Festive book giveaway

You could get your hands on one of 18 different titles, perfect for the most wonderful time of the year.

How to Hide a Lion at Christmas

By Helen Stephens
When Iris and her lion are forced to spend Christmas apart, the lion embarks on a festive, snowy adventure to find her - and almost bumps into Father Christmas!

There are three copies to be won, courtesy of Scholastic.

Scholastic Books

Macca's Christmas Crackers

By Matt Cosgrove
It's Christmas time and Macca has a long list of presents that he would love to buy his friends. But when Macca checks his piggy bank, he realises that he's spent all of his savings. Macca's friend Al reminds him that you don't need to spend anything on a friend. So Macca gets busy, making thoughtful gifts for everyone.

You could win one of three copies, thanks to our friends at Scholastic.

Scholastic Books

The Little Fir Tree

By Christopher Corr
When he was surrounded by nature, the little fir tree could only think about what he wasn’t, what he didn’t have and couldn’t see. After the initial excitement of venturing out, he finds that the world isn’t quite what he expected.

We have three copies of this book to give away, thanks to Quarto.

Quarto Kids

What's That Noise?

By Naomi Howarth
One morning Magnus the seal is woken up by a strange, rumbling sound and he sets off across the Arctic plains to ask his friends what could be making the noise.... Hare, Owl, Fox and Polar Bear all try to help, but it is clever Walrus who may have the answer!

We have three copies to be won, thanks to Otter Barry Books.

Otter-Barry Books

That’s Not My Polar Bear

By Fiona Watt
This touchy-feely book with simple, repetitive text and bright, colourful illustrations helps very young children develop language and sensory skills.

We’re giving away three copies of this book courtesy of Usborne Books.


Poppy and Sam’s Lift the Flap Christmas

By Heather Amery
It's Christmas Eve at Apple Tree Farm! Peep under the flaps to find out what Poppy and Sam are doing to get ready for Christmas Day.

Win one of three copies, thanks to Usborne Books.


The Dog that Saved Christmas

By Nicola Davies
Jake struggles when routines change and people's emotions are so hard to understand. Christmas can be even worse. But when Jake finds a little dog lost in the street he unlocks a connection he's never had before.

You can win one of three copies, thanks to Barrington Stoke.

Barrington Stoke

The Fish in the Bath Tub

By Eoin Colfer
Lucja's Grandpa Feliks has seen off the German army and the Communists and now he is looking forward to a long and peaceful retirement. He plans to begin with a tasty Christmas Eve dinner of carp, but when it arrives alive and takes up residence in the bathtub and Lucja's heart, has Grandpa Feliks finally met his match?

You could be one of three winners, courtesy of Barrington Stoke.

Barrington Stoke

Christmas is Awesome

By Sabrina Moyle
Celebrate all of the things that make Christmas special as the trees are trimmed, the stockings are hung, and the ugly sweater contest gives out the grand prize.

Win one of three copies, thanks to Abrams and Chronicle.

Abrams & Chronicle Books

The Great Reindeer Disaster

By Kate Saunders
When a miniature reindeer named Percy falls down the chimney of the Trubshaws' holiday cottage, the last thing they expect is to be whisked away to the distant planet of Yule-1 - the REAL home of Father Christmas. But the festive season is in danger! One rogue reindeer has teamed up with the evil Krampus to sabotage everything. Unless Percy and his new friends can track them down, there will be no Christmas this year or ever again!

You could win one of five copies, courtesy of Faber and Faber.

Faber & Faber

Santa's New Beard

By Caroline Crowe
When Santa accidentally shaves off his famous beard, the elves all rally round to help. Can they glue it back on? Maybe the answer is whipped cream or candyfloss, or perhaps it's mashed potato…

There are five copies of this book to be won, courtesy of our friends at Faber and Faber.

Faber & Faber

You're My Little Christmas Wish

By Nicola Edwards
Celebrate your little Christmas wish with this sweet and colourful rhyming board book.

You could win one of three copies, thanks to Little Tiger.

Little Tiger Group

Let's Find the Penguin

By Alex Willmore
There are animals playing in the snow, but could any of them be Penguin? Peek through the pages and lift the felt flaps to find out!

There are three copies of this book to be won, courtesy of Little Tiger.

Little Tiger Group

The Most Wonderful Gift in the World

By Mark Sperring
On Christmas morning, Esme and Bear wake up to find a gift under the tree that's not for either of them. So the two set out to find the present's recipient, Little Bunny Boo-Boo. Little do they know that the gift they are bringing is the greatest gift in the world.

Win one of three copies, thanks to Little Tiger.

Little Tiger Group

Stephen the Sprout of Kindness

By Richard Dungworth
Stephen is a sprout, but not just any sprout, he’s a sprout of kindness! Join Stephen in this fun rhyming story as he helps his friends with the power of kindness.

Be one of three winners, thanks to Hachette.


Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman

By Francesca Simon
Join Henry in four hilarious stories containing a giant snowman, a rainy day, a monstrous makeover and an author visit!

Get your hands on one of three copies, thanks to Hachette.


The Tree That's Meant to Be

By Yuval Zommer
A small fir tree is left all alone after the others are chosen by families to bring home for Christmas. But when the forest animals gather around the lonely little tree to cheer it up and celebrate the season, it finds the warmth of the holidays in the heart of a cold, snowy forest.

You can win one of three copies, thanks to Oxford University Press.

Oxford University Press

Midnight Feasts

By A.F. Harrold
One thing that unites us all at Christmas is food. This book is a wonderful and diverse collection of fantastic poems on the topic of food.

Win one of three copies, thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing.

Bloomsbury Children’s Books

The First Christmas Jumper

By Ryan Tubridy
Hillary the sheep loves Christmas. So when news gets out that Mr Claus himself is travelling across all of Ireland looking for the perfect sheep's wool to make a brand new jumper, Hillary's head begins to spin... Could her wool-dest dreams come true?

You can win one of three copies of this book, thanks to Walker Books.

Walker Books

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