There's nothing like Christmas to get the family all together in one room.
You've finished lunch, it's too hot to go outside, and all you want to do is sit on the couch and let your food digest.
Congratulations, this is the perfect opportunity to read a story together as a family!
Read on for our recommended books to read with your family this Christmas.
My Dog Bigsby by Alison Lester
Bigsby might be the cutest character yet from acclaimed Australian author Alison Lester. Packed full of animal sounds, this one is perfect for read-aloud fun!
Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Take a trip back in time with this quirky and nostalgic gift book. With hilarious tips on how to handle every Christmas disaster from the Golden Book treasure trove of wisdom, this is a book everyone will appreciate.
Star Wars Droid Factory
With the new movie only a few short weeks away, everyone is keen to introduce these classic stories to a new generation, and what better way to bring the family together this Christmas than with a family craft session! This kit includes everything you need to make three droid models for a fun afternoon activity.
The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
This follow-up to last year's classic The Day the Crayons Quit
has become an instant favourite. It's a great read-aloud book that everyone will enjoy. Pass the book around so everyone gets to read a page!
Adam Spencer's Enormous Book of Numbers
No one is as good as Adam Spencer at making maths fun! This number facts book for kids is a great way to get them interested in learning and the dip-in-dip-out format is perfect for sharing together as a family.
This & That by Mem Fox & Judy Horacek
This delightful little tale from the team that brought us Where is the Green Sheep?
is perfect to share with little ones not only at Christmas but all year round. Lots of bright, beautiful illustrations make it a great one to enjoy together.
The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
Enid Blyton's books are classics for a reason and none are more classic than this one! You can start from the beginning or pick your favourite chapter; either way, it will be an absolutely magical story time.
I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey
This book is completely adorable and the whole family can have a giggle at the hilarious illustrations. Who can't relate to craving a good cuddle from time to time?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition
Whether you were seven or seventeen when Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
was first published, you may have young people in your life who have never experienced it. Now is the perfect time to share it with the next generation in this stunning illustrated edition. No young people? No problem. This book is equally as delightful as an adult returning to the magical wizarding world of Harry Potter.
What Do You Wish For? by Jane Godwin and Anna Walker
This is our favourite Christmas picture book. It's 100% Australian, beautifully illustrated, and a perfect conversation starter; what does your family wish for this Christmas?