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Christmas books for 0 – 4 year olds

From beautifully-illustrated tales of friendship to collections of classic nursery rhymes, find the perfect picture book to share this Christmas.

Richard Smith, Felix Bernard, Tim Hopgood
Who could fail to feel festive listening to Walking in a Winter Wonderland whilst sharing a gorgeous picture book?
Peggy Lee’s iconic song Winter Wonderland is brought to life with lavish illustrations by Tim Hopgood of winter scenery, dancing snowflakes, and beautiful animals to spot on every page. This is an enchanting book and CD perfect for sharing at the most wonderful time of the year.
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Tim Hopgood
Based on one of the greatest songs of all time, this truly special book features the lyrics from What a Wonderful World, accompanied by beautiful illustrations from Tim Hopgood. Accompanied with a CD, bursting with joy and optimism, and spreading a message of hope and love, this is a perfect Christmas gift.
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Corrinne Averiss, Fiona Woodcock
A curious polar bear and lost little girl meet in the snow. Both separated from their mothers they spend the day together. This is a moving story about new friendships, kindness, and courage and features beautiful snowy illustrations and snow scenes by Fiona Woodcock perfect for the festive season.
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Anna Currey
Christmas is just days away. A little girl called Milly and her Mum are staying at Grandpa's house. Dad has been kept away but will join them just as soon as he can. But Milly feels a little forlorn, away from her friends and without her Dad. And then something wonderful happens. Milly meets Florian, a unicorn.
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Karen King (Author), Sarah Williams (Author), Ian Beck (Illustrator)
This charming anthology of illustrated rhymes is a must-have for any child's bookshelf! Rediscover some classic nursery rhymes and learn some new ones and the actions that go with them. Featuring favourites such as Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Little Miss Muffet and The Grand Old Duke of York parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents need never be stuck for words again to amuse young toddlers!
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Richard Byrne
A little girl, a big dog, and a very badly-behaved book! Bella is taking her dog for a stroll across the page when something odd happens. Her dog disappears and it becomes apparent to Bella that peril lurks in the pages of this book. But where the police and fire brigade fail, you – the reader – can help! This laugh-out-loud picture book will amuse readers young and old at bedtime.
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Layn Marlow
A snowy story with beautiful illustrations perfect for sharing when it’s cold outside. When a little girl rushes out into the freshly fallen snow, her world is filled with wonder and happiness. This book captures the magic of a snowy day before it melts away. Featuring warm-hearted messages of love and friendship, this is a tale to be enjoyed again and again.
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Activities: Make snowmen cookies; Make snowman decorations

Kathleen Lines
A definitive collection of nursery rhymes, beautifully designed and illustrated by the influential artist, Harold Jones. This facsimile edition has been lovingly produced to recreate the look and feel of the first printing of this much-loved book, which was originally published in 1954.
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Brian Wildsmith
The story of the Nativity is made truly magical in the masterful hands of the acclaimed illustrator, Brian Wildsmith. This beautifully illustrated book, which has been in print since 1989, is a delight to share at Christmas time and it comes with a lovely crib scene to make.
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