When a K-pop boy band shows up to “save Christmas,” it’s the last straw!
Santa Claus may be getting older, achier, more forgetful over the years, but he is determined to prove to the world he can still do his job without anyone’s help.
“On Dasher, on Dancer, on Cupid, on Comet, I must show the world that Santa’s still got it!”
Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Maher and New Yorker cartoonist Joe Dator have given the timeless tale of saving Christmas a clever twist when Santa decides to save the day himself this year. What follows is a laugh-out-loud adventure about refusing help.
Will old Saint Nick discover the true meaning of Christmas? Or will he ruin everyone’s holiday because he’s too stubborn to admit when he’s wrong?
Little Fairy's Christmas
A magical Christmas story in the Little Fairy series from the bestselling illustrator of An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales.
It's a cold winter's night and Faith is lost in a snowstorm. As the little fairy looks for somewhere warm to stay, she meets friendly birds, a lost young elf and someone else very special!
Father Christmas is surprised to find a little fairy and elf out in the snow on Christmas Eve. Can he help them find somewhere to celebrate Christmas Day?
Build It! Christmas
Gingerbread house, Nutcracker, Christmas tree. . . What scenes will you build today?
This series of visually rich instruction books for LEGO® creations is perfect for children ages 5 and up. From Santa Claus to a Christmas elf, reindeer and sleigh to a candy cane stand, and much more, you'll find a range of creativity-sparking ideas inside these pages.
Whimsical "dioramas" evoke imaginary scenes in which the LEGO® creations can interact
Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions take the guesswork out of building
All models can be created using the LEGO® Classic sets 11005, 11013, and 10717
A visual glossary makes the book easy to navigate
Pip the Gnome and the Christmas Tree
Pip the gnome gets help decorating a Christmas tree from his friends robin, rabbit and mouse. Discover the beautiful, natural things they bring: a red apple, soft woollen thread, golden straw and a bright, shiny rose hip.
Colorful illustrations and simple words introduce very young children to the joy of preparing for Christmas. Soft, wintry colors illuminate the day from morning to dusk, ending with the candle-lit tree.
Perfect for bedtime during the holiday season, the story ends as we say 'Happy Christmas Pip'.
Pippa and Pelle in the Winter Snow
A sparkling winter story from the bestselling creator of much-loved In the Land of Fairies
One crisp winter morning, Pippa and Pelle wake up to find their home and garden covered in a beautiful white blanket of snow. They set off by sled and by skis to see what their animal friends are up to.
How does the wise owl stay warm? Where will the quiet deer find food? What is the busy mouse up to? Young children will love finding out what animals do in the winter.
Daniela Drescher's luminous and unique illustration style will capture any child's imagination and this magical board book is perfect for little hands.
The Three Wise Men
Long, long ago, a very special star appeared in the night sky. It shone more brightly than all the other stars. Three wise men called Melchior, Caspar and Balthasar gazed at the star in wonder. They had never seen anything like it before.
In this beautifully illustrated book the three Kings decide to journey west, following the star to a very special destination.
Loek Koopmans' retelling of one part of the Christmas story is full of life and character, as well as mystery and wonder. This charming traditional tale will help young children celebrate the nativity.
Norbert the Winter Gnome
Winter has arrived, and the forest is covered in snow. But with the tree branches bare and the grass frozen, what will the forest animals eat?
Norbert the Winter Gnome decides to visit his hungry friends, trekking through the icy forest to bring each of them a delicious gift.
From Daniela Drescher, the much-loved creator of Pippa and Pelle and In the Land of Fairies, this beautifully illustrated board book about friendship and kindness is full of seasonal detail that will captivate very young readers.
A Christmas Carol (Abridged)
This classic seasonal tale of self-discovery has become one of Charles Dickens's most famous and best-loved works.
This timeless Charles Dickens classic has been a family favourite ever since it was first published in 1843. It is retold here in abridged form to allow confident young readers to enjoy it. It is also perfect for reading aloud.
