I love switching up Evie’s bookshelves. She is absolutely obsessed with books, and from the moment she gets up she raids her bookshelves and presents us with a book to read to her.

As it’s Christmas, I thought I’d share with you what’s currently on the ‘front row’ of Evie’s bookshelf.

What's On Evie's Christmas Bookshelf

There are so many great Christmas picture books to choose from. I seriously had to stop myself from getting carried away.

We read themed books in Autumn and at Halloween, and noticed that it really helped to develop Evie’s recognition for things a lot quicker.

We’ve been reading these Christmas themed books everyday so far in December, and it’s already started to prove worthwhile. She can now say Santa and Reindeer, and she recognises objects like snowmen and Christmas trees when we’re out and about.

Just before hitting publish on this post, we were sent three more books by the lovely people at Edgmont Publishing, to add to our Christmas bookshelf. They are so lovely, I just had to add them to this post.

Christmas Bookshelf Edgmont

We were sent ‘Pop-Out and Play Nativity Story’, ‘Socks for Santa’ and ‘The Little Christmas Tree’.

Socks for Santa‘ is about George, a fearless little hero who ventures to the North Pole to make sure Santa gets some presents for a change. He meets lots of characters on his quest and his woolly socks end up saving the day! Doesn’t it sound sweet?

Pop-Out and Play Nativity Story‘ is equally lovely and is perfect for introducing children to the Nativity story. It follows Mary and Joseph through Bethlehem and at the end you can make your very own Nativity scene with a pop out stable! This would be such a great book to set out on display every Christmas!

The Nativity Story

Lastly we were sent ‘The Little Christmas Tree‘, a heart-warming Christmas story about children that have decorated all of the trees in Emerald Wood just in time for Christmas, but one tree has been forgotten. The animals set about making the tree a spectacular success before Christmas morning.

What’s even more adorable is that when you’re done reading, you can pop out some pieces and decorate your own pop-up tree, just like the animals in the story!

Christmas Bookshelf Tree

These interactive books really bring Christmas to life and are perfect for kids of all ages. Here are some other titles that you’ll find on our bookshelf this Christmas:

Christmas Bookshelf

The Perfect Gift – When Little Squeak loses Big’s present he worries that their Christmas will be ruined. Big is quick to reassure him that all is not lost. As they get ready for Christmas, Little Squeak learns about the most precious gift of all, being with each other.

Zoe and Beans: Zoe’s Christmas List – Zoe knows exactly what she wants for Christmas, and to make sure Father Christmas does too, she and Beans take a trip across the Arctic all the way to the North Pole. But with a baby polar bear to rescue and a swirling snowstorm to contend with, will they ever make it?!

The Gruffalo’s Child – This is the beautiful sequel to the famous book ‘The Gruffalo’. It follows the Gruffalo’s child as it explores the deep dark wood looking for the clever little mouse. It’s a must for any bookshelf!

Can You Say It Too? Jingle! Jingle! – This book is perfect for toddlers learning to talk. The lift the flaps make reading fun and it’s a great book for getting your toddler to repeat words and to teach them about Christmas characters.

Santa’s Sleigh: A Fun Christmas Counting Book – Is an interactive book with a ready-to-turn wheel. it’s a busy night in the North Pole as the elves help Santa pack the sleigh, but with every load of goodies, the sleigh becomes heavier and heavier. How many reindeer will be needed to ensure that all the gifts are delivered to all the children on time?

Santa is Coming to Cornwall – This book can be personalised to your local county which makes it even more magical. In our version it follows Santa as he makes his way to Cornwall. Unfortunately he gets lost on the way, but luckily the newest littlest reindeer saves the day!

If you liked this post be sure to check out our ‘3 Easy Toddler Christmas Crafts‘ and our ‘10 Family Christmas Traditions To Start This Year‘.

Do you like to switch up your books? What books are on your Christmas bookshelf? Do you have an all time favourite Christmas book?

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  1. December 19, 2015 / 9:59 pm

    Rowan is also obsessed with books and the first thing he does every morning is pull them all off the bookshelf. During the day he loves passing me them, then climbing onto my knee for story time.

    I love the idea of having themed books to tie in with certain times of the year. That’s definitely something we’ll be doing next year.

