The best children's books to read aloud this Christmas | Children's books

Give a book this Christmas! As a kid, I always got a book as a gift under the tree, and sometimes in was a compact cassette with a story. That would be like the hipster version of an Audible audio-book these days 🙂


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Below a snipped of a post ‘stolen’ directly from the Guardian. Head to The Guardian for all reading suggestions. My favorite book of the bunch they mention is Mary Norton’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

A quick look at the schedules will confirm that much of the screen time over Christmas and the New Year is filled with film versions of great books. One course of action could be to pre-empt the TV versions by reading the stories aloud. That way, your children would know the original version of a story and would also know that behind many films or TV dramas there is a great book – and the original may be better!

For some rambunctious fantasy Mary Norton’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks would be ideal. Three children are given a magical bedknob by the witch who lives next door. It has the power to take them anywhere they want to go – including back in time. Rich in imagination is makes the impossible seem remarkably achievable.

Happy Monday! (if there’s such a thing.)

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