As the festive season approaches, homes around the world are adorned with twinkling lights, the aroma of gingerbread fills the air, and the anticipation of magical tales fills the hearts of children young and old.
Whether your backyard is blanketed in snow or basking in summer sunshine, these heartwarming stories will have our little ones jingling all the way to storytime.
Get ready to explore a magical world of classic Christmas stories and exciting new finds. We’ve uncovered a collection of 45 enchanting Christmas books that will bring joy and spark imaginations.
Join in the festive cheer with ‘Here Comes a Merry Christmas,’ a heartwarming picture book inspired by Justine Clarke’s beloved song, capturing the joy of Christmas in Australia and the special moments shared with family and friends during the holiday season.
Unwrap the joy of Christmas with the delightful interactive board book where toddlers can lift the flaps to discover the surprises Santa has sent. This festive favourite is perfect for little hands and makes an ideal Christmas gift for little ones.
Make a splash
Dive into the festive fun with the beloved Blue Heeler pup and his new toy on a heartwarming Christmas adventure that’s perfect for the whole family.
Ready for the day
In this festive tale, the little hero is bubbling with excitement for their favourite day of the year. From tinsel to sun-kissed beaches, this Aussie adventure captures the magic of festive cheer and summer holidays down under.
This hilarious and cheeky celebration is the only book about bums you’ll need this Christmas, filled with festive fun and the jolly spirit of Santa, Rudolph, and even tinsel, twinkle, and turkey bums.
No matter what
Experience the magical tale, set in 1932 during a drought, and follow Joey, Ellie and their parents on a journey of hope, kindness and the joy that Christmas always brings.
As the countdown to the festive day begins, embark on a delightful journey to spot Bluey and Bingo amidst hidden surprises.
A Christmas wish
This engaging and heartwarming tale follows a little girl’s wish for rain during a threatening drought in Australia. A timely and impactful read that emphasizes the joy of sharing and giving during the holiday season.
Festive feathered friends
Join the festive feathers as Ibis and Bush Turkey navigate the bustling city to create their own holiday cheer. In a tale of wit and resourcefulness, these clever birds prove that even in the holiday hustle and bustle, a fabulous Christmas party can be found.
Dive into the festive laughter as everyone wonders who dealt the biggest fart of all. A hilarious twist on a classic tale, this book is sure to add a touch of cheeky fun to your Christmas celebrations.
A heartwarming tale of friendship and festive cheer, as Dharma seeks solace for a peaceful read, her holiday plans take a turn when her friend Macca the Alpaca needs her help.
Greedy little pug
As the world’s greediest Pug eagerly awaits Santa’s arrival, you can bet there will be plenty of laughs and holiday cheer. Join Pig on his quest for presents in this laugh-out-loud book.
Digger to the rescue
When Santa encounters trouble en route to a small country school, it’s the trusty Little Yellow Digger to the rescue, ensuring a festive celebration with plenty of Christmas cheer and presents for all.
The joys of sharing
Celebrating the magic of sharing, this enchanting Christmas tale is a perfect addition to the beloved Rainbow Fish series, bringing sparkle and delight to the holiday season.
Wizz’s whacky adventures
Will Wizz manage to stay on Santa’s nice list, or is he headed for trouble? As he eagerly prepares for Santa’s visit, each turn of the page reveals Wizz’s mischievous antics.
A heist for the holidays
Join the chic and adventurous Claris as she takes on the winter wonders of New York City. Little did she know that this Christmas would bring a daring escapade, racing through the city to stop a cat burglar and save the day.
Have a merry Chrismukkah
A heartwarming tale for Jewish kids who love the magic of Santa. This special book invites children to join in the festive fun and festivities, reminding them that Santa is just like them.
A tale of excitement
Join Kathleen as she eagerly awaits the once-a-year Christmas train, bringing joy, gifts and festive cheer to the remote settlements along the Nullarbor Plain.
From a distant tree adorned with sparkling trinkets to a quest to decorate their very own Christmas gum tree, Possum and his crafty crew of helpers embark on a festive adventure.
Wishing on a dream
Dive into a sparkling and beautiful story that captures the wonder of the season, the joy of presents and the timeless dreams of a child.
Jumping little joeys
Join a festive trio of little joeys in this charming Australian Christmas story as they deck the halls and prepare for Santa’s visit.
