Who doesn’t love a good book? Christmas time is perfect for snuggling up on the sofa with a hot chocolate, blanket and a good read. With plenty of titles to choose from, why not give your loved ones a gripping read this festive season.

Even better, curl up with the kids this winter and watch their imaginations go wild as you tell them stories about the world or even get creative with a cookbook and show off your baking skills.

The Flexible Family Cookbook

A cookbook to suit the whole family’s differing wants and needs, The Flexible Family Cookbook is full of simple and delicious recipes to keep the whole family happy. Jo Pratt provides flexible adaptations for each recipe to account for allergies, intolerances and lifestyle choices. Traybakes and one-pot roasts make for easy and convenient timesavers, whilst scrumptious puds and simple bakes help get smaller hands involved in the cooking.

Covering everything from gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free cooking and veganism, to suggestions for flavour and spice adjustments for younger or fussier palettes, this book will be a lifesaver in the kitchen and a crowd-pleaser at the table.


Secret Gardens of Somerset

A Private Tour

Secret Gardens of Somerset offers a personal tour of 20 of the UK’s most beguiling gardens in this much-loved area of southern England, defined by its distinctive horticulture, rolling hills, picturesque villages and the most traditional English landscape.

Abigail Willis and Clive Boursnell give you privileged access to 20 gardens, from a highly productive working flower farm to very personal private retreats, revealing their history, design and plant collections, in the company of their devoted owners and head gardeners.


Thriving Mind: How to cultivate a good life

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We all want to lead a good life, but the demands of modern life often leave us feeling overwhelmed and burned out. We strive to achieve so much, but our ability to care for ourselves, our mental wellbeing and relationships are all suffering. In Thriving Mind, best-selling author Dr Jenny Brockis offers a comprehensive, in-depth framework to help you reset your operating system and create a more sustainable, healthy and fulfilled self.


Mindfulness Pocketbook: Little Exercises for a Calmer Life

The second edition of the Mindfulness Pocketbook: Little Exercises for a Calmer Life brings you exercises and practices to achieve greater balance and harmony in all areas of your life. You’ll find new ideas for enjoying nature, being mindful at work, staying physically active, and encouraging creativity. With this book, you can discover how mindfulness opens you up to new ideas and fresh ways of doing things. You’ll have a new approach to reducing stress and increasing your enjoyment. 


How to Be a Well Being: Unofficial Rules to Live Every Day

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Uncertainty, instability, pressure, anxiety and now pandemic pandemonium . . . the world is hell-bent on robbing us of our wellbeing. It’s time to fight back. It’s time to ditch the tired, old wisdom, and take life into your own hands. We’ve all fallen for the mantra that ‘you only live once,’ but it’s a big fat lie. The truth is that you get to live – really LIVE – every single day of your life.

It’s time to raise your personal bar from mental health to mental WEALTH. ‘Memento mori’ – remember death. No more messing around. No more wasting time. A new world calls for new rules. It’s time to re-focus on what’s most important and to take massive strides towards your true potential.


The Art of Healthy Living

A cookbook to suit the whole family’s differing wants and needs, The Flexible Family Cookbook is full of simple and delicious recipes to keep the whole family happy.


Jo Pratt provides flexible adaptations for each recipe to account for allergies, intolerances and lifestyle choices. Traybakes and one-pot roasts make for easy and convenient timesavers, whilst scrumptious puds and simple bakes help get smaller hands involved in the cooking. Covering everything from gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free cooking and veganism, to suggestions for flavour and spice adjustments for younger or fussier palettes, this book will be a lifesaver in the kitchen and a crowd-pleaser at the table.


Be Brilliant: How to Lead a Life of Influence

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You already have everything you need to become truly brilliant — to lead a successful, fulfilling life — even though it doesn’t always feel like it. When everything external to us is moving so quickly, we feel out of control and exhausted; we worry about what we don’t have or what we need more of; we seek solutions to band-aid our perceived imperfections and doubts. Crowded calendars and unending demands at home and work give us little time to look internally — though it is within each of us where the answers can be found.

At a time when we suffer from unprecedented stress, comparison-itis and self-doubt, author Janine Garner asks us to slow down and turn our focus inward. She challenges you to take ownership of who you are and who you want to become, to rise above limitations, and unleash your brilliance within.


The Science Chef: 100 Fun Food Experiments and Recipes for Kids

Break out your best aprons and spatulas: The Science Chef: 100 Fun Food Experiments and Recipes for Kids, 2nd Edition teaches children the basics of science through a variety of fun experiments, activities, and recipes. Each chapter explores a different science topic by giving you an experiment or activity you can do right in your kitchen, followed by easy-to-make recipes using ingredients from the experiment. Altogether there are over 100 experiments, activities, and recipes for you to try. From learning why an onion makes you cry to how to bake the perfect cupcake, you’ll bring the fundamentals of science to life in a new, magical way.


