Best Christmas Books For Kids Australia

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Reading the best Christmas books for kids Australia wide together as a family is such a wonderful bonding activity to share in the often hectic lead up to Christmas each year.

In our family we set up a reading tradition from when our kids were just babies to read a Christmas book together each night in December before bedtime. In addition to this family reading time our kids also spend hours in the lead up to Christmas, in their toy teepee reading their Christmas books too.

Over the years our Christmas book collection has grown substantially from the best Christmas picture books and the best Christmas board books that are the best Christmas books for toddlers to the best Christmas stories kids love, to the best Christmas books for teens. We also love unique Australian Christmas books.

To help you identify the best Christmas books kids in your family will love we’ve listed our favourites in this article together with the recommended age groups they’re written for and a link to where you can purchase these amazing kids’ Christmas books from.

Browse through our list and get organised for December by ordering the best Christmas books for your family today.

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Best Christmas Books For Kids Australia

Best Christmas Books For Kids Australia Comparison Chart

CHRISTMAS BOOKIMAGEFOR AGESPRICE
Baby Touch,
Happy Christmas
0 – 3 YearsSee Price
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Happy Christmas
From The Very
Hungry Caterpillar
0 – 3 YearsSee Price
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Spot’s First
Christmas
2 Years+See Price
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Santa’s
High Tech
Christmas
3 Years +See Price
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There Is A
Monster Under
My Christmas
Tree Who Farts
3 Years +See Price
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Santa’s Aussie
Holiday
3 – 7 YearsSee Price
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Adam Spencer’s
12 Days of
Christmas
3 – 99 YearsSee Price
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How The
Grinch Stole
Christmas
4 Years +See Price
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Christmas
Wombat
4 – 6 YearsSee Price
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The Polar
Express
Up to 5 years.See Price
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Olive, The
Other Reindeer
6 – 7 YearsSee Price
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A Boy Called
Christmas
7 – 10 YearsSee Price
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The Girl Who
Saved Christmas
7 Years +See Price
HERE
Nutcracked8 – 12 YearsSee Price
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Harry Potter
Books
9 Years +See Prices
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Best Christmas Books For Babies

Baby Touch, Happy Christmas!

Baby Touch, Happy Christmas

This is the perfect Christmas board book for baby’s first Christmas. Part of the Ladybird Baby Touch series of books it contains bold, bright colours with a touch and feel feature on each double page to stimulate baby’s senses and encourage toddler interaction and play.

Recommended for ages 0 – 3 years.

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Happy Christmas From the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Happy Christmas From The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This is a beautiful Christmas board book full of festive artwork and gentle rhyming text. You can spot The Very Hungry Caterpillar on every page. Perfect for the youngest of book lovers.

Recommended for ages 0 – 3 years.

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Best Christmas Books For Toddlers

Spot’s First Christmas by Eric Hill

Spot’s First Christmas

Spot’s First Christmas is a delightful book to introduce toddlers to the different aspects of Christmas.

Spot learns about Christmas trees, Christmas carol singers, presents from Santa and more.

Toddlers love to get involved and lift the flaps in this book. This book is perfect for little toddler hands with it’s sturdy board book format and rounded edges.

If you have a little Spot fan in your family, or a child that loves dogs, then this book is a must buy for them! My kids absolutely loved their Spot lift the flap books.

Be quick to buy it however as this book sells out super fast each Christmas, but does seem to be restocked each year.

Recommended for ages 2 years+ but younger kids would enjoy it too.

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Top Christmas Books For Preschoolers

Santa’s High Tech Christmas by Mike Dumbleton & Angela Perrini

Santa’s High Tech Christmas by Mike Dumbleton & Angela Perrini

Santa has discovered high-tech gear with a techno pad, soft reclining seat in his sleigh and a rocket pack to deliver his presents this year but things start going wrong. Santa needs the help of a young girl to make sure all his presents get delivered on time.

Recommended for 3 years+.

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There Is A Monster Under My Christmas Tree Who Farts by Tim Miller & Matt Stanton

There Is A Monster under My Christmas Tree Who Farts

Cheeky kids will love this book! The Fart Monster is back and up to his stinky tricks. Will the boy get the blame this time? Or will he be able to convince Santa to keep him off the naughty list?

Recommended for 3 years+.

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Best Australian Christmas Books

Santa’s Aussie Holiday by Maria Farrer & Anna Walker

Santa’s Aussie Holiday by Maria Farrer & Anna Walker

Santa has been busy traveling the world and decides he needs a well earned break. After spinning his globe he heads off to Australia for his holiday.