Embark on a magical journey to the North Pole as a brother and sister discover the enchanting wonders of the holiday season. From candy cane trees to gingerbread houses, this delightful story captures the joy and magic of Christmas night.
Time for bed
As bedtime approaches on the busiest night of the year, follow the journey to find Father Christmas with beloved characters like Rumble the dinosaur and Flicker the dragon.
First Christmas joy
Join the loveable Spot as he helps Mum prepare for the festive season, from wrapping presents to decorating the tree and learning all about carol singing.
A playful peak
In a bid to resist the temptation to peek, Bluey, Bingo and Muffin embark on a playful game called Verandah Santa. With the excitement building, what surprises will Santa bring?
Everyone loves to sing-a-long
Capturing the essence of an Aussie Christmas summer, from sprinkler runs and beach cricket to long road trips and crowded paddling pools, comes a celebration of summer and the joys of an Australian Christmas.
‘Tis the season
Join the Jolly Christmas Postman on a festive adventure as he delivers special letters and surprises to beloved fairy-tale characters on Christmas Eve.
Follow Willow as she embarks on a heartwarming journey to find the perfect gift for her best friend, learning that the greatest gift of all is the time spent together.
As they decorate for their Christmas party, Spot and his family search for the missing star which leads to unexpected surprises and a lot of festive giggles.
My true love gave to me…
From the iconic Frigatebird with its bright red plumage to the iridescent green of the Emerald Dove, this charming book celebrates the unique and diverse birdlife that inhabits Christmas Island.
Join the search for Mrs Angel, Mr Gingerbread Man, Mrs Robin and Mr Snowman through this interactive holiday book.
A tale as old as time
Marie is given a magical nutcracker on Christmas Eve. With a handsome red jacket, sparkling green eyes, and a snowy cotton beard, the Nutcracker becomes Marie’s defender against the monstrous Mouse King, leading her to a fantastical kingdom.
Learning about Christmas
From the ancient celebration of the winter solstice to the evolution of Father Christmas, this book explores the rich tapestry of customs that make the festive season special.
Anticipating on Christmas Eve
Let the holidays come alive with the enchanting combination of story and music, creating a festive and memorable experience for the whole family.
Get ready for a festive frolic filled with obstacles like clippy-cloppy reindeer, roaring polar bears, and flippy-flappy penguins as four playful bunnies embark on a jolly Christmas adventure to find elves.
A festive feast
From wrapping up warm to feeding the reindeer and loading presents onto the sleigh, follow the Very Hungry Caterpillar’s whimsical journey in a far-off frosty land filled with starlight and magic.
What is Christmas to you?
Fox, Badger, Magpie, and friends each have their own idea of what Christmas is about. However, Hedgehog and Tortoise, experiencing their first Christmas, find that the most important lesson is about being with the ones you love.
Wombat’s holiday hijinks
From playful battles with Santa’s reindeer over carrots to an unexpected sleigh ride, Mothball’s antics bring a humorous and heartwarming touch to the season.
Only a few more sleeps
With excitement bubbling over, Little Pip can’t contain himself, and Daddy Grizzle faces the delightful challenge of explaining just how many sleeps are left until the magical celebration.
A festive delight featuring your favourite characters, from meeting Father Christmas to celebrating a White Christmas and enjoying winter sports, each story adds its own charm to the holiday spirit.
A feline’s festivities
It’s Christmas time again for Slinky Malinki the Cat and like all of us, Slinky is excited about the Christmas tree with all its shiny decorations and tinsel. However, Slinky decides to climb the tree … what do you think happens next?
Scout is up to his antics again
Follow Scout Elf as he prepares everything perfectly for Santa’s arrival, only to find the night taking unexpected turns.
Bear’s friends are determined to keep him awake for Christmas, leading to a festive journey filled with tree hunting, baking, stocking hanging and joyful singing.
The master of Christmas mischief
With a heart two sizes too small, the Grinch sets out to ruin Christmas for the Whos in Whoville. However, as he discovers the true spirit of the season, his heart grows, and he undergoes a heartwarming change.
Christmas in the middle of summer brings a unique challenge for Santa as he swaps his traditional attire for a sunhat, shorts, and a pair of thongs. Roos and a ute replace the sleigh and reindeer, creating a festive celebration uniquely Australian.
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