Best Picture Books as stocking fillers this Christmas

Last minute gifts for children are usually nightmarish. have selected my favourite picture books as stocking fillers for children this Christmas.

Books are always great to keep younger children entertained in the early hours of Christmas morning and during the school holidays. These books are fun and won’t be perceived as ‘educational’ by kids.

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Tickle My Ears by Jorg Muhle (Gecko Press)

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This hardbook is really sweet and suitable for very young children and toddlers. It’s about bedtime routines. It’s getting late and time for little rabbit to go to bed. Can you help him with this new bedtime ritual: Clap your hands, plump the pillow, tickle little rabbit’s ears, stroke his back, pull up the covers, and a goodnight kiss. And don’t forget to turn out the light: here’s the switch!

The Queen’s Present by Steve Antony

A witty and stylish celebration of the Queen and the world’s best known landmarks, with a wonderful festive flair.

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Read London Mums’ interview with Steve and our review of his book here:

A few words with author & illustrator Steve Antony on his passion for The Queen & his work

 

Everybunny Dance

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Read London Mums’ review of this book here.

Picture Book of the week: Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall

 

Santa Claude

By Alex T. Smith – a brand-new festive tale about Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero

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Hardback RRP £8.99

From the World Book Day Illustrator 2014 comes a brand-new festive tale about Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero.

Claude and Sir Bobblysock think they’ve caught a burglar coming down the chimney on Christmas Eve. They clap on the handcuffs and turn on the lights. Oh no! It isn’t a burglar – it’s none other than Santa Claus! Now the key for the handcuffs is lost and it’s up to our two heros to deliver all the presents before midnight…

Claude was selected for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in 2017. Alex T. Smith was the World Book Day Illustrator 2014.

Author Alex T. Smith graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Illustration and won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Illustration. Claude won the 5-9 young fiction Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award, was selected for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in 2017. Alex T. Smith is a World Book Day Illustrator.

 

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