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Top 10 Christmas Picture Books

With our Christmas Story sessions already fully booked we thought we’d share some of our favourite Christmas Picture books. Just as a warning, some of them are very silly!

If any local schools would like to order any of the books on the list then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Santa Trap

Bradley Bartleby is bad, VERY bad. He’s greedy and naughty and selfish and spoilt — and Santa Claus knows it. But when beastly Bradley empties his Christmas stocking to find nothing but a pair of socks, he does quite the baddest thing he has EVER tried to do. He builds a trap — a SANTA TRAP! With guillotines, dynamite and a tiger or two, Santa doesn’t stand a chance. Or does he?

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Dave's Christmas Cracker

Dave loves Christmas. There are friends, decorations, presents – and, best of all, there is an ENORMOUS Christmas meal, including LOTS of Brussels sprouts!
Rumble, rumble goes Dave’s tummy. Christmas is going to be EXPLOSIVE!

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

The Sheep that Saved Christmas

Cynthia LOVES Christmas. So much so that her flockmates send her off to the North Pole to help Father Christmas.

But it turns out that there isn’t much an enthusiastic sheep can do to help with Christmas – until one crucial moment…

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas

Danny wants everything for Christmas.
But what he gets is a dinosaur, a very hungry dinosaur.

Danny’s new dino eats up all of Christmas, but as we all know, what goes in must come out . . .
Danny is about to have the most EXPLOSIVE Christmas of his life!

There’s poop, presents and prehistoric creatures in this festive feast!

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Ten Little Elves

Ten little elves set off on a mission to rescue Christmas. But what will the little elves do when they meet a growling polar bear, a yowling yeti and a scary Ice Queen? Will the little elves save the day?

A fabulously festive picture book with lots of things to spot and count on every page, this noisy rhyming story from the creators of the bestselling Ten Little Pirates is perfect for sharing again and again.

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Merry Christmas Splat

The third hilarious story about Splat the Cat, the irresistible character from Rob Scotton, bestselling creator of Russell the Sheep.

Splat the cat can’t wait for Christmas and is SURE he’s been good enough for Santa to bring him all the presents on his Christmas list.

But just in case Santa needs reminding of what an exceptionally good cat he is, Splat makes himself EXTRA helpful around the house.

It’s tiring work being helpful, but when Splat goes to bed on Christmas Eve he’s kept awake by a worrying thought… Just how good do you need to be for Santa to visit?

A charming Christmas story perfect for any eager child awaiting Santa’s arrival.

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Sproutzilla

Jack loves everything about Christmas. Except for one thing: he does not like Brussels sprouts. When Jack’s parents bring home the largest sprout he has ever seen, things are about to get out of control. Sproutzilla is the meanest, greenest Christmas ruining vegetable ever and now he’s heading straight towards Santa! It’s up to Jack to save Christmas, and there’s only one way to do it . . . He’ll have to eat the sprouts!

Sproutzilla vs. Christmas is Tom Jamieson and Mike Byrne’s first picture book with Macmillan. Their strikingly bold and funny story about a rampaging sprout will convince even the most reluctant eaters about the importance of eating their vegetables.

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Aliens Love Panta Claus

The aliens are excited,

As tomorrow’s Christmas day,

So instead of stealing underpants,

They’re giving them away!

Yes, it’s true! Everyone’s favourite aliens are full of the festive spirit and so they are giving away their beloved underpants – shock, horror! Join them as they help out in Santa’s busyworkshop, put neon pants on Rudolph and tie knickers up in the place of stockings. But remember to hold on to your pants – this special pants giveaway is for one day only. Ho-ho-ho! Merry Christmas!

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Rudey's Windy Christmas

A hilarious story full of noises and naughtiness. A sure-fire Christmas cracker of a book!

“Oh, dearie me!” said Rudey. Now I’ve done a windy pop!
This is a bit embarrassing. I’ll do my best to stop.”

Rudey has eaten too many sprouts and the explosive effect is smelt all around the world as he Santa delivery presents on Christmas Eve… The other reindeer have laughed so much, they’re out of puff. How ever will they get the sleigh back home?

A naughty, noisy, rip-roaring story, full of hilarious phrases that children will love!

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Norman the Slug who Saved Christmas

When a sack of presents lands – THWACK – right by Norman’s stocking he is overcome with excitement. He really must have been a very good slug this year. But after a frenzy of unwrapping he spots a label – and realises that none of the presents were meant for him, but had in fact fallen off Father Christmas’s sleigh. Norman knows he has to get the presents to the family they’re meant for – but how can he manage it on time? Can one little slug save Christmas?

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

 

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