    Great choices of Christmas books.

    Laura x

    • December 22, 2015 / 8:06 pm

      It’s so sweet when they bring them to you all the time isn’t it. We started doing themed books in Autumn and we were shocked at how much Evie learnt from them. We’ll be carrying it on next year too because it definitely helps with learning. Merry Christmas! x

  2. December 19, 2015 / 11:27 pm

    A great selection! I gotta be honest but nothing beats The Night Before Christmas and the Gruffalo books for us! #KCACOLS xx

    • December 22, 2015 / 8:12 pm

      Ohhh I haven’t thought about getting The Night Before Christmas. That definitely has to be one to add to the shelf next year. xx

  3. December 19, 2015 / 11:28 pm

    Beautiful selection of books. I love the interactive ones, look so much fun for little ones.

    • December 22, 2015 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you so much. The interactive ones are so cute. Especially as they can be displayed for Christmas or built up and put down again at will. x

  4. December 19, 2015 / 11:35 pm

    My boys have never, ever been into books, and it used to really bother me. So many parents talk about books their kids are reading and it all used to make me a little bit sad. Like I was missing out on a magical part of parenting. Then, the other night Ellis asked for me to read to him in bed, and he sat there and listened and giggled and chatted to me about what was happening. A memory I will cherish forever. I really hope I can make this a little habit and enjoy reading with him each night. I will keep these books in mind for next year! And I will keep waiting for the moment I can read my favourite ever book, The magic faraway tree, with him!xx

    • December 22, 2015 / 10:49 pm

      Ohhh that’s so cute. What a beautiful memory. The Magic Faraway Tree is my ultimate favourite kids book too! I’ve read it way more times than I should have. I hope you get lots more story time with Ellis! 🙂 x

  5. December 19, 2015 / 11:36 pm

    And as I ALWAYS forget #KCACOLS xx

  6. Kelly Robinson
    December 19, 2015 / 11:58 pm

    We have places a few Christmas books on my sons bookshelf which we have read most nights this month. We bought the Stick Man to read Christmas eve as it will be on tv on Christmas day! I love the amount of books available to children today. Merry Christmas #KCACOLS

    • December 22, 2015 / 10:51 pm

      Awww I really want the Stick Man! It looks brilliant. I’ve seen it on lots of other peoples shelves. Merry Christmas! x

  7. December 20, 2015 / 12:49 am

    How lovely. It’s great to read seasonal books with little ones, it makes everyone feel festive.xx

    • December 22, 2015 / 10:52 pm

      Thank you. It really does get you in the mood for the season. Merry Christmas. x

  8. December 20, 2015 / 3:18 pm

    What a great selection you have here! I am loving reading Christmas books to my daughter at the moment, we have the Santa comes to Sheffield…. it’s ace!


    • December 22, 2015 / 10:58 pm

      Thank you so much! It really makes you feel festive doesn’t it? I hope you have a lovely Christmas. x

  9. December 20, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    There’s some lovely books here! We bought Sophie some Christmas books to read in the run up to Christmas too x

    • December 22, 2015 / 10:58 pm

      Thank you so much. It really gets you in the festive spirit doesn’t and teaches them about Christmas. x

  10. You Baby Me Mummy
    December 20, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    Such a gorgeous selection of books. I bet she is loving all of these. xx

    • December 22, 2015 / 11:01 pm

      Thank you! They really get you in the mood for Christmas don’t they. Wishing you and your little family a very lovely Christmas. xx

  11. December 20, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    What a fab selection. The pop put books look lovely. Santa’s sleigh also sounds great. X

    • December 22, 2015 / 11:01 pm

      They are so lovely. Such a creative way to make Christmas books interactive. Merry Christmas to you and your family! x

  12. December 20, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    Oh there are some gorgeous books here – I read ‘Twas the night before Christmas’ to Pickle tonight for the first time – it was magical! Kaz x

    • January 3, 2016 / 6:12 pm

      Aww thank you so much. I love that book so much. I hope you had a magical Christmas. x

  13. December 21, 2015 / 12:46 am

    What lovely books. We always appreciate the Christmas books. It gets the girls in the festive spirit and I really think it helps with their understanding of what’s going on.xx

