Five festive children’s books to read this Christmas

11 December 2019

‘Tis the season for books! There’s no other time of year that is filled with as much hope, joy and excitement as Christmas, so why not embrace all of the merriment and relax with one of these magical children’s stories, which you can find in our app now.

If you have already watched lots of Christmas movies, attended plenty of carol concerts and eaten your fair share of mince pies, you and your little one may be looking to find new ways to feel festive. These five Christmas books could be the answer, so take a peek at our seasonal picks below and start reading today.

The Mouse That Cancelled Christmas

Mouse has decided that getting in the festive spirit is far too dangerous – from sharp pine needles on the Christmas tree, to paper cuts from wrapping paper, to sneeze-inducing clouds of icing sugar for decorating the gingerbread biscuits. How will the other animals in Jingle Bell Forest persuade him to relax? Find out in this warm and comical Christmas tale filled with plenty of laugh-out-loud silliness.

A Tail of Christmas

Imagine if you had never heard of Christmas and you were about to learn about it for the very first time! Well that’s just the case for these two loveable mice, who are about to discover the true meaning of the festive season. Follow their journey as they stumble upon a Christmas tree, presents, stockings and more in the house they live in.

The Most Beautiful Christmas Stories

This wonderful book is filled with a magical collection of Christmas stories and beautiful illustrations for children and grown ups to enjoy. Read festive tales like The Legend of the Christmas Tree, A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King as well as many more.

Poppy Gets Ready for Christmas

Join Poppy as she prepares for Christmas with her family and her dog. From shopping to gift giving, decorating the tree to playing in the snow, Poppy loves everything about this magical time of year, especially being at home with her loved ones.

My Christmas Tree

It’s Christmas time and Little Bear is decorating her very own tree. Join her as she hangs her favourite ornaments on the branches. From a gingerbread decoration to a glittering angel, homemade snowflakes to red and green baubles – it’s fun to watch Little Bear’s tree come together in all its festive glory.


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If you’re concerned that your children won’t be reading enough books during the Christmas break, try creating a fun reading challenge to motivate them to read more books in the Pickatale app and offer them a thoughtful reward if they succeed. Happy reading!

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