From beautifully illustrated books and tales of mythical monsters and magical stories about the power of love and friendship, Karma Luminary Philip Blackwell, shares 5 inspiring new releases to buy for the kids this Christmas.
1. The Ickabog by J. K. Rowling
The Ickabog is a mythical monster that presents an adventure that will test two children’s bravery. Discover a fairy tale about the power of hope and friendship to triumph against all odds, from one of the world’s best storytellers. Perfect for sharing and gift-giving, this is a wonderful new book from the mind behind Harry Potter.
2. The Good Bear by Sarah Lean
It’s the Christmas holidays and Thea is looking forward to spending them with her father. She can tell him all about her plans to become a writer, and maybe he’ll buy her the typewriter she’s been dreaming of. But when Thea arrives in Norway, everything feels a bit strange, as a dangerous bear is on the loose. The perfect wintry tale for Christmastime, illustrated by the artist who brought The Snow Dragon to life.
3. The Northern Lights (Illustrated Edition) by Philip Pullman
A stunning full-colour illustrated gift hardback to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the formative series from Philip Pullman, with breathtaking art throughout by Chris Wormell. All of the magic of Lyra’s journey is captured in this sumptuous edition that is too good to miss for children with avid and burgeoning imaginations.
4. What We’ll Build by Oliver Jeffers
A father and daughter set about building a life. Using their own special tools, they get to work; fashioning memories to cherish, a home to keep them safe and love to keep them warm. From internationally bestselling picture-book creator and visual artist, Oliver Jeffers, comes this rare and enduring story about boundless love and how it holds us all together.
5. Where Snow Angels Go by Maggie O’Farrell
Sylvie wakes one night, without knowing why. Then she sees the most spectacular sight – a pair of wings made of the softest snow-white feathers. An angel in her bedroom – a snow angel. He tells her that he is here to look after her, for Sylvie is not as well as she seems…A story about one little girl’s bravery and the magic of a snowy day.