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Our best Christmas gifts: books for babies and toddlers

Delight little ones this Christmas with this collection of festive stories and fun lift-the-flap books, from the bestselling Felt Flaps series to the new, wintry Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam adventure.

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Christmas Street

Written by Jonathan Emmett Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius

This spectacular lift-the-flap Christmas alphabet story is a book, a fold-out play-scene, and a beautiful festive frieze to decorate your room!

Everyone is busy on Christmas Street! Who is baking gingerbread? Who is wrapping presents? And who’s that coming down the chimney? Find out in this perfect Christmas gift book, the follow-up to Alphabet Street.

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Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

A festive instalment in this much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler.

Pip and Posy are busy decorating the tree with candy sticks, and biscuits, and a beautiful sugar star. But the strange thing is that, every time Posy goes out of the room, when she returns, there’s one less decoration on the tree. Eventually, there are NO decorations left AT ALL… oh, dear! Where could they have gone?

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Where’s Santa Claus?

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius

From our award-winning board book series, this Christmas book with easy-to-grab soft, robust felt flaps, vibrant artwork and cute characters throughout is great for sharing with babies and toddlers. Can you find all your festive characters and spot yourself in the mirror at the end?

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We’re Going on a Present Hunt!

Written by Goldie Hawk Illustrated by Angie Rozelaar

Three children are off on a hunt for the perfect Christmas present! But first they’ve got to get through the spiky Christmas trees, a herd of hungry reindeer, some noisy carol singers and a very busy toyshop! But there are SO MANY toys… will they ever find the perfect present?

This joyful follow-up to We’re Going on a Pumpkin Hunt has zingy neon ink on the cover and throughout, and is filled with cute characters and Christmas surprises

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Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Santa’s Stolen Sleigh

Written by Tracey Corderoy Illustrated by Steven Lenton

Adventure awaits Shifty and Sam in this action-packed Christmas picture book – with shiny foil on the cover!

Shifty and Sam are off to Lapland to bake a festive feast for Santa and his elves. But there’s a Christmas crisis – the elves are unwell and can’t finish the toys! Does mysterious stranger and gadget queen, Flo Frost, really want to help? Or could she have her eyes on the most magical gadget of all… Santa’s flying sleigh?! It’s up to Shifty and Sam to race across the snowy slopes and save Christmas for everyone!

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