‘Tis the season for new books! We’ve found something for everyone – for the Christmas lover, for the storybook fan, for the fashionista, for teens, and something for the vegans and vegetarians in your life. Just released in time for the holidays, these books would all make fabulous gifts!
Miracle on 34th Street | by Valentine Davies, adapted for picture book by Susanna Leonard Hill, Illustrated by James Newman Gray
Now in picture book format for the first time ever – it’s everyone’s favourite holiday tale about Kris Kringle, a little girl named Susan, and a few Christmas miracles. This storybook edition of the Christmas story, Miracle on 34th Street, has lovely colourful full-page illustrations. It’s a holiday classic for a reason! This would be a fun Christmas Eve gift wrapped with a new pair of pajamas for a night before Christmas family storytime.
Mary Poppins | by P.L. Travers, Illustrated by Júlia Sardà
Experience the fantastical adventures of the magical nanny who inspired the classic film, stage show, and young imaginations the world over in a whole new way. This illustrated gift edition features silver foil on the cover and beautiful artwork by Júlia Sardà that re-imagines Mary’s London in rich, full color. This would be a fabulous gift bundled with a set of movie passes to the new film, Mary Poppins Returns.
Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes | by Eva Chen, Illustrated by Derek Desierto
This book is equal parts fashion fairytale and girl power handbook. Meet Juno Valentine, a girl with uncomplicated taste in shoes. One day her shoes go missing which leads her on an epic adventure. Juno discovers a magical room filled with every kind of shoe she could possibly imagine. With each pair she tries on, Juno is transported to a colourful new world – that of Frida Kahlo, Misty Copeland, Anna Wintour, and Serena Williams – to learn that maybe her shoes might be the best shoes of all. Perfect for the little shoe-lover and dress-up artist in your life.
Carols and Chaos | by Cindy Anstey
On the hunt for the perfect new novel for your YA reader? Canadian Author, Cindy Anstey has you covered with her latest book, Carols and Chaos. The story follows Kate Darby, a lady’s maid at the country estate of Shackleford Park, in the early 1800s in England. This tale of romance, mystery, mistletoe, and mayhem is a page-turner! This would make a great gift for the young Jane Austen and Downton Abby fan.
Vegan Christmas | by Gaz Oakley
Vegans are set to have the best Christmas ever thanks to Gaz Oakley’s cookbook, Vegan Christmas. Full of drool-worthy photographs and innovative recipes, this cookbook is an entertainers’ dream. He covers recipes from Christmas morning all the way through to dessert. These recipes are thorough. If you’ve ever wondered how to make vegan bacon, sausage, or cheese, Gaz will walk you through the steps. This is the perfect gift for the vegan, vegetarian, or plant-based foodie in your life.
What’s your favourite holiday book? Let us know in the comments below!