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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.

Brian Wildsmith
The nativity story retold through the eyes of a little girl as she travels to Bethlehem, this classic tale from one of our most internationally acclaimed picture-book writers and artists has deservedly become an enduring favourite with children at Christmas time. Now beautifully presented in a cloth-bound special edition, ideal for sharing during the festive season.
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Brian Wildsmith
The classic Christmas song is made truly magical in the masterful hands of acclaimed illustrator Brian Wildsmith. This beautifully illustrated book is a delight to share at Christmas time.
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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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Tim Hopgood
Based on the classic song, this beautifully illustrated picture book is perfect for bed-time. Follow one child's dream-like journey along the magical Moon River. Contains a sing-along CD with song by Andy Williams and an exclusive reading with page-turn signals.
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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 is brought to life by Tim Hopgood's lavish illustrations, with 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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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, Sarah Williams, Ian Beck
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 again be stuck for words to amuse young toddlers!
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Layn Marlow
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.
A snowy story with beautiful illustrations; perfect for sharing when it’s cold outside.
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Activity: Make snowmen cookies
Activity: Make snowman decorations

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