Children’s Books We’re Loving This Month: December

Children’s Books We’re Loving This Month: December

I Funny: School of Laughs – James Patterson

Teaching other kids how to be funny is the toughest gig that Jamie Grimm has ever had, and with the highest stakes. If he fails, his school library will be shut down for good!

Inky’s Great Escape – Casey Lyall & Sebastia Serra

Inky the octopus is tired of living life out in the sea and decides to retire to the aquarium, where he can enjoy a quiet and safe life. He and his tankmate, Blotchy, pass the time playing card games and making faces at the aquarium visitors.

How to Find an Elephant – Kate Banks

What to do on a dull gray day? Head into the wilds and look for an elephant. You will need a pair of binoculars, a blanket, a flute, some food, a little imagination, and a lot of curiosity. Look and listen closely, because elephants can be anywhere.

Mummies, Monsters, and the Ship of Millions – Leena Pekkalaninen

Another hilarious adventure for children with Mr. Mummific, the mummy with attitude. Having described his death and long mummification process in his last book, How I Became a Mummy, he now tells the story of his mishaps, misunderstandings, and misadventure.

Magic Animal Rescue 3: Maggie and the Unicorn – E.D. Baker

Maggie is loving her new life now that she gets to help her friend, Bob, take care of magical animals at his stable. Not only does she help out in his barn, but she also accompanies him on special trips to help injured animals. 

Star Wars The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (TM) The Visual Dictionary is the definitive guide to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, revealing the characters, creatures, droids, locations, and technology from the new film.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Incredible Cross Sections

This beautiful hardback book reveals the inner workings of 13 key vehicles from Episode VIII of the Star Wars (TM) saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (TM). Each vehicle is shown as an intricately detailed, full-colour cross-section artwork, complete with callouts to the important features of each ship. 

Warriors: A Vision of Shadows – Erin Hunter

SkyClan has returned to its rightful place among the other four warrior Clans, hoping to find a new territory to call home. But not every cat is convinced that this is where SkyClan belongs-and the fate of all five warrior Clans remains uncertain.

Winston Wallaby Can’t Stop Bouncing – Joy Beaney, Kay Al-Ghani & Haitham Al-Ghani

This fun, illustrated storybook will help children aged 5-10 with ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder recognise their sensory needs and develop tools to support them. 

50 Wacky Things Humans Do

Whether amazing, silly, or just plain gross, these peculiar and fascinating things about the human body will surprise and delight fun-fact lovers of all ages.

Worldwide Wonders: Natural Wonders – Clive Gifford

Discover the greatest wonders of nature the world has to offer, from the Grand Canyon to Uluru and from the Serengeti Migration to the Aurora Borealis.

My Weird School Fast Facts: Space, Humans and Farts – Dan Gutman and Jim Paillot

Did you know that the planet Jupiter has at least fifty moons? Did you know that Albert Einstein’s brain was stolen after he died?!Learn more weird-but-true science facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman’s bestselling My Weird School series.

Can You Tickle a Tiger’s Tummy – Sue Nichols

With hilarious, imaginative questions answered by know-it-all animal characters and funny cartoon-style illustrations accompanying scientific facts, this book introduces children to facts about the planet in a fun, enjoyable way.

Let’s Investigate with Nate: The Solar System – Nate Ball & Wes Hargis

Ever look up at the sky and wonder how many planets there are? Or want to know how many Earths could fit within the Sun? Take a ride 3.6 billion miles away to answer these questions and more while exploring the solar system with Nate and his team of adventurous scientists! 

Viking Adventures: Bitra and the Witch – Andy Elkerto

 Boy hero Oolaf is on another quest for adventure. This time he meets a girl named Bitra, who leads him to a terrible Sea Witch…

Star Quality – Jean Ure

Maddy is delighted when she and her friends are accepted to the prestigious City Ballet School – it feels like one step closer to their dream of becoming professional dancers. But the school brings a whole new set of challenges – and soon Maddy finds herself tested like never before.

Nancy Parker’s Chilling Conclusions – Julia Lee

Everyone’s favourite housemaid-detective is back! Nancy has a new job as a ladies’ maid, and is accompanying her new employer on a visit to the mysterious Midwinter Manor. The house is full of guests, and with each one eccentric in their own way, it’s set to be an interesting few days.

