When Bonnie's dad gets a new job and they have to move to the other side of London just before Christmas, Bonnie is devastated. She must leave all her friends behind and she worries that Christmas in an unfamiliar place with just her parents for company is going to feel very strange. To bring her some festive cheer, Mum and Dad take her to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, where she meets Belle, the gorgeous Dalmatian puppy. With her big eyes that twinkle brighter than the lights on a Christmas tree, Bonnie knows she's the perfect dog for her! She meets a girl in reception who has just picked a tiny white kitten called Sparkle - and discovers that they live next door to each other. A puppy AND a new best friend - have all her Christmas wishes come true?
Christmas Collection-a deluxe two-CD set containing both Carpenters' Christmas albums: Christmas Portrait and An Old-Fashioned Christmas. Each album has been digitally remastered and is presented in its entirety-for the first time on compact disc.
"The Ladybird First: Favourite Christmas Book" contains everything you and your child need for hours of festive fun! A beautifully illustrated first Christmas book with a squishy padded cover and sturdy tabs, it is also a perfect Christmas gift for young children. Use the handy tabbed edges to help find and choose a selection of Christmas favourites. The first section contains five classic Christmas carols to sing along to: "Away in a Manger", "The First Noel", "O Little Town of Bethlehem", "We Three Kings" and "Silent Night". Or turn to the second section for cheerful Christmas songs: "Jingle Bells", "I Saw Three Ships", "Up on the Rooftop", "Deck the Halls", and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". The final section has a simple, child-friendly retelling of the nativity story, helping young children to understand the meaning behind our modern Christmas.
Now even the youngest readers can enjoy Charles Dickens’s classic Christmas tale in this beautifully illustrated picture-book version of the holiday favorite, simpler to read but with all the magic of Dickens’s voice preserved. Follow miserly Scrooge as he is whisked through the night by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come in order to face his selfish treatment of Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim. Families will enjoy reading this shortened version of Dickens’s story together, with its warm illustrations that capture every twist and turn.
"Christmas at Thompson Hall" brings together the best of the Christmas stories of Anthony Trollope, one of the most successful, prolific, and respected English novelists of the nineteenth century. Characterized by insightful, psychologically rich, and sometimes wryly humorous depictions of the middle class and gentry of Victorian England - and inspired occasionally by missives in the "lost letter" box of the provincial post office that Trollope ran - these tales helped to enshrine the traditions of the decorated Christmas tree, the holiday turkey, and the giving of store-bought gifts. Today, they open a window onto a time when carolers filled the streets and each house s door displayed a wreath of evergreen boughs, a time at once distant and yet startlingly familiar.
This collection of nine classic Christmas-themed Little Golden Books brims with stories about the joys and wonders of the holiday: Jingle Bells, The Nutcracker, The Night Before Christmas, The Little Christmas Elf, The Twelve Days of Christmas, The Christmas Story, Baby's Christmas, The Poky Little Puppy's First Christmas, and The Christmas ABC. Breathtaking illustrations on glossy paper, and a gleaming gold spine, make this lush volume a gift to cherish.
With Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig unwell and stuck in bed, Peppa and George decide to take Christmas into their own hands - with a little help from Granny and Grandpa Pig! The Christmas cards are sent, yummy treats are made and decorations are put up, but are they ready for the extra special surprise for everyone on Christmas morning? The story includes six envelopes containing a Christmas card to fill in, decorations to make, a little book of Christmas recipes and so much more!
"Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." This classic Christmas verse is well known to every parent and child preparing for Christmas and this beautifully illustrated new edition is the perfect Christmas gift for young and old.
A classic coming-of-age novel from the perennially influential author of novels such as A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol. When David Copperfield escapes from the cruelty of his childhood home, he embarks on a journey to adulthood which leads him through comedy and tragedy, love and heartbreak, and friendship and betrayal. Retold by Elizabeth Walker.
Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game - even at Christmas!It's two nights before Christmas and Frankie, Charlie, Louise and Max are having a sleepover. But in the middle of the night they are magicked away to Lapland, where Santa tells them that a sack of Christmas presents has been stolen! The team set off to find them, but first have to face challenges from a naughty elf, a rogue reindeer and an abominable snowman...Can Frankie find the presents - and save Christmas?
The ultimate Bake Off Christmas collection with all of Paul Hollywood’s and Mary Berry’s Christmas masterclass recipes. Also includes new bakes from all four winners, Edd Kimber, Jo Wheatley, John Whaite and Frances Quinn, plus other wonderful Bake Off contestants. Whip up tempting Christmas nibbles like Potato Blinis with Smoked Salmon, or Parmesan Palmiers, perfect for a party. Spice up your home – and get the kids involved too – with Stained Glass Tree Biscuits and a Raspberry and Cinnamon Christmas Wreath. For the main event, there is plenty of inspiration for tempting party nibbles or a festive feast, like Baked Christmas Ham or a Venison Pie – and ingenious ideas for how to make the most of all those leftovers. Each chapter also includes spectacular recipes from Bake Off contestants, and Mary and Paul reveal the secrets to those classic Christmas dishes – whether it’s Paul’s perfect mince pies or Mary’s ultimate Christmas pudding. Packed with everything from edible decorations and delicious gifts to party dishes and showstopping centrepieces, this book is the perfect Christmas companion.
Christmas Fun Mad Libs is one of the most popular and best-selling Mad Libs titles to date. We're publishing a new edition just in time for Christmas, with a deluxe package that includes a full-color interior and festive green and red foil on the cover. It's the perfect stocking stuffer for kids and adults who can't get enough of Christmas fun!