Winter reading for children – perfect stocking fillers

You can’t deny Christmas is on the way now can you? The TV is full of adverts one after the other with cries from the sofa ‘We want one of those mummy!’ regardless if they like the toy or not, these days publicity is so good every child watching feels they really do want one of those.

Luckily the good old phrase, ‘You’ll have to ask Father Christmas’ seems to work every time but this does build up anticipation. Anticipation of what they’re going to receive on Christmas morning.

One present my children will always find under the tree or in their stocking are books. In my opinion you can’t read enough books to children and the more you read the more you lead them into the wonderful world of imagination.

As Christmas approaches I enjoy reading the girls all our snow related titles and any story to do with the season or Santa works. Last year huge hits were Aliens love Panta Claus, Jingle all the way and Mr Christmas by Roger Hargreaves.

So when Egmont the publishers sent me through three books to review I was very excited because I love a new book just as much as the girls do

They are small books – Mr Men size and cost £2.99 each in fact one of the stories is a Mr Men book and they are excellent to put in a Christmas stocking or to be reading before Christmas.

Mr Men meet Father Christmas

All starts with Mrs Tiny making a wish to visit Father Christmas and as it’s that magical time of year when wishes do come true she sets off on a journey but as all things Mr Men it’s a crazy journey and includes lots of laughter. A very exciting journey to take part in and send little ones to sleep with a smile on their face.

Mr Men meet Father Christmas

The Last Snowball

This one can be read well on through the winter until spring time as it’s the story of when Big Bear wakes up from his deep winter sleep and is sad to discover he’s missed out on all the fun that snow can bring. Rosie and Raggles (from CBeeBies fame) do everything they can to recreate the winter fun for their friend. They try sledging and snow angels without much luck so they have to think a little harder to come up with some great fun for everyone.

the last snowball

Snowy Tracks

A must for all Thomas fans out there. The Island of Sodor is covered in thick snow and all the engines have been warned to be very careful only Gordon doesn’t listen and soon discovers snow is much more dangerous than it looks. Another title that can be read long after Christmas and bangs home the ‘must listen to your parents’ message which is always a bonus in my book

snowy tracks


  1. MsXpat says

    Hey Mari! Thanks for this. We’ll be having all this Thomas this year, my boy has taken a shine to him :0) All I hear all day is Choo Choo!

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