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Festivals: Christmas / Yuletide - Books for Children -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 37 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Twelve Days of Christmas (Board Book) by Britta Teckentrup
    The Twelve Days of Christmas (Board Book) - by Britta Teckentrup

    £6.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788814706 | ISBN 10: 1788814703

    Introduce children to the traditional song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, in this beautiful new book, featuring illustrations by Britta Teckentrup.   The peek-through pages reveal each new Christmas gift, creating a stunning layered effect. A ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Hide a Lion at Christmas by Helen Stephens
    How to Hide a Lion at Christmas - by Helen Stephens

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781407178875 | ISBN 10: 1407178873

    When Iris and her lion are forced to spend Christmas apart, the lion embarks on a festive, snowy adventure to find her - and almost bumps into Father Christmas!   The fourth irresistible book about Iris and her lion is destined to be a Christm ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Twelve Days of Christmas by William Morris and Elizabeth Catchpole
    The Twelve Days of Christmas - by William Morris and Elizabeth Catchpole

    £7.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241403129 | ISBN 10: 024140312x

    'On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...'  Combining hand-picked patterns from the V&A's William Morris archive with brilliant new illustrations, this beautiful book brings the words of the classic Twelve Days of Christmas song ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Night Before the Night Before Christmas by Kes Gray, illustrated by Claire Powell
    The Night Before the Night Before Christmas - by Kes Gray, illustrated by Claire Powell

    £6.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781444952902 | ISBN 10: 1444952900

    A brilliantly funny Christmas picture book from the bestselling author of Oi Frog!  ‘Twas the night before the night before Christmas (That’s Christmas Eve Eve). And Santa was wiping his brow on his sleeve. Green elves were sewing, Blue ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Christmas Carol by Tony Mitton, illustrated by Mike Redman
    A Christmas Carol - by Tony Mitton, illustrated by Mike Redman

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781408351727 | ISBN 10: 1408351722

    A captivating, rhyming picture book retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale about the true meaning of Christmas.  Mean old Ebenezer Scrooge hates everything. Even Christmas! Until, one frosty Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives a visit from ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Pug Who Wanted to Be A Reindeer by Bella Swift
    The Pug Who Wanted to Be A Reindeer - by Bella Swift

    £5.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781408360347 | ISBN 10: 1408360349

    When her family loses its Christmas spirit, Peggy heads to the North Pole to get it back! A festive adventure starring a loveable little pug with a heart of gold.   Peggy’s family has lost its Christmas spirit and Peggy is desperate to help them ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grandpa Christmas by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Jim Field
    Grandpa Christmas - by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Jim Field

    £9.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781405284592 | ISBN 10: 1405284595

    Renowned children's author Michael Morpurgo teams up with bestselling illustrator Jim Field in this stunning Christmas picture book.  Dearest little Mia, This Christmas, instead of a Christmas card – you’ll have plenty of those – and in ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Pug Who Wanted to Be a Unicorn by Bella Swift
    The Pug Who Wanted to Be a Unicorn - by Bella Swift

    £5.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781408358337 | ISBN 10: 1408358336

    Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn...   When she's abandoned just before Christmas, Peggy the pug puppy is taken in by a foster family with a unicorn-mad little girl named Chloe. Her older brother, Finn, doesn't little dogs. And Chloe ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Turkey That Voted For Christmas by Madeleine Cook, illustrated by Samara Hardy
    The Turkey That Voted For Christmas - by Madeleine Cook, illustrated by Samara Hardy

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780192765956 | ISBN 10: 0192765957

    Timmy Turkey would love to see Christmas come to Pear Tree Farm. But how can that happen when all his family always vote 'NO'?  Timmy leads a brilliant campaign. But how will the animals vote? And how will they escape Farmer Carver's turkey twiz ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bah! Humbug! by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Tony Ross
    Bah! Humbug! - by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Tony Ross

    £10.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781407178189 | ISBN 10: 1407178180

    Utterly heartwarming! A seasonal classic brought up to date by two giants of kids’ fiction.   Can a school play of A Christmas Carol help Harry’s dad to find the spirit of Christmas? Harry Gruber is feeling pretty nervous – and not just ... more

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  • Cover image of book Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig
    Father Christmas and Me - by Matt Haig

    £12.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786890689 | ISBN 10: 1786890682

    LET THE BATTLE FOR CHRISTMAS BEGIN!  It isn’t always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas.   For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when yo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig
    The Girl Who Saved Christmas - by Matt Haig

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782118602 | ISBN 10: 1782118608

    JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF MAGIC  If magic has a beginning, can it also have an end?   When Amelia wants a wish to come true she knows just the man to ask - Father Christmas.  But the magic she wants to believe in is starting to fade, and Fath ... more

