Books make wonderful gifts at Christmas, and – to celebrate – we’re giving away a complete set of our 12 Books of Christmas!
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Our 12 books of Christmas
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The heart-warming story of a curious polar bear, a little girl lost in the snow, and the precious friendship they discover together. A moving a poignant story that wraps up important themes about empathy, kindness, and courage and features beautiful illustrations by Fiona Woodcock—the perfect picture book for the festive season.
Enjoy the story together with our A Dot in the Snow storyteller video on YouTube.
‘Sleigh bells ring! Are you listening?’ Based on the classic song, Walking in a Winter Wonderland is a joyous celebration of the most wonderful time of the year. This festive picture book features stunning wintery artwork from award-winning illustrator Tim Hopgood and comes with an accompanying CD featuring a much-loved recording of the song by Peggy Lee.
The animals of Pear Tree Farm love a vote—they’ll vote for almost anything—but when it comes to Christmas the turkeys always vote ‘No!’ Only Timmy Turkey is different, and he really wants to bring festive cheer to the farm this year! Can Timmy Turkey use the power of democracy to save Christmas? A funny Christmas caper from the duo that created The Mouse That Cancelled Christmas.
It’s Christmas Eve and Winnie and Wilbur are super excited. They’ve posted their letters to the North Pole and made everything festive. But then disaster strikes. Santa gets stuck in their chimney! Can Winnie and Wilbur help Santa deliver all of his presents on time? It’s a jingle-all-the-way Winnie and Wilbur adventure!
Award-winning children’s writer Michael Morpurgo has gathered together his favourite magical stories from around the world in this beautifully illustrated collection. From tiny heroes and talking frogs to meddling fairies and mysterious sea creatures, all the wonders of the magical world are here, including a retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk by Michael Morpurgo himself.
Activity: Create your own magical character
Animals feature in fairy tales and folklore all over the world to help children learn valuable moral lessons. This beautifully illustrated collection, selected by Michael Morpurgo, brings together his favourite animal stories from around the world. From Puss in Boots to Peter and the Wolf, there’s a great animal story within for everyone to find.
Lucy is staying on her best friend’s farm at Christmas, and when a baby donkey is born early, Lucy calls upon her magic snow globe to keep the little foal safe. But will the new arrival bring the good fortune they need to save the farm and the tiny harvest mice who have also made it their home?
Animal-lovers everywhere will delight in this warm and festive story, featuring beautiful illustrations by Sophy Williams.
Get pens and pencils at the ready and step into an amazing world of pugs, sea monkeys, killer cakes and more! This fantastically fun doodle and activity book is packed with a whole host of fun drawing and creative writing adventures inspired by the riotous world of Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre. Perfect for budding artists and writers!
In this latest hilarious caper from author Tom McLaughlin, Ben’s Christmas wish never comes true, and he’s starting to have serious doubts about whether Father Christmas really does exist. So, on Christmas Eve he hatches an elaborate scheme to try and capture the jolly bearded fella as he comes sliding down the chimney, kicking off a sequence of hilarious events that will make this Christmas the most bonkers ever!
Activity: Draw Father Christmas
Whether it’s a thrilling ghost story or a magical Christmas read you’re after, A Christmas Carol is the perfect choice, and Oxford Children’s Classics presents the greatest Christmas story ever told in this eye-catching new edition. Not only does it contain the complete unabridged text of A Christmas Carol, the book also features other Christmas stories written by Charles Dickens and lots of extra material for your child to enjoy.
Joe has always loved the moorlands above his home. But since his father died, everything has changed, and the moors are no longer a place of refuge. Now the whole community is divided over the fate of the hen harriers that nest in the heather—and Joe is stuck right in the middle, with a choice to make, and a huge secret to keep. Can he find the strength to fight for what he really believes in?
Expert storyteller Gill Lewis presents a beautiful tale of loss, expectation, and change—with an important and thought-provoking environmental message.
- Listen to Gill Lewis read an extract from the book on YouTube
- Watch Gill Lewis interview RSPB warden Steve Garnett about the hen harrier in Britain
There was nothing, and then there was a train. A train with two passengers: a petty thief from a dead-end town, and an android girl who could be more human than the rest of us. From the award-winning author of Mortal Engines, take a ride in Philip Reeve’s incredible imagination with this second epic adventure through the Railhead galaxy. Perfect for YA and sci-fi fans alike, join Zen and Nova on an incredible adventure as they find out what really lies beyond the end of the universe. . .