PRINCESS AND FAIRY: A VERY SPARKLY CHRISTMAS
By Anna Pignataro, Scholastic, $19.95
Princess and Fairy have a busy day ahead of them. They've been chosen by the Keepers of Christmas to decorate the tree this year and they can't wait to wow the town with their glitter and glam. But their to-do list is long and time is short. Will the two be able to gather all the decorations they need in time for the midnight display? Help them search for everything they need in this fun look-and-find book. Recommended for kids aged four to six.
By Kathryn White and Alison Edgson, Little Tiger Press, $19.80
Little Rabbit's winter playmate is missing, but Mummy assures him that Snowman is just on a vacation. Throughout the year, Little Rabbit receives postcards from him, sharing stories of all the adventures he's having during vacation. As winter begins to roll around, Little Rabbit waits for the day when his pal will return. The book comes with an envelope of postcards so Junior can send his own letters to his friends as well. Recommended for kids aged three to five.
THE EMPTY STOCKING
By Richard Curtis, Puffin Books, $19.80
As the carol goes, you'd better be good for goodness' sake, because Santa's got his eye on his GoodBadOMeter. Charlie's worried on Christmas Eve because she hadn't been very good this year. But when she finds her stocking full and her twin sister Sam's empty, she does a good deed by sneaking half of her presents into Sam's stocking. A charming story for kids who often behave badly. Listen to the included audio CD for some fun family reading time. Recommended for kids aged five to seven.
THE SNOWMAN AND THE SNOWDOG
By Hilary Audus and Joanna Harrison, Puffin Books, $19.80
Billy can't believe it. His snowman and snowdog have come to life in the middle of the night. It must be magic! Together, the three fly over the city and all the way to the North Pole. When Billy wins the snowmen's race there, Santa gives him just what he wants for Christmas: a real dog. This edition of the heart-warming story also comes with an audio CD. If your young one likes Olaf from Frozen, he'll enjoy this tale, too. Recommended for kids aged four to six.
THE VERY SNOWY CHRISTMAS
By Diana Hendry and Jane Chapman, Little Tiger Press, $17.66
Little Mouse loves decorating for Christmas. But when he goes out to gather holly for the Christmas tree, everything goes wrong. The sky is falling apart, white flakes are falling from it, a Mouse Ness Monster's paw prints are chasing him and now there's a giant white mouse staring at him from his own yard! Silly Little Mouse, the sky isn't falling. It's just snowing. Here's a cute little book to read together if your little one's never seen snow before. Recommended for kids aged three to five.
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This article first appeared in the December 2014 of Young Parents magazine. Young Parents, published by SPH Magazines, is available in both digital and print formats. To subscribe and for more parenting stories, go to www.youngparents.com.sg/subscription.