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  • Cover image of book Coming Home by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Kerry Hyndman
    Coming Home - by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Kerry Hyndman

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910200803 | ISBN 10: 1910200808

    A plucky little robin sets out on an epic journey. Through dark forests, driving rain, clapping thunder and flashing lightning. Across frozen wastes, huge mountains and stormy seas he flies. And all the while he's dreaming of home. Of her. But will h ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig, illustrated by Chris Mould
    A Boy Called Christmas - by Matt Haig, illustrated by Chris Mould

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782118268 | ISBN 10: 1782118268

    You are about to read the true story of Father Christmas.  It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible.  A Boy Called Christmas is a tale of adventure, snow, kidnapping, elves, more snow, and a boy called Nikolas, who isn't afraid to ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Child
    A Child's Christmas in Wales - by Dylan Thomas, illustrated by Peter Bailey

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781444015430 | ISBN 10: 1444015435

    Dylan Thomas's classic account of his childhood Christmases, newly illustrated in full colour by Peter Bailey, now in paperback.   All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dream Snow (Board Book) by Eric Carle
    Dream Snow (Board Book) - by Eric Carle

    £6.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141373706 | ISBN 10: 0141373709

    Eric Carle's only Christmas story is now a board book! Eric Carle's Dream Snow has become a contemporary Christmas classic since it was published more than a decade ago. Now it's the perfect board book for a new generation of Carle fans.  The ... more

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  • Cover image of book The 12 Days O
    The 12 Days O' Yule: A Scots Christmas Rhyme - by Susan Rennie, illustrated by Matthew Land

    £5.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782502081 | ISBN 10: 1782502084

    "On the 1st day o Yuletide, My true luve gied tae me, A reid robin in a rowan tree." Take a deep breath and prepare for a journey through all twelve days of Yuletide with a cast of skaters skooshin, lassies birlin, sheep a-shooglin and the a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Walk This World at Christmas Time by Debbie Powell
    Walk This World at Christmas Time - by Debbie Powell

    £14.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783702763 | ISBN 10: 1783702761

    A composite of global cultures, Walk this World at Christmas Time celebrates the similarities, as well as the exotic differences in the way people celebrate Christmas around the globe. Travel to a new continent or country with every turn of the p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Refuge by Anne Booth, illustrated by Sam Usher
    Refuge - by Anne Booth, illustrated by Sam Usher

    £7.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780857637413 | ISBN 10: 085763741x

    A timely and timeless retelling of the Christmas story, inspired by refugee children everywhere.   This book was published in support of refugees and 5 from the sale of each book will go to War Child. "A book to share with a lump in your t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Three Little Owls by Quentin Blake, Emanuele Luzzati and John Yeoman
    Three Little Owls - by Quentin Blake, Emanuele Luzzati and John Yeoman

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781849761482 | ISBN 10: 1849761485

    Three Little Owls is a charming rhyming story by the Italian artist Emanuele Luzzati, and presented here in an English version by John Yeoman and with gorgeous new illustrations by Quentin Blake. Three irrepressible little owls take us on their journ ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last of the Spirits by Chris Priestley
    The Last of the Spirits - by Chris Priestley

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408851999 | ISBN 10: 1408851997

    Sam and Lizzie are freezing and hungry on the streets of Victorian London. When Sam asks a wealthy man for some coins, he is rudely turned away. Months of struggle suddenly find their focus, and Sam resolves to kill the man. Huddling in a graveyard f ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lion, The Unicorn and Me by Jeanette Winterson, illustrated by Rosalind Maccurach
    The Lion, The Unicorn and Me - by Jeanette Winterson, illustrated by Rosalind Maccurach

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781407152240 | ISBN 10: 1407152246

    In this beautiful retelling of the story of the very first Christmas, the humble donkey is chosen above all other animals to carry Mary to Bethlehem. As his journey unfolds, he is touched by the magic and mystery of the Nativity... With sparkles ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alfie
    Alfie's Christmas - by Shirley Hughes

    £6.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781849416498 | ISBN 10: 1849416494

    Join Alfie and Annie Rose for Christmas! Alfie opens his advent calendar and makes cards and presents. He sings carols and decorates the tree. And he writes a special letter to Father Christmas...   But what will Father Christmas bring on Chri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Snow by Walter de la Mare, illustrated by Carolina Rabei
    Snow - by Walter de la Mare, illustrated by Carolina Rabei

    £6.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571305575 | ISBN 10: 0571305571

    'No breath of wind, No gleam of sun Still the white snow Whirls softly down'  As the day draws to a close, a family prepares for Christmas - decorating the tree, hanging stockings by the fire, putting out a plate of mince pies...   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mimi and the Mountain Dragon by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Helen Stephens
    Mimi and the Mountain Dragon - by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Helen Stephens