Aussie kids will love seeing the iconic Australian activities Santa does on his holiday and the Australian landmarks he visits.

This is also a wonderful unique Aussie Christmas book to send overseas as a Christmas gift so your overseas friends can see what Summer in Australia is like.

This is another popular Christmas book for kids that you need to buy fast when you see it if you want it as it seems to sell out fast each year but is then restocked for the next Christmas.

Recommended for ages 3 – 7 years.

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Adam Spencer’s Twelve Days Of Christmas

Adam Spencer’s Twelve Days Of Christmas

This Christmas book is a cute, clever and hilarious, distinctly Australian take of the classic Twelve Days of Christmas carol.

It features a postie who has to deliver 12 ever more bizarre Christmas gifts.

Full of funny rhymes, stunning illustrations and some cheeky maths (what else would you expect from Australia’s funniest mathematician?!) this book is a delight to read.

Recommended for ages 3 – 99 years.

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Christmas Wombat by Jackie French

Christmas Wombat by Jackie French

Christmas from a wombat’s eye view was always going to be interesting story. This wombat, called Mothball, competes with the reindeer for the carrots left out for them by the local children and takes an unexpected ride in Santa’s sleigh. And let’s just say that it might not just be Santa that faces the prospect of getting stuck in the chimney.

Recommended for 4 – 6 years.

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Classic Christmas Books For Kids

How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss

How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss

This is a true classic Christmas book for good reason with hilarious rhymes and beautiful illustrations. It’s a great story of redemption which teaches young children the true spirit of giving and love.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a fabulous fantasy story for young kids and the young at heart.

Recommended for ages 4 years+.

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The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express is one of my family’s absolute favourite Christmas stories. It is such a magical Christmas story.

Even now when my kids are older they still love this story, reliving the time when the magic of Christmas simply couldn’t be explained and they truly believed.

The Polar Express follows the adventures of a little boy who boards a train bound for the North Pole on Christmas Eve. 

This is a Christmas book that will be treasured by your kids for years.

Recommended for ages up to 5 years, but my kids kept reading it when they were older too.

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Olive, The Other Reindeer by J. otto Seibold & Vivian Walsh

Olive, The Other Reindeer

Olive, a dog, is listening to the song Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer one day when when she mis-hears the lyric ‘All of the other reindeer” as “Olive, the Other Reindeer”. Thinking she must be a reindeer instead of a dog she heads to the North Pole to help Santa at Christmas.

This is such a cute, funny and heartwarming story. It is a book your kids will happily re-read every Christmas for years.

Recommended for ages 6 – 7 years.

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A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig

A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig

This is a Christmas story of adventure, snow, kidnapping and an eleven year old boy who isn’t afraid to believe in magic in order to save Christmas.

This book has been declared by leading book critics to be a new festive classic and was so popular that there are now two other books in this series called Father Christmas and Me and the heart warming and witty The Girl Who Saved Christmas.

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The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig

The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig

The Girl Who saved Christmas is another brilliant Christmas adventure book by Matt Haig full of heart and humour.

Thanks to its imaginative story, wonderful characters (hello Truth Pixie), charm and wit, this is a book that adults will absolutely love reading aloud with their child at bedtime.

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Nutcracked by Susan Adrian

Nutcracked by Susan Adrian

Georgie has just gained the role of a lifetime, dancing the role of Clara in the Nutcracker ballet. But when the Nutcracker’s magic starts to seep into the real world Georgie must save her friend, the Nutcracker, as well as herself.

This is a great book for believers in magic and fans of ballet.

Recommended for 8 – 12 years.

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Best Christmas Books For Teens

Harry Potter Books by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter Books

Although the Harry Potter books strictly speaking aren’t Christmas books a lot of the wizarding adventures in these books do take place around the Christmas holidays. Teens love Harry Potter and probably don’t want to read a traditional Christmas book so I would class the Harry Potter books as one of the best Christmas books for teens.

Recommended for 9 years+.

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Christmas Book Advent Calendar

One fun way to enjoy kids’ Christmas books this December is to wrap 24 kid’s Christmas books and place them in a pile under the Christmas tree. Each day your child can choose one book from the pile to open and read that night as a family. If you have more than one child they can take it in turns to choose a wrapped book.

If 24 books seems too many, then create a 12 day, or even a 7 day, Christmas book advent calendar instead.

Christmas Book Advent Calendars are a beautiful Christmas tradition to begin for your children that will create many wonderful Christmas memories for life.

I hope the above guide to the best Christmas story books for kids has helped you find some wonderful books for the kids in your life. Books are beautiful keepsake presents that can bring so much happiness to kids and to adults.

Merry Christmas!

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