Home/Christmas for Kids & Teens

We’ve independently chosen the books that we believe will keep all ages amused this Christmas! So, have a browse & get inspired by some great reads that will keep every age entertained this festive season… And remember – we offer Free Postage in ROI on orders over €30 – just choose the Free Postage option at checkout.

  • A funny, festive picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru. When the Browns take Paddington to the Christmas grotto at the local department store, their journey through the Winter Wonderland is full of unexpected surprises. But the best surprise is a present from Santa. After all, who else would find the perfect present for a bear like Paddington? Join Paddington on his festive adventure as he discovers why Santa Claus makes everyone's Christmas so special. Book & CD. Great for Ages 0-7. ISBN 9780008381714
  • 'In Irish there are so many great rain words and magic words and highly specific natural words (such as the material put on the hooves of donkeys to stop them slipping in ice), or words to communicate with animals, or evocative plant words, or the gorgeous words for different amounts of light in the sky, or words that hint at different ways of seeing colour, or twilight words ... ' Manchan Magan is fascinated by words, particularly Irish words, with all of their complex meanings and associations and their connections to the natural world. Having enjoyed huge success with his bestselling book Thirty-Two Words for Field, Manchan now brings his infectious wonder and enthusiasm for the Irish language to a younger audience, offering delightful translations and explanations of animal, bird, fish, insect and nature words. When you see the world through Irish, you see the world differently. Get ready to share the magic with this delightful book for readers of all ages. Great for Ages 7-12. ISBN 9780717192557
  • Nothing warms us up quite like a hug, but what can we do when we can't be together? This is the story of a new hug's adventure and the boy who shared it with the world. Adam King stole the hearts of the nation when he introduced us to his Virtual Hug, a heart-shaped sign he carried during the COVID-19 pandemic to help him stay connected to his teacher while he was learning from home. He also took it to his regular hospital appointments to show his doctors, nurses, and care staff that he was still giving them a hug, just in a different way. This picture book, inspired by true events, tells the story of one little boy with a big idea that came straight from the heart. The virtual hug makes its way onto mugs, postage stamps and even all the way to outer space, spreading warmth and connection to people all over the world. Great for Ages 0-5. ISBN 9781844885855
  • This timeless Christmas classic has been updated for Peppa Pig in a brand new, fully rhyming story!It's the most magical night of the year... Christmas Eve! Maybe Peppa and George will meet a special visitor. It's the perfect Christmas present for Peppa fans everywhere! Great for Ages 0-5. ISBN 9780241448625
  • A fantastically festive write-in activity book, packed with puzzles, codes to crack, games to play, doodles to draw and lots more. Activities include helping Santa fill his sack with presents, decorating a Christmas tree, making snowflake decorations, and an advent calendar to colour in day-by-day Great for Ages 5-11. ISBN 9781474989060
  • Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear ... and how to defeat an icebear who wants to be king. Icebear has arrived in Rabbit and Bear's valley, and he wants to be king. He's big and scary, and the more kind and understanding the animals are, the meaner he becomes. Rabbit is confused: Bear has always been able to fix their problems in the past - but maybe this time he needs to ask for help from someone else. Does Wolf have the answer to the bad king's demands ... or will Rabbit and the other animals find the solution within themselves? From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a story of friends, enemies, and how to avoid being pooped on by an icebear. Great for Ages 6-9. ISBN 9781444937466
  • The glorious publication of Clement C Moore's timeless verse sees it brought to new life by the beautiful illustrations of Christian Birmingham. Every Christmas Eve brings with it hushed anticipation and wonder. Here is the story of this magical night, when children around the world await the arrival of the gifts that symbolise all the warmth and love of Christmas. Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9780007167111
  • A classic board book edition of the now famous Christmas tale. James builds a snowman in the garden and wakes up in the night to find that it has come to life. He shows the Snowman his house, and in return the Snowman takes him on a magical journey. Great for Ages 0-3. ISBN 9780241367476
  • To Orla, Christmas means Gran, so when it looks like Gran won't make it this year, everything feels a lot less festive. And with Christmas spirit everywhere at an all-time low, the whole of Dublin is in darkness. But then the fairy lights on Orla's Christmas tree come to life and take her on an enchanting adventure to the National Library, Grafton Street, Stephen's Green and the GPO. Together, Orla and her new friends attempt to restore the meaning of Christmas and holiday cheer... A heart-warming festive story that brings Dublin at Christmas to life. Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9780717190843
