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Children's Christmas Stories

Read a Christmas story to the kids this year with The Book People's selection of Christmas books for children. From picture books to readers and fiction, our Christmas stories cover all ages and will raise excitement for the most wonderful time of the year.

  • Fantastic Christmas Favourites Collection - 8 Books

    Product Code: FNCF
    Collection 3 years +
    (3)
    Hand-picked favourites
    This collection is a cracking Christmas treat! It's packed with fantastic festive tales ranging from the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to madcap modern favourites including Aliens Love Panta Claus and Norman the Slug Who Saved Christmas.

    With a wide range of styles (both in artwork and text), this collection is perfect bedtime reading in the build-up to the big day and also ideal for sharing out at any Christmas party.

    There are bright and bold picture books full of zesty humour and more traditional styles as well. This collection also includes The Twelve Dogs of Christmas, a book that encourages children to pick out puppies from busy scenes.

    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
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  • Mr. Men Christmas Collection - 10 Books

    Roger Hargreaves

    Product Code: MMCH
    Collection 3 years +
    (6)
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    Created by Roger Hargreaves, the Mr. Men characters are among the most recognisable and iconic in children's books. Their gentle adventures have entertained generations of children and in this set, they star in 10 festive tales!

    A cracking Christmas gift (or perfect for building excitement and anticipation in the build-up to the big day), the colourful books follow Mr. Quiet as he tries to enjoy a silent night and find the gang putting on a pantomime.

    The Mr. Men also try their hands at winter sports and enjoy a White Christmas. There's also a book that finds Mr. Forgetful trying to remember to buy his Christmas tree and one that looks at if Mr. Mean will be able to cheer up and enjoy the festivities.
    Format: paperback
    • £6.99
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  • Cosy Christmas Collection- 10 Books With Bag

    Product Code: COSY
    Collection 3 years +
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    Hand-picked favourites
    Perfect picture books for Christmas... This bag full of books combines classics including The Night Before Christmas and The Twelve Days of Christmas with modern favourites Wibbly Pig and Hugless Douglas as they get into the festive spirit.

    Nick Butterworth's The Nativity Play captures all the joys and craziness of this school tradition; Jean Reagan's How to Catch Santa is full of humour warmth and energy and features Lee Wildish's incredible artwork; and Rachel Bright's All I Want for Christmas follows two penguins as they come to realise love is the perfect gift...

    Many of these stories have won awards and they're all sure to have children feeling fantastically festive. They're brilliant for bedtime reading and soothing them to sleep as excitement takes hold in anticipation of 25 December.

    Format: paperback
    Please note these books were featured in 2017's All I Want for Christmas Collection.
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  • Santa's House Collection - 20 Books

    Product Code: STAH
    Collection 3 years +
    (8)
    Hand-picked favourites
    From a beautiful bedtime book about sleepy bears to stories about snow angels and a garden full of magic, this is a fantastic collection of 20 festive tales.

    Presented in a Santa's House-shaped box (each book is a different size and has a brickwork sleeve to make up his slanted roof) with cut-out windows, these books will inspire children to read for pleasure and are perfect for enjoying in the build-up to the big day.

    Among the books are a story about a smiling snowman; a tale about a puppy getting lost in the snow; and a teddy writing a letter to Santa.

    Format: paperback
    • £19.99
    • RRP £139.80
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  • We're Going on an Elf Chase

    Martha Mumford

    Product Code: GOEC
    Hardback 3 years +
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    Four bunnies join in an elf chase in this funny, fantastic and festive lift-the-flap picture book.

    Written by Martha Mumford and featuring artwork by Laura Hughes, the illustrator of We're Going on an Egg Hunt, this is a pacy story that finds the bunnies coming across all kinds of obstacles - from cloppy reindeer to roaring polar bears and flapping penguins - as they try to get the hop on 10 naughty elves.

    Each flap has a surprise underneath alongside Christmassy text and there's an even bigger surprise right at the end. Can you guess what it is? This is a fun and interactive picture book full of festive frolics.
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  • Santa's Little Bag of Books Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: FCBG
    Collection Toddlers
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    Father Christmas flies his sleigh over all sorts of colourful scenes; he will help your children learn numbers 1 through 12; the first words; his elves learn first words; and the snowmen try to find the odd one out.

    These little Christmas books are fantastically festive and will help your children learn all sorts of first skills.
    Format: board back
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  • Fantastic Christmas Favourites Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: FCMF
    Collection 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    These Christmassy picture books will have everyone falling under their Jingle Spells...