As a bedtime story, Dickens's uplifting, magical tale of Christmas spirits transforming the life of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is wonderfully illustrated by award-winning artist Robert Ingpen.
A beautiful gift edition, abridged for younger readers.
Welcome to the most magical night of the year!
"A fold-out volume that shows the work of getting Santa out the door on Christmas Eve....aesthetically quirky"—Publishers Weekly
Santa's house is a hive of activity
As the elves prepare for all the festivity.
Reading the letters is a very big task
Have you been good? Santa will ask.
Santa's workshop is bursting with toys
All sorts of treasures for girls and for boys.
This fold-out story book allows you and your child to discover what goes on during the most magical night of the year!
It transforms itself into a mat where you can see Santa's workshop, all the toys being wrapped up and how the elves and reindeers get to help Santa get ready for the big day.
Paperscapes: The Nutcracker
Beautifully colored original illustrations and the innovative paperscapes format bring this edition of The Nutcracker to life.
is a Christmas tale filled with magical realms and memorable characters, including the Mouse King, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, Sugar Plum Fairy and, of course, the Nutcracker prince.
This retelling of a classic story combines beautifully crafted paperscape scenes with an easy-to-follow and captivating narrative. The book presents the fairytale settings in a series of intricately crafted die-cut pages, forming layered scenes that make each realm unique and picturesque.
This beautiful book displays these wonderful images in a series of intricate die-cut pages that form layered scenes. Children will enjoy studying the scenes while reading the evocative writing, and in so doing discover the classic tale in a thoroughly unique and charming way.
Paperscapes: the book that transform into a work of art. Whether you're interested in reading a classic from Lewis Carroll, exploring the cityscape of London or learning about plants and animals, Paperscapes books offer everything a traditional book would, and then uses innovative design and beautiful illustrations to let readers turn their book into a work of art.
Santa's Christmas Unicorn
It's Christmas Eve at the North Pole, but everything is far from ready... The elves in the workshop are frantic, the reindeer are on strike and to top it all off, the sleigh has broken down. Santa is in despair – Christmas will be ruined! Suddenly a shimmering, white creature with a magical horn appears... will this mystery unicorn be able to save the day?
A Little Book For Christmas
Christmas is the favorite time of the year for many of us, with present exchanges, food & drink and socializing with friends & family at the top of the agenda. But what are the true origins and meaning of this seemingly inexhaustible celebration?
Although most of our current customs only go back a few hundred years – Father Christmas as we know him dressed in red and white much less – there has been a festival at this time in the year for thousands of years. Although these days it is taken to mean the commemoration of the birth of Jesus, the date of December 25th was that of the winter solstice in Roman times, and other cultures have celebrated the darkest winter night for millennia. This book looks at all aspects of what the festive period means for people all over the world, beginning with a history of Christmas that looks at Yule, Nativity and Christmas as well as pagan celebrations.
The embodiment of Christmas, Father Christmas, has a whole chapter, and this jolly character we know and love has a long history, not to mention a big bag of presents! But wait – there's myrrh(!): quotes, jokes, sayings and words of wisdom and fun from around the world, as well as fun facts about how, where, when and why we celebrate – and we look at curious customs from around the world.
SAMPLE FACT: The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, has been tracking Santa's journey around the world since 1958.
A Cat Named Sam
A Cat Named Sam is Ready for the Holidays—Or is He??
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Unless you’re A Cat Named Sam.
Scaredy-cat Sam wants to enjoy the Christmas season, but Liza’s plans for Christmas Eve dinner have spoiled his holiday cheer. Join Sam on this adventure and find out why it is so important to listen closely to others.
If you love kittens, then you’ll love the adorable Cat Named Sam who takes us on a journey throughout his festive house. Cuddle up with your kids and your pets this holiday season and read A Cat Named Sam!
If you’ve read Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party, Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool, or Pete the Cat Falling for Autumn, then you’ll love A Cat Named Sam.
Vintage Christmas Tales
Vintage Christmas Tales: A Holiday Anthology is a collection of short stories and novels by some of the most popular storytellers of the last two centuries meant to capture and celebrate the joy of the holiday.
