Best Children's Books | Christmas Gifts for Children

Picking books your kids will love can be a struggle. Whether they're reluctant readers or long-time literature lovers it can be difficult to choose which books will keep them hooked. But, don't panic, with our fantastic range of children's books we have something for everyone. Plus, with Christmas just around the corner now's the time to be searching for new stories they'll want to read again and again. Here are our picks of the best children's books, for all ages and interests, which make great gifts for kids this Christmas...

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3 years +

Winnie the Witch Collection - 10 Books

Winnie the Witch Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780192766762 - Laura Owen & Korky Paul
  • £11.99
  • RRP £69.90
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  • Just £1.20 per book

Laura Owen & Korky Paul

Every one of the 10 books in this fun collection features a new exciting adventure for Winnie the Witch and her cat, Wilbur. From birthday party planning to travelling back in time, there is loads of fun to be had with this magical duo. With stories by Valerie Thomas and illustrations by Korky Paul, these are the kind of books both you and your kids can enjoy together.

The Christmas Bear

  • £3.99

Jon Whybrow & Axel Scheffler

This fun and festive lift-the-flap book is written by Ian Whybrow and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. When Father Christmas goes out to deliver the presents to all the children he leaves Bear in the workshop. But Bear needs to get to Tom's house for Christmas morning so he will stop at nothing to find his way to Tom's house. This brilliant rhyming story is the perfect gift for your young readers this Christmas.

The Large Family Collection - 5 Books

The Large Family Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781406315011 - Jill Murphy
  • £7.00
  • RRP £34.95
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Jill Murphy

In this 5 book collection, you can join the Large Family on their adventures, including situations familiar to most families. These lovable elephants are perfect bedtime reading companions and can be enjoyed by all the family.


5 years +

Billie B Brown Collection - 10 Books

Billie B Brown Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781760500566 - Sally Rippin
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Sally Rippin

This collection of fun stories is about Billie B Brown, Sally Rippin's strong and funny heroine. Billie is great at soccer and ballet but is struggling with the challenge of dealing with a new baby brother. These stories are among the bestselling children's books in Australia and now they have made it around the world to us. 

Gruffalo Crumble & Other Recipes: The Gruffalo Cookbook

  • £4.99

Julia Donaldson

This is the perfect book for your junior chefs. The 24 recipes are inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's hit children's book, The Gruffalo. With creative names, including Owl Ice Cream and Scrambled Snake, and clear step-by-step instructions, you'll be transforming your kids into confident cooks with each new recipe you try. 

Horrid Henry's Loathsome Library Box Set - 30 Book

Horrid Henry's Loathsome Library Box Set - 30 Books - Collection - 9781510102293 - Francesca Simon & Tony Ross
  • £22.99
  • RRP £147.70
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  • Just 77.00p per book

Francesca Simon & Tony Ross

This incredible 30 book collection features every one of Francesca Simon's amazingly popular Horrid Henry books. Henry's hilarious stories firmly place him as the naughtiest kid in fiction as he takes on his enemy, Perfect Peter, and gets into lots of trouble. A modern children's classic, these books are a must for your young readers. 

7 years +

All Abroad the Discovery Express

  • £5.99

Emily Hawkins

Your kids can uncover the mystery of the missing scientist by piecing together the clues through lifting flaps and following the story. Set in 1937, this book also acts an educational tool, helping children learn about the history of transport. This exciting, interactive book is the perfect gift for your kids this Christmas. 

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Russell Punter and Matteo Pincelli

This fun comic strip follows the story of Robin Hood and his Merry Men on their adventures in Sherwood Forest. Action-packed and relentlessly exciting, this book is sure to grip your children from start to finish. 

Winter Animal Story Collection - 4 Book

Winter Animal Story Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781847158345
  • £4.00
  • RRP £23.96
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These four story anthologies are ideal for winter reading, focusing on various cold weather animals, including owls, bears and deer. Including heart-warming stories by many popular authors including Holly Webb, Jeanne Willis and Tracey Corderoy, these great books are sure to be favourites this Christmas. 

9 years +

The London Eye Mystery

  • £3.99

Siobhan Dowd

In Siobhan Dowd's incredible thriller Salim goes missing after getting on the London Eye, leaving his cousins, Ted and Kat, to find out what happened to him. Despite their differences, Ted and Kat realise they will have to team up together to find Salim themselves after the police investigation finds nothing. Can Ted and Kat solve this mystery? Treat your children to this thrilling book to find out.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2018

  • £8.99

Discover all the bizarre facts included in 2018's Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual. A Christmas stocking favourite, your kids will become completely engrossed in all the wild and weird things they can learn about the world around them in this unusual book. Packed with colour images and a 3D cover, this eye-catching book needs a place in your home. 

Alma Classics Collection - 10 Books

Alma Classics Collection  - 10 Books - Collection - 9780714546452
  • £11.99
  • RRP £68.90
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If you want to treat your kids to all the best children's classics, this is collection is ideal as a gift this Christmas. Featuring Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Anna Sewell's Black Beauty and more, this set is great for kids who want to explore a variety of interesting and magical books. 

Young Adult:

Sophia Bennett Collection - 3 Books

Sophia Bennett Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910655900 - Sophia Bennett
  • £3.99
  • RRP £20.97
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  • Just £1.33 per book

Sophia Bennett

Three of Sophia Bennett's fun books for pre-teens are included in this exciting collection. Love Song is about Nina going on tour with the world's biggest band, You Don't Know Me focuses on friendship and rivalry between bandmates, Sasha and Rose, and The Look sees Ted having to decide between her modelling career and her family. These great stories that deal with social issues in an engaging way would make brilliant presents for your kids this Christmas. 

Chris d'Lacey Collection - 3 books

Chris d'Lacey Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781911077978 - Chris d'Lacey
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  • Just £2.00 per book

Chris d'Lacey

Chris d'Lacey's hit supernatural series sees Michael Malone find himself in a dangerous position. Three years ago his father went missing and now a mysterious organisation called UNICORNE tells him they have the answers he's been searching for. But, they won't help him without getting something in return. This action-packed series is perfect for fans of supernatural thrillers. 

The Mortal Instruments (Shadowhunters) Collection - 6 books

Mortal Instruments (Shadowhunters) Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781406376296 - Cassandra Clare
  • £9.00
  • RRP £48.94
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  • Just £1.50 per book

Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series has been hugely popular with teens for the past decade and now your teenage book-fans can find out why. 16-year-old Clary is able to see things no one else can see. Soon enough she discovers why as she is drawn into the world of shadowhunters, a powerful race of demon-hunters who live and work alongside vampires, werewolves, fairies and more in this heart-pounding young adult series. 

For more gift ideas for your young book fans, check out our full range of children's books.