    The stories will have the whole family ho-ho-ho-ing with Panta Claus and Norman the slug; soaring high in the sky with Ollie and her reindeer; and celebrating Christmas with some corgis!

    There's also the classic story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to add even more festive fun into your children's bedtime reading in the build-up to the big day.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
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  • The 12 Days of Christmas

    Roger Priddy

    Product Code: TWDC
    Other Toddlers
    Hand-picked favourites
    On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... A stunning board book full of festive fun!

    This book not only introduces little ones to the famous song but also develops their observational and counting skills as they spot the gifts in the pages - from twelve drummers drumming to five gold rings and the unparalleled partridge in a pear tree!

    With touches of gold foil and tabs making it easy to turn the pages, this is a joyful book to share at the most wonderful time of the year!
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  • I Love Christmas Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: CRCK
    Collection 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Who doesn't love Christmas? These 10 festive picture books celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with plenty of Yuletide sparkle.

    Little mouse William makes a winter wish for it to snow; Santa tries to avoid being photographed everywhere he goes; and there's a whole host of wintry animals waiting to say hello!

    With rhyming text, funny characters and heart-warming plots, these books will help the whole family get into the festive spirit.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
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  • Usborne Farmyard Tales: Poppy and Sam's Lift-the-Flap Christmas

    Sam Taplin

    Product Code: PSFC
    Other 3 years +
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    Get into the festive spirit with Poppy and Sam down at Apple Tree Farm.

    It's Christmas Eve and the children are excitedly preparing for Christmas Day. However, disaster strikes when they manage to lose Ginger the kitten. Will your children be able to work out where she's hiding?

    This is an interactive book for children to enjoy as everyone prepares to have themselves a Merry Little Christmas.
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  • Playhouse: The Story of Christmas

    Product Code: PSOC
    Hardback 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Read a rhyming version of the Story of Christmas and then fold out the book like a carousel and act out the tale using the figures included with the book.

    With flaps to lift and die-cut pieces, this interactive book comes presented in a convenient box with a handle for easy transportation and is full of fun artwork that is sure to catch the eye of any young reader.
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  • Really Nearly Christmas Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: RNCM
    Collection 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    It's really nearly Christmas... What better way to raise excitement than by sharing snow-filled stories?

    The Tale of Jack Frost is retold by Hugless Douglas author David Melling (there's also a special Christmas story starring that bear, too); two children are determined to catch Santa once and for all; and excitement builds on Christmas Eve.

    You can even introduce children to the classic The Night Before Christmas. Altogether now: 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...'
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
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  • Oh No, Mr. Snowman!

    Product Code: OHNO
    Paperback 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Everything the snowman touches turns to ice!

    This cool book finds Katy and her brother building a magical snowman. When they come in for the night, Mr Snowman wants to join them. Will he be able to sneak in without anyone noticing?

    Clearly not... Wherever he goes, things freeze. There are crystals on dinner plates and icebergs in the bath and Mr Snowman is told to flurry away. But then it's the day of the Christmas party and the ice cream is melting - and Mr Snowman is ready to save the day!

    This cool book comes with a super squishy figurine of Mr. Snowman!
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  • Father Christmas and the Donkey

    Elizabeth Clark

    Product Code: FCAD
    Hardback 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    The story of a lonely donkey and one special night...

    It's Christmas Eve and it's getting cold as a lonely old donkey limps his way through the frozen grass. He's looking for food and is not worried about the date. To him, it's just another day...

    But then he hears the sound of sleigh bells and galloping hooves. Could he be about to meet Father Christmas? This heart-warming storybook from Elizabeth Clark and Jan Ormerod has an easy-to-follow plot and fantastically festive artwork.
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  • Winter Animal Tales Collection - 6 Books

    Product Code: WANT
    Collection 7 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Wonderfully wintry tales for you to share with children who are growing in reading confidence.

    Each of these books contains an anthology of heart-warming bedtime animal stories from authors including Holly Webb, Jeanne Willis and Michael Broad.

    Each book features illustrations for extra appeal and the snowy stories are sure to be a success!
    Format: paperback
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  • The Night Before Christmas - Book & CD

    Clement C. Moore

    Product Code: NGHT
    Audio 3 years +
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    Share THE classic Christmas story this festive season...

    With traditional-style artwork from Christian Birmingham, this beautiful book retells the story of Clement C. Moore's classic poem and will help you get into the spirit of the most joyous of seasons. This special edition also comes with an audio CD read by Jim Norton so that you and your excited children can read along.

