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#GiveABook this Christmas with Scholastic

Have you seen the amazing selection of books in Scholastic's Christmas Bookshop? With over 600 titles from 70 publishers there is bound to be something to inspire every little reader this Christmas. There are some amazing discounts as well as great offers on specially selected bundles. Plus for every order over £10 you can nominate a school or nursery to receive free books. Take a look at our choices and find out how to enter Scholastic's fab #GiveABook competition to win books for a school or nursery of your choice...

Our Choices

So after careful consideration of the huge selection of books in Scholastic's Christmas Shop, I picked these three titles for the Mini Reviewers and here's why...

For Mini Reviewer, Izzie (6), I chose Rainbow Magic: Christina the Winter Wonderland Fairy by Daisy Meadows. Izzie is familiar with the Rainbow Magic series already and this book, which actually contains three stories, has only been released this year. The books are first chapter books aimed at children aged 5 years and up. We currently take it in turns to read when we share these stories, as Izzie is only just starting to read independently. 

In this selection of short stories naughty Jack Frost steals three enchanted objects from Christina the Winter Wonderland Fairy. Friends, Kirsty and Rachel, try to help Christina retrieve her snow globe, hat and lantern in order to save the season of sparkles. If you have a child that loves fairies, magic and a sparkly sense of adventure then this book would make a great gift this Christmas and at £3.99, what's not to love?

For Mini Reviewer, Theo (3), I picked the magical Christmas classic, The Polar Express. Set on Christmas Eve, the story follows a little boy on mysterious train journey to the North Pole, where he gets to meet Santa and choose the first gift of Christmas. As Theo loves trains this story really appeals to him and if you are looking for a book that is full of Christmas magic, this one is hard to beat. The book also comes with a CD of the story read by Liam Neeson so at £4.99 it is exceptional value for money.

For Mini Reviewer, Poppy (2), I choose the Pig the Elf by Aaron Blabey. On reflection, Poppy is far too young for this book but I picked it because the illustrations looked hilarious, and they really are! I'm not that keen on the story itself but it certainly got the kids giggling. Pig the Pug is very greedy and stays up all night to get his Christmas presents from Santa. Not happy with the presents he has been left, greedy Pig won't let Santa leave and "He nipped poor old Santa's big rosy red bum!" As you can imagine chaos ensues. This book can be purchased for £5.99 or as part of a pack of five funny books for £9.99, you can see the other titles below:

#GiveABook Giveaway - NOW CLOSED

We hope you enjoyed our #GiveABook selection. For a chance to win £50 of books for a school or nursery of your choice just tell Scholastic which book/s you'll be sharing this festive season and they will pick their five favourites.

Enter by sharing your book choice, using #GiveABook and tagging Scholastic on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook:

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So the question is which book will you pick?

*Disclaimer: We received our choices from Scholastic free of charge for the purpose of this post.


  1. I love giving books as gifts, I don't think you can go wrong with them can you. Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

  2. I've always found Scholastic to be great value. Son2 would jump at that Pig the Elf, even though he is older than target age, as he has got pug mad recently #readwithme

  3. I love The Polar Express and I think that the book is much better than the film!


  4. I need to get my Scholastic post photographed and up tomorrow! #readwithme #stresswithme!

  5. Scholastic do have such a great selection of books for Christmas! I must say the fairy books make my skin crawl though! Luckily my daughter only read one and didn't like it. I love your honesty when you say you're not keen on the story of Pig the Elf.

  6. I think my little boy would love Polar Express too, trains and Christmas- what's not to love! #KCACOLS

  7. You can never lose with a book as a gift! I personally love the polar express, and it helps us to keep the spirit alive and well with our littles. Happy Holidays to you and yours! #KCACOLS oxo

  8. Lovely choices, I'm sure your little ones will love them. Scholastic do some great deals and it's brilliant that they donate to schools and nurseries as you buy. #readwithme

  9. Think my boys would definitely love the Father Christmas comes up trumps as we have the one where he needs a wee and they think it's great!! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

  10. We have that Polar Express book - my boys love it! #KCACOLS

  11. I love your choices and I know that my daughter would enjoy many of them, especially the polar express one. I like the look of pig the elf! Haha. #KCACOLS