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...
3 years +
Valerie Thomas & 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 meeting Santa 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
This charmingly festive tale by Guess How Much I Love you author Sam McBratney. One day a bear is left on a train and he is sad until he realises this is the perfect opportunity to start a brand new adventure. Heart-warming and gentle, this book is sure to get your little ones feeling festive. are the kind of books both you and your kids can enjoy together.
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 +
If your little ones prefer activity books to stories then this wintery sticker book for kids aged 5 and up is a fantastic gift idea. Your kids can stick a range of animal characters into different festive scenes including a snowy market square, a toboggan race and a sleigh ride.
The 10 CDs in this audio collection feature six stories about puppies and the friendship they have with humans. If your child has a canine companion of their own or loves all animals great and small then this is lovely collection to wrap up for them this Christmas. This set is just perfect for a car journey or for helping your kids get off to sleep on a wintery evening.
Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry has become a hit in book, TV and film form and in this 12-book collection your kids can enjoy 12 of Henry's most mischief-making adventures. In these books, Henry tricks the tooth fairy, robs a bank and meets the Queen!
7 years +
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.
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.
The Worst Witch sees Mildred Hubble, an accident-prone young witch, take on terms at Miss Cackle's Academy. Across the seven books of this series, Mildred makes friends and enemies and each book is filled with excitement and magic. There are 12 CDs in this set, all narrated by actress Gemma Arterton who brings the words well and truly to life.
9 years +
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.
Discover all the bizarre facts included in 2019'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 full-colour images and unusual facts, this eye-catching book needs a place in your home.
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 P.L. Travers’s Mary Poppins, Berlie Doherty’s Street Child, Lynne Reid Banks’ The Indian in the Cupboard and more, this set is great for kids who want to explore a variety of interesting and magical books.
This high-action, pacy series from Darren Shan is set during the zombie apocalypse and follows B Smith as she finds herself trapped in an underground prison only to discover that, with all the danger above ground, she might be in the safest place after all. B's nightmares are very literally coming to life in these gruesome and heart-pounding books by Cirque du Freak author Darren Shan.
Leigh Bardugo's exciting Grishaverse series is set in a fascinating fantastical world. Alina Starkov is a soldier attempting to move across the Shadow Fold, a dangerous stretch of land inhabited by sinister monsters. It is only when her regiment is attacked that Alina discovers she has powers of her own. This propels her into the magical military elite known as the Grisha, where she falls for the Darkling, the leader of the Grisha. These are unputdownable books that are sure to entertain your teens.
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.