Winter book giveaway

You could get your hands on one of 20 different wintery titles, suitable for children of all ages.

Once Upon a Snowstorm

By Richard Johnson
A father and his son live by themselves in a cosy cabin in the woods but one day they are separated by a snowstorm. The boy falls asleep, and when he wakes up he makes friends with woodland animals. He soon misses his dad, so the animals help him find his way home, where his father opens up his heart and home and lets nature and love envelop their previously lonely existence.

There are five copies to give away, courtesy of Faber & Faber.

Faber & Faber

The Snow Sister

By Emma Carroll
Every time it snows, Pearl makes a snow sister to remember her sister Agnes and feel less lonely at Christmas.

On Christmas Eve, her father receives a letter about a long-lost relative's will. In anticipation of a better Christmas, Pearl goes to beg credit at Mr Noble's grocery to get ingredients for a Christmas pudding. But she is refused, and chased down the street where she is hit by a hansom cab. The snow is falling so hard that the driver can't take her home. She'll have to stay at Flintfield Manor overnight, in a haunted room... Will Pearl make it home for Christmas?

There are five copies to give away, courtesy of Faber & Faber.

Faber & Faber

Squishy McFluff: Secret Santa

By Pip Jones
Ava and Squishy’s ideas about how to be good make Christmas a challenge. In her letter to Santa, Ava only has one wish, but if she wants it to come true she and Squishy will have to be good and helpful! Can they help Mum buy cakes and wrap presents without causing too much chaos?

We’re giving away five copies, courtesy of Faber & Faber.

Faber & Faber

The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club

By Alex Bell
Join Stella Starflake Pearl and her three fellow explorers as they trek across the snowy Icelands and come face-to-face with frost fairies, snow queens, outlaw hideouts, unicorns, pygmy dinosaurs and carnivorous cabbages . . .
When Stella and the other explorers are separated from their expedition, can they cross the frozen wilderness and live to tell the tale?

There are five copies to give away, courtesy of Faber & Faber.

Faber & Faber

The Dog That Saved Christmas

By Nicola Davies
Jake is different from the other kids at school. He struggles when routines change and people's emotions are hard to understand, so Christmas can be a challenge. But when Jake finds a little dog lost in the street he unlocks a connection he's never had before. This book is particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers.

We’re giving away one of three copies, courtesy of Barrington Stoke.

Barrington Stoke

Mince Spies

By Mark Sperring and Sophie Corrigan
Who or what is destroying all the Christmas treats in the supermarkets? Santa sends his Mince Spies on a secret mission to uncover the culprits. With puff-pastry jetpacks, shortcrust walkie-talkies and squirty whipped cream they foil the villains - with a bit of help from Santa…

We have two copies up for grabs, courtesy of Bloomsbury.

Bloomsbury Children’s Books

One Christmas Wish

By Katherine Rundell
On Christmas Eve Theo, left at home with a babysitter, sees an odd-looking star out of his window and decides to make a wish. He wishes that he had some friends to keep him company. Moments later the Christmas decorations begin to disentangle themselves from the tree behind him, ready to wreak a little havoc...

We have two copies up for grabs, courtesy of Bloomsbury.

Bloomsbury Children’s Books

We’re Going on an Elf Chase

By Martha Mumford and Laura Hughes
Four bunnies set off on a jolly Christmas lift-the-flap adventure to find ten little elves hidden under the flaps. You'll have to run, run, run if you're going to catch them all!

There are two copies of this book up for grabs, courtesy of Bloomsbury.

Bloomsbury Children’s Books

The Snow Bear and Plush Set

By Holly Webb
As the snow begins to fall just days before Christmas, Grandad helps Sara build an igloo in the garden with a small snow bear to watch over it. When Sara wakes in the middle of the night, it looks very different outside. She sets out on an enchanted journey through a world of ice…will she ever find her way home? Each copy of this book comes with a cuddly snow bear!

We have 10 books and bears to give away, courtesy of Little Tiger Group.

