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Competition: win our 12 books of Christmas 2017

Books make wonderful gifts at Christmas, and – to celebrate – we’re giving away a complete set of our 12 Books of Christmas!

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, visit our Facebook page and like and comment on our prize draw post telling us which of our 12 Books of Christmas your child would most like to read and why.

Good luck!

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Our 12 books of Christmas

Please note: all book links lead to more information on Amazon.co.uk

A Dot in the Snow

A Dot in the Snow

By Corrinne Averiss, Fiona Woodcock
Perfect for 0 – 4 year olds

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.

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

by Richard Smith, Felix Bernard, Tim Hopgood
Perfect for 0 – 4 year olds

‘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.

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The Turkey that Voted for Christmas

The Turkey that Voted for Christmas

By Madeleine Cook, Samara Hardy
Age 4 – 5 years

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.

Activity: Help Timmy Turkey find the path to Santa

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Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa

Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa

By Valerie Thomas, Korky Paul
Age 4 – 5 years

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!

Activity: Winnie’s Christmas word search
Activity: Write a letter to Santa with our Winnie and Wilbur template

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Greatest Magical Stories

Greatest Magical Stories

Chosen by Michael Morpurgo
Perfect for 5 – 7 year olds

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

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Greatest Animal Stories

Greatest Animal Stories

Chosen by Michael Morpurgo
Perfect for 5 – 7 year olds

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.

Read an extract from the book

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Lucy’s Magical Surprise

Lucy’s Magical Surprise

By Anne Booth, Sophy Williams
Age 5 – 7 years old

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.

Read Anne Booth’s blog post: Developing empathy through reading
Activity: Make Lucy’s Christmas decorations

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Pug-a-Doodle-Do

Pug-a-Doodle-Do

By Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre
Age 5 – 7 years

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!

Activity: Draw a pug
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The Accidental Father Christmas

The Accidental Father Christmas

By Tom McLaughlin
Ages 9 – 11

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

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens
Age 9+

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.

Read an extract from the book
Activity: Weird and wonderful words

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Sky Dancer

Sky Dancer

By Gill Lewis
Age 9 – 11 years

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.

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Black Light Express

Black Light Express

By Philip Reeve
Age 11+

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. . .

Read an extract from the book

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