Lovey Bunny – Kristine Lombardi

Lovey Bunny is the happiest little rabbit around. She loves just about everything – especially playing dress-up. But when she borrows Mama Rabbit’s new dress without asking and ruins it, Lovey Bunny learns that not everything goes as planned.

Boonoonoonous Hair – Olive Senior & Laura James

In this vibrant and exquisitely illustrated picture book, a young girl learns to love her difficult-to-manage, voluminous and boonoonoonous hair.

Frankenbunny – Jill Esbaum & Alice Brereton

Spencer the bunny is scared of monsters. He knows that monsters aren’t real and it’s easy for him to be brave in the daylight. But at night, in the dark, when his brothers warn him of Frankenbunny’s crusty fangs, ginormous paws and flashing red eyes – he’s a goner! 

The Christmasaurus: The Musical Edition – Tom Fletcher

The Christmasaurus is a story about a boy named William Trundle and a dinosaur, the Christmasaurus. It’s about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have an extraordinary adventure. It’s about friendship and family, sleigh bells and Santa, music and magic.

Star Wars The Last Jedi (TM) Visual Dictionary

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (TM) The Visual Dictionary is the definitive guide to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, revealing the characters, creatures, droids, locations, and technology from the new film.

Father Christmas and Me – Matt Haig

It isn’t always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs every day.

Wonder – R. J. Palacio

The unforgettable and life-affirming story of August Pullman – a boy who’s desperate to blend in, but is destined to stand out.’My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.’

The Highway Rat Christmas – Julia Donaldson

Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel – he even steals his own horse’s hay.

“Father Christmas’s Fake Beard – Terry Pratchett ”

Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers – they all start to feel a bit . . . samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree?

The Girl Who Saved Christmas – Matt Haig

It is Christmas Eve and all is not well. Amelia Wishart is trapped in Mr Creeper’s workhouse and Christmas is in jeopardy. Magic is fading. If Christmas is to happen, Father Christmas knows he must find her.

Hetty Feather’s Christmas – Jacqueline Wilson

Cosy up for Christmas with this brand-new festive story, starring everyone’s favourite Victorian foundling, Hetty Feather! An unexpected gift leads to trouble for Hetty on Christmas Day at the Foundling Hospital.

Elf on the Shelf

This wonderful package contains everything you need to begin making Christmas memories with your family, with one of Santa’s scout elves and a beautifully illustrated children’s book.

The Magic Misfits – Neil Patrick Harris

This book contains a BIG SECRET. Read on if you dare . . . Do you believe in magic? Carter doesn’t. He knows magic tricks are just that – tricks. And as a street magician he’s also pretty good at them.

The Elves and the Shoemaker – Gail Yerril

A poor shoemaker wakes up to find beautiful shoes have been made during the night. But who made them? And how can the shoemaker ever repay these secret helpers? The Elves and the Shoemaker has been designed by experts for you and your child to read together before bedtime.

Grandpa’s Great Escape – David Walliams

Jack’s Grandpa… *wears his slippers to the supermarket *serves up Spam a la Custard for dinner *and often doesn’t remember Jack’s name But he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day…

Three Little Monkeys – Quentin Blake

A remarkable collaboration – that brings together giants of the picture book world – to create a funny, anarchic and utterly delightful picture book.

The Jolly Christmas Postman – Allan and Janet Ahlberg

It’s Christmas Eve and the JOLLY POSTMAN is delivering greetings to various fairy-tale characters – there’s a card for Baby Bear, a game appropriately called ‘Beware’ for Red Riding Hood from Mr Wolf and a get-well jigsaw for hospitalised Humpty Dumpty .

Here We Are – Oliver Jeffers

The exquisite and thought-provoking new book from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling picture book creator of Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers. Well, hello.And welcome to this Planet.We call it Earth.

JoJo Be You Journal

Be You! Be Strong! Dream Big! Share all your secrets and dreams in this full colour journal. Be as bow-tastic as the online superstar Jojo Siwa herself with inspirational pages full of fashion, dancing, friendship and BOWS!