If you enjoyed our 12 Books of Christmas list, here's the children's edition! It covers a wide range of books for all ages and tastes.
If you fancy any from the list, why not send us your order through our online form, and then come and collect it in the shop whenever is convenient for you.
1. Oi Cat! by Kes Grey and Jim Field
It isn't always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas.For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs every day - even in July - and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also it can get very, very cold. But when the jealous Easter Bunny and his rabbit army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it's up to Amelia, her new family and the elves to keep Christmas alive.
We currently have all three of his Christmas books in the shop. Father Christmas and Me is a £12.99 hardback and some of our copies are signed, and A Boy Called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas are both £6.99 paperbacks. They are all suitable for readers age 10+.
6. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
We need some new fairy tale endings: What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Vibrantly illustrated and truly inspirational, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls tells the stories of 100 heroic women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams.
We have the hardback in the shop at the moment for £17.99 in both English and Welsh, and it is suitable for ages 4+. For other books along this theme, we also have Fantasticaly Great Women Who Changed the World in hardback for £7.99 and Girls Who Rocked the World in paperback for £6.99, which is suitable for readers age 8+.
7. A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
A Skinful of Shadows is the follow up novel to Costa Award-Winning The Lie Tree.
Twelve-year-old Makepeace has learned to defend herself from the ghosts which try to possess her in the night, desperate for refuge, but one day a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard. And now there's a spirit inside her. The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, and it may be her only defence when she is sent to live with her father's rich and powerful ancestors.
Hardinge provides a very different style of children's book compared to the rest of the market, and this one in particular is dark but extraordinary.
We currently have signed copies of the hardback in the shop at a discounted price of £10.99. It is suitable for ages 13+.
8. Mr. Underbed by Chris Riddell
When Mr Underbed keeps him awake at night, shaking the bed and snoring loudly, Jim reaches for his earmuffs... only to get more than he bargained for! Sparking controversy in 2017 when it was compared to the Moz the Monster John Lewis Christmas ad, this classic picture book is the perfect monster under the bed tale, packed to the rafters with humour.
We have the paperback in the shop for £6.99 and it's suitable for ages 3-5.
9. Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens
Mistletoe and Murder is the festive, fifth installment of the 'Murder Most Unladylike' series, which also features Arsenic for Tea and Jolly Foul Play.
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the Christmas hols in snowy Cambridge. Hazel has high hopes of its beautiful spires, cosy libraries and inviting tea-rooms - but there is danger lurking in the dark stairwells of ancient Maudlin College.Two days before Christmas, there is a terrible accident. At least, it appears to be an accident - until the Detective Society look a little closer, and realise a murder has taken place. Faced with several irritating grown-ups and fierce competition from a rival agency, they must use all their cunning and courage to find the killer.
We have the paperback in the shop at £6.99, and it's suitable for ages 8-12.
10. Lily, the Pug and the Christmas Wish by Keris Stainton
When a strange event strikes Lily's town, she discovers not only can her pet pug Bug talk, but lots of other bizarre things are occurring around the town. Everyone's Christmas wishes have been granted, but to the wrong people! Along with her brother James, she must discover which wish belongs to who and sort it out before Christmas Eve- or no one will get what they want for Christmas!
We have the paperback in the shop at £5.99 and it's suitable for readers age 5-7.
11. Busy Nativity by Emily Bolam
In Busy Nativity, children can push, pull and turn the tabs to join Mary and Joseph on their long journey to Bethlehem, marvel as a host of angels appear and see beautiful baby Jesus in his crib. Children will love playing with this bright and colourful Christmas board book with gentle rhyming text which introduces young children to the wonderful story of the First Christmas.
Busy Nativity comes as a board book and is £4.99. It's suitable for children age 1-5.
12. 365 Things to Make and Do by Fiona Watt
365 Things to Make and Do is an activity book that provides one activity for every day of the year, designed by Fiona Watt, who also created the That's Not My... series. Contains projects such as a flag chain, fabric collages, leaf printing, spoon-people, door signs, gift tags, dangly cowboys and many more things to make, draw and paint. Each activity is clearly explained in step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations. Includes a bonus activity for leap years!
We have 365 Things in the shop and it comes as a spiralbound hardback. It's £12.99 and suitable for ages 5+.