    £5.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781405269346 | ISBN 10: 1405269340

    As soon as the bells stop ringing, I' m going to carry you home to your mother, back up to the Mountain Dragon's castle...  In her castle lair high in the mountains of Switzerland, lives a terrible dragon. In the village below, lives a little ... more

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  • Cover image of book Father Christmas (40th Anniversary edition) by Raymond Briggs
    Father Christmas (40th Anniversary edition) - by Raymond Briggs

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780723277972 | ISBN 10: 0723277974

    Raymond Briggs, creator of The Snowman - inspiration for The Snowman and 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 to disco ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rover Saves Christmas by Roddy Doyle
    Rover Saves Christmas - by Roddy Doyle

    £5.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781407139739 | ISBN 10: 1407139738

    Nope: thats not a reindeer!   This laugh-aloud story of a wonder-dog is written by a real wonder author. Roddy Doyle has won the biggest grown-up fiction prize in the world: the Booker Prize.   But kids know that his stories about th ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
    A Christmas Carol - by Charles Dickens

    £4.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781407143644 | ISBN 10: 1407143646

    Dickens classic festive fairy tale, complete with ghosts, spooks and misers.   The ultimate Yuletide must-read! Christmas? Bah, humbug! Mean-tempered Ebenezer Scrooge intends to ruin the holiday season for everyone. Hes horrid to his employe ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Christmas Eve Ghost by Shirley Hughes
    The Christmas Eve Ghost - by Shirley Hughes

    £6.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781406338492 | ISBN 10: 1406338494

    An inspiring tale of Christmas goodwill and acceptance from Shirley Hughes, one of the world's best-loved picture-book creators.  When Bronwen and Dylan are frightened by ghostly noises from the chimney on Christmas Eve, they run straight int ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Twelve Days of Christmas by Jane Ray
    The Twelve Days of Christmas - by Jane Ray

    £6.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781408307045 | ISBN 10: 1408307049

    A truly perfect version of the much-loved festive song, The Twelve Days of Christmas.  With a sprinkling of festive, illustrative magic, Jane Ray has created a timeless version of this traditional Christmas verse. The exquisite artwork captures ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg
    The Jolly Christmas Postman - by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg

    £12.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780141340111 | ISBN 10: 0141340118

    It's Christmas Eve and the Jolly Postman is delivering greetings to everyone's favourite fairy-tale characters.  He has a card for Baby Bear, a game for Red Riding Hood, a get-well jigsaw for poor Humpty Dumpty and lots more packages to deliv ... more

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  • Cover image of book Another Night Before Christmas by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan
    Another Night Before Christmas - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan

    £5.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780330523936 | ISBN 10: 0330523937

    A classic Christmas tale re-told for modern times by the Poet Laureate, with illustrations by Rob Ryan.  Its the night before Christmas and a young girl creeps like a mouse down the stairs, determined to find out for certain whether Santa is ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Night Before Christmas by Grandma Moses
    The Night Before Christmas - by Grandma Moses

    £9.95   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780789315687 | ISBN 10: 0789315688

    Magically bringing the sights, sounds, and sprit of the holiday season to life, Grandma Moses's unique illustrations elevate Moore's text to a new level. Readers will delight as they escape the commercialism of today's holiday season and share in the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Best Christmas Present in the World by Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman
    The Best Christmas Present in the World - by Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman

    £5.99   hardback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781405215183 | ISBN 10: 1405215186

    Echoes of Christmas 1914 in the trenches call to the present day when a letter found by chance in an antique desk brings one soldier's experience hauntingly to life. Writing home from the front, the soldier has an extraordinary story to tell... &nbs ... more

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  • Cover image of book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - by Dr. Seuss

    £5.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780007170241 | ISBN 10: 0007170246

    When the grumpy Grinch tries to steal Christmas from the citizens of Who-ville, he soon realises there's more to it than mistletoe and tinsel!By combining the funniest stories, craziest creatures and zaniest pictures with his unique blend of rhyme, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Same Old Story Every Year by Anne Fine
    The Same Old Story Every Year - by Anne Fine

    £4.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780141302751 | ISBN 10: 0141302755

    "I have a surprise . . . this class is going to do the Christmas play!"   Maya longs to be in Mr Kelly's play! She can already see herself on the stage, waving her arms around and saying her words so loudly everyone at the back can hear. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
    The Christmas Mystery - by Jostein Gaarder

    £8.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780753808665 | ISBN 10: 0753808668

    A boy called Joachim acquires a strange old Advent calender - and uncovers from it the story of a girl called Elisabet, who disappeared from her home fifty years earlier. Elisabet has been taken back through time and right across Europe to Palestine, ... more

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