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: £4.50
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MERRY CHRISTMAS KITTEN AND BAUBLE DESIGN: 20 Notecards

The very soft furry cute ginger kitten reaches out to tap a silver bauble hanging from the Christmas tree. 'May your days be furry and bright' is the greeting inside these generously sized quality greetings cards, imported from the USA. 20 identical notecards and 21 white envelopes, boxed. Terrific value.
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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PLAY HIDE AND SEEK WITH LITTLE REINDEER

With his bright red shiny nose (in vinyl), pink mouth, little and larger hands can slot through the back of this big colourful board book to make Little Reindeer from the story really seem to speak like a puppet and come alive. Giggle and shout the words and open his mouth and help him to give you a big, sloppy kiss too. Search for his best friend Ruby and help him find her. Story book for ages 3+. CE Safety approved toy inserted in centre circle. Our Lottie the whippet did her very best to kiss him!
Bibliophile price: £4.75
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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: £4.00
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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: £6.00
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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: £6.00
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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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RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER KIT

Flip the switch on the back of the head of this tiny 2" toy reindeer and Rudolph's nose will actually glow! He has beautiful big Bambi eyes and a flexible neck so his head turns and the bendable figurine comes with a book of stickers featuring Yukon Cornelius, Hermey the Elf, Santa of course, a snowman and tree in a little booklet of eight stickers approximately 2" square. Batteries not replaceable so fun for this Christmas at a bargain price. Ages six and up.
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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THOMAS AND FRIENDS : The Twelve Engines of Christmas

Join Thomas the Tank Engine and the Steam Team for a Christmas singalong! Children will love counting the Christmas items and singing the festive lyrics based on the much-loved 12 Days of Christmas song. Meet new engines Nia and Rebecca, too! This large tabbed board book will provide great fun for children throughout the festive season. It features all-new illustrations and a festive, silver-foiled cover
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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