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Christmas Gift List For Book Lovers

Make your gift shopping easier this Christmas with our festive Nosy Crow tick list! Featuring our stellar kids books, as recommended by journalists, there’s something for everyone’s stocking!

View more Christmas recommendations for 5–7 year olds, 7–9 year olds, 9–12 year olds, and browse our full Christmas gift guide here.

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We Disagree About This Tree

Written by Ross Collins
2-5

“A stylish, humorous picture book about the friendship between a polar bear and a mouse with different ideas about decorating the Christmas tree. In the end, togetherness is all.”

This fantastically funny festive story about the Bear and Mouse who ALWAYS disagree from the award-winning Ross Collins was included in the Sunday Times’ roundup of the ‘33 Best Books for Children 2022’. Collated by Nicolette
Jones and Alex O’Connell, you can find the full roundup online here.

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Murder At Snowfall

Written by Fleur Hitchcock
9-12

This gripping thriller by Fleur Hitchcock was also mentioned in the Sunday Times’ roundup of the ‘33 Best Books for Children 2022’ as one of the top detective stories – the most popular genre in children’s fiction this year! Read the full roundup here.

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And Everything Will Be Glad to See You

Written by Ella Risbridger Illustrated by Anna Shepeta
5-7

“Perfect for poetry lovers of all ages, this book is beautifully illustrated by Anna Shepeta and features words of wisdom from Maya Angelou, Amanda Gorman, Yrsa Daley-Ward and Ada Limon.”

And Everything Will Be Glad To See You was featured in Stylist’s ‘Christmas Books Gift Guide for Book Lovers’, and listed as one of 62 literary inspired ideas. Read the full list, written and collated by Fran Brown, here.

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Alice Éclair, Spy Extraordinaire! A Recipe for Trouble

Written by Sarah Todd Taylor
9-12

“[F]ans of detective fiction should not miss Alice Éclair, Spy Extraordinaire, an ebullient new series by Sarah Todd Taylor.”

A Recipe for Trouble, the first in the Alice Éclair, Spy Extraordinaire series, was included in The Oldie magazine’s Christmas round up, selected by Emily Bearn in ‘Christmas Books for All Ages’.

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Listen to the Christmas Songs

Illustrated by Marion Billet
0-2

“If you’re looking for a Christmas book for a baby or toddler, this musical offering is a great choice.“

Listen to the Christmas Songs has been featured in the Independent’s ‘11 Best Christmas Books for Kids to Read in the Run-up to the Big Day” as the ‘Best Musical Book’! As well as highlighting its colourful spreads and adorable illustrations, Sarah Dawson also praised this board book for its interactive buttons and sounds. Click here to read the full review by Sarah Dawson.

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Always, Clementine

Written by Carlie Sorosiak
9-12

“Funny and heartwarming, this book is a delight to read.”

Always, Clementine was included in The Week Junior’s Book Club, as part of a selection of books featuring creatures as the star character.

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Looking for Emily

Written by Fiona Longmuir
9-12

Looking for Emily was included in The Irish Times’ ‘Best Children’s Books of 2022’. Each book on the list was selected by a different Irish bookseller, as embodying the ‘gift of storytime’. Read the full list of books, and the review, here.

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National Trust: Birds of a Feather: Press out and learn about 10 beautiful birds

Written by Lauren Fairgrieve Illustrated by Kate Read
5-7

“Insightful but easy to access information – from what food the birds eat to how they feature in myth and legend – features on the colourful spreads.“

National Trust: Birds of a Feather was included in a roundup of the Independent’s ‘Best Gifts for 6 Years Olds That Their Mums and Dads Will Love Too’. Martha Alexander listed it as the ‘best gift for nature lovers’ and called it a “no-brainer for budding bird watchers”. Read the roundup here.

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Earth Heroes

Written by Lily Dyu
9-12

“[B]eautifully illustrated [it] tells the storyof Earth’s wildlife habitats… and how we can all look after them.“

Earth Heroes was included in a Guardian roundup of ethical (and budget friendly) gifts for children this Christmas, selected by Karen Edwards. Read the full gift guide here.

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National Trust: How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear

Written by Dr Jess French Illustrated by Angela Keoghan
5-7

“[P]erfect for the mini activist in your life.”

How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear was also included in the Guardian’s roundup of ethical (and budget friendly) gifts for children this Christmas, selected by Karen Edwards. Read the full gift guide here.

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Listen to the Music from Around the World

Illustrated by Marion Billet
0-2

Listen to the Music from Around the World was featured in BBC Music magazine’s roundup of ‘10 Christmas Present Ideas for Music-loving Children’. The roundup was also featured on classical-music.com.

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