Snowy & Christmas Book Advent - Story Snug
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Book Tree Advent Calendar

A few months ago our daughter discovered that our two little men, Christmas and Snowy, had help with the book Advent Calendars that Story Snug has done for the previous two years so now it’s time for something different – a book tree Advent Calendar.

This year Christmas and Snowy will watch as every day a different Christmas book is unwrapped. I’ve made a Christmas Tree Book Advent Calendar and have wrapped English and German Christmas books – some new, some old and some from the library. We have Santa, we have Mog, we have The Jolly Christmas Postman, aliens and two Christmas stories by Astrid Lindgren, a current favourite author here.

Here’s the full list of books that our daughter will be unwrapping;

  1. Jingle Bells by Mick Inkpen
  2. The Little Christmas Tree by Rachel Elliot, Vicki Gausden and Corina Fletcher
  3. Is It Christmas Yet? by Jane Chapman
  4. The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
  5. Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  6. Aliens Love Panta Claus by Claire Freedman and Ben Sort
  7. Mr Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry
  8. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore and Mark Marshall
  9. Mog’s Christmas by Judith Kerr
  10. Merry Christmas, Splat by Rob Scotton
  11. Lucy & Tom At Christmas by Shirley Hughes
  12. Pippi plündert den Weihnachtsbaum by Astrid Lindgren and Rolf Rettich
  13. The Twelve Days of Christmas illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
  14. Snow Bunny’s Christmas Wish by Rebecca Harry
  15. Lucy’s Secret Reindeer by Anne Booth and Sophy Williams
  16. Waiting for Santa by Steve Metzger and Alison Edgson
  17. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
  18. The Fairytale Hairdresser and The Sugar Plum Fairy by Abie Longstaff and Lauren Beard
  19. When It Snows by Richard Collingridge
  20. Weihnachten in Bullerbü by Astrid Lindgren and Ilon Wikland
  21. Happy Hooves Oh! Oh! Oh! by A. Bogie and Rebecca Elliot
  22. Katie’s London Christmas by James Mayhew
  23. Millis schönstes Weihnachtsfest by Marni McGee and Gavin Scott
  24. A Christmas Story by Brian Wildsmith
Snowy & Christmas Book Advent - Story Snug

The book tree Advent Calendar is for our daughter to enjoy but we also have a very special Story Snug Advent Calendar for you this year. We’re very excited about it and more will be revealed in a blogpost on November 30th – lots of wonderful people are helping us to bring you a very special picture book Advent Calendar…


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31 responses to “Book Tree Advent Calendar”


  1. Carol avatar

    I would have loved this idea when I was a child- marvelous to get a new book every day of Advent! #MMBC


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a fun way to count down to Christmas (and books last longer than chocolate!!).


  2. Stephanie avatar

    This is so much fun! Thank you for sharing your Book Tree Advent calendar with us.

    Visiting from #mmbc


  3. Joanne avatar

    We did this with my boys when they were younger; it was a lot of fun!


    1. Catherine avatar

      It is fun! It takes longer than you think to wrap 24 books though… 🙂



    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s fun to open a different book parcel every day 🙂


  4. Random Musings avatar

    I love the idea of a book advent calendar – so much better than the ones you can buy with the little chocolates in. Some fab books here too 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #ChristmasCorner
    Debbie


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s been a lot of fun and I wrapped the books up so long ago that I get a surprise each morning too 🙂


  5. Katie (Growing Up KaterTot) avatar

    Oh, such a cute idea! I have a few parent friends who have wrapped a book for each day, but I never saw them stacked to make a tree. How clever! #christmascorner


    1. Catherine avatar

      I saw a book Advent Calendar stacked up like a snowman on a blogpost, it looked really cute 🙂


  6. Coombe Mill - Fiona avatar

    I love the idea of advent books like this, I wish I’d thought to do it when mine were young #Readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      I think this is an Advent Calendar you can adapt to a child of any age 🙂


  7. Yet Another Blogging Mummy!!! avatar

    What a clever idea. You haven’t got my boys favourite Xmas story though – Father Christmas needs a wee #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      I’ve never read Father Christmas needs a wee although I’ve read reviews – it sounds very amusing 🙂


  8. chantelle hazelden avatar

    we’ve done this too, can’t wait to get reading with the girls. great choices! thanks for sharing with #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      I can’t wait to see my daughter’s face when she opens the parcels 🙂


  9. Jessica Powell avatar

    Aw, what a lovely idea! Might have to try this myself when M is a little older 🙂 #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      I can’t wait until my daughter sees this tomorrow morning 🙂


  10. BookBairn avatar

    We have a book advent tree too! How excited are you for tomorrow? I can’t wait – do you think I could open the first one at the midnight feed? #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      I’m really excited, unlike Book Bairn my daughter hasn’t seen hers year and has no idea what I have been planning 🙂


  11. Anita Cleare avatar

    What a lovely idea! I always make sure that everyone in the family has a book in their Christmas stocking too 🙂 #readwithme


    1. Catherine avatar

      A book is a lovely present for a Christmas stocking, I always struggle to choose just one!


  12. Silly Mummy avatar

    This is a lovely idea! I have heard of a book under the tree for each day, but making them into a tree advent calendar is brilliant! #PoCoLo


    1. Catherine avatar

      I can’t take credit for the idea! I’ve seen the trees before but everybody’s style is different.


  13. Mrs Tubbs avatar

    I love this! What a great way to share books with children over Christmas. And what books! Some wonderful picks there 🙂


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you! I would love somebody to make me one of these 🙂


  14. Verily Victoria Vocalises avatar

    What a wonderful and worthwhile advent calendar – so much better than chocolate 🙂 Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x


    1. Catherine avatar

      We’re not big chocolate eaters in our house so this Advent Calendar is perfect for us 🙂


  15. lizzie ( firstooth ) avatar

    This is a brilliant idea and it’d be their evening story too, I’ll use your idea and try and find the same books my son would love this. Great post! #poclo


    1. Catherine avatar

      I hope that you and your son have fun with your Book Advent Calendar. Make lots of time to wrap up all the books, it takes longer than you think!