humour, heart and imagination.
In this beautifully illustrated collection of fairy tales, you’ll discover brave and brilliant heroines who fight evil, save princes and live happily ever after. This is a fantastic volume of stories and would make a brilliant gift.
William is swept back to the magical North Pole where he meets the best-kept secret of Christmas, the mysterious, icy, Winter Witch. But when they learn that the fate of Christmas hangs in the balance, they’re forced to work together to try and save it. An entertaining story packed with magic, friendship and festive spirit.
Tilly is a bookwanderer, she can travel inside books and talk to the characters. But when Tilly and her best friend Oskar bookwander into some fairy tales, they discover the stories are all mixed up and plot holes are opening without warning. Can they work out who, or what, is behind the chaos? With a brave heroine and plenty of adventure and magic, Pages & Co is perfect for book lovers.
This is an ideal book for any budding poet. Packed full of information, ideas and inspiration, there is also plenty of space to develop your own writing.
This fascinating book contains the true stories of 66 brave adventurers from mountaineers to pilots who pushed their limits and followed their dreams in the face of incredible odds.
Co-written by former England football player, Casey Stoney MBE, this fascinating book looks at the trail blazing women who have fought against discrimination and prejudice to change the perception of women’s football. It is both informative and inspiring and would be brilliant for any football fans.
Packed with information about all the different creatures that live in our seas, this beautifully illustrated book is full of things to spot and learn on every page.
Some books have been gifted by the Publishers but all views are my own.