Friday, 2 December 2011

It's Christmaaaaass!! (well almost)

With the festive period nearly upon us we have lots of fabulous picture books for you to enjoy. Whether you want a Christmas classic or a winter wonder we’ve got something for everyone. So why not snuggle up and have your very own toasty indoor picture book picnic!

Kicking things off we have Christmas at the Toy Museum by David Lucas and when the lights go out the magic begins! Bunting and the rest of the toys in the museum are gathered around the tree - but what's this? There are no presents! What can they do? The normally reserved Bunting has a wonderful idea. Why don't the toys give themselves to each other as gifts? The toys learn about the true gift of giving in this gentle and affectionate picture book from one of Britain's brightest new talents.

The next festive treat we have for you is a wonderful picture book by first time author and illustrator Fiona Ross entitled Chilly Milly Moo. Milly Moo, only wants one thing - to churn out the finest, loveliest, tastiest, creamiest milk. But there's a problem - she's far too hot. She's too hot to make any milk at all! The other cows all make fun of her and the farmer is losing patience. Milly Moo dreams of a freezing cold land and as the temperature drops something very exciting happens...

Rounding things up is A House in the Woods. Warm, rich and funny this is a beautifully illustrated picture book from acclaimed picture book maker Inga Moore. When two Little Pigs leave their home-made huts one morning, two very large friends move in - Moose and Bear. It's very nice to have your friends stay, but not when they cause your home to collapse! The solution: build a house in the woods where all four of them can live together, little and big. With some help from the beaver builders and a LOT of peanut-butter sandwiches, that's exactly what they do. Set in an idyllic woodland world, this stunning new title from Inga Moore is sure to entrance readers - both young and old.

And if that wasn’t enough you can find even more wonderful picture book delights on our website here.