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Our Top Children's Christmas Book Recommendations for 2021

Books make perfect Christmas presents!


With so many books for children and teenagers published each year it can be hard to make that final choice for a present for young readers. Here at LoveReading4Kids we've read 1,000s of books published this year and filtered that down to the best storybooks, non-fiction and Christmassy stocking fillers. And don't forget most of the titles have a free Opening Extract to let you decide for yourself if the book is perfect.

And for even more choice why not have a look at some of the other special Categories and Collections on the site.

Books are great presents for babies and toddlers and you can find a wonderful selection in our 40 Great Bedtime Stories for the Under 5s collection. There are old favourites from Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen and Jill Murphy and modern classics from Oliver Jeffers, Chris Haughton and Eoin McLaughlin. Some of the editions also come in little library box sets - perfect for a present!

A personalised book is a truly unique present and Tickled Moon are the best in the business, creating quality personalised children's books with gorgeous illustrations and fun stories with your child at the centre of the action. Find out more about the two new Christmas themed Tickled Moon books! 

Our Green Reads section has books which are highly topical covering everything from recycling and biodiversity to global warming and eco-tips, both fictional and factual. Perfect gifts for eco-warriors.

Non-fiction books make great presents as they can be read over and over again and are lovely to keep. You'll find all our favourites in our Non-Fiction collection with books on animals, history, famous people and interesting places. 

Don't be afraid to give a book to a struggling or reluctant reader. We've earmarked a range of titles that fill that gap too in our Super-Readable Dyslexia Friendly and Reluctant Reader categories.

If you're still stuck then take a look at our Book Awards section is positively choking with stunning reads, all winners or shortlisted for big awards announced during 2020.

Comments (87)

Natalie G - 3rd January 2022

What a fab selection!

Charlotte W - 2nd January 2022

I'd really love to read Julie and the Shark - it looks so good and i keep seeing great reviews of it!

Ian Y - 2nd January 2022

Happy New Year to one and all.

Lucy C - 2nd January 2022

We love to give and receive books at Xmas, the perfect gift!

Bethany I - 1st January 2022

Such a good list of recommendations for Christmas presents. I always gift a book for Christmas and it can be hard finding something i think they will enjoy

Margaret G - 1st January 2022

We're going on an elf hunt - really captures the imagination

Laura P - 1st January 2022

Snow Ghost sounds lovely!

Sheri D - 31st December 2021

Such a wonderful selection of books

Anthea H - 31st December 2021

What a super list - my grandchildren would love them all!

Andrea C - 29th December 2021

Fantastic list Thank you

Jen S - 29th December 2021

So many to choose from

Kirsten B - 28th December 2021

Some great books

Donna S - 28th December 2021

My son is 7 and books are now a big part of his world, he loves fiction and trains so the Christmas train will be perfect but I'll get him 50 Great Britons, to add some non-fiction to his library too.

Linda W - 28th December 2021

Great advice when deciding which books to purchase for my grandchildren.

Patricia A - 26th December 2021

How lucky children are nowadays with such a wealth of books to choose from. In the 1950s when I first developed an interest in books which later developed into a lifelong passion there were so few to choose from......if I had the money....which I didn't. My books came from jumble sales with one each Christmas. I still have them and my daughter enjoyed them all as a child. Sadly none of my 6 grandchildren get any pleasure from reading now they are older although I have many cherished memories of sharing books with them when they were younger

Lucy H - 26th December 2021

I’d love to buy all of these books. What a great selection,

Cassie B - 20th December 2021

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Alison A - 20th December 2021

Fab selection, Santa always brings at least one book!

Susan B - 19th December 2021

Just one word: fabulous! Love your book lists and dip into them often.

Marion G - 18th December 2021

Lots of lovely books to choose from here. The Christmas Carrolls looks great, certainly one for the stocking.

Jeanette L - 15th December 2021

I love the personalised children's book they make such fantastic gifts

Michael O - 15th December 2021

So helpful and informative.

Tracey H - 15th December 2021

Some really great titles here thank you for the inspiration

Ellen S - 14th December 2021

Great list. Thanks for sharing!

paul j - 14th December 2021

great selection of books

Anthea H - 14th December 2021

What a super list - I really feel spoilt for choice and there are some lovely festive titles here too.

lynn n - 13th December 2021

So many fantstic books to choose from, it will have to be at least five!

susan w - 12th December 2021

A book is for life, not just for Christmas xxx

Susan B - 12th December 2021

Another amazing and really useful list of books. Thank you.

Lucy H - 8th December 2021

What a fantastic selection. My kids would love all of these.

Debbie E - 7th December 2021

What a fabulous selection of books!

