Christmas Books

Christmas Books

Christmas Books

Christmas Books

Books make great presents for Christmas and birthdays - and the receiver will never know what you spent!

LETTER TO SANTA: With Your Very Own Special Letter

Sparkly golden lettering, this big picture book has actual envelopes inside with beautiful writing paper: 'Dear Santa' held by a cheeky mouse with 'Love From' above an illustration of a glass of milk and some festive biscuits and lines for the child to write all the good things they have done this year and the presents that you would like Santa to bring. 'It was Christmas Eve and Jenny and her little brother James were writing a letter to Santa. Wriggling and giggling, they drew silly pictures of Rudolph.' Downstairs, Mouse scurried out of his hole and onto the table... Later that night, there was a rumble and a bump. Santa Claus had tumbled down the chimney with his big sack of presents. The characters are beautifully drawn in colourful and appealing illustrations for ages two to seven. Two letters. 9" square.
Bibliophile price: £2.25
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SANTA SUPERSTAR COLOURING BOOK: Activity Pack and 10 Pens

In resealable large plastic bag are ten rainbow coloured felt tip pens (washable), one 3½" square MAGIC storybook about Anna and Max on Christmas Eve making preparations, one softback activity book featuring wonderful colouring, dot-to-dot and missing letter puzzles, and the biggest and best is a huge softback measuring 9" x 13" with gold foil title Colouring Book. It features approximately 120 festive scenes of Santa, presents, snowmen and children in big appealing full page line art. Hours of fun for little ones visiting at Christmastime or an ideal gift. Not only are the felt pens washable, they are non-toxic and with ventilated caps. CE Safety approved.
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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OLAF'S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: Book and Glitter Globe

From the ever-popular Disney movie Frozen our favourite character and his long carrot nose stands tall in his own glittery Christmas globe with sturdy blue base measuring approximately 2" diameter. We all love to shake it, shake it, shake it! Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring... until a sound awakens Olaf. Read the adventure of a lifetime with a mysterious stranger in red in this mini illustrated picture book for ages 6-8 years. This will be sure to become a Christmastime favourite to be read aloud for all the family with a good modern twist on the original story. When Olaf is awoken by a mysterious noise in the night, he decides to investigate. Out of the window he spies eight flying Svens and a jolly man in a sleigh. Who could it be? Book and glitter globe box set, CE Safety approved for ages 3+.
Bibliophile price: £8.50
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FOIL ART CHRISTMAS: Peel, Rub, Reveal

From the stunning creative craft series with beautiful pictures you can colour and embellish with the shiny foil sheets enclosed. Peel back the pre-cut pictures or shapes to reveal a sticky surface, position the foil on top, then rub and life to reveal a shiny foil addition to your picture, be it a globe, an ice skate, a Christmas gift, holly, a Christmas tree, bauble, star or bells. 'I heard the bells on Christmas Day, their old, familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the words repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men.' - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Nearly 500 stickers, four foil sheets. Softback 7½" x 11".
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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New A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old skinflint. He hates everyone, especially children. But at Christmas three ghosts come to visit him, scare him into mending his ways, and he finds, as he celebrates with Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and their family, that geniality brings its own reward. This finest of all Christmas stories is beautifully illustrated with Arthur Rackham's superb line drawings. 160pp. Paperback.
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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A MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM FRANK SINATRA CD

Jingle Bells, Mistletoe and Holly, I'll Be Home For Christmas, The Christmas Waltz, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Winter Wonderland, First Noel, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Oh! Little Town of Bethlehem, Adeste Fideles, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Silent Night, White Christmas (of course!), Christmas Dreaming (A Little Early This Year) are among the 17 tracks performed by Frank Sinatra with Gordon Jenkins and Orchestra and Chorus or with the Bobby Tucker Singers or Alex Stordahl and his Orchestra. Quality recordings given their age to give a touch of special Christmas sparkle to your ears. Bargain CD.
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS JUMPER

