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Our favourite Christmassy Children's Books

1st October 2019

Favourite Christmassy Books

If you're dreaming of snuggling up with a great children's book this Christmas, check out our picks from the latest releases. With books for babies, toddlers and big kids too! We have a large selection of Christmassy books available to win and review in our giveaways too!

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That's not my polar bear...

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of That's not my... with this special edition of That's not my polar bear..., with sparkly holographic edges. Little ones will love touching the textured patches as they meet polar bears with bumpy paws, shiny claws and fluffy tummies. The bright pictures and textures are designed to help sensory and language awareness.

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Poppy and Sam's Lift-the-Flap Christmas

It's Christmas Eve at Apple Tree Farm! Peep under the flaps to find out what Poppy and Sam are doing to get ready for Christmas Day. Poppy can't find Ginger, her kitten, but maybe you can see where she's hiding! An interactive book for children to enjoy at Christmas, with delightful illustrations from Stephen Cartwright throughout.

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The Polar Express

Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives there, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the reindeer's harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring.

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Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn's Christmas

Written specifically for bedtime, this story follows Twinkle the unicorn  as she finds herself on another night-time adventure. It's Christmas  Eve, and Twinkle is too excited to sleep... but someone else is having  problems of his own! Can Twinkle help save Christmas and still get to  bed on time?

With a ten minute countdown at the heart of this  enchanting story, little ones will love following Twinkle on a brand new  adventure. Finishing on a gentle end, it's the perfect bedtime tale.

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Oscar the Hungry Unicorn Eats Christmas

Oscar the Hungry Unicorn saves Christmas in this brilliantly funny second book from Lou Carter, the bestselling author of There Is No Dragon in This Story.

It's Christmas Eve and Oscar the Unicorn is hungry.

He's eaten the Christmas tree, the stockings and is about to make a start on the presents. But at least he hasn't eaten the magic reindeer food that allows the reindeer to fly . . . has he?!

Oh. He has. All of it.

How is Santa going to deliver presents to the rest of fairyland with his trusty reindeer unable to fly? Luckily, Princess Oola has an idea . . . Oscar will make the best reindicorn EVER!

The brilliantly funny sequel to the Oscar the Hungry Unicorn , full of Christmas fun and silliness!

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Oh, Christmas Tree!

 It's Christmas time and every tree on the street is beautifully decorated - except for one! This tree refuses to stand in a corner wearing glittery decorations, instead wanting to do a bit of baking, go for a bike ride, sit and watch the telly and even go skating... But the little gang of decorations, Bauble, Belle and the Tinsel Snake, need the tree to behave so they can fulfil their decorating destinies. Will they manage to persuade Tree to stand still and be decorated? They just might, thanks to Belle's crafty brainwave...

 

   Oh, Christmas Tree!   is the wonderful second Christmas title from the creative pair behind  Snowball  , Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. This festively fun story is full of their usual warmth and wit, with brilliant characters and a very funny rhyming text.

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Meerkat Christmas

A young meerkat travels the world looking for Christmas in this festive card-packed picture book, perfect for fans of The Jolly Christmas Postman and the modern classic, Meerkat Mail .

Sunny isn't quite sure if Christmas in the desert with his meerkat family is the right sort of Christmas - there's no snow, no fir trees and no figgy pudding! So he heads off on a journey round the world looking for the picture perfect Christmas . . . before realizing he might have left it at home after all.

From the twice winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the creator of Tidy , Cyril and Pat and Again! , Meerkat Christmas is a witty and heartwarming celebration of festive fun and family love that shows Christmas can be whatever you want it to be.

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The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs

Beloved children's author Michael Morpurgo has re-imagined Raymond Briggs' classic The Snowman for a new generation of readers.

One December morning, James is thrilled to wake up to see snow falling.

He spends the whole day making his perfect snowman; he has coal eyes, an old green hat and scarf and a tangerine nose... just like the snowman from his favourite story.

That night, something magical happens- the Snowman comes to life!

He and James take to the skies on a magical adventure where they meet someone very special.

Inspired by the timeless tale, Michael Morpurgo and Robin Shaw have created the perfect Christmas story for the whole family.

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One Christmas Wish

NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019
NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP GREENAWAY MEDAL 2019

It's Christmas Eve and Theo - left at home with a babysitter - sees an odd-looking star out of his window and decides to make a wish. He wishes that he had some friends to keep him company. Moments later the Christmas decorations begin to disentangle themselves from the tree behind him, ready to wreak a little havoc ...

Written with generous helpings of warmth and humour, this is a timeless Christmas story about treasuring the people and values that really matter at this time of year. With breathtaking illustrations by Emily Sutton capturing the magic of the season in stunning detail, this modern classic from master storyteller and bestselling children's author Katherine Rundell makes the perfect Christmas gift.

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The Bolds' Christmas Cracker

Who hides in the bakery at Christmas?
A mince spy!

What happened to the hyena who swallowed an Oxo cube?
He made a laughing stock of himself!

Merry Christmas! The Bolds, the wildest family in Teddington, are back with a bumper book of jolly japes. It's packed with rib-tickling jokes and puzzles including wordsearches, crosswords, mazes, riddles and spot the difference to keep kids entertained long after the Christmas presents are unwrapped!

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The First Christmas Jumper and the Sheep Who Changed Everything

The story of the very first Christmas jumper and the multi-coloured sheep that started it all!

There are two things you need to know about Hillary the sheep. One: unlike her typical white or brown friends, Hillary's wool is all the colours of the rainbow. Two: she loves Christmas. She loves everything about it, especially Santa. When news gets out that Mr Claus himself is travelling across all of Ireland, looking for the perfect sheep's wool to make a brand-new jumper, Hillary's head begins to spin... Could her wool -dest dreams come true?

With back-chatting sheep, a jelly baby-obsessed farmer and a choir of Elvish Presley singing elves, this is a truly wild, laugh-out-loud adventure all about the creation of the very FIRST Christmas jumper.

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The Night I Met Father Christmas

Jackson knows all about the flying reindeer, he knows about the elves and the secret North Pole workshop, he knows about the magic that allows Father Christmas to deliver presents around the world in just one night, but there's one thing he doesn't know ... how did Father Christmas become Father Christmas?

That all changes when, one Christmas Eve, Jackson meets Father Christmas and hears his incredible story.

So begins an enchanting fairy-tale into a magical snowy landscape , where Torvil , a mean-spirited and miserly elf, is about to discover the true meaning of Christmas. This might not have been the story Jackson was expecting but, as Father Christmas tells him, no good story ever is...

Get ready for a Christmas classic in the making from actor and comedian Ben Miller with beautiful illustrations throughout from emerging talent Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini , that will remind everyone of the true spirit of Christmas and prove once and for all that Father Christmas really does exist!

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Baby Books

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Classic Picture Books

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Fun and Funny Picture Books

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Christmassy Fiction 6+

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Christmassy Fiction 8+

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Christmas Stories Collections

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The Real Meaning of Christmas

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Christmas Activity Books

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Our favourite Christmassy Children's Books

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