Episode 78: It’s Christmas all over again

July 8, 2023

In episode 78 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

It’s Christmas all over again

Christmas books for kids. It’s that time of year and Megan is rounding up her picks from this year’s crop of Christmas books, as well as sharing some old favourites. Plus, how to create a Book Advent Calendar and how to interview an author.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Zola and the Christmas Lights’ by Melina Marchetta. Illustrated by Deb Hudson 

‘Meerkat Christmas’ by Aura Parker. 

‘A Very Play School Christmas’ by Play School, Jan Stradling and Jedda Robaard 

‘Waiting for the Storks’ by Katrina Nannestad

‘The Secret Wild’ by Alex Evelyn


Christmas books for kids

You might also like to the 2022 Christmas edition of the podcast here.

‘Fire Truck Santa’ by Nic McPickle. Illustrated by Nathaniel Eckstrom

‘Little Bilby’s Aussie Bush Christmas’ by Yvonne Mes. Illustrated by Jody Pratt 

‘An Aussie Christmas Gum Tree’ by Jackie Hosking. Illustrated by Nathaniel Eckstrom 

‘The First Christmas’ illustrated by Jess Racklyeft

‘The Crayons Christmas’ by Drew Daywalt 

That Christmas Feeling’ by Lili Wilkinson. Illustrated by Amanda Francey  

‘What Do You Wish For’ by Jane Godwin. Illustrated by Anna Walker 

‘Mr Darcy and the Christmas Pudding’ by Alex Field. Illutrated by Peter Carnavas 

‘Great Joy’ by Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline 

‘Tea and Sugar Christmas’ by Jane Jolly. Illustrated by Robert Ingpen

All I Want for Christmas is Rain’ by Cori Brooke. Illustrated by Megan Forward 

‘What Do You Do To Celebrate by Ashleigh Barton. Illustrated by Martina Heiduczek  

Need more Christmas ideas?

Christmas Playdough

Christmas Gingerbread

Christmas Reading Hunt

Christmas Reading Tent

Christmas Story Stones

Quick tips

Book Advent Calendar photo coming!

My Fav Christmas Mice!


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