Winter 17 Picture Books

Our pick of the latest picture books this winter. Enjoy reading these wonderful titles with your little ones this season. As the nights draw in these books make for a great read before bedtime. 


THE TURKEY THAT VOTED FOR CHRISTMAS by Madeleine Cook and Samara Hardy

A laugh out loud story about Timmy the Turkey who starts a Vote for Christmas election campaign. Wry, postReferendum smiles. OUP £6.99



ALL THE WAY HOME by Debi Gliori

Little penguin’s dad tells him a story of how, when he was very tiny, they went on a wintery adventure together. And no one, not even his mum, knows about it. A fun, wintery tale full of Gliori’s gentle warmth.  BLOOMSBURY £12.99


WHEN I GROW UP by Tim Minchin, illus by Steve Anthony  

Is there no end to Tim Minchin’s talents? A wonderfully authentic list of what kids want to do when they are grown ups. The engaging illustrations are the perfect match. SCHOLASTIC £14.99


HERE WE ARE by Oliver Jeffers

‘Well, hello and welcome to this planet. We call it Earth.’ Jeffers strikes gold again with this heartfelt (and of course stunningly illustrated) tour of the world, written to celebrate the birth of his son. HARPER COLLINS £14.99


THE BEAR AND THE PIANO by David Litchfield

Press the buttons and go on an adventure with Bear as he learns to play the piano in a new interactive edition of this award-winning book. The illustrations are simply divine. FRANCES LINCOLN £14.99 



A Christmas James Mayhew book – what a treat! Everyone’s favourite ballerina steps into an enchanted toyshop in this magical ballet adventure. A complete joy. ORCHARD £12.99


SPIDER! by Alison Steadman OBE

We were intrigued to read a kids’ book by the fabulous actor, Alison Steadman, and pleased to report it’s great! Follow Rafael and his family on the sofa when they encounter one big spider! Based on a true story. HODDER £12.99 


LUNA LOVES LIBRARY DAY by Joseph Coelho & Fiona Lumbers

Library Day is Luna’s favourite day of the week: which book will she choose this week? A big book, a bug book or maybe a magic book. Includes a surprise book within a book. ANDERSEN PRESS £11.99 


THE BAD MOOD AND THE STICK by Lemony Snicket & Matthew Forsythe

This simply told story offers a refreshingly hilarious look at the ways in which a bad mood wreaks havoc as it moves from person to person. Will strike a cord with everyone.  ANDERSEN PRESS £11.99 

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