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Children's books for comedy nuts

If Christmas isn't a time for having a good belly-laugh, when is? Our tales of comic capers are perfect for children (of all ages) who love to have a giggle. With wonderfully loveable characters who just can't help but get into trouble sometimes, children will learn that it's OK not to be perfect 100% of the time… so long as you keep trying!

Picture books


Matty Long
Join the residents of the Super Happy Magic Forest for epic quests and lots of fun. When the Ice Queen covers the entire forest in snow, can the heroes break her spell before they all freeze?
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Activity: Colouring in sheet [PDF]

Elys Dolan
Step inside Santa's workshop and experience Christmas like never before. With more toys to make than ever it's going to be the busiest Christmas yet, but luckily Santa and his elves have everything under control… well, everything except for the rampaging polar bear, a toy factory that will only make toasters, and some very pesky visitors from the South Pole!
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Elys Dolan
An irresistible look at the workings of Mr Bunny's chocolate factory! Packed with cross-over humour to amuse kids and big kids too, with beautifully detailed artwork that you will enjoy poring over time and time again.
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Activity: Mr Bunny colouring in sheet [PDF]

Books for ages 5–8


Laura Owen, Korky Paul
Winnie and Wilbur have just opened the latest door on their advent calendar when they wonder 'who gives Santa a present'? This thought leads to an epic Christmas quest. This is the perfect Christmas present for Winnie and Wilbur fans who are ready to move on to a longer story.
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Activity: Festive gingerbread recipe [PDF]

Maria Farrer, Daniel Rieley
There are times when only a polar bear will do… When Mister P crash lands (literally!) into Ruby's life she really doesn't have the time to deal with him. Her life is complicated enough trying to look after mum, baby brother Leo, AND go to school. Mister P simply cannot stay… but how do you persuade a polar bear to leave?
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John Dougherty, David Tazzyman
It’s Christmas in Great Kerfuffle, but something’s not quite right. Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face have been extra good this year, but there aren't any presents. They know Father Christmas wouldn’t forget them so something must have happened… Where is Father Christmas? And are there badgers involved? Will Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face be able to save Christmas? Or at least find their presents?! Find out in their latest anarchic adventure.
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Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre
Emily loves living on Funfair Moon – especially when she gets to help Jinks & O'Hare, the extraordinary repair team. But when chaos strikes during a crucial funfair inspection, Emily has to act fast. Can she deal with a violent fudgesplosion, a gravity inversion, and a marauding candyfloss creature? Or does this spell doom for Funfair Moon?
Find out in Reeve and McIntyre’s latest adventure that fans won’t want to miss!
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Books for ages 9+


Tom McLaughlin
Tyler is clever. Not just averagely clever, or even just cleverer than average — she’s genius-IQ clever, and that tends to set her apart. When she starts a new school, Happyville High, she soon realises that there's something really strange going on. With a laugh on every page, this story is also a light-hearted cautionary tale for the Instagram generation and a reminder of the importance of learning and courage.
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Elaine Wickson, Chris Judge
Stan is a fairly typical 11-year old boy, whose interests include space, pie charts, working out strategies to survive life with his little bruv Fred (who’s 70% annoying and 30% fart), and cake (as long as it’s not beetroot). This is a lovely story packed with heart, interesting facts and a reminder that we can all make a difference in the world.
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Tom McLaughlin
Jasper Spam’s science experiments usually tend to end in a BANG, until one day he quite accidentally manages to invent something that will change the world forever – the world's first talking cat. With his new-found wealth Jasper can finally live the life he's always dreamed of. But there is a huge price to pay for bringing talking cats to the world, and money won't solve the problem…
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Books for ages 13+


Ben David, Mike Lowery
The fourth book about the unstoppable, unfathomable, and unbelievable Joe Cowley, in a series being hailed as Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Inbetweeners. Perfect for the YouTube and Instagram generation and anyone who can’t resist a little slapstick, and packed with masses of illustrations and doodles by top illustrator Mike Lowery.
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