Here’s a collection of the best Advent books for children which count down the days until Christmas.
The best Advent books for children
Count down the days until Christmas with a picture, story or family activity every day with these wonderful Advent books for children.
With Christian Advent books and secular options, and choices for all ages you can settle down in a cosy chair and enjoy reading your way to Christmas.
A Christmas Advent Story
A Christmas Advent Story by Ivy Snow and illustrated by Hannah Tolson.
With bright and cheerful illustrations this book tells the story of a boy, a girl and their dog. It has thick pages, making it great for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers – and there’s a flap to lift up on each page so you can count, reveal a picture and learn a new word every day through Advent.
Advent Storybook: 24 stories to share before Christmas
Advent Storybook: 24 stories to share before Christmas by Antoine Schneider and illustrated by Maja Dusikovú
Perfect for 4 to 7 year olds, with a 5-minute story and a one sentence message about God each day. This book follows a little bear on a journey to find the new-born child and has themes of love, friendship, sharing, and being helpful. Spot the star on every page!
Peter Rabbit Christmas is Coming
Peter Rabbit Christmas is Coming by Beatrix Potter
This is a beautiful, rich book full of Beatrix Potter’s illustrations. There is a story to read each day of Advent plus a daily craft activity idea.
25 Days of the Christmas Story
25 Days of the Christmas Story by Dr. Josh and Christi Straub and illustrated by Jane Butler.
With a person, place or thing connected to the Christmas story featured on each page, this book invites readers to think about how they can apply Christian teaching to their own lives. The book is full of family activities too, making it more of a family project than just a bedtime story. Suitable for ages 5 up, this book has plenty of content so you can keep coming back to it year after year, as your family grows up.
All Creation Waits by Gale Boss
All Creation Waits by Gale Boss and illustrated by David. G. Klein
This book is a very different daily read for Advent and features a wild animal, from the Northern Hemisphere, each day. It talks about what the animals must do to survive the winter and invites the reader to think about what we can learn from each one, in our spiritual life and everyday life.
More Advent crafts and activities
See all our Advent crafts and activities here, including how to make an Advent calendar, printable colour-in Advent wreath and our Nativity teaching resources.