Kawaii Doodle World

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Take your doodling skills to the next adorable level with this follow-up to popular YouTube artist Pic Candle’s bestselling Kawaii Doodle Class and Kawaii Doodle Cuties—featuring over 100 lovable, huggable characters to draw into over 20 lively doodle scenes. Kawaii Doodle World also includes simple step-by-step illustrations and instructions, search-and-find puzzle patterns that you can colour, inspiration pages, and even a doodle refresher course.

Pic Candle shows you all the steps for drawing all sorts of adorable characters—cupcakes, donuts, lattes, mushrooms, office supplies, potted plants, stars and planets, doodle monsters, and more—into super-fun doodle scenes. Complete each scene by embellishing it with fun decorations and whimsical patterns.


The Miracle on Ebenezer Street by Catherine Doyle

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This winter, get ready to be swept away on an enchanting and exciting tale of Christmas magic from multi-award-winning and bestselling writer Catherine Doyle.

The Miracle On Ebenezer Street is a masterful reimagining of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Dickens’s death and Puffin’s 80th birthday year – and the perfect present to find under the tree or in a stocking this Christmas. 

Doyle’s magical storytelling breathes fresh air and new life into the beloved classic, ensuring it will delight both newcomers and existing fans of the original, with its tales of enchanted snow globes, Marley’s Curiosity Shop, and Randolph, a giant purple reindeer. 


YESSS!: The SUMO Secrets to Being a Positive, Confident Teenager

This book uncovers the secrets of overcoming the challenges and also embracing the opportunities of one of life’s most difficult stages: the teenage years.

YESSS! is full of vibrant, exciting advice. It will motivate and equip readers to overcome the insecurities and confusion that can often characterize our teenage years. Perfect for every teenager and all those involved in supporting them, YESSS! shows young people what it’s like to live with confidence, resilience, hope, and happiness.


Janice VanCleave’s Big Book of Science Experiments

From everyone’s favourite science teacher comes Janice VanCleave’s Big Book of Science Experiments. This user-friendly book gets kids excited about science with lively experiments designed to spark imaginations and encourage science learning. Using a few handy supplies, you will have your students exploring the wonders of science in no time.

Simple step-by-step instructions and colour illustrations help you easily demonstrate the fundamental concepts of astronomy, biology, chemistry, and more. Children will delight in making their own slime and creating safe explosions as they learn important science skills and processes.


A Natural History of Fairies

This enchantingly illustrated natural history of fairies, compiled in the 1920s by the botanist Professor Elsie Arbour for her niece, is now unveiled for readers of today.

Featuring a gold foil–embossed cloth cover, a ribbon marker, and sprayed gold edges, this gorgeous volume is filled with colourful sketches and precise notes detailing the secret life of fairies and their important role in the natural world. This is a book to be treasured for a lifetime


Everybody Counts

This fun book will get you counting from 0 to 7.5 billion, but also to do so much more. Follow the characters’ stories through the book and see how their lives collide with those of others. There are a lot of secrets to be discovered for the sharp-eyed!

You’ll see that everyone is different, everyone has their own life, and that—most importantly—everybody counts. In the end, a spotting section allows you to go back and have even more fun. Everybody Counts is critically acclaimed for its unique approach to visual communication and has been awarded some of the world’s highest honours for children’s literature.


Little People, Big Dreams – Elton John

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people. From designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme.

In this momentous 50th book in the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series. Discover the life of Elton John, the piano wizard who rocketed to stardom with his music.


Atlas of Record-Breaking Adventures

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Atlas of Record-Breaking Adventures brings together some of the world’s most spectacular sights and extraordinary events. A stunningly illustrated addition to the critically acclaimed Atlas of Adventures series.

Journey from one extreme to the other as you turn the page to discover what record-breaker is next. This is a high-octane tour around the world, stopping off at every continent to marvel at natural and human phenomena. From the highest waterfall to the deepest underground city. The largest primate to the smelliest flower, this is an adventure that can’t be beaten.

With over 30 scenes to explore, adventurers 7 years and older will find hundreds of things to spot. With facts about our astonishing planet to learn on every page. Get ready to meet some incredible record-breakers in this beautifully illustrated compendium of wonders.


F is for Fashion, Darling

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F is for Fashion, Darling is a tongue-in-chic introduction to all things cute couture. An ode to the new parent looking to give their baby a strutting start on the important things in life.

This book will take you from A to Z through the most iconic words and phrases from the world of fashion. But the words and phrases spoken on catwalks and in boutiques have new meanings for new parents: Bold prints are made by grubby hands, Power dressing involves a mask and cape, and Luxury is being able to sleep through the night!

Babies and toddlers will love playing with this classic board book. Exploring the bright, popping artworks that illustrate each letter of the alphabet in not-so-serious style. Grown-ups will be just as entertained by the knowing nods to the experience of being a new parent.

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