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5 Children’s Books Ideal For A Christmas Eve Box

Over the last couple of years, I have started doing a Christmas Eve box for my boys. I really enjoy putting little bits together in their boxes such as –

Christmas PJ’s
Hot chocolate
Christmas DVD
A couple of sweet treats
A bedtime storybook

My kids have a bedtime story every night so Christmas Eve is no different. They love their bedtime stories and I have come across some lovely books recently that will be perfect for a Christmas Eve box filler, so here they are!

The Snowdog Board Book By Raymond Briggs

This is a gorgeous little rhyming board book all about Snowdog. Snowdog loves to have fun and play in the snow. This cute little toddlers book is beautifully illustrated. It really is adorable.

The Snowdog by board book by Raymond Briggs. Christmas Eve box fillers

The Christmasaurus By Tom Fletcher, illustrated by Shane Devries

The Christmasaurus is all about a little boy called William Trundle and a dinosaur called the Christmasaurus. They meet each other on Christmas Eve and enjoy a magical adventure together. The journey is all about discovering what our heart desires and that the impossible is indeed not all that impossible! We learn about friendships and family, see singing elves, flying reindeer and other fabulous finds. A beautiful enchanting story for Christmas Eve.

The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher. Christmas Eve box fillers

Where Bear? By Sophy Henn

This is a beautiful heartwarming story of a cub bear that lives with a little boy. But over time the bear grew and grew and grew! the little boy thought it was time to find somewhere new to live as he was just too big for the house, but Where Bear?

Where Bear? By Sophy Henn. Christmas Eve box fillers

Billy and the Minpins By Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake

This is a brand new edition of Roald Dahl’s last story.Billy’s mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, that’s exactly what he does! There he meets the Minpins, tiny tree-dwelling people whose children are the size of matchsticks. They live in fear of the terrible, galloping GRUNCHER.

Billy and the Minpins by Roald Dahl. Christmas Eve box fillers

Father Christmas’s Fake Beard By Terry Pratchett

Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers – they all start to feel a bit…samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store, or was even arrested for burglary!? These ten stories will have the kids in fits of laughter!

Father Christmas's Fake Beard by Terry Pratchett. Christmas Eve box fillers


Are you doing a Christmas Eve box this year?

*We were sent these items for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own*

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  1. Kim Carberry

    December 7, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Aww! What lovely books…
    My youngest actually started reading The Christmasaurus last night. She loves it! x
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  2. Jenny Bates

    December 7, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Books have always been a favourite with my grandchildren, I love reading them to them and they enjoy Terry Pratchett’s books

  3. Debbie Roberts

    December 8, 2017 at 4:40 am

    Hi Jayne, the idea of a Christmas box never occurred to me, but it’s something I would have done for sure when they were younger. It did occur to me to do one now they are older, but I battle to know what to buy them as it is. One thing I did do was to buy a Christmas book for us to enjoy. Who doesn’t enjoy a good Christmas book? I would have happily enjoyed any of the books above… When your boys are older I can recommend Tolkiens Letters From Father Christmas. I even took the idea and used it myself for a few years.

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