Little Tiger Group

Mistletoe and Murder

By Robin Stevens
It's Christmas, the snow is falling in Cambridge where the detective duo Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the festive period. But Hazel's hopes of relaxing are dashed by the danger lurking in the dark stairwells of Maudlin College.

Two days before Christmas, a murder has taken place. Daisy and Hazel must use all their cunning and courage to find the killer in time for Christmas Day.

There are five copies of this book available to take home, courtesy of Penguin Random House.

Penguin Random House

The Twinkly Twinkly Christmas Tree

By Sam Taplin and Alison Friend
Mouse has no Christmas lights, so she sets out with her friend Mole and together they discover the twinkliest Christmas tree sparkling with lights. This book includes lights that light up as you turn the page.

You could take home one of five copies, courtesy of Usborne.


Are You There Little Reindeer

By Sam Taplin and Essi Kimpimaki
Little reindeer is hiding! Little ones will love peeping through the holes and touching the textured pages in this festive hide-and-seek board book, spotting a fox, squirrel and snowman as they search for the elusive little reindeer.

We have five copies of this book up for grabs, courtesy of Usborne.


The Christmasaurus

By Tom Fletcher
This story is about a boy named William Trundle and a dinosaur named the Christmasaurus who meet one Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure. It's about friendship and families, sleigh bells and Santa, singing elves and flying reindeer. It's about discovering your heart's true desire, and learning that the impossible might just be possible…

We have five copies of this up for grabs, courtesy of Penguin Random House.

Penguin Random House

Winter’s Tale

By Lari Don
This is a selection of folk tales from the Americas, Asia, Scandinavia and Europe about winter from all around the world. Find out how spiders invented tinsel, what happened when the spring girl beat the hag of winter, why snow is eagles' feathers, and how a hero with hairy trousers used ice to kill a dragon.

You could take home one of five copies courtesy of Bloomsbury.

Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Snow in the Garden: A First Book of Christmas

By Shirley Hughes
This beautiful Christmas anthology contains winter adventures, seasonal poems, festive recipes and easy-to-make craft activities. Whether reading stories and poems to little ones or encouraging them to make beautiful crafts and Christmas treats, this book is the perfect introduction to this very special time of year.

We have five copies of this title to give away, courtesy of Walker Books.

Walker Books

The Elf on the Shelf Bumper Activity Book

By Robin Stevens
Discover games, puzzles, colouring and more with Santa's special Scout Elves in this bumper activity book. Write a letter to Father Christmas, decode a message from the Santa's helpers, design your own Christmas cards and more. Plus, use the special chart to record where your Scout Elf has been hiding each day running up to Christmas and enjoy over 150 stickers!

There are five copies of this to take home, thanks to Hachette.


The Way Home for Wolf

By Rachel Bright and Jim Field
Wilf is as strong and independent as a wolf cub can be. He doesn't need help from his friends and family - whatever it is, he can do it all by himself. But when Wilf finds himself lost and alone in the snow, he discovers something important - sometimes we all need the help of a friend to keep us safe and show us the way.

You could take home one of five copies, thanks to Hachette.


Winter Stories

By Enid Blyton
Snuggle down with this heart-warming collection of classic tales, celebrating the magic and excitement of winter. These stories are ideal for newly confident readers and are the perfect length for reading aloud at bedtime or in the classroom.

We are giving away five copies of this title, thanks to Hachette.


The Night Before The Night Before Christmas

By Kes Gray and Claire Powell
It's the day before Christmas Eve and Santa is ever so busy ... he's got presents to wrap, reindeer to wake and a sleigh to start. But has he forgotten something? And, more importantly, will he be ready in time?

There are five copies of this book to take home, courtesy of Hachette.


The Usborne Book of Night Time

By Laura Cowan
Explore the world of night in this gorgeous picture book - discover nocturnal animals in the countryside, cities that never sleep and the secrets of the night sky. With lots to look at and talk about on every page, there are also links to specially selected websites with more to discover.

We have five copies of this book to be won, courtesy of Usborne Books.



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