Tanya S - 5th December 2021

Wonderful selections of books. I would love to win for my daughters who love books and love reading!

Lesley S - 5th December 2021

Cracking list!

Rowena W - 5th December 2021

I love the idea of a personalised Christmas book

Mary L - 5th December 2021

Great selection of books

Tracy N - 5th December 2021

A great selection. Thanks for this

kathleen m - 5th December 2021

Something for everyone

claire t - 3rd December 2021

So many lovely books - my kids will be thrilled with the ones I have bought them !

Emma K - 3rd December 2021

An amazing list! How will I choose?

Jenny B - 3rd December 2021

Great suggestions,as usual.

Susie W - 3rd December 2021

Another slice of Harry Potter, out household will definitely need that!

Carol T - 29th November 2021

I love the selection. Under 5s is our range for Grandchildren

Sally C - 29th November 2021

Wow, these books are gorgeous!

Kay G - 28th November 2021

Great suggestions

Priscilla S - 28th November 2021

What an amazing selection of books, for all ages and tastes

Maya R - 28th November 2021

Books are really first on my list for presents.

Fatima H - 27th November 2021

Such a great list

Fatima H - 27th November 2021

A wonderful selection of books

Laura C - 27th November 2021

I’ve been listening to the audiobook of the Christmas pig with my son and we both really enjoy it but parts of it are so sad.

Sean E - 27th November 2021

Great selection my kids love to read can't beat getting lost in a book

MARIA R - 26th November 2021

some great gift ideas to make Christmas even more magical

MANDY D - 23rd November 2021

My 11 grandchildren could all find something to read from this lovely selection of books

Fiona P - 23rd November 2021

Great to have such a list to choose from

Lucy H - 22nd November 2021

My daughter will love these books

Melanie E - 21st November 2021

Looks amazing

Catherine S - 21st November 2021

What a fantastic selection of books.

Jacqui G - 21st November 2021

Great selection of books.

Marion G - 20th November 2021

This is a lovely selection of books, and there are some great ideas for Christmas gifts. The first one I'm going to buy is, 50 Great Britons: 50 Amazing People Who Have Called Britain Home.

Tracy N - 20th November 2021

A great selection of gift ideas!

Rose S - 20th November 2021

Such an amazing and helpful list. Thank you

Amelia L - 20th November 2021

A great selection. Thanks for this

Jacqueline T - 20th November 2021

Fantastic selection!

MARIA R - 20th November 2021

such a great list of festive books that any child would love in their Christmas stocking

Philippa W - 19th November 2021

There is literally something for everyone here. So easy to find a good choice of gifts. Thanks LoveReading!

Kathy W - 19th November 2021

I love the recommended list - really useful to know what's there for everyone!

Susie W - 19th November 2021

A real good range of books, from fun fiction to serious non-fiction!

Claire M - 17th November 2021

I love giving books as gifts, so this is a great guide for inspiration this year.

Brenda H - 16th November 2021

Christmas crackers

Gill W - 15th November 2021

A fantastic selection of books to choose from for my Grandchildren's presents.

Christine L - 15th November 2021

What a great selection, has helped me with quite a few ideas

Karen L - 14th November 2021

Lots of great ideas there!

Maya R - 14th November 2021

Some magical books here!

Sean E - 13th November 2021

If I could buy them all for my kids I would some great books here they are all bookworms so love to keep upto date of the latest and best recommended ones ☺️

Rachel M - 13th November 2021

Some great books here that I know the younger members of my family will love!

James F - 13th November 2021

Amazing range of books and advice

Sarah W - 13th November 2021

I love the way they give books on Christmas Eve in Iceland - we should start that tradition here!

Katherine M - 13th November 2021

Great selection of books, thanks.

Dawn S - 12th November 2021

My son would like the personalized Christmas book x

kathleen m - 12th November 2021

Eddie Albert and the Amazing Animal Gang. Pail O’Grady certainly knows how to write. My grandson will love this for xmas

amy f - 12th November 2021

Some great books for gift ideas x

Leila B - 12th November 2021

A lot of great books.

Priscilla S - 12th November 2021

What an amazing selection I would be spoilt for choice. Arlo loves his books

Tracy B - 12th November 2021

Good selection of books for a wide ranges of ages, has given me some present ideas

Aaisha H - 12th November 2021

Wonderful books to get in the festive spirit !!!

Dominic H - 12th November 2021

Some really Lovely books and titles . I would love to win for my Nephews and Great Niece.

Sally C - 12th November 2021

Wow, such a gorgeous selection of books!

Mary L - 12th November 2021

Useful list of presents

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