The best gift of all – give the lifelong love of reading

12 December 2016

Ignite a child’s imagination with these beautiful HarperCollins children’s books.



Meet the author... David Walliams

Known by many for his TV comedy, David is also Britain’s No.1 bestselling children’s author with 12.5m books sold worldwide, and is regularly compared to Roald Dahl. His newest book The Midnight Gang is a big-hearted story – full of warmth and fun. ‘This is by far my most ambitious book, dealing with some serious themes in what I hope is an entertaining, amusing way,’ says David.

The World's Worst Children

  • For the whole family

This is a wickedly funny and wonderfully surreal collection of ten stories about ten delightfully dreadful children – five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! David Walliams’ unique take on the classic cautionary tale will absorb and amuse even the most reluctant reader.

Hardback £14.99

There's a Snake in my School!

  • For pre-schoolers

This sssspectacularly funny picture book from David Walliams, illustrated byTony Ross, is bound to be a big hit. Miranda loves to be different, and on ‘bring-your-pet-to-school day’ she introduces everyone to... Penelope, her pet python. The hilarious consequences make this a laugh-a-minute book, full of the kind of mischief that Walliams’ young fans have grown to love. Great fun to read out loud too!

Hardback £12.99

The Midnight Gang

  • For independent readers

David Walliams’ brand new novel, eagerly awaited by millions of fans, tells the heart-warming and funny story of five children on a hospital ward. When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he ends up in hospital, presided over by a wicked matron. But he and his new-found friends – the Midnight Gang – are about to embark on an epic journey of a lifetime! It’s a spellbinding story of friendship and dream fulfilment that will sprinkle magic over everyone’s Christmas.

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Hardback £12.99 Audio CD £9.99

The Fox and the Ghost King

Meet the author... Michael Morpurgo

Michael is one of Britain’s best-loved authors, with more than 100 books to his name. ‘Leicester City are dubbed the foxes. So I had the idea of football, Shakespeare and a king all coming together. Amazingly, when I was writing it, a fox wandered up my lawn and looked at me, as if to say “go on, just write it”.’

The Fox and the Ghost King

  • Great for young readers

This is the beautiful fable of an underdog win and the love between father and son. The stories of the discovery of the body of Richard III in a car park and the astounding premiership success story of Leicester City FC are woven together into a magical tale, featuring footy-loving foxes and some ghostly help. Its uplifting message of dreams coming true is the kind of animal story so loved by Morpurgo fans both young and old. The book features black and white illustrations by award-winning artist Michael Foreman.

Hardback £9.99

Perfect books for pre-school children

Three Little Monkeys

Three Little Monkeys

Quentin Blake & Emma Chichester Clark

This generous and beautiful picture book is a remarkable landmark collaboration between Quentin and Emma. It brings to life the story of Hilda Snibbs and the three impish monkeys who turn her life upside down in a lively story of forgiveness and love.

Hardback £12.99

Mog Time Treasury

Mog Time Treasury

Judith Kerr

Mog the lovable cat’s antics have entertained countless children since her first appearance in 1970. This gorgeous gift volume contains six favourite Mog stories; from Mog the Forgetful Cat to Mog’s Christmas, this is one to curl up with and read with the little one in your life.

Hardback £19.99

Crayons Gift Set

The Crayon Gift Set

Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers

Illustrated by the award-winning Oliver Jeffers, these international bestsellers bring to life a funny cast of disgruntled crayons. The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home come in an exquisite slipcase, with an original Oliver Jeffers Art Print. Great for encouraging creativity.

Gift set £29.99

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