• Floris Books Christmas Gift Guide

    by  • 10 December 2021 • Books, Christmas • 0 Comments

    One of the best winter set picture books of 2021.’

    – School Library Journal on Olwen Finds Her Wings

    Christmas is coming quickly! So we’ve pulled together some of our favourite books to help you find the perfect present for the wee people in your life – from gifts for little nature lovers, to something for the fairy fan or animal lover you know.

    Gifts for budding nature lovers

    In Spin a Scarf of Sunshine Nari cares for a little lamb on her farm. With her family’s help, she turns its fleece into a cosy scarf, until the scarf is ready for the compost heap. A luminous picture book exploring creation and recycling through a simple, lyrical story. Step inside the story as the author, Dawn Casey, reads from the book on our YouTube channel:

    Anna and Benjamin live in the city but love to stay with their cousin Robin in the countryside. Robin takes the children to see his favourite tree in the nearby forest: a 300-year-old giant oak. In A Year Around the Great Oak join Anna and Benjamin as they spend the seasons with the great oak tree, and discover the fascinating plants and animals that live around it. 

    Sophie lives in the city, and her vegetables come from the supermarket. Then she goes to visit her grandparents in the countryside – and soon discovers how much there is to learn about how things grow! How Does My Garden Grow? is a wonderful book for children to learn about allotment or vegetable gardening through Sophie’s eager and questioning eyes. 

    Gifts for fairy fans

    In Evie and the Strawberry Surprise something strange is happening in Wildberry Acres, and Evie’s friends blame their new neighbour. Can Evie find out the truth and make a new friend at the same time? 

    Faith the little fairy can’t get to sleep. Feeling magic in the air, she flies off to see where it’s coming from. Little Fairy Can’t Sleep is a dreamlike tale, perfect for bedtime, with vibrant artwork by bestselling illustrator Daniela Drescher.

    In The Land of Fairies reveals a hidden magical world where you’ll meet kind and joyful fairies and their animal friends. Each fairy is special – you’ll find them greeting springtime flowers, dancing on midsummer’s night, watching over the night creatures and sharing berries with chirping birds. 

    Gifts for animal lovers

    Olwen the baby owl longs to hop like a hare or roar like a bear, but that’s not what owls do. Will Olwen find that what she can do is just as wonderful? Olwen Finds Her Wings is an atmospheric picture book which encourages us to embrace what makes us special. Learn more about the book with our video trailer

    In The Whale, the Sea and the Stars it’s time for Gerda, the little whale, to leave home. Her adventures take her from the warm waters of the equator to the freezing poles. Until one day she realises she wants to find somewhere to stay forever. How will Gerda know she’s found the right sea?

    Home of the Wild is a lyrical and uplifting story about a friendship between a boy and a wild fawn, with a tender message of love and letting wild animals be free. Step inside the story with our YouTube read-along:

    Wordless wonders

    A boy and his dog are leaving behind their apartment in the busy city. His grandparents’ home in the countryside feels like a different world. From the window, the curious boy sees a path leading enticingly into the forest. He can’t wait to explore. The Depth of the Lake and the Height of the Sky tells the heartfelt and uplifting story of a child’s independent discovery of the natural world. 

    Full of fun, active illustrations, Winter is a chunky board book which shows the joys of shovelling snow, ice-skating, feeding the birds, and being cosy inside with the Christmas tree. You can also find this book in our Gerda Muller Seasons Gift Collection – an adorable collection to take children through all the seasons of the year.

    Still looking for ideas? Check out our dedicated Christmas shop to discover all of our Christmas or winter-themed books!


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