Picture Books & Resources
Children (and adults) will enjoy the festive season with this collection of traditional and modern Christmas stories. You could read one book a day to countdown to the festive season. This will support children’s learning behind why people celebrate at this time of the year. You can also use the resources below to reinforce the books. Publishers release new Christmas books around October. This list will update every year.
These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!
Why Christmas: The 12 Days of Christmas customs and traditions
British Council: Christmas presents and decorations
BBC: Counting songs: The twelve days of Christmas
Topmarks: The Christmas Nativity Story
CBeebies: Nativity told using sand drawings
Teaching Ideas: Teaching ideas and classroom resources to learn about Christianity
Teaching Ideas: Teaching ideas and classroom resources to learn about Christmas
Scholastic: Christmas Is Coming – Lesson plans, crafts and activities
British Council: Charities lesson Plan around Christmas
Historic UK: Christmas Crackers
More Books to Explore
The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.
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