The ultimate Christmas book list

Added 29 Nov 2019
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For those wanting to gift a book to a child in their life this Christmas, we have published our Ultimate Christmas book list – an advent calendar of children’s books chosen by 24 leading authors and illustrators who have each recommended a book that they personally love and wish a child could unwrap this Christmas

The Christmas book list includes:

  • The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf; recommended by Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell: “This is a lovely, warm book that is all about kindness, and putting yourself into someone else’s shoes.”
  • Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough; recommended by Nadiya Hussain: “This was a real favourite when my kids were young. Pictures books that we read together again and again I now view as family heirlooms.”
  • Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl; recommended by Dermot O’Leary: “Fantastic Mr Fox was always my favourite book as a child. Pure page-turning joy! Mr Fox is so charismatic, quick, and clever in outwitting farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean.”