A round-up of the best books for Christmas time.
Come join the Odd Dog on a festive journey to find the perfect present, and perhaps save Christmas along the way… a brand-new, PAW-some story from Rob Biddulph – the genius behind the #DrawWithRob phenomenon and the bestselling and award-winning Blown Away!
It’s Christmas, and this Odd Dog is running out of time to find the perfect present for her pal…
But when she meets a new friend who needs helps, she realises that gifts might not be the most important thing about Christmas after all.
A gloriously festive illustrated story about the real meaning of Christmas, from the bestselling and award-winning Rob Biddulph, the creative star behind the viral and phenomenal #DrawWithRob and author of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-winning Blown Away!
This is the perfect story for children aged 4+, dog-lovers everywhere and anyone who loves Christmas! Share it with your family and friends, and enjoy Rob Biddulph’s trademark warm-hearted humour.
Join the one and only Clarice Bean and ‘Think Like an Elf’ in this irresistible and spectacularly sparkling Christmas story from the inimitable Lauren Child.
Clarice Bean usually looks forward to Christmas.
Except this year it is going to be a quiet-ish Christmas in her house, which doesn’t feel right because Christmas is all about noisiness and being full up and FAMILY.
And without those things, she is going to have to try exceptionordinarily hard to stop the Christmas spirit completely floating away…
But luckily, there is no one in the world like Clarice Bean – and she is going to THINK LIKE AN ELF, and that means everything will be A-OKAY. Won’t it?
The one and only Clarice Bean is back to save her family’s Christmas in this sparkling story of joy, goodwill to all peoplekind, and some very Clarice catastrophes, perfect for sharing with all the family! Wrap yourself in the warmth and wit of former Children’s Laureate Lauren Child and be transported by the love and laughter that is Christmas with the utterly irreplaceable Clarice Bean.
The crayons are back in this funny, festive book from the creators of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Day Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home!
In this Christmas story starring the crayons from The Day The Crayons Quit, Green Crayon is certain that he is the only Christmas colour in the box. Of course, Red, White, Silver and even Brown have something to say about that…
When Green Crayon claims that green is the only colour for Christmas, other crayons let him know that there would be no Christmas without them either. No candy canes or Santa without Red, no snow without White, no bells or stars without Silver and no cookies or reindeer without Brown! The crayons agree that they all need to come together to make Christmas special!
A very special, cased board-book edition of this favourite Lynley Dodd story featuring the naughty cat Slinky Malinki, who meddles nonstop with the Christmas tree – the perfect stocking-filler for preschoolers!
Sneaky Slinky Malinki is creating mayhem at Christmastime! A special, large-format, board book gift edition of this hilarious story from Lynley Dodd’s bestselling Hairy Maclary and Friends series, which is the perfect gift for a young animal-lover.
Christmas was coming.
Out came the tree,
dressed up in finery,
splendid to see.
Trinkets and tinsel
with baubles and bows,
a mouse with a hat
and a very red
It’s Christmas in Slinky Malinki’s house and the rapscallion, mischievous cat is most curious about the Christmas tree. With its reindeer, ribbons, baubles and bells, it’s too tempting a treat for Slinky not to investigate. So Slinky Malinki, with mischievous glee, creeps out from the shadows to climb up the tree . . .
What if somewhere along the way we’ve all got the Santa story a bit wrong…? Join Blanche Claus and her best friend Rinki for a funny festive sleigh ride you’ll never forget!
From Sibéal Pounder, bestselling author of the Witch Wars and Bad Mermaids series, this tale of friendship and mince-pie feasts is the perfect book to curl up with this winter. Funny, feminist and with a huge heart, it’s a gloriously Christmassy adventure that will delight even the biggest Grinch.
The Toys’ Christmas is a sweet and snuggly story about Santa making sure each child has the right gift, with a little help from their toys!
This cosy, cuddly Christmas story tells how Santa makes sure he leaves the perfect gift for each child – with a little help from their favourite toys! It is Christmas Eve and Noah’s toy elephant, Fanfan, has gone missing! Little does he know that Fanfan has crept out of the house to join other soft toys on their annual Christmas journey: to see Santa Claus! Just in case letters don’t reach Santa, toys all around the world make this trip so they can tell Santa what their child wants most of all. (After all, who knows a child better than their best-loved toy?) Will Fanfan return in time for Christmas morning? And will Noah get the present that he so longs for?
Perfect to curl up with at bedtime, this sweet and magical tale is illustrated by Genevieve Godbout, the artist behind Apple Cake.
A Christmas classic from the No. 1 bestselling author, now in paperback.
BELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLE
You are about to read THE TRUE STORY OF FATHER CHRISTMAS
If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away.
(Because this book is FULL of impossible things.)
Are you still reading?
Good. Then let us begin…
This spectacular lift-the-flap Christmas alphabet story is a book, a fold-out play-scene, and a beautiful festive frieze to decorate your room!
Everyone is busy on Christmas Street! Who is baking gingerbread? Who is wrapping presents? And who’s that coming down the chimney? Find out in this perfect Christmas gift book, the follow-up to Alphabet Street.
With bright, cheerful artwork from Ingela P Arrhenius, illustrator of the bestselling Felt Flaps and Peekaboo series, and a clever rhyming text from Jonathan Emmett.
Read the rhyming story, lift the festive flaps, learn the letters of the alphabet and seasonal words and then, when you’re finished, flip the book and have fun with the giant snowy concertina play-scene on the reverse! With two big sturdy flaps on every spread, this is a charming Christmas alphabet book that little ones will return to again and again.
At Christmastime all over Australia – from the bush to the ‘burbs – Santa arrives on the back of the fire truck! This boisterous picture book celebrates a much-loved Aussie tradition.
from the city to the country, from the bush to the sand,
in a shiny red truck instead of a sleigh,
Santa sets out on his jolly old way.But this fire truck has seen better days. It creaks and rattles and groans as Santa makes his rounds.
It will take a miracle to get through Christmas Eve…
With beautiful illustrations by Nathaniel Eckstrom, this is an energetic and delightful celebration of a wonderful Aussie tradition.