Seasonal sequels: festive twists on childhood favourites

Nov 22 2023

The Jolly Postman Christmas, The Storm Whale in Winter, Peter Rabbit Tales: A Christmas Wish
‘Tis the season to snuggle up under a blanket and read snowy stories with your little ones. To celebrate the upcoming festivities, we’ve compiled a list of familiar favourites characters who have returned for seasonal sequels. Rejoin the Jolly Postman, Peter RabbitTM and Hetty Feather as they experience the delights of Christmas. Whether you’ve read the books these characters originally come from or they’re new to you, their stories are sure to bring some snowy magic to the season.
Peter Rabbit Tales: A Christmas Wish

Peter RabbitTM Tales: A Christmas Wish

It’s Christmas Eve and Peter Rabbit and his sisters are hopping with excitement. They’ve all wished for special Christmas gifts. But Peter is struggling to sleep, despite knowing Father Christmas won't visit if he's still awake. Will his Christmas wish ever come true?

This seasonal story is the perfect book to curl up with on a cosy night in.

If you enjoyed this book, then why not carry on the fun by joining Peter RabbitTM on a festive adventure around one of Hampshire country parks?

The Jolly Christmas Postman

The Jolly Christmas Postman

The Jolly Postman is back! This Christmas Eve, he has a busy day planned delivering post all around Fairy-Tale Land.

With plenty letters for everyone from Baby Bear to Red Riding Hood and Humpty Dumpty, can the Jolly Postman deliver everything by Christmas?

Full of captivating envelopes with cards to read, this book is an enchanting and festive experience for children and adults alike.

Spot's First Christmas

Spot’s First Christmas

In this festive lift-the-flap book, everyone’s favourite pup, Spot the dog, experiences the joy of Christmas.

A great book with your little one on their very first Christmas.

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo has a daughter and she's determined to go on an adventure. After being told by her father about the only thing he's scared of, the Big Bad Mouse, she decides that the mouse isn't real. To prove her father wrong, the Gruffalo's child bravely decides to go on a quest to find the creature. Can the Gruffalo's child find and outsmart the Big Bad Mouse?

The Storm Whale in Christmas

The Storm Whale in Winter

The Storm Whale was the winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prize. Return to the familiar setting this season.

It’s winter and Noi island is covered in a snowy blanket and the sea is beginning to ice over. Noi is worried about the whale he saved last summer. Little does Noi know that it’s his little whale’s turn to save him.

This touching story about lasting friendship brings a dash of heartwarming magic to the season.

Dogger's Christmas

Dogger’s Christmas

Over 40 years after Dogger was published, Dogger is back.

Christmas is a time filled with decorations, delicious food, and piles of presents. But with so many new toys around, will Dave forget about his old friend Dogger? This heartwarming story follows the special friendship between one boy and his favourite toy.

Hetty Feather's Christmas

Hetty Feather’s Christmas

It’s Christmas in 1888 and everyone at the Foundling Hospital is getting ready for Christmas. But when a surprise gift causes trouble for Hetty on Christmas Day, the dreadful Matron Bottomly excludes her from the celebrations. But just when almost all hope is lost, a friend whisks Hetty away for a Christmas unlike any she’s dreamed of.

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