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The build up to Christmas is magical for children and parents alike, but in recent years, I’ve found it increasingly difficult to find age appropriate festive books for the children. Mia is 8, but reads books that some teenagers would struggle with. Theo is the opposite. He isn’t overly keen on reading and would happily stick with old favourites, especially at this time of year. Christmas books for older kids are far harder to come by than those on offer for younger children. It’s also difficult to find Christmas books for older kids that suit both an avid reader and a child who doesn’t enjoy reading as much.
Below I have compiled a list of what I believe are the best Christmas books for older kids. These are all books that will be enjoyed by the whole family. There are some great chapter books perfect for a festive bedtime story and a fab mix of comedy and festive magic.
All of the books listed below have been or will be read in the very near future by myself, Mia and Theo, so if you’d like to know our thoughts on each title let us know in the comments below! Mia could talk about her favourite books from dawn ’til dusk and she will be more than happy to give a review from a children’s aspect.
- The Christmas Wish (aff) by Lori Evert.
- Dr. Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas (aff).
- The Night I Met Father Christmas (aff) by Ben Miller.
- Father Christmas’s Fake Beard (aff) by Terry Pratchett.
- The Christmasaurus (aff) by Tom Fletcher.
- The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch (aff) by Tom Fletcher.
- The Girl Who Saved Christmas (aff) by Matt Haig.
- A Boy Called Christmas (aff) by Matt Haig.
- Can Doctor Proctor Save Christmas? (aff) by Jo Nesbo.
- Stanley’s Christmas Adventure (aff) by Jeff Brown.
The list above is proof that you don’t have to wave goodbye to festive stories after the age of 4 or 5. Have you read any of the titles listed above? Can you recommend any others?