Booklist

Festive fun for kids

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From Christmas classics to brand new festive favourites, these children’s books are full of seasonal joy.

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The multi-award-winning duo of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen tackle a perennial question: how does Santa go down the chimney?When Santa arrives at a child's house on Christmas Eve, does he go down the chimney feetfirst or headfirst? What if…

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A spectacular advent calendar book filled with festive poems, hidden surprises and a magical fold-out frieze!Count down to Christmas with well-loved poets, including Ogden Nash, Nikki Giovanni, John Agard and Christina Rossetti and joyful…

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The intricate beauty of snowflakes is revealed in this amazing little pop-up book. An enchanting explanation of the uniqueness of snowflakes, engages readers of all ages. Each of the seven spreads features illustrated pop-ups that are sure…

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This edition of Tolkien's famous illustrated letters from Father Christmas to his children is presented in a new hardback edition. The perfect Christmas gift for Tolkien lovers of all ages. This classic festive book of…

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A brand-new Christmas classic adventure about the magic of Santa Claus, set in North London and the North Pole - from the bestselling author of Artemis Fowl…

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Illustrated by one of the most popular artists working today. Quentin Blake's A Christmas Carol is a beautiful edition of the timeless Christmas classic. A great gift for the season of giving.The wonderful Quentin Blake turns his…

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A charming new Christmas story from acclaimed author Pippa Goodhart and artist Ema Malyauka - for ages 5 and over. Christmas is the most magical time of the year, and Old Bear is excited to spend it with her friends! If only these spindly…

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Raymond Briggs, creator of The Snowman - inspiration for The Snowman and The Snowdog - introduces us to a rather grumpy Father Christmas.In this hilariously irreverent Christmas book, Father Christmas has awoken from a dream of summer sun…

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Explore the much-loved Magic Faraway Tree at the most special time of the year. This brand-new story by superstar author Jacqueline Wilson is set in the original world created by Enid Blyton.Milo, Mia and Birdy are excited to return to the…

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The thirtieth anniversary edition of a witty Christmas classic from one of the world's finest children's book makers.It's Christmas Eve and there is one present left in Father Christmas's sack. It's for a small boy called Harvey…

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A remarkable collaboration – that brings together giants of the picture book world – to create a funny, anarchic and utterly delightful picture book. A classic of the future.Hilda Snibbs takes her three mischievous little…

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A special edition of this classic picture book to celebrate its 30th anniversary - with festive foil on the cover!The award-winning Jolly Christmas Postman is the ultimate children's picture book. There should be a copy beneath every…

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From L. D. Lapinski, author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency, comes a heartwarming and hilarious story about a girl who is convinced her new stepdad is actually Father Christmas. Structured like an advent calendar, this is the…

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A gorgeously illustrated celebration of creativity, upcycling and Christmas magic!It's Christmas Eve at Lily's new house, but Lily misses the old one. Then, in a moment of magic, she is whisked away to the North Pole! Santa's elfbots need…

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Dark, moreish and chilling – the countdown to Christmas is on … and time is running out. Every day in December, a gift is left for Eleri in the abandoned tower block opposite her flat. At first, she can’t…

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Translated by Annie PrimeAn enchanting Christmas mystery, with an illustrated chapter for each day of advent. Twelve-year-old Flora Winter and her mother are off to the small seaside town of Helmersbruk for Christmas. When they arrive,…

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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…

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