    • January 3, 2016 / 6:15 pm

      Thank you so much. I hope you had a magical Christmas with your family. x

  14. December 21, 2015 / 10:03 am

    These are lovely books. I love the pop up ones. Sienna love these type of books although I need to be careful as she sometimes wants to pull to strong some parts and can rip it a little bit!! Oops yes I know, not good!! I love Xmas books. Bella gets so excited about Xmas since half end of Nov and she always wants to read Xmas books. She loves to read The Snowman. It is actually very cute to watch. hanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. Merry Christmas to you and your family and Happy New Year 2016. I hope to see you in the New Year! 🙂 xx

    • January 4, 2016 / 2:35 pm

      They are so sweet aren’t they. Evie is quite gentle with books but we do get have a lot of lift the flap books with no flaps haha. I can’t wait till Evie is Bella’s age and she’ll know what Christmas is about. I hope you had a magical Christmas. x

  15. Fritha Strickland
    December 21, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    some classics there! We love the Gruffalo’s child also, it feels very festive somehow doesn’t it. I’ve not heard of a few of these so will check them

    • January 4, 2016 / 2:36 pm

      The Gruffalo’s Child is so cute isn’t it!!! It does feel so festive. I loved it when they put it on the TV at Christmas a couple of years ago too. It’s so sweet. x

  16. December 21, 2015 / 10:32 pm

    Such a nice selection, kids books are always so colourful and cute. I really like the look of the pop out tree book, it looks like it would make for some good interactive fun as well as a reading experience.

    • January 4, 2016 / 2:37 pm

      Thank you so much. They are so sweet aren’t they. The pop out tree book is so colourful and it’s so cute that you can decorate it yourself too. I think interactive books are great too. x

  17. December 21, 2015 / 11:31 pm

    Lovely post! My one-year-old’s favourite book is Dear Santa. It gets read at least 3 times a day.

    • January 4, 2016 / 2:37 pm

      Awww Dear Santa is so cute!!! Christmas books are so magical. I hope you had a lovely one. x

  18. December 21, 2015 / 11:45 pm

    We have lots of lovely Christmas books. Each year I pack them away with the decorations so they are exciting and new when they appear again. We moved house in April and this year I can’t find them. 🙁 I have started our collection again with The Grinch and The Night Before Christmas. x

    • January 4, 2016 / 2:38 pm

      That’s such a great idea. I might do that with our this year. I hope you managed to find them in the end. I love both of those books. The Night Before Christmas is perfect for Christmas Eve boxes. x

  19. December 22, 2015 / 7:44 am

    These are great options! We’ve been reading Christmas books all month too and it’s really helped to get my son excited for Christmas. I’ve been looking for a nativity story book though so might have to check that one out. Thanks for sharing x #kcacols

    • January 4, 2016 / 2:56 pm

      The really do get you in the spirit don’t they. I love Christmas books. They’re so magical. I hope you had a lovely one. x

  20. December 22, 2015 / 8:26 am

    We only have the gruffalos child from this list! So many lovely books for me to check out. I’ve been so unorganised and haven’t changed lambs bookshelf to Christmas books this year x

    • January 4, 2016 / 2:58 pm

      It’s such a beautiful book isn’t it! I adore the gruffalo books. Christmas did definitely creep up on us this year. I hope you managed to catch up. x

  21. December 22, 2015 / 3:35 pm

    Such a lovely selection of books. I live the pop up, interactive books.xx #kcacols

    • January 4, 2016 / 2:59 pm

      The pop up interactive books are so cute!!! They’ll be great to pull out and play with year after year. x

  22. Nin
    December 24, 2015 / 1:10 am

    Awwwwww those pop up ones are so cute! We’ve bought our little girl books for Christmas and are going to read the to her on Christmas day. An amazing pop up artist is Robert Sabuda. His version of Alice in Wonderland is magic! I’m sure your little girl would love it <3

    • December 30, 2015 / 9:49 am

      They’re really sweet aren’t they. Aww reading them on Christmas day makes them even more magical. I’m off to look up Robert Sabuda. I adore Alice in Wonderland and I love pop up books. Thank you so much for the suggestion. x

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