The weather has turned colder and Christmas is finally around the corner! Whether you’re a highly organised person who has all their gifts wrapped weeks in advance, or you usually run around the shops on Christmas Eve in a last minute panic, we have the perfect selection of beautiful books for the children and grandchildren in your life!
Dubbed a must-read by none other than Michael Morpurgo, Winter in Wartime is a thrilling, powerful and human adventure story, based on the author’s own experiences as a child in Nazi-occupied Holland. Don’t miss this beautiful new edition this Christmas.
Through the Water Curtain and other Tales from Around the World is a gorgeous collection of lesser-known fairy tales from around the world, selected and introduced by the beloved children’s author Cornelia Funke. Featuring stories from Russia, Japan, Germany, Vietnam and even snowy Siberia, this fantastical collection has everything from ‘The Boy Who Drew Cats’ to ‘The Girl Who Gave a Knight a Kiss out of Necessity.’
Also from Cornelia Funke is the magical standalone tale set in the Mirrorworld of her Reckless series, The Glass of Lead and Gold. This gorgeous little hardback is the perfect stocking filler and also features the author’s charming pencil illustrations throughout. Delve into a land of elves, mermaids and trolls, where true magic is where you least expect it.
Did your child love The Murderer’s Ape at Christmas last year? We have the perfect gift for them this year too! The Legend of Sally Jones is the stunning and prizewinning graphic novel prequel, written and illustrated by the inimitable Jakob Wegelius. Discover how the gorilla and the Chief came to be fast friends in this beautiful gift hardback – it’s the perfect present for all Sally Jones fans!
The Story of Gulliver is Jonathan Coe’s beautiful retelling of Jonathan Swift’s famous and ever-popular satire for children. Featuring gorgeous colour illustrations by Sarah Oddi throughout, Coe gives this story of this eternal traveller a new shine! Also part of our Save the Story series is Dave Eggers’ vivid retelling of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea in The Story of Captain Nemo. This stunning flapped paperback edition is illustrated by the exceptional Fabian Negrin.
Last but certainly not least, The Missing Barbegazi is H.S. Norup’s enchanting debut middle grade book. In this wonderful story the magical bonds of family and friendship combine to create a page-turning adventure when young Tessa must help Gawion, a fabled barbegazi, on his quest to save his sister!