Children’s Christmas books…

Dear Santa

Elise Hartley & Shannon Horsfall

Dear Santa is a great book to read at Christmas time and features (you guessed it) letters to the jolly man who wears a red suit.

Kids will love pulling letters out of the envelopes and lifting the flaps to discover what the various animal characters want for Christmas. Skunk naturally wants perfume (among other things) and then there’s mouse who last year accidently asked for a cat instead of a car.

A funny and beautifully illustrated book that’s perfect for the festive season.

Scholastic, RRP $17.99



Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Johnny Marks, illustrated by Louis Shea

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a rendition of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

This book comes with a CD recording of the popular festive tune performed by singer and actress Penny McNamee.

Funny illustrations run alongside the lyrics to breathe new life into the well-known song, which was composed by Johnny Marks way back in 1949.

A great book for kids who love Rudolph or are discovering the red-nosed reindeer for the first time.

Scholastic, RRP $19.99



Macca’s Christmas Crackers

Matt Cosgrove

Macca the alpaca is back for Christmas! Turns out the lovable character is Christmas obsessed and loves dressing up as Santa.

Macca’s Christmas Crackers follows the hugely popular Macca the Alpaca and Alpacas with Maracas books.

Bursting with colourful and cracking illustrations, this title explores friendship, creativity, generosity and the spirit of giving.

With its simple and rhyming text, this Macca’s Christmas Crackers is perfect for pint-sized readers.

Scholastic, RRP $17.99



Hopping around the Christmas Tree

John Marks & Benjamin Johnston

Aussie animals abound in this Christmas title which comes with a CD that will have the whole family singing along.

The book is colourfully illustrated accompanied by lyrics to the song Hopping Around, performed by Colin Buchanan. The song will sound familiar – it’s a rejig of the classic Christmas hit Rockin’ Around.

There are cockatoos, kangaroos and crocodiles hopping right into the Christmas fun.

With fun animal characters and easy to read print, this title is great for younger readers.

Scholastic, RRP $19.99



Excuse Me, Santa!

Dave Hughes & Holly Ife, illustrated by Philip Bunting

Kids will love this funny flatulence story, which is a Christmas sequel to the best-selling Excuse Me!

In this explosive tale by TV/radio personality Dave Hughes and wife Holly Ife, a girl with impeccable manners called Martha May unexpectedly meets Santa. He is clearly hungry, so Martha May decides it’s a good idea to offer him some of her Great Aunt Edith’s Christmas Pudding.

The thing is Martha keeps feeding Santa pudding until (you guessed it) there is a loud explosion.

Scholastic, RRP $17.99