Winter book giveaway

snowy tree

We're giving away winter-themed books! As Christmas draws closer and the days become shorter, there's nothing better than tucking up with your little ones and reading a good book. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, we've got some fantastic stories to win. Enter below!

1-2 years

Can't See Santa!

By Mandy Archer, illustrated by Chris Jevons

It’s Christmas Eve and Mouse is looking for Santa everywhere! With over 40 flaps to lift and a surprise ending, this funny, festive book will keep children entertained for hours.

We have three copies available, thanks to Little Tiger

3-4 years

The Tree That's Meant to Be

By Yuval Zommer

A small fir tree is left all alone after the other trees near it in the forest are chosen by families at Christmas. But when the forest animals gather around the lonely little tree to cheer it up and celebrate the season, it finds festive love and warmth in the heart of a cold, snowy forest.

We have three copies to won, courtesy of OUP

Snow Ghost

By Tony Mitton and Diana Mayo

Flying through the swirling, snow-filled skies, Snow Ghost searches for a place to call home.

We have three copies to be won, courtesy of Bloomsbury

A Thing Called Snow

By Yuval Zommer

When winter comes, best friends Fox and Hare can't wait to jump, leap and, bounce in this thing called snow. But what exactly is snow? Join them on an Arctic journey as they ask all their friends to help them find out.

We have three copies available, courtesy of OUP

One Day on Our Blue Planet

By Ella Bailey

From breakfast to dinner, dusk to dawn, children will love spending the day with this curious penguin chick.

We have three copies available, courtesy of Flying Eye Books

Mika: The Bear Who Didn't Want To Sing

By Erik Kreik

Mika the little bear loves to run and play all about the forest, but he soon learns that he is meant to spend the long, cold winter months hibernating with his mother and father. When the old owl tells Mika about the Northern Lights that appear every winter, he decides to set out on a secret, snowy adventure to find them!

There are three copies available, thanks to Flying Eye Books

A Letter For Bear

By David Lucas

Poor Bear, who will send him a letter? Come rain or shine, he works so hard delivering the post to all the animals of the wood but he never receives anything himself. One day, Bear decides to write a few letters of his own, inviting all the forest animals to a party.

We have three copies to be won, thanks to Flying Eye Books

Can You Find Santa's Pants?

By Becky Davis, illustrated by Alex Willmore

It’s Christmas Eve, and Santa’s putting on his snuggly red suit. But hang on... WHERE ARE SANTA’S PANTS? He can’t deliver Christmas with a bare bottom!

We have three copies to be won, thanks to Little Tiger

Maisy's Christmas Tree

by Lucy Cousins

'Tis the season to be jolly... Follow Maisy and her friends as they prepare for the big day and decorate the tree!

We have three copies available, courtesy of Walker

Pick a Pine Tree

By Patricia Toht, illustrated by Jarvis

Brimming over with the excitement of being with family at the festive season, a gorgeously rhythmical, read-aloud narrative accompanied by warm, joyful art celebrates all the familiar rituals of decorating the tree.

We have three copies available to win, thanks to Walker

Winter Sleep

By Alex Morss, Sean Taylor and Cinyee Chiu

In this cozy bedtime story, follow a child and his grandma through a winter landscape to explore how the Earth goes to sleep for winter. Spot the sleeping animals as the tale unfolds, then learn about their hibernation habits from the information pages at the end.

We have three copies available, thanks to Quarto

5-8 years

Isadora Moon Goes to a Wedding

By Harriet Muncaster

Isadora is going to be a bridesmaid at her aunt's wedding, and she's SO excited! The dress. The flowers. The cake!
But, oh no, where has Baby Honeyblossom gone? Can Isadora make sure there's a happy ending to the big day. . . ?

We have three copies available, thanks to OUP

Hello, Mister Cold

By Carles Porta

It’s winter in the hidden valley now. A strange, trumpet-playing new visitor has appeared, and word is that he has kidnapped Yula! One can only hope that Sarah and friends can save the day with some trumpeting of their own…

We have three copies to be won, thanks to Flying Eye Books

Santa Jaws

By Mark Sperring

Deep beneath the shimmering blue sea, it's almost Christmas Eve, and Shelly the shark is VERY excited. She puts on her Santa suit and turns her cave into a festive Christmas grotto. Then she waits for all the little fishes to come in.

We have three copies available, thanks to Bloomsbury


By Holly Webb

The neighbours all complain about the foxes hanging around the flat where Cassie lives, close to the River Thames, but Cassie thinks they’re beautiful. One night she catches sight of her favourite one out in the snow, looking cold and thin, and decides to sneak him some food...

We have three copies to be won, thanks to Little Tiger

Santa Post

By Emma Yarlett

Santa receives letters of Christmas wishes from children all over the world. But this year there's one that just doesn't make sense. What does this child want for Christmas? Santa is determined to find out!

We have three copies to be won, courtesy of Walker

Where Snow Angels Go

By Maggie O'Farrell

Sylvie wakes one night, suddenly, without knowing why. Then she sees the most spectacular sight – a pair of wings, enormous in size, made of the softest snow-white feathers imaginable. An angel in her bedroom … a snow angel.

We have three copies available, thanks to Walker

The Shortest Day

By Susan Cooper

As the sun set on the shortest day of the year, early people would gather to prepare for the long night ahead. They built fires and lit candles. They played music, bringing their own light to the darkness, while wondering if the sun would ever rise again...

We have three copies to be won, courtesy of Walker


By Matt Tavares

Dasher is an adventurous young reindeer with a wish in her heart. She spends her days with her family under the hot sun in a travelling circus, but she longs for a different life – one where there is snow beneath her hooves and the North Star above her head.

There are three to be won, thanks to Walker

The Christmas Eve Tree

By Delia Huddy, illustrated by Emily Sutton

When the ugly little fir tree is taken to the city, no one wants to buy him; they prefer the big tall trees. But a homeless boy asks the shopkeeper if he can take the tree, and down by the river in a cardboard box, decorated with a few candles, the tree finds itself at the centre of a magical Christmas Eve it will never forget.

There are three copies available, thanks to Walker

9-12 years


By Sibeal Pounder

What if somewhere along the way we've all got the Santa story a bit wrong...? Join Blanche Claus and her best friend Rinki for a funny festive sleigh ride you'll never forget!

We have three copies, courtesy of Bloomsbury

Shakleton's Journey

By William Grill

To celebrate Ernest Shackleton’s departure on “Endurance” across the Antarctic, star illustrator William Grill brings us a detailed visual narrative of this extraordinary and historical expedition.

There are three copies to be won, thanks to Flying Eye Books


By Katharine Orton

A world of magic is only a whisper away… Born in a Soviet prison camp, Lina has never seen the world outside until the night she escapes with her best friend, Bogdan. As the pair journey across a snowy wilderness, they are pursued by a vengeful sorceress and her pack of shadow wolves.

We have three copies available, courtesy of Walker

Midnight Guardians

By Ross Montgomery

Sometimes at the darkest hour, hope shines the brightest… When Col’s childhood imaginary friends come to life, he discovers a world where myths and legends are real.

We have three copies available, thanks to Walker

Frostheart 2: Escape from Aurora

By Jamie Littler

Ash and the rest of the Frostheart's brave crew have finally arrived at the majestic stronghold of Aurora - and Ash's mind is blown.

We have three copies to be won, courtesy of Penguin Random House

The competition is now closed.