Christmas is the perfect time of year to snuggle up with your little ones and share a charming festive picture book. Here, we are listing our favourite Christmas books for toddlers for 2014. You’ll find beautiful books to share, Christmas Stocking fillers, books for all of the family and more at the Book People’s Christmas Shop

The First Christmas – Rod Campbell

A heart-warming retelling of one of the most famous stories ever told, The First Christmas by Rod Campbell, the author-illustrator of the best-loved Dear Zoo, is a beautiful board book that has easy-to-follow text and Rod Campbell’s trademark bright and appealing artwork throughout – as well as a shiny star on the cover! This is one of our favourite Christmas books for toddlers this year!

The First Christmas | The Book People

Christmas Story Collection

With three festive tales to share and enjoy, this three-book paperback collection of toddler Christmas stories is sure to get the whole family in the mood for Christmas – from the Nativity story to the 12 Days of Christmas and a retelling of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, these toddler books provide a great way of marking the special occasion.Christmas Story Collection | The Book People

Toddler Christmas – Katie Saunders

A great children’s book for anyone with a toddler who may need entertaining as they get a little bit too excited in the build-up to the big day, Toddler Christmas provides a wide range of festive activities, games, puzzles and stories for them to enjoy. Guaranteed to add some sparkle and magic to a toddler’s Christmas, the book features beautiful illustrations from the wonderful Katie Sanders.

Toddler Christmas | The Book People

The Gruffalo’s Child – Julia Donaldson

The award-winning team of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have created an enchanting sequel to The Gruffalo with a bold and naughty character who goes in search of a big, bad mouse. Toddlers will love the cleverness of the cunning mouse and the cute and impulsive mini Gruffalo. And with it’s winter setting, there is no better book to share with your toddler this Christmas.

The Gruffalo's Child | The Book People

Whizzy Santa – Marion Billet

Santa’s reindeer have the flu – what will he do? Who will pull his sleigh to deliver presents to all of the children? Santa has an idea… With a little bit of elf magic and a broken toy, Santa creates a scooter-sleigh. With lovely bright, bold illustrations – and not to mention its own wheels so that the book can be rolled around just like a real scooter – this Christmas book for toddlers will not fail to impress on the big day!

Whizzy Santa | The Book People

Mr. Men: The Christmas Party – Adam Hargreaves

The Mr. Men and Little Misses are very excited about Christmas – Mr. Happy is hosting a Christmas party and everyone’s been invited, but Little Miss Shy fears she might be too shy to attend; just the thought of going makes her blush… Will she be brave enough to join all her friends? Written by Adam Hargreaves, this is a fantastic festive picture book for toddlers starring his father Roger Hargreaves‘ much-loved Mr. Men and Little Miss characters.

Mr. Men: The Christmas Party | The Book People

Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes Ice Skating

Peppa and George have never been ice skating before and Peppa keeps falling down, unable to balance. But that’s OK, Mummy Pig is there to give Peppa a helping hand… A beautiful board back book that fans of Peppa will love, Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes Ice Skating is a glorious winter celebration of 10 years of Peppa Pig. Toddlers will not be able to get enough of Peppa this Christmas.

Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes Ice Skating | The Book People