With everything so merry and bright, it’s a wonderful time to get cosy under a blanket and read some festive stories about Christmas, Santa, magic and more. These are our favourite kid’s Christmas books for 2021. —Jennifer Cox
Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook: With an amusing read-aloud story and enchanting, immersive illustrations, this charming adaptation is the perfect nostalgic gift. Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister wished his family would disappear, and he never thought his wish would come true. Can he keep a couple of crooks from entering his house? Complete with bumbling burglars, brilliant booby traps, and a heartwarming happy ending, this picture book is perfect for movie fans, parents, and any kid who’s ever dreamed of being home alone.
Peanuts Holiday Cookbook: Bring the whole family together for irresistible goodies to make for year-round holidays and special occasions. Featuring over 50 delicious recipes and more than 75 classic comic strips and original illustrations, kids will share the kitchen with Charles Schulz’s beloved characters, including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Pig Pen, Schroeder, and many more.
The Christmas Pig: This heartwarming, page-turning adventure from author J.K. Rowling is about one child’s love for his most treasured thing, and how far he will go to find it. Jack loves his childhood toy, Dur Pig—he has always been there for him, through good and bad, until one Christmas Eve something terrible happens: DP is lost. But Christmas Eve is a night for miracles and lost causes, a night when all things can come to life… even toys, and Jack’s newest toy – the Christmas Pig (DP’s replacement) – has a daring plan. They embark on a magical journey to seek something lost, and to save the only best friend Jack has ever known.
Finding Christmas: Robert Munsch’s Finding Christmas is actually based on the beloved author’s real life. Every year Julie finds the Christmas presents her parents hid: in the basement, under the bed, in the garage, but this year it’s Christmas Eve and she has found nothing! Her investigation takes her to a mysterious box on the rooftop, which, lo and behold, houses all of the gifts! But, in classic Munsch style, she becomes trapped inside, creating the biggest surprise of all for her family on Christmas morning.
Pete The Cat Saves Christmas: Your child can spend the holidays with their favorite blue cat! In this rockin’ spin on the traditional tale The Night Before Christmas, Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do. And the fun won’t stop when you finish the book—it comes with a free downloadable song, too!
How To Catch A Snowman: From the bestselling How to Catch series comes a new winter adventure. The heroes’ entry for the snowman contest has magically come to life and run away—can your child help catch it? Get ready for snow much fun as you travel through a winter wonderland with running, skating, and bouncing through trap after trap to catch the snowman and claim the winning prize.