Looking for gift inspiration for the little ones in your life this festive season? Look no further. Here’s our pick of the best gift books for kids.
A festive treat with bright, bold illustrations from the creator of Dear Zoo, in Dear Santa little hands can unwrap a present on each page by lifting the flaps to discover what Santa has sent.
When Santa sets off in his sleigh to deliver all his presents, poor Bear is left behind. This charming and very funny picture book by Ian Whybrow follows Bear on his travels as he tries to get to Tom’s house in time for Christmas morning. Beautifully illustrated by Axel Scheffler, with flaps to lift, wheels to turn and tabs to pull, this is a Christmas book full of fun.
Explore the sights of London as Santa makes his way through the snowy city. With easy-to-use mechanisms, toddlers can turn the London Eye or open the Tower Bridge. The perfect introduction to Christmas in London.
The Gruffalo Book & Toy Gift Set is sure to light up any child's face on Christmas day ideal. Children can read the classic story and then act it out with their own cuddly Gruffalo toy.
Join Mary and Joseph on their long journey to Bethlehem and see beautiful baby Jesus in his crib in this sturdy board book ideal for little hands. With gentle rhyming text and push, pull and slide tabs, toddlers will enjoy this story of the First Christmas.
This exquisite exploration of the animal kingdom is an interactive guessing game from Julia Donaldson, with stunning artwork from illustrator Sharon King-Chai. Do you know who can fly better than a pig or who is more wobbly than an iguana? This charming book deserves pride of place on every child’s bookshelf.
This beautiful picture book will become a Christmas classic, and is the perfect gift for Moomin fans big and small. A stunningly illustrated retelling of Tove Jansson’s The Fir Tree, the Moomins wake up from their winter sleep to find that Christmas is coming - but the Moomins have no idea who, or what, Christmas is . . .
A very funny account of a school nativity play. It's Christmas and the children have been practising very hard for their nativity play. The narrators are word-perfect, the Important Angel has brushed her hair and the audience are in their seats . . .
Jack loves everything about Christmas, except for one thing: he hates Brussels Sprouts! Jack's parents bring home the largest sprout he has ever seen - Sproutzilla - who is the meanest, greenest Christmas ruining vegetable ever and he's heading straight towards Santa. In order for Jack to Save Christmas, he has to eat all his sprouts!
Santa is taking a break from Christmas this year and is going on holiday. But wherever Santa goes people recognise him, and all they want is to take photographs with him. It might not be as fun on holiday as Santa thought!
This gorgeously festive book is written in twenty-four-and-a-half chapters, one for each day of Advent. Join Winston the mouse on his adventure as he sets out on a Very Important Mission - to deliver a lost letter to Father Christmas on Christmas Eve. Beautifully illustrated, and featuring festive things to make and do, How Winston Delivered Christmas will definitely become a family tradition.
The perfect gift for Jungle Book fans, or just little ones who love their animals, Into the Jungle is a collection of captivating stories by Katherine Rundell that tell the tales of the origins of Kipling’s best-loved characters, from Baloo to Shere-Khan. Featuring a beautiful foiled cover, ribbon marker and stunning illustrations by Kristjana S Williams, this gorgeous hardback book will be treasured for years to come.
Follow some very special rabbits on their quest to find a new home in this beautiful gift storybook based on the TV mini series from the BBC and Netflix. The book’s text has been adapted from the TV scripts by award-winning author Frank Cottrell-Boyce, and is illustrated with full-colour drawings and images from the TV adaptation. This retelling of a classic tale is perfect for families.
Once again, magically mischievous Mirror-Belle comes popping out of the mirror to sweep Ellen into two hilarious Christmassy escapades – from joining in with the Christmas ballet show to attending Ellen's friend's fancy-dress party and trying to catch Father Christmas! Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle is perfect for children who are beginning to read on their own.
A fantastic compendium of Christmas jokes and activities, crazy carols, "completely true" Christmas facts and all-round festive nuttiness from TV legends Dick and Dom.
This gorgeous colouring book is filled with detailed black line illustrations just waiting to be brought to life with colour. Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann's original short story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, there are captions that tell the story, and a festive cover decorated with red foiling. Th perfect Christmas gift for creative children.
From the author of A Girl Called Owl and A Far Away Magic comes this spellbinding tale of a thousand magical worlds. When Clementine discovers a mysterious house full of snowglobes, each containing a trapped magician, she’s pulled into a world of magic and mystery. But her quest to free the magicians could put her family, and the whole magical world, in danger.
A Poem For Every Day of the Year is a magnificent collection of 366 poems covering all themes and seasons. These poems are funny, thoughtful, inspiring, humbling, informative, quiet, loud, small, epic, peaceful, energetic, upbeat, motivating, and empowering!
The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown.
Celebrate all the best things about Christmas from snow and stockings to Father Christmas in this collection of Christmas poems.
A poetry collection for the whole family, Poems to Live Your Life by is a selection of Chris Riddell’s favourite classic and contemporary poems about life, death and everything else. The collection includes classic verses from William Shakespeare, W. B. Yeats and Christina Rossetti as well as poems by Nick Cave, Neil Gaiman and Roger McGough, all beautifully illustrated by Chris himself.
A collection of three festive stories from Eva Ibbotson. In the first story - Vicky and the Christmas Angel - a young Viennese girl discovers, to her horror, who really brings the children's presents at Christmas.
Two wintery short stories from Rainbow Rowell. 'Midnights' is the story of Noel and Mags, who meet at the same New Year's Eve party every year and fall a little more in love each time. 'Kindred Spirits' is about Elena, who decides to queue to see the new Star Wars movie and meets Gabe, a fellow fan.