  • Jack Skellington is the most important figure in Halloween Town and for years he has delighted in organising macabre tricks and frights for Halloween. But this year he doesn't feel right - there must be more to life than scaring people? Then Jack stumbles upon a cheerful, colourful place called Christmas Town and he knows what he must do - he will bring Christmas to Halloween!This is the first book written and illustrated by the incomparable visionary Tim Burton. Great for Ages 3-7. ISBN 9780241545515
  • I have no faith in love. Love cannot save me. I choose vengeance. The boys of Huaxia dream of the celebrity status that comes with piloting Chrysalises - giant transforming robots that battle the aliens beyond the Great Wall. Their female co-pilots are expected to serve as concubines and sacrifice their lives. When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot, her plan is to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister's death. But on miraculously emerging from the cockpit unscathed after her first battle, she is declared an Iron Widow - the most feared pilot of all. Now that Zetian has had a taste of power, she sets her sights on bigger things. The time has come to stop more girls from being sacrificed. Great for Teems and Young Adults. ISBN 9780861542420
  • Illustrated by: Jon Klassen It's been a year since Peter and his pet fox, Pax, have seen each other. Once inseparable, they now lead very different lives. Pax must protect his litter of kits in a dangerous world. Meanwhile Peter, orphaned after the war, has left his adopted home and joined the Water Warriors, a group determined to heal the land from the scars of the war. When one of Pax's kits falls desperately ill, he turns to the one human he knows he can trust. And no matter how hard Peter tries to harden his broken heart, love keeps finding a way in. Now both boy and fox find themselves on journeys toward home, healing - and each other. A breathtaking novel about chosen families and the healing power of love. Great for Ages 9-12 ISBN 9780008470289
  • Look. Madeline. You've lost your soul. You've lost your freedom. You've lost a bit of your sister. What else could go wrong? Catlin and Madeline are extraordinary sisters, living extraordinary lives - in a place that seems entirely ordinary, but which in fact seethes with secrets, both sacred and sinister. Ballyfran is a village where, for centuries, people who are not quite human have gathered. Catlin has already fallen foul of one such creature - a dark, vicious predator who almost killed her - and only Madeline giving up a part of her own soul was able to bring Catlin back from the brink of death. Now, the girls are making their strange new lives: Catlin, haunted by what happened to her, is isolated and bereft; Madeline is learning ancient magics under the tutelage of local wise woman Mamo. Learning that magic isn't mindfulness and hats. It's work - hard work. And Madeline knows she has to keep watch. On her sister. On the things that happen. Notice things before they start to happen. And before long, they do ... Great for Teens & Young Adults. ISBN 9781471410680
  • Up on the mountain we followed a small path through the woods ... So begins the latest story from the award-winning author and illustrator Peter Donnelly. Follow the family throughout a year of nature walks as they collect leaves, take shelter beneath a giant oak, feel the sun on their skin and breathe in the cool, fresh air. Life is good up on the mountain. Put on your wellies and come along too! Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9780717193639
  • Experience the magic of the first Christmas in this illustrated board book, an ideal introduction to the nativity story for young children. The Christmas Story tells the tale of the first Christmas a long, long time ago, when the baby Jesus was born. The sky is filled with angels and a bright new star that tells the shepherds and the three wise men that someone very special has arrived. There's no room at the inn but Mary and Joseph, and sleeping baby Jesus, are warm and cozy in the stables. Colorful illustrations and engaging text bring this classic story to life for new readers. Little ones will love pointing out details in the pictures of Nazareth and Bethlehem, and naming all the animals in the stable where the baby Jesus was born. The Christmas Story is perfect for reading aloud during the festive season and beyond. Great for Ages 0-3. ISBN 9780241439951
  • Spot the differences in Santa's workshop, complete a Christmas crossword, find the perfect Christmas tree and much more in this festive activity book, filled with wordsearches, mazes, logic puzzles and more. Part of a range of pocket-sized paperbacks that make perfect stocking fillers, with all the answers at the back of the book. Great for Ages 5-11. ISBN 9781474947732
  • It's that special time of year: Christmas. The time of carol-singing, tree-decorating, and of course lots of presents. But in the excitement of new toys, will Dave forget about his old friend, Dogger? The very special story of one boy and his beloved toy - who always manages to be found... Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9781782959779
