Books make such a great gift – especially for children who may well end up overwhelmed with exciting toys this Christmas. This Christmas, Oxford Children’s Books have a fantastic selection of festive picture book titles ready to solve your gift giving dilemmas!
Greatest Animal Stories, chosen by Michael Morpurgo (£12.99)
I am completely in love with this collection of animal stories chosen by award-winning children’s writer and former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo. It’s beautifully illustrated and the stories are the perfect length for a bedtime story or for Ben to read to himself. This is the sort of book I could imagine keeping in my classroom to dip into just before home time!
Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa, by Valerie Thomas illustrated by Korky Paul (£12.99)
I loved Winnie the Witch as a child so I was excited to see what Chloe thought of this book! (According to the sleeve, Winnie & Wilbur have been delighting readers since 1987 . . . I feel old).
The festive pictures are busy and exciting with plenty of things to look at and discuss as Winnie and Wilbur come to the rescue of Santa who is, rather predictably, stuck up the chimney! The special pop-up at the end of the story is a lovely surprise too!
Walking in a Winter Wonderland written by Richard B Smith, illustrated by Tim Hopgood (£12.99)
We all know Peggy Lee’s iconic song “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”, you can hardly get through a December day without it ringing through your ears at some point. This book brings the song lyrics to life with the most gorgeous illustrations. I defy you to read this book out loud without breaking into song (and just in case you need a little music to accompany your singalong, the book comes with it’s very one Walking in a Winter Wonderland CD)
The Mouse That Cancelled Christmas by Madeleine Cook illustrated by Samara Hardy (£6.99)
This paperback offering is the perfect festive bedtime story, with super cute illustrations, a little bit of counting and plenty of humour all with a nod to the seasonal traditions which make Christmas Christmas!
A Dot in the Snow by Corrinne Averiss illustrated by Fiona Woodcock (£11.99)
From the outset my girls were drawn to the glitter on the front cover of this story – I don’t blame them, who can resist a bit of festive glitter? This book is not so much Christmas-themed as Winter-themed which I really liked as, much as I love Christmas, you can only read them for a few weeks of the year (or at least we do – I think it keeps it special that way)
If you’d like to win the full collection of books detailed above, please enter using the Rafflecopter below – ensuring to complete the entry options accurately to avoid disqualification. (The giveaway finishes at the end of November to give the promoter the very best chance of getting these books to the winner in time for Christmas but of course we can’t promise anything!)
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