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Our best Christmas gifts: picture books

Treat little ones to a magical picture book this Christmas! From hilarious tales of friendship and kindness, to poignant stories of love and festive adventures, this wonderful selection of books will be treasured for a lifetime.

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Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
0-2

The much-acclaimed toddler book series from The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler. Simple but engaging stories which reflect the ups - and downs - of toddler life. Major new animation series launching on Milkshake in 2021 Pip and Posy are best friends - they love to play, and make things, and…

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Frank and Bert

2-5

A hilarious new picture book from author of The Suitcase, Chris Naylor-Ballesteros - with neon ink throughout! Frank and Bert are the best of friends and they LOVE to play hide and seek. But Bert the bear isn't quite as good at hiding as he thinks he is . .…

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Kitsy Bitsy’s Noisy Neighbours

Written by Polly Faber Illustrated by Melissa Crowton
2-5

A riotously funny picture book about kindness and community. The animals of Park View Rise all love their high-rise home. It's peaceful, calm and quiet - no one here would cause a riot... But when Honky Tonk sings much too loudly, Smart Alec's DIY goes all wrong and Sugar Plum's…

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We Disagree About This Tree

Written by Ross Collins
2-5

A fantastically funny festive story about the Bear and Mouse who ALWAYS disagree from the award-winning Ross Collins, creator of the bestselling There's a Bear on My Chair. Bear and Mouse have finally overcome their differences and are living together in perfect harmony . . . until it's time to…

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Ruffles and the Cosy, Cosy Bed

Written by David Melling
2-5

Ruff! Ruff! Meet Ruffles, the playful puppy who faces all the tricksy troubles of pre-school life in this new picture book series from bestselling author and illustrator David Melling. Just like every preschooler, Ruffles the puppy experiences all the ups and downs of daily life as he learns about the…

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I Remember

Written by Jeanne Willis Illustrated by Raquel Catalina
2-5

A poignant story full of love and gentle humour to help young children understand dementia. George's granny is quite forgetful. Sometimes, she can't even remember George's name. But George doesn't mind. Together they play in the garden, dance, and share chocolate biscuits. Granny might not always remember the little things,…

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This is NOT a Dinosaur!

Written by Barry Timms Illustrated by Ged Adamson
2-5

Prepare for a hilarious adventure with the funniest dinosaur you've EVER seen! This book is NOT about a dinosaur! Well, not an any old dinosaur. THIS dinosaur can become the most amazing things - a footballer, pirate, deep-sea diver, knight, magician and even a hairdresser! Having a dinosaur for a…

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Little Robin Red Vest

Written by Jan Fearnley
2-5

The timeless Christmas classic by bestselling, award-winning author, Jan Fearnley, is now available with beautiful new art for a new generation. One frosty evening, a week before Christmas, Little Robin washes and irons seven warm vests for the chilly nights to come. As the days go by, he comes across…

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Father Christmas and the Three Bears

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Margarita Kukhtina
2-5

A fun and festive Christmas fairy-tale adventure. It's Christmas Eve and Father Christmas has fallen asleep at the Three Bears' cottage but NOTHING will wake him. It's up to Baby Bear and the Fairy-Tale Rescue Rangers to deliver the last presents so EVERY child gets a gift. But how will…

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