  • Lift the flaps and join in the winter fun with Squirrel's Snowman, a new story in the Tales from Acorn Wood preschool series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo - perfect for sharing at Christmas! It's snowing in Acorn Wood, and Squirrel wants to build a snowman. Will she and her friends find everything they need to build? Lift the flaps to find out in this wonderful wintry tale. With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, Squirrel's Snowman joins the first four stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series - Fox's Socks, Postman Bear, Rabbit's Nap and Hide-and-Seek Pig - which have been delighting parents and children for over twenty years. Great for Ages 0-3 Published 10th November 2021 - Order Now. ISBN 9781529034370
  • Discover history as you've never seen it before - and all the stuff you never knew happened at the same time!Did you know the woolly mammoths were still around when the Egyptians built their pyramids? Or that Leonardo Da Vinci lived at the same time as Henry VIII and the Aztecs? Welcome to The History of Everywhere, a fascinating guide to all the stuff you never knew happened at the same time! In lively maps, see the whole world of history: from ancient times to the modern day, watch civilizations rise and fall, spot fascinating connections and coincidences, and discover the people and events you never learnt about in school. Prepare for a fascinating journey around the world that will change the way you see history! Great for Ages 7-12. ISBN 9781406391213
  • Christmas is coming, and Evie can hardly wait. As she rehearses for the school play, decorates the tree, wraps presents, writes to Santa, she is wishing, wishing, wishing... Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9781912417797
  • When Sally Jones and The Chief discover a curious rose-shaped necklace hidden onboard their beloved Hudson Queen, it's the start of another perilous adventure for the seafaring gorilla and her faithful friend. Determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, they set sail for Glasgow, but there fall into the clutches of one of the city's most ruthless gangs, commanded by a fearsome smuggler queen who will stop at nothing to snatch the necklace for herself. Held prisoner hundreds of miles from friendship and safety, Sally Jones must use all her strength, determination and compassion to escape and unravel the mysterious story of the False Rose - a twisting tale leading all the way from Lisbon to Shetland and the South Seas. The most-anticipated sequel to the best-selling novel 'The Murderer's Ape'. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781782693215
  • Greg Heffley and sports just don't mix. After a disastrous field day competition at school, Greg decides that when it comes to his athletic career, he's officially retired. But after his mom urges him to give sports one more chance, he reluctantly agrees to sign up for basketball. Tryouts are a mess, and Greg is sure he won't make the cut. But he unexpectedly lands a spot on the worst team. As Greg and his new teammates start the season, their chances of winning even a single game look slim. But in sports, anything can happen. When everything is on the line and the ball is in Greg's hands, will he rise to the occasion? Or will he blow his big shot? Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9780241396650
  • Dublin 1911. When Eliza Kane and her brother Jonty move from the leafy suburbs of Rathmines to a tenement flat on Henrietta Street they are in for a shock. Pigs and ponies in the yard, rats in the hallways and cockroaches or 'clocks' underfoot!When they meet their new neighbour, Annie, a kind and practical teenager and her brothers, and a travelling circus comes to town, offering them both jobs, helping Madam Ada, the bee charmer, and Albert the dog trainer, things start to look up. When a tragedy happens in the tenements, Eliza, Jonty and their new friends spring into action. A tale of family, friendship and finding a new home, with touch of magical bees! Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781788492478
  • This bestselling Christmas picture book by renowned children's author Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Jim Field, is now available in paperback for the first time. Michael Morpurgo frames his powerful message about protecting the environment in this beautiful personal story about a grandpa's wish for his granddaughter to live in a better world. This vital and timely story is paired with Jim Field's emotive illustrations in this gorgeous Christmas picture book, perfect for the whole family to share. Dearest little Mia, This Christmas, instead of a Christmas card - you'll have plenty of those - and instead of a present - you'll have plenty of those too, I am sending you a letter ... Every Christmas Mia and her family read a letter which her Grandpa wrote to her. His letter is a warm, impassioned and heartfelt wish for a better world for Mia to live in. He remembers fondly the times they spent in his garden finding frogs and worms and planting seeds. But Grandpa worries that all the things they love so much are in danger ... His letter is a hopeful plea to Mia (and to all of us) to continue to care for and protect our precious world. Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9781405294973
Go to Top