    It tells the story of Christmas Eve (surely the most magical night of the year) as Father Christmas sets off on his journey. It shows how there is so much excitement, anticipation and wonder in the air as children all around the world await the arrival of the gifts that symbolise the warmth and love of Christmas.
    • £4.99
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  • Mouse's Night Before Christmas

    Tracey Corderoy

    Product Code: MNBC
    Hardback 3 years +
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    Maybe the mouse in the house actually was stirring on the night before Christmas...

    Shifty McGifty author Tracey Corderoy retells the classic 'Twas the Night Before Christmas in this gorgeous picture book, which features stunning artwork by The Velveteen Rabbit and The Boy and the Bear illustrator Sarah Massini.

    Santa arrives at the house after getting lost in a blizzard and only Mouse can help show him the way out. The pair jump in the sleigh and decide to deliver presents all around town...
    Format: paperback
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  • Santa's Super Stories Collection - 8 Books

    Product Code: SNTA
    Collection 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    It's The Most Wonderful Gift in the World... Eight super stories hand-picked by Santa himself!

    From a puppy who gets lost in the snow to a granny who saves Christmas and the goings-on at the Christmas Extravaganza Hotel, these stories are sure to help you and your children get in the festive spirit.

    All of these warming stories are simple and fun to read along to and feature some amazingly festive artwork.
    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
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  • Disney Christmas Storybook Collection

    Product Code: CF0109
    Hardback 4 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Enjoy a magical Christmas time with enchanting stories starring all your Disney favourites.

    This big book contains eight festive tales featuring beloved characters from Bambi, Winnie-the-Pooh, Tangled and Cars. They're all heart-warming and perfect for sharing in the build-up to the big day!
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  • Storybook Collection - Disney Christmas

    Parragon Books Ltd

    Product Code: SCDC
    Hardback 3 years +
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    Disney Christmas Storybook Collection is a festive collection of Christmas tales that features eight heartwarming stories from Bambi, Winnie-the-Pooh, Tangled, Cars and many more! Enjoy the magic of Christmas with your favourite Disney and Disney Pixar friends.
    • £3.99
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  • Pick a Pine Tree

    Patricia Toht

    Product Code: PAPT
    Hardback 3 years +
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    Written by Patty Toht and illustrated by Alan's Big, Scary Teeth creator Jarvis, this heart-warming book celebrates the traditional ritual of putting up and decorating your Christmas tree.

    Sure to raise excitement levels in the build-up to the big day, it takes the readers on a fantastically festive journey - all the way from choosing which tree to take from the lot (slim and tall or short and squat) and smelling that piney scent to digging out boxes full of tinsel and twinkling fairy lights.

    An evocative and uplifting tale of family time at Christmas, this book has rhythmical and lyrical text and stunning artwork.
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  • Christmas Gremlins

    Adam Guillain

    Product Code: CGRM
    Paperback 3 years +
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    This interactive and festive follow-up to Supermarket Gremlins finds the mischievous characters getting ready for Christmas - with disastrous results!

    The Gremlines are hiding everywhere - from the tree to the chimney and even a bit too close to the turkey. Young readers will love lifting the flaps and finding them all.

    This rhyming story from Adam and Charlotte Guillain is packed with zany humour that complements Chris Chatterton's artwork!
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  • All the Way Home

    Debi Gliori

    Product Code: ATWH
    Hardback 3 years +
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    Mummy Penguin has gone to find some fish and left Daddy in charge of looking after the egg. But then Daddy moves away from the Dad Huddle and finds himself and the egg whisked up into the air by a gust of wind. When they come back down to Earth, they land in the Arctic...

    Daddy must be brave and find his way home but the Arctic creatures are not very friendly. He soon bumps into a reindeer who is kind and then enjoys a breakfast with the Special Air Navigation Transport Authority. Will Daddy Penguin and the egg get back before Mummy returns? It might be possible if penguins could fly...

    Written and illustrated by Debi Gliori, this is a heart-warming tale about the bond between parent and child with a wonderfully wintry theme.
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  • Have Yourself a Hairy Little Christmas

    Product Code: AHLC
    Other Toddlers
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    Should Santa go for a full and fluffy beard or try something different (glitter could be cool?) this Christmas time?

    Have Yourself a Hairy Little Christmas is a tactile book with different styles of beard to try on every spread. It contains rhyming text, beautiful illustrations by Dawn Machell and so many textures to touch!

    It's a funny and festive treat that finds Santa taking inspiration from Close Shaves Weekly and trying a knitted beard, a crunchy 'ice' beard, a rainbow beard, a corrugated beard and a gorgeous glitter beard.
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