Brilliant Books

As presents go, a beautiful book is the definitive win-win. These new releases (and a few old favourites) are all guaranteed page-turners. Packed with facts or encouraging imaginative play, our kids come back to these time and time again.


What Do Grown-ups Do All Day? by Virginie Morgand
Good question.

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Not got Andrea Beaty’s NYT bestselling series yet? Stock up now – Iggy Peck, Architect and Ada Twist, Scientist complete the set.


Under Water, Under Earth by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski
A fact feast with incredible illustrations from the duo behind the bestselling Maps


Smart About Sharks by Owen Davey
Wild facts, great infographics and cool design.

The Silver Spoon for Children
The Italian classic specially adapted to get kids cooking.

Oi Dog! by Kes & Claire Gray
The genuinely hilarious 2016 follow up to bestselling Oi Frog! No 5 year old’s bookshelf is complete without it.

City Atlas by Martin Haake
30 of the world’s great cities are brought to life by Martin Haake’s rich illustrations. A book to return to over and over again.

Story Path by Kate Baker & Madalena Matoso
With over 3 billion story combinations you’ll struggle to get to lights out with this modern twist on a choose-your-own path book.


The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak
Destined to be a modern classic – silly voices, irreverent songs and enormous fun for parents and kids alike.


The Big Book of Bugs by Yuval Zommer
Crammed with critters, this is perfect to gift with a Bug Safari set for the amateur ecologist.


All Kinds of Cars by Carl Johanson
Informative and brilliantly illustrated with more than a hint of the ridiculous.


Get more inspiration from the rest of our 2016 Christmas guides or view the guides by interest or age.