Even if you can't knit, here are 20 fun and easy projects to make in just a day! Christmas just wouldn't be the same without a kitsch novelty jumper. Once the sort of embarrassing gift you'd only get from your granny, these days seasonal patterned knitwear has gone well and truly mainstream. For the big day itself, an iconic Christmas jumper is the only thing to be seen in. With the trend growing each year, it's increasingly difficult to be original unless of course you make your own. This jolly little book shows you how, taking any plain jumper as your starting point and using 20 easy and inspiring ways to transform it into a one-of-a-kind Christmas creation, needing little more than a few simple materials, a spare hour or two, and a bit of festive cheer. Be it glitzy or glam, twee or tasteless, laugh-out-loud or cute as a button, wrapped up with a big red ribbon, sporting a fluffy snowman with button and carroty nose, reindeer antlers, use the paper bauble and tree templates, iron on a large pre-bought Christmas appliqué centrally to the jumper, use lacey ribbons to create the word SNOW and pop in tiny bulbs so it lights up! With lots of tips of how to make colourful hats and use up scraps of wool or switch to other coloured yarns at any point, here are all the basics of knitting and sewing into place, using carbon paper and dissolvable aida. Packed with colour illus, 112pp in softback, templates.
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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GIFT FROM BOB

How a street cat helped one man learn the meaning of Christmas by the bestselling author of 'A Street Cat Named Bob'. This poignant new story records James's last Christmas spent on the street, busking and selling the Big Issue with his cat Bob, before his life changed forever. In 2010, the weather was as bleak as his prospects. Christmas had always been the time he dreaded but now at least James had Bob by his side, and his friend Belle, but his health was poor and he had no money for food or warmth. There was no choice but to venture out onto the frozen streets to earn enough for his electricity and, with luck, afford some small treats for Christmas as well. What James learned through this toughest of times was to give his new life with Bob, and Christmas, a meaning it had never had before. As the Grinch said in Dr Seuss, Christmas 'doesn't come from a store'. Everyone can learn that the world can be a better place even when faced with hardship among the most vulnerable in society. An emotional and thought-provoking quick read in glamorous spangly hardback with cat decorated endpapers. 174pp, illus.
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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CHRISTMAS TREATS

29 classic Blyton tales in a bumper collection for ages seven and over to read alone. Curl up to enjoy lots of humour and fantastic characters, mystery and magic, laughter and mischief, shared times and plenty of delicious food. There is a pinch of magic and lots of Christmas joy in this cracking stocking filler for children. Ann, Peter, Susan and Benny ask questions about English Christmas customs which get answered by their parents. Chapters are interspersed with features of the family. Some tales are moralistic as you would expect from the author of Mallory Towers, and some are short, so great for bedtime reading. Includes Santa's Workshop, The Christmas Pudding That Wouldn't Stop, Mr Widdle's Christmas Stocking, Surprise on Christmas Morning, Rescuing Santa Claus, The Great Big Snowman and The Pantomime Cat. Read about the proud rocking horse who learnt the gift of giving and the snowman befriended by elves. 340pp in paperback and lovely pen and ink line art.
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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New TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: And Other Christmas Stories

Here is a book no Christmas stocking should be without, a book that positively distils the spirit of the season. The title poem, familiar to children and adults the world over, introduces a collection of stories and verse with a Christmas theme, guaranteed to engage and amuse readers young and old. Likely to provoke laughter and sometimes to bring a sentimental tear to the driest eye, this festive treasure trove is ideal for reading aloud or curling up with in a comfy corner. Scrooge himself would have found it difficult to resist distributing copies on Christmas morning! Authors include Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Andersen and Olive Thorne Miller. 320 page paperback, new from Wordsworth with b/w illus.
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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CHRISTMAS BOOKS

Each of these short stories was written specifically for Christmas. They combine concern for social ills with the myths and memories of childhood and traditional Christmas spirit-lore. The stories include 'A Christmas Carol', 'The Chimes', 'The Battle of Life' and 'The Cricket on the Hearth.' 400 page Wordsworth paperback.
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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CHRISTMAS CARD MAKER: Book and CD

Dover Design Studio software on the CD contains over 250 festive holiday images and patterns, templates for cards, envelopes and postcards, pre-designed artful greetings, fonts and more and a gallery of over 100 images, patterns and fonts from the well-loved collection. The DVD at the back of the book has high quality digital copies of each image and is compatible with both Mac and PC. Use the clipart to create cards on your home computer and printer or make your own customised creations with family photos and personalised greetings. Expert Paulette Jarvey will take you through each step and you will learn how to dress up your cards with glitter, ribbons or metallic gold accents, make a sliding penguin gatefold card, a diamond window card, a 3D angel with pearly accents, a happy snowman in 3D pieces, layered paper images, snow globes, ringing bells, all full of Christmas cheer. With list of suppliers. 48 page large softback, 21 x 28cm.
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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GOOSE IS GETTING FAT

