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25 Christmas Picture Books for 5 Year Olds

Here are some of our favourite Christmas books for 5 year olds, perfect to enjoy with your little reader. Get into the festive spirit with our hand-picked recommendations for children’s picture books all about Christmas and the festive season. This list of Christmas picture books would make a great starting point for a book advent calendar! We hope you love these festive books as much as we do!

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Sammy Claws the Christmas Cat

Written by Lucy Rowland Illustrated by Paula Bowles
2-5
A fabulously festive tale about a sleepy cat who saves Christmas! Sammy Claws, Santa's lovable, lazy cat, will sleep anywhere! Snoozing in a box on Christmas Eve, Sammy finds himself wrapped up as a Christmas parcel and bundled onto the sleigh with the other presents. How will Sammy escape? And…
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Father Christmas and the Three Bears

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Margarita Kukhtina
2-5
A fun and festive Christmas fairy-tale adventure. It's Christmas Eve and Father Christmas has fallen asleep at the Three Bears' cottage but NOTHING will wake him. It's up to Baby Bear and the Fairy-Tale Rescue Rangers to deliver the last presents so EVERY child gets a gift. But how will…
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Mouse’s Night Before Christmas

Written by Tracey Corderoy Illustrated by Sarah Massini
2-5
A captivating retelling of the classic Christmas tale, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, with a magical, shimmery foiled cover. It's Christmas Eve and everyone is fast asleep . . . except for a lonely mouse who lives in the grandfather clock. So when Santa arrives, lost in a blizzard, Mouse…
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Just Right for Christmas

Written by Birdie Black Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
2-5
A warm and cheering Christmas picture book about the joy of giving, perfect for children aged 3-5! One snowy Christmas eve, the king buys some soft red cloth to make a cloak for the princess - little does he know that the left-over cloth will be used to make presents…
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Snow Bunny’s Christmas Gift

Illustrated by Rebecca Harry
0-2
From the creator of the highly acclaimed Snow Bunny's Christmas Wish comes this brand-new tale about a little bunny with a big heart and the true gift of friendship. With silver foil on every page! Little Snow Bunny loves nothing better than playing with her friends in the wintry forest.…
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A House for Christmas Mouse

Illustrated by Rebecca Harry
2-5
A touching tale about a little mouse with a big heart, featuring festive silver foil on every page! Mouse is very excited for Christmas, but first she needs to find a home to spend it in! On her way through Treetop Forest, she meets Fox, Bunny and Bear, all in…
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Christmas for Greta and Gracie

Illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail
2-5
Bursting with energy and colour, this funny family picture book about sisters by award-winning author, Yasmeen Ismail, is a real festive treat! Greta and Gracie are sisters - Greta is chatty while Gracie is quiet and it's all FINE until, one day, everything changes. It's nearly Christmas, and together the…
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Snow Bunny’s Christmas Show

Illustrated by Rebecca Harry
2-5
A touching tale about a little bunny with a big heart, featuring sparkly silver foil on every page! Snow Bunny and her friends are putting on a Christmas show. Finally, the stage is set and Snow Bunny has helped Bear, Mouse and Fox with their acts, but - oh dear!…
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When a Dragon Loves Christmas

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
2-5
A delightful rhyming picture book perfect for any little dragon getting ready to celebrate Christmas! This festive addition to the When a Dragon . . . series by award-winning creators Caryl Hart and Rosalind Beardshaw is full of recognisable pre-school behaviour. When it's time to celebrate Christmas, does a dragon…
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The Princess and the Christmas Rescue

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Sarah Warburton
2-5
Princess Eliza is simply brilliant at making toys and gadgets but her mum wants her to start making friends instead.Not far away, the elves in Santa's Workshop are in a toy-making frenzy - withSanta ill, how will they ever get everything ready for Christmas? Luckily,Eliza arrives just in time...
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Dinosaur Christmas!