In L. Frank Baum’s, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus as well as it’s sequel A Kidnapped Santa Claus, we see the origins of Santa Claus in the Forest of Burzee growing from infancy into adulthood. Anna Alice Chapin and Glen MacDonough’s Babes in Toyland brings together several characters from various Mother Goose nursery rhymes to create the exciting adventure of two children, Alan and Jane in the titular Toyland. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco is a wondrous children’s tale about a beloved toy bunny come to life; and of course there is the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, the ghost story to end all ghost stories that follows the conversion of one cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve.
With these stories and many more, Vintage Christmas Tales: A Holiday Anthology is a collection that features tales of love, family and the spirit of giving for readers young and old. Professionally typeset with a beautifully designed cover, this edition of Vintage Christmas Tales: A Holiday Anthology is a celebration of the joyous holiday reimagined for modern readers.
The Night Before Christmas - with fold-out decoration
"'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse..."
Laughing Elephant’s version of The Night Before Christmas is the quintessential version of this Christmas classic. With beautiful pictures, classic text, and pull-out pictures, this book is the perfect choice for Christmas this year.
This version retains the iconic Santa illustrations of great illustrator Ethel Hays. Her Santa is the archetypal jolly old man who has brought Christmas spirit to America for decades. Her illustrations are further immortalized in a pull-out panel the size of a table. The poem’s text is sure to fill hearts near and far with nostalgia and goodwill towards men.
This Night Before Christmas, with its traditional illustrations, interactive pull-out, and enchanting text, is the perfect choice to begin a holiday tradition with your family. Children and adults of all ages will treasure this timeless keepsake.
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816) is a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann. A leading writer of the German Romantic period, Hoffmann inspired generations of artists with his thrilling blend of fantasy, science fiction, and fairy tale. In 1892, Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky turned Alexandre Dumas’ adaptation of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King into The Nutcracker, which remains one of the most popular ballets of all time.
On Christmas Eve, Fritz and Marie anxiously await the presentation of gifts. Initially awed by the clockwork castle made by their godfather Drosselmeyer, a famous inventor, they soon turn their attentions to a nutcracker. When Fritz accidentally breaks their new toy, Marie carefully bandages its jaw back into place. That night, while the whole house sleeps, Marie is awoken by the chiming of the grandfather clock. Terrified, she watches as a battle is waged between a horde of mice—led by a seven-headed king—and the toys, suddenly brought to life, led by the noble nutcracker. The next morning, she attempts to inform her parents of what she has seen, but they refuse to believe her. All remains quiet for the next several days, but when Drosselmeyer returns with the mended nutcracker, he tells her a story of the vengeful Mouse Queen.
With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a classic of German literature reimagined for modern readers.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (1902) is a children’s book by L. Frank Baum. Although less popular than his influential Wizard of Oz series—fourteen novels that inspired the classic 1939 film—The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus has been adapted as a graphic novel and into multiple animated films. A sequel short story, “A Kidnapped Santa Claus,” appeared in 1904.
Discovered as a baby in the Forest of Burzee by Ak, the Master Woodsman of the World, Santa Claus is taken to be raised by Necile the Wood Nymph. After a peaceful childhood, Claus is introduced to human society. Horrified by the brutality and poverty of everyday life, Claus begins making toys in the Laughing Valley of Hohaho, eventually enlisting the help of the local Ryls in painting his elaborate carvings. As his toys gain in popularity, the evil Awgwas hatch a plan to steal them. Determined to bring joy to the children of the world, however, Claus never gives up on his plan to deliver his gifts. To help expand his operation, Claus employs two willing deer, who can help on only one night each year. Settling on Christmas Eve, they prepare for their very first journey.
Filled with rich, detailed layers of fantasy from the mind of L. Frank Baum, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a unique take on a timeless story of love and generosity. Long overshadowed by the Wizard of Oz series, Baum’s children’s book is required reading for those who refuse to let life lose its flavor of fantasy.
With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of L. Frank Baum’s The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a classic of children’s literature reimagined for modern readers.