Creating a Book Advent Calendar – 24 Children’s Books

A book advent is a great alternative. I am going to be wrapping up 24 books for my little book worm to open one each day. Not all of them have to be Christmas themed, its totally up to. I have a mix of Christmas and my favourite children’s books, with the plan being for the Christmas ones to come at the end leading up to the big day.

You don’t even have to buy new books. You can use ones that you already have. The idea is that you then share that days book with your child, whether it be at the beginning of the day or as part of the bed time routine.

If you are buying new books they become an investment that you can look at time and again with your children. Places to check out our the Book People and The Works. Maybe you have a little book shop local to you. We have a £1 book shop in Harpenden that always has great titles.

Here at the 24 books that will be featuring in book advent this year –

  1. 5 Minutes Piece – Jill Murphy
  2. Inside my Heart and Inside my Head Feelings – Richard Jones
  3. To Many Tickles – Thomas Taylor
  4. The Skipping Rope Snake – Carol Ann Duffy
  5. Nightbear – Rebecca Patterson
  6. Where’s my Teddy – Jez Alborough
  7. When We’re Together – Claire Freedman
  8. One Snowy Night – M Christina Butler
  9. A Christmas Wish – Julia Hubery
  10. A long Way Home – Elizabeth Baguley
  11. Big Bear Little Bear – David Bedford
  12. The Magic of Christmas – Claire Freedman
  13. The Magical Snowman – Catherine Walters
  14. The Night Before Christmas – Clement C. Moore
  15. Waiting for Santa – Steve Meyzger
  16. When Granny Saved Christmas – Julia Hubery
  17. When Will it Snow – Kathryn White
  18. The Christmas Bear – Ian Whybrow
  19. The Very Merry Mice – Jack Tickle
  20. Why I love My Mummy -Daniel Howarth
  21. Paper Dolls – Julia Donaldson
  22. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Micheal Rosen
  23. Stickman – Julia Donaldson
  24. Some Dogs Do – Jez Alborough

Do you have any alternative advent calendar ideas?

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