Finding a new book under the Christmas tree is always a winner in our house, and keepsake books for Christmas make it all extra special.
There’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa in our PJs to get engrossed with the next enchanted land we’re going to visit or the cool things we might learn in a factual book. Let your child fall down the giant reading rabbit hole with these gorgeous books perfect for Christmas. From pop-ups to classic stories, these are some of my favourite keepsake books for Christmas this year.
The Tales Of Mr Bear, Lorna Gibson
The Tales of Mr Bear was written and illustrated by Lorna Gibson and features three beautifully heartwarming illustrated adventures of Mr Bear and friends in the corner of the forest.
Curl up with Mr Bear’s Christmas, Mr Bear’s Day Out and Mr Bear’s Best Day. In 2020, Lorna also animated Mr Bear’s Christmas which is available to watch online for ten minutes of festive magic to accompany the book. This beautifully printed collection of stories is a timeless celebration of the magic of the everyday, friendship and love.
Snow White and Other Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Waterstones
The ninth book in Harper Design’s deluxe classic illustrated series-a beautiful and inventive fresh take on the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales, including “Snow White,” with stunning full-colour artwork and interactive features created by MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise.
Snow White and Other Grimms’ Fairy Tales includes twenty-three of the most popular tales penned by German brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, taken from their original collection Children’s and Household Tales, first published in 1812.
The Little People Big Dreams: Earth Heroes Book Gift Set is the perfect gift for a little earth-lover.
The set contains three hardback books about inspirational heroes who love and protect the natural world: Jane Goodall, Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough. Each book has quirky and colourful illustrations with extra facts at the back, including a timeline with historical photos of each person.
Christmas for You , Wonderbly
When it comes to keepsake books for Christmas, celebrate the joy of a little one’s early years with Wonderbly’s beautiful new personalised book, Christmas For You. You can even change the book title to celebrate their first Christmas. Magic!
Featuring more than 35 stunning pop-ups and fascinating, up-to-the-minute information about popular dinosaurs as well as many lesser-known varieties, this is an awe-inspiring tribute to the world’s most celebrated extinct animals and their 180-million-year reign of our planet.
Marvel Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book, Waterstones
The ultimate pop-up book of Marvel super heroes-from Spider-Man to the Avengers to the Fantastic Four-from renowned paper engineer Matthew Reinhart.
From New York Times, bestselling paper engineer Matthew Reinhart comes this stunning pop-up book showcasing iconic Marvel superheroes. Watch Spider-Man swing over rooftops, pull tabs to transform Tony Stark into Iron Man and Bruce Banner into the Incredible Hulk, watch the X-Men take down a giant Sentinel, and much, much more!
Find wonder every day of the year with this timeless collection of stories. Featuring tales from all of your most loved characters, this collection is sure to be treasured and enjoyed again and again for years to come!
Join Mickey and friends for some ice skating, help Mirabel discover what’s wrong with Encanto, search for Hamm with Woody and Buzz, and get lost in many more tales from your most loved characters!
This edition includes brand new stories featuring characters from the latest Disney films!
Our Planet Children’s Book, Matt Whyman and WWF, with a foreword by David Attenborough
A beautiful children’s book of the Netflix documentary series, Our Planet, written by Matt Whyman and WWF, with a foreword by David Attenborough. This glorious visual celebration of the natural world combines extraordinary photography from the series with stunning illustrations by acclaimed artist, Richard Jones.
Lose yourself in icy landscapes, dense jungles and endless oceans. Learn how our fascinating habitats, and the plants and creatures living there, interconnect to create the one place we all call home – Our Planet. This beautifully written and informative book for children has an uplifting message of hope that will strike a chord with all the family. The perfect gift for families the world over to treasure forever.
The Brambly Hedge Pop-Up Book, Jill Barklem
Step into the enchanting world of the hedgerow as never before in this exquisite Brambly Hedge Pop-Up book…
When Mrs Apple isn’t baking, picking berries or attending a celebration with the rest of Brambly Hedge, she’s busy recording events from the mice’s daily life in her diary.
From the excitement of Poppy and Dusty’s wedding to the grandeur of the much-awaited Snow Ball, reminisce on all your favourite seasonal moments from the hedgerow in this beautiful pop-up book.
Treasury of Bedtime Stories, Enid Blyton
A stunning treasury of favourite bedtime stories from one of the world’s best-loved storytellers. With gorgeous full-colour illustrations by Becky Cameron throughout, this special book is a gift to treasure forever.
Both a gorgeous gift for fans of Enid Blyton and a striking introduction to her work for new readers, this glorious hardback contains over 300 pages of beautifully illustrated short stories to read and share at bedtime.
Each short story stands alone and takes the reader on a brand-new adventure. From the pixie seamstress who makes dresses for the Fairy Queen, to the little boy who turns into a steam engine, meet a host of magic and memorable characters, brought to life by Becky Cameron’s charming illustrations.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter fans will love this illustrated hardcover edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he’s the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord’s curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers, which could be valuable, dangerous – or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
Britannica All New Children’s Encyclopedia, Christopher Lloyd
With more than 100 expert consultants from around the world and over 1000 images including specially commissioned illustrations and stunning photography, this single-volume Children’s Encyclopedia takes Britannica’s reputation for authentic, trustworthy information and brings it to a whole new audience.
Unlike old encyclopedias that are structured from A to Z, this encyclopedia takes you on a journey from the beginning of time to the present day and even into the future! It explores a wide range of topics and is divided into eight chapters by subject: Universe, Earth, Matter, Life, Humans, Ancient & Medieval Times, Modern Times, and Today & Tomorrow.
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