Written by Penny Dale
0-2
More dinosaur-and-vehicle fun from bestselling Penny Dale - over 1 million Dinosaur books sold! The intrepid team of dinosaurs are back and this time they must save Santa Claus from a snowstorm! Join them as they plough the road, whizz down a mountain on snowmobiles, zoom through the icy water…
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Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Santa’s Stolen Sleigh

Written by Tracey Corderoy Illustrated by Steven Lenton
2-5
Shifty and Sam are off to Lapland to bake a festive feast for Santa and his elves. But there's a Christmas crisis - the elves are unwell and can't finish the toys! Does mysterious stranger and gadget queen, Flo Frost, really want to help? Or could she have her eyes…
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Snow Bunny’s Christmas Wish

Illustrated by Rebecca Harry
0-2
A touching tale about a little bunny with a big heart, featuring festive silver foil on every page! One snowy Christmas Eve, a small bunny goes in search of Santa to ask him to make her Christmas wish come true. She packs everything she might need for the journey and…
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Little Robin Red Vest

Written by Jan Fearnley
2-5
The timeless Christmas classic by bestselling, award-winning author, Jan Fearnley, is now available with beautiful new art for a new generation. One frosty evening, a week before Christmas, Little Robin washes and irons seven warm vests for the chilly nights to come. As the days go by, he comes across…
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Oliver Elephant

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Helen Stephens
2-5
Christmas shopping is FAR more fun with Oliver Elephant . . . until he goes missing! When Noah goes Christmas shopping with his mum and baby sister, he has a brilliant time with his toy elephant, Oliver, playing peekaboo, hiding in a doll's house and dancing Oliver on tables. But…
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We Disagree About This Tree

Written by Ross Collins
2-5
A fantastically funny festive story about the Bear and Mouse who ALWAYS disagree from the award-winning Ross Collins, creator of the bestselling There's a Bear in My Chair. Bear and Mouse have finally overcome their differences and are living together in perfect harmony . . . until it's time to…
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Ruffles and the Cold, Cold Snow

Written by David Melling
2-5
Ruff! Ruff! Meet Ruffles, the playful puppy who faces all the tricksy troubles of pre-school life in this new picture book series from bestselling author and illustrator David Melling. Today it is snowing and the teeny, tiny kittens want to play outside! Ruffles loves the teeny, tiny kittens but Ruffles…
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This is NOT a Polar Bear!

Written by Barry Timms Illustrated by Ged Adamson
2-5
Get ready for fun, games and BIG bear hugs with a fabulous new friend! This book is NOT about a polar bear. Well . . . OK, maybe it is! But this polar bear can drive a train, roller skate, disco dance and even save the world. And there's one…
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The Boy and the Bear

Written by Tracey Corderoy Illustrated by Sarah Massini
2-5
Friends come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes the best friends are the most unlikely of all. When a lonely little boy receives an invitation to play written on a paper boat, it seems that he has found the best friend he's been longing for - at last! But…
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Time to Move South for Winter

Written by Clare Helen Welsh Illustrated by Jenny Løvlie
2-5
A breathtaking picture book about incredible animal migrations, illustrated by the winner of the 2019 Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Jenny Løvlie. Over the cold, mirrored waters of the Arctic, a tiny tern sets off on the world's longest animal migration. On her way, she passes humpback whales, caribou, Canada geese,…
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We’re Going on a Present Hunt!

Written by Goldie Hawk Illustrated by Angie Rozelaar
2-5
A fun and festive reimagining of the American folk song, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. Three children are off on a hunt for the perfect Christmas present! But first they've got to get through the spiky Christmas trees, a herd of hungry reindeer, some noisy carol singers and a…
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Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2
The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and…
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Pip and Posy: Snow Coaches

Written by Pip and Posy
2-5
A brand-new, snowy picture book based on the award-winning animated series produced by Magic Light Pictures. Pip and Posy are excited to spend the day sledging as fast as they can down the snowy slopes! They both think their way is the best way to sledge as fast as possible!…
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There’s a Bear on My Chair

Written by Ross Collins
2-5
Poor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favourite chair and it just isn't big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move the pesky Bear but nothing works and poor Mouse gives up. Once Mouse has eventually gone, Bear gets up and walks home. But wait…
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The Best Kind of Bear

Written by Greg Gormley Illustrated by David Barrow
2-5
A humorous and heartfelt picture book by the brilliant Greg Gormley and David Barrow, with gentle messages of inclusion, friendship and the importance of being yourself! When Nelly asks Bear what kind of bear he is, he isn't entirely sure how to answer. So off he goes to find out…
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