How to bring Christmas spirit to your children? Through books of course, notably with the classics, to read again and again all along December. Poetic, tender and snowy, here are six books to read at bed under a thick blanket, snuggled against your children.
Christmas animals by Richard Scarry
Richard Scarry is probably one of the the most famous author and illustrator for children in the United States and maybe in the world. This collection of stories subjects are delightful animals, nice and tender. A bit outdated, which increases the charm of this reissue.
Santa animals – from 3 years – Richard scary – Albin Michel jeunesse, € 14.90
Ernest and Célestine’s Christmas
These three beautiful Christmas stories give us an opportunity to find our two heroes, the big Ernest and the little Celestine. The drawings are lovely watercolors while the text: sophisticated, funny and moving is a real delight.
Ernest & Celestine’s christmas by Gabrielle Vincent, Casterman – from 5 to 8 years € -18
This pretty little Christmas story also puts on stage the cutest animals. The poor mouse mailman after overthrowing his letters in the snow is troubled, an address being deleted; thanks to the solidarity of his friends in the forest, he finally finds the sender who is Santa Claus himself ! This timeless story is definitely a jewel of literature for children.
Christmas letter by Yukiko Tanno and Mako Taruishi – published at l’Ecole des Loisirs – from 3 years, 5.60 €
Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
This Christmas classic literature will seduce beyond doubt the elderly with ghost stories. It’s an opportunity to introduce them to one of the greatest English novelists of the 19th century.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – Gallimard Jeunesse – € 25
This beautiful book tells the story of Balthazar on Christmas Eve, who wants to offer a gift to Pépin, but his pockets are empty … Mr. Merlin and his enchanted store will help. This magical tale will thrill the children without even evoking Santa.
Balthazar’s christmas by Emma Kelly, Hatier Jeunesse – from 3 years – 5 € 30
Seeking for Santa
This little and original book, with wonderful artwork tells the story of a funny little snowman who decides to leave the garden in which he lives to meet Santa and bring him a gift. One can only melt for this reckless and generous snowman!
Seeking for Santa, by Thierry Bedieu – published in Seuil – from 3 years – € 18