Oxford Children’s Books Christmas Titles – Review

Books make such a great gift – especially for children who may well end up overwhelmed with exciting toys this Christmas.  This Christmas, Oxford Children’s Books have a fantastic selection of festive picture book titles ready to solve your gift giving dilemmas!

Christmas Picture Books - Oxford University Press

Greatest Animal Stories, chosen by Michael Morpurgo (£12.99)

I am completely in love with this collection of animal stories chosen by award-winning children’s writer and former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo.  It’s beautifully illustrated and the stories are the perfect length for a bedtime story or for Ben to read to himself.  This is the sort of book I could imagine keeping in my classroom to dip into just before home time!

Inside "Greatest Animal Stories" - Morpurgo

Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa, by Valerie Thomas illustrated by Korky Paul (£12.99)

I loved Winnie the Witch as a child so I was excited to see what Chloe thought of this book!  (According to the sleeve, Winnie & Wilbur have been delighting readers since 1987 . . . I feel old).

The festive pictures are busy and exciting with plenty of things to look at and discuss as Winnie and Wilbur come to the rescue of Santa who is, rather predictably, stuck up the chimney!  The special pop-up at the end of the story is a lovely surprise too!

Inside "Winnie and Wilbur meet Santa"

Walking in a Winter Wonderland written by Richard B Smith, illustrated by Tim Hopgood (£12.99)

We all know Peggy Lee’s iconic song “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”, you can hardly get through a December day without it ringing through your ears at some point.  This book brings the song lyrics to life with the most gorgeous illustrations.  I defy you to read this book out loud without breaking into song (and just in case you need a little music to accompany your singalong, the book comes with it’s very one Walking in a Winter Wonderland CD)

Walking in a Winter Wonderland CD

Inside "Walking in a Winter Wonderland"

The Mouse That Cancelled Christmas by Madeleine Cook illustrated by Samara Hardy (£6.99)

This paperback offering is the perfect festive bedtime story, with super cute illustrations, a little bit of counting and plenty of humour all with a nod to the seasonal traditions which make Christmas Christmas!

Inside "The Mouse that Cancelled Christmas"

A Dot in the Snow by Corrinne Averiss illustrated by Fiona Woodcock (£11.99) 

From the outset my girls were drawn to the glitter on the front cover of this story – I don’t blame them, who can resist a bit of festive glitter?  This book is not so much Christmas-themed as Winter-themed which I really liked as, much as I love Christmas, you can only read them for a few weeks of the year (or at least we do – I think it keeps it special that way)

Inside "A Dot in the Snow"

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150 thoughts on “Oxford Children’s Books Christmas Titles – Review

  1. Being able to eat a Christmas dinner. I’ve missed the last two due to ill health!

    Really it’s seeing the joy on my four year olds face when he sees santa has been though – priceless.

  2. I am looking forward to seeing my little girl opening her presents and understanding the magic of santa. She is two on Christmas Eve 🙂

  3. It might sound daft but, The Elf on The Shelf. I love seeing the wonder and amazement of my girls in the morning when they see the fun things he has done.

  4. I can’t wait to see my son running in so excited because his stocking is full! I just love seeing the magic of Santa every year 🙂

  5. The fact that my sister and brother-in-law (who live in the USA) are coming home for Christmas but Mum and Dad don’t know. We are going out for a meal on Christmas Eve (which has been booked) and they are going to meet us there.

  6. i am looking forward to spending time with my daughters and partner as this is the first year hes been off for christmas day in years and its our youngest first christmas too 🙂 xx

  7. I’m most looking forward to my youngest being old enough to experience the magic of Christmas and really take part – she’s such a funny little character, and I think she’s going to be spellbound by it all!

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