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Christmas: The latest picture books that you'll want to treasure

Pick a Pine Tree

Christmas is the perfect time to settle down with your family for a story – and these lovely new picture books are sure to do the trick.

Whether you want to introduce your child to a beautiful story about winter magic or just have a good giggle about the side effects of too many sprouts, we're sure you'll find your new festive favourite here! 

Looking for a traditional Christmas classic? Try these

  • The Little Fir Tree

    Author: Christopher Corr

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 5+

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  • The Little Fir Tree

    Author: Christopher Corr

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 5+

    In this beautifully illustrated modern retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, the values of appreciating what we already hav…

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  • Leah’s Star

    Author: Margaret Bateson-Hill Illustrator: Karin Littlewood

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Leah’s Star

    Author: Margaret Bateson-Hill Illustrator: Karin Littlewood

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 5+

    This delightful version of the ancient Nativity tale is told through the eyes of the young girl Leah, the inn-keeper's daughter in…

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  • A Cat’s Christmas Carol

    Author: Sam Hay Illustrator: Helen Shoesmith

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 5+

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  • A Cat’s Christmas Carol

    Author: Sam Hay Illustrator: Helen Shoesmith

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 5+

    It’s Christmas and all is quiet in the department store. The staff are on their way home to loved ones, all except one… Clawdia, t…

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  • Just Right For Christmas

    Author: Birdie Black Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5-8

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  • Just Right For Christmas

    Author: Birdie Black Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5-8

    This gentle, feel-good story about the joy of giving is complimented by sweet illustrations and is the perfect book for Christmas …

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  • Pick a Pine Tree

    Author: Patricia Toht Illustrator: Jarvis

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Pick a Pine Tree

    Author: Patricia Toht Illustrator: Jarvis

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

    Putting up a tree is such an exciting part of Christmas for many little ones, so it’s lovely to see it featured as a whole story i…

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  • A Very Corgi Christmas

    Author: Sam Hay Illustrator: Loretta Schauer

    Interest level: 3-5

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  • A Very Corgi Christmas

    Author: Sam Hay Illustrator: Loretta Schauer

    Interest level: 3-5

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    It’s Christmas Eve, and Buckingham Palace is a flurry of activity. Delightful dogs and Christmas adventure (with a gentle nod to t…

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  • Santa Selfie

    Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Anna Chernyshova

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-7

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  • Santa Selfie

    Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Anna Chernyshova

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-7

    Father Christmas wants a little me time so heads off for a holiday... but it's not long before everyone recognises him and wants a…

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  • The Stink Before Christmas

    Author: Sam & Mark Illustrator: Tom Knight

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-7

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  • The Stink Before Christmas

    Author: Sam & Mark Illustrator: Tom Knight

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-7

    When one of Santa's huge parps dislodges the presents from his sleigh, will he be able to get them back? A fun book - but one stri…

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  • Oliver Elephant

    Author: Lou Peacock Illustrator: Helen Stephens

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-7

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  • Oliver Elephant

    Author: Lou Peacock Illustrator: Helen Stephens

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-7

    When Noah loses his favourite toy Oliver Elephant on a Christmas shopping trip, will he ever be able to find him again? A heart-wa…

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