- Wombat Divine by Mem Fox, It’s no secret that Mem Fox is my favourite children’s author and this is a heart warming Christmas story. Wombat loves Christmas and he really wants to be in the nativity play, but what part can he play?
- Aussie Jingle Bells, by Colin Buchanan, There are a whole series of books of Australian-themed Christmas carols and stories, but the Aussie Jingle Bells is my favourite. You can see the words of the song here.
- Letters to Santa, by Andrew Daddo and The Jolly Christmas Postman, by Allan and Janet Ahlberg. Christmas is a time of year when there is more sending and receiving of mail than any other time – there are letters to Santa and cards to and from friends and relatives. And I love how these books of letters build on children’s excitement about mail and Christmas.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr Seuss. A classic story about the meaning of Christmas.
- Dream Snow, by Eric Carle. This is a new favourite of mine (hopefully, our family, but definitely of mine). The story of a farmer who dreams that it snows on Christmas Eve. When he wakes up it really has snowed, but what has he forgotten to do?
What are your favourite Christmas stories?