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Season’s readings

Keep your kids entertained during the holidays with these jolly Christmas-themed books from Penguin Random House:

CHILDREN 0-3 YEARS

Bluey: 12 Days of Christmas (R235)

On the first day of Christmas, Verandah Santa gave to Bluey… a fruit bat in a mango tree! Join Bluey and friends and count down the 12 days of Christmas with this gorgeous tabbed board book.

Bluey: Christmas Swim (R210)

It’s Christmas Day and it’s the perfect weather for a family swim. Bluey has a new toy – meet Bartlebee! How will Bartlebee handle his first Heeler Christmas? Attacked by a crocodile, Dad broke his arm and then Nana jiggled it all about. Bartlebee’s first Christmas is eventful but full of love. Welcome to the family, Bartlebee!

Peter Rabbit: The Christmas Star (R185)

With new, humorous illustrations of Beatrix Potter’s well-loved characters, this reassuring tale mirrors young children’s early experiences. This book is a perfect gift for children to prepare and get excited for the festive period.

CHILDREN 3–6 YEARS

ABC of Christmas Kindness (R185)

Discover all the ways to be kind and thoughtful at Christmas with this adorable board book. Join a cast of cute animal characters as you celebrate the joy and love that the holidays can bring – from A to Z!

Usborne Sound Books: Christmas (R225)

Little children will love pressing the buttons in this delightful little book to hear five sounds that conjure up the Christmas spirit. From jingling bells to roaring fires and reindeer whooshing through the sky, the festive sounds and beautiful scenes make it a perfect stocking filler. There are presents to spot on every page, too.

Christmas Sticker Book (R225)

Join busy bears baking Christmas treats, enjoy a penguin party, help little mice build big snowmen, make and wrap presents with Santa’s elves, and add stickers to an advent calendar in the exciting countdown to Christmas.

Peppa’s 12 Days of Christmas (R210)

On the first day of Christmas, Santa gave to Peppa… Join Peppa and friends and count down the 12 days of Christmas in this lift the flap picture book. What wonderful things will Peppa discover over the 12 days of Christmas?

Ten Minutes to Bed: Where’s Father Christmas? (R210)

Father Christmas is missing on the busiest night of the year! Will he be found in time for the sleep before Christmas? This seasonal lift-the-flap adventure features sturdy, durable flaps on every spread as young children search for Father Christmas, spotting all their favourite characters from the Ten Minutes to Bed series along the way – from Rumble the dinosaur to Flicker the dragon. Weaving a festive-themed journey from lively beginning to a gentle end, this gorgeous novelty board book is a perfect way to wind down littles ones, especially for the bedtime before Christmas!

Bluey Awesome Advent Book Bundle (R400)

Join Bluey and her family and friends in the lead-up to Christmas with 24 fun mini-books, including a special Christmas story for Christmas Eve! This exciting advent calendar includes stories and colouring books so every day is an adventure with Bluey. Stories include: The Beach, Grannies, Butterflies, Bingo and many more. Return your books to each window so you can reuse you Advent Calendar every year!

Peppa Pig Advent Book Collection (R400)

Join your favourite Peppa Pig characters in the countdown to Christmas with this advent book collection of 24 stories! Find surprise mini storybooks behind each door, plus a special Christmas story for Christmas Eve. Put the books back inside the windows, so you can reuse your Advent Book Collection every year!

CHILDREN 6–9 YEARS

Magic Painting Christmas Cards (R225)

These folded magic painting cards are printed with jolly pictures of Christmas trees and snowmen. Simply brush water over the black and white designs to reveal a stunning array of festive colours! Perfect for keeping little hands busy over the Christmas holidays. The pack contains 10 cards, two each of five designs, plus envelopes and a quality, wood-handled brush.

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