Updated: Dec 9, 2020
'Tis the season. Get ready with one of these lovely festive picture books. Click on the image or the title for a link to buy the book from bookshop.org and support local bookshops.
If ever we needed a magical Christmas treat, it was this year. Enter Shirley Hughes and a festive sequel to the much-loved Dogger, 40 years on. Authentic, unfussy, true. A joy.
A lovely wintery lift-the-flap book of a journey home through the snow to a cosy fire and a Christmas tree. It doesn’t look like a White Christmas is on the cards, but little ones can imagine with this.
Simon & Schuster, £12.99
This isn’t strictly a Christmassy book but it gloriously snowy and Kate Hindley's illustrations are a delight. Gertie, the littlest yak in the herd struggles, to come to terms with her diminutive size. And guess who saves the day? Little yaks will puff up with pride.
When snow angels melt they become guardian angels for the people who made them. Didn't you know? O'Farrell's first children's book is a modern day fairytale about those moments when someone or something seems, almost miraculously, to keep you from harm. Beautifully illustrated, perfect for reading aloud to children of 6+.