6 fun story & activity books for Christmas

The holiday season is just another excuse to gather round for storytime and get creative. These books will get your little ones in the mood for a visit from Father Christmas …

Meerkat Christmas

by Emily Gravett

Meerkat Christmas story book by Emily Grawett

Sunny wants a white Christmas, with a decorated tree, carols and sprouts for dinner . . . none of which he can see at home in the Kalahari Desert. So off he heads to find the perfect Christmas elsewhere, before realising that maybe Christmas isn’t all about the trimmings. Emily Gravett’s witty and heart-warming celebration of festive fun and family love shows that Christmas can be whatever you want it to be.

Published by Pan MacMillan South Africa

Oscar the Hungry Unicorn Eats Christmas

by Lou Carter and Nikki Dyson

Oscar the hungry unicorn eats Christmas book

It’s Christmas Eve and Oscar the Unicorn is hungry. He’s eaten the Christmas tree, the stockings and is about to make a start on the presents. But at least he hasn’t eaten the magic reindeer food that allows the reindeer to fly … has he?!

Oh. He has. All of it.

How is Santa going to deliver presents to the rest of fairyland with his trusty reindeer unable to fly? Luckily, Princess Oola has an idea … Oscar will make the best reindicorn EVER! The brilliantly funny sequel to the Oscar the Hungry Unicorn, full of Christmas fun and silliness!

Published by Pan MacMillan South Africa

Snow Bunny’s Christmas Gift

by Rebecca Harry

Snow Bunny's Christmas Gift by Rebecca Harry

Snow Bunny loves being with her friends. But when it’s too cold to play, Snow Bunny is left all alone. Whatever will she do now? But with a little luck, Snow Bunny makes cosy gifts for her friends and learns that friendship is the greatest gift of all. With sparkly foil throughout, this winter tale is full of generosity and friendship, and makes the perfect Christmas gift.

Published by Nosy Crow, distributed in South Africa by Jonathan Ball Publishers

Listen to the Christmas Songs

by Marion Billet

Listen to the Christmas songs by Marion Billet

Adults and children alike will be enchanted by this Christmas addition to the popular Listen to the… board book series. Aimed at the very young, this book has a button on every spread which triggers one of six different festive songs to join in with.

Published by Nosy Crow, distributed in South Africa by Jonathan Ball Publishers

Make & Play Christmas

by Joey Chou

Make and Play Christmas book by Joey Chou

In this innovative new activity board book, children can assemble their very own Christmas ornaments. Featuring 20 unique and colourful designs, the press-out pieces can be simply slotted together to create bright and cheerful ornaments, ideal for hanging on display. After putting together the ornaments, children can read the story, sing the Christmas songs and make some festive crafts, including snowball truffles and wrapping paper.

Published by Nosy Crow, distributed in South Africa by Jonathan Ball Publishers

Bing’s Christmas Bauble Books

Bing's Christmas Bauble Books pack

The perfect festive present for little Bingsters! Four bauble-shaped board books in a sparkly silver and red gift box. These four little festive board books are the perfect size for small hands. They teach toddlers about first concepts (Numbers, Opposites, Shapes and Colours) and then double up as Christmas tree decorations! Once you’ve read them, have fun threading them with ribbon and hang them on your

Christmas tree or around your home. Each board book is 10 pages long, and has sturdy board pages, simple words, and colourful festive images of Bing and his friends on every spread.

Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, distributed in South Africa by Jonathan Ball Publishers

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