A heart-warming Christmas tale from the author of War Horse and the third Children's Laureate from 2003 to 2005. Gertrude is a goose like any other goose, but to Charlie she's extra special. As the festive season approaches, Charlie realises that he might lose her. It's coming up to Christmastime on the farm and that means rearing the goose to be eaten for Christmas dinner. Charlie is at first keen to help but then he comes to love Gerty the Goose. 'The fluffy, flippered gosling was soon exploring every part of the orchard and soon outgrew her bad-tempered foster mother...' 'The gosling turned into a goose, long and lovely and white.' With a nativity play at school, puddles icing over, Charlie makes a secret den for Gertrude, trudging down through the snow to feed her in the fishing hut. A beautifully illustrated story with a happy ending. Colour illus, 48pp.
Bibliophile price: £3.75
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WONDERFUL BOOK OF CHRISTMAS PUZZLES

A big jumbo flexible softback packed with over 400 Christmas puzzles for all the family for the festive period. Includes crosswords, wordsearch, sudoku, criss-cross, code words, arrow words and number crunchers and thankfully solutions at the end. 256 giant pages 27.4 x 23cm.
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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KING OF CHRISTMAS

The prize-winning author Hs teamed up with talented illustrators to produce these beautiful decorated small square gift books. Inspired by the medieval tradition of appointing a Lord of Misrule, her warm and enchanting new poem takes us into a topsy-turvy world of festivity, feasting and mischievous Christmas fun. On a frosty winter evening, the Baron watches the snow fall. Bored and worried it will soon be Christmas and everything is too quiet, so what can he do to bring excitement to the Manor? His wife the Baroness has an idea - he can appoint a King of Christmas, a peasant to take his place and rule in his stead, and so begins twelve days of revelry, anarchy and merriment. Colour illus, 36pp.
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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WENCESLAS - A Christmas Poem

The prize-winning author reimagines the much-loved carol of King Wenceslas in a wonderful new poem of festive cheer celebratng what is truly important about this special time of the year - simple acts of kindness. Beginning with the King's Cook, who is preparing a sumptuous Christmas Pie, Wenceslas takes us to a medieval feast. Lords and ladies are at their places, the wine is in full flow, the musicians are playing in the gallery, and the entertainment has begun. All should be perfect, but when the good King looks up from his table, he sees something more than just snow, deep and crisp and even... 'The Swan, once bride of the river, half of forever, six Cygnets circling her, lay scalded, plucked, boned, parboiled, salted, peppered, gingered, oiled...' Holly, ivy, mistletoe, shredded silver, hung from the rafters and the King's Fool pranced beneath five red apples, one green pear, which danced in the air. Another perfect stocking filler in this set of three. 36pp. colour illus.
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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WREN-BOYS

Inspired by the many myths of the wren and the Irish tradition of hunting it, Carol Ann Duffy's beautiful new Christmas poem takes us on a chase through a snowy, rural landscape and ends with a merry celebration. It is a cold day in Ireland, the 26th December. A man walks the just-waking village, banging on every door, summoning the boys. Today is St. Stephen's Day, when legend has it that the Saint was betrayed by a wren's call. The boys are off to the forest where they hope to find the traitorous bird and capture it by nightfall, but what will they do if their prey escapes them? The Wren-Boys boozed and danced at the Inn... Later the snow settled, a star in the east. Gorgeous colour illus by Dermot Flynn. 36pp.
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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GIANT ADVENT STOCKING

Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas. A special way to countdown the days until Christmas is to insert tiny presents in each of the 1 to 24 sewn on red pockets of our 2ft 3" tall felt stocking, red and green on one side. The double sided design features Santa and a snowman on the Ho Ho Ho side with green background, fir tree, white snow and the jolly characters themselves in 3D because they are actual felt characters with buttons and eyes and bows and costumes waving happily. 100% polyester, 70cm x 46cm, rope drawstring top with small candy cane hanging decoration, even the simplest Santa sacks sell for over £15, and we have never seen one before of such quality. Please hurry your order to avoid disappointment.
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Bibliophile price: £12.00
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