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Best New Christmas Chapter Books for Kids for 2023

We love reading aloud even to our older kids and one of our family traditions, as we count down to Christmas, is that we read aloud from longer books on an evening together as a family. From Charles Dickens Christmas Carol to a more modern Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher it’s been wonderful to do. This year we’ve looked at the latest releases of Christmas Chapter Books for Kids and picked those that we think you will enjoy as much as we do and will treasure for future years.

Tween brother and sister reading A Christmas Carol in front of the Christmas Tree.

Latest Christmas Chapter Books for Kids

Although we love Christmas picture books, there’s something about picking up a longer book with your older kids and snuggling on the sofa whilst you read it over a number of nights.

Although I tend to do the majority of the reading with my kids, both of them will ask to read a few pages from time to time and we pass the book around.

Of course, you don’t have to read aloud you can give these books to the kids this year as an advent gift or in the Christmas Eve box if your family does that.

We’ve looked at the selection of books that are fresh out this year (2021) and have picked the ones that we think you’ll agree are fantastic and you and the kids will enjoy reading this Christmas.

Christmas Books for Older Kids

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So without further ado here are our pick of the best new chapter books for kids for Christmas.

If you would like to shop locally in the UK then check out our Bookshop Christmas Chapter Book List for all of these books below, otherwise, all are linked through to Amazon but can be bought from other sources as well.

Juniper’s Christmas

Juniper’s Christmas is the first of our books it’s funny and full of adventure. I really think this is one that everyone will enjoy. There are pictures inside so it’s good for those that are just moving on to chapter books as well as those that have been reading for a while.

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Juniper’s Christmas
  • Hardcover Book
  • Colfer, Eoin (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 368 Pages – 10/31/2023 (Publication Date) – Roaring Brook Press (Publisher)

Magic in the Mountains a Christmas Adventure

Magic in the Mountains: A Christmas Adventure is where Santa is kidnapped and two young lads have to travel to the North Pole (Ski Resort!) to rescue him. A fun story that kids will love especially if they like a little adventure.

Magic in the Mountains: A Christmas Adventure
  • Milburn, T.E. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 175 Pages – 10/06/2023 (Publication Date) – North Point Press, The (Publisher)

A Christmasaurus Carol

If you love the Christmasaurus the latest book in the series by Tom Fletcher The Christmasaurus Carol is out this year. Available in audible in the US it is available in hardback in the UK. This is draws on the original Charles Dickens Christmas Carol but has it’s own take on it. It’s one that will be added to our Christmas Eve box this year but shhh don’t tell the kids! As my youngest absolutely loves this series even now.

A Christmasaurus Carol
  • Tom Fletcher (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/12/2023 (Publication Date) – Puffin (Publisher)
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The Boy Who Slept Through Christmas

Comedian Matt Lucas’s latest book is a fun filled Christmas story The Boy Who Slept Through Christmas. It’s got a set of songs to accompany it as well and is very funny. Imagine waking up on Christmas morning and Christmas doesn’t exist well that’s what happens to Leo after he makes a wish! It’s available as an audiobook in the US but hardback in the UK.

The Boy Who Slept Through Christmas: The most magical children’s adventure story for 2023. An innovative ‘musical novel’ and the perfect gift!
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Lucas, Matt (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 333 Pages – 09/28/2023 (Publication Date) – Farshore (Publisher)

Virtually Christmas

A favourite author of my kids Virtually Christmas is the latest book by David Baddiel and it’s a cracker. Imagine a world where Christmas is virtual – drones deliver presents and Santa is just a hologram! Sounds horrendous doesn’t it, well no fear as the duo in the story set out to reclaim Christmas in this funny tale! Your kids will love it.

Virtually Christmas: A funny illustrated children’s book from million-copy bestseller David Baddiel – fantastic festive fun for kids!
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Baddiel, David (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 175 Pages – 10/27/2022 (Publication Date) – HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (Publisher)

The Christmas Club: The Christmas Carrolls Book 3

This is a series that we loved back in 2021 when I started writing these lists and again Mel Taylor-Bessent hasn’t disappointed. The Christmas Club is the 3rd book in The Christmas Carrolls series and this time the family is in New York! There’s fun and hilarity as the family face dilemmas during the Christmas parade.

The Christmas Club: The most Christmassy family in the world hit New York! The perfect illustrated festive adventure for kids new for 2023, ideal for readers of 8+ (The Christmas Carrolls, Book 3)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Taylor-Bessent, Mel (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 242 Pages – 10/12/2023 (Publication Date) – Farshore (Publisher)

Adventures of a Christmas Elf

Another book that is in our Christmas Eve box this year Adventures of a Christmas Elf is the 3rd book in the Christmas Elf series – the first had my kids giggling out loud and we have loved reading it again and again. This one doesn’t disappoint as Father Christmas takes a holiday and it’s up to the Christmas Elves to do his job.

Adventures of a Christmas Elf: The brand new festive blockbuster (Christmas Elf Chronicles Book 3)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Miller, Ben (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 203 Pages – 10/26/2023 (Publication Date) – Simon & Schuster Children’s UK (Publisher)
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.

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