When Christmas can seem all about the toys, I always remember that it can be just as magical to receive new books too.

They also seem to last the test of time much longer than toys anyhow. We already have so many beloved books in our house that we pull out to read, time and time again, so it’s always a joy to have new ones to add to the collection.

Here are a collection of new releases suitable from age 3 upwards…

If I had a Dinosaur – Thames and Hudson

This fun rhyming tale about a little girl and her dream pet is a bedtime read that will be enjoyed by children and parents alike. As read by Eddie Redmayne for CBeebies Christmas Day Bedtime Story. For age 3+

Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters – Abrams Books

Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle—one that feels much bigger than herself. A STEM favourites from #1 New York Times bestselling team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts. Ages 6-9.

The Fox on the Swing – Thames and Hudson

Paul was just an ordinary boy living in a big city, until the day that he met a fox on a swing.  Paul is catapulted into a poignant yet exciting adventure about the importance of friendship and pursuing your dreams. For ages 5-9.

A House for Mouse – Thames and Hudson

Encountering a whole host of beloved fairytale characters along the way, the little grey mouse adventures across Fairytale Valley in search of a home.

Delightful illustrations bring to life this rhyming bedtime story, from the bestselling creators of If I had a Dinosaur. For ages 5-9.

Everything You Need for a Treehouse – Chronicle Books

Featuring beautiful images and a lyrical text with an exquisitely readable cadence, this book gives life and meaning to all the requisite elements of a treehouse, from time, timber, and rafters to ropes of twisted twine that invite visitors to sprawl out on a limb and slide back down again. For anyone who’s ever wanted to escape real life and live in a nostalgic dream come true, this poignant picture book captures the universal timelessness of treehouses and celebrates all the creativity and adventure they spark.

My Worst Book Ever! – Thames and Hudson

From world famous children’s writer Allan Ahlberg and award-winning illustrator Bruce Ingman, comes this lively story about what goes into to making a book – and what happens when it all goes hilariously wrong! For ages 5-9.

One Christmas Wish – Bloomsbury

Written with generous helpings of warmth and humour, this is a story about treasuring the people and values that really matter at this time of year from master storyteller and bestselling children’s author Katherine Rundell, creator of Rooftoppers and The Wolf Wilder. Emily Sutton’s breathtaking illustrations capture the magic of the season in stunning detail, making this the perfect Christmas gift.

Franklin & Luna go to the Moon – Thames and Hudson

Have you ever wondered where dragons come from? Book-lovers Luna and her friend, Franklin the dragon, have and they’re determined to find out the truth. From the creators of Franklin’s Flying Bookshop comes a magical adventure story about reading, exploring and friendship. For ages 3+

Nb. These books were gifted for the purpose of this gift guide.