Take a leaf out of our book, re-issued classics, colouring books and biographies are set to be big hits again this Christmas. There’s something for everyone in our selection of the best new releases.

Beatrix Potter Fashion Designer Collection

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Five of Beatrix Potter’s best-loved tales with new covers, notes and endpapers from influential fashion designers including Henry Holland, Preen and Orla Kiely.
The Tales of: Squirrel Nutkin, Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck.

£6.99 each, www.waterstones.com

 

Ladybird Book classic colouring books

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A Ladybird Book of Colouring and Well Loved Tales Cinderella: A Ladybird Colouring Book
Taking the same format as the classic mini hardback series, both titles contain twenty-four iconic Ladybird images, to be reimagined and coloured by children and adults of all ages.

£6.99 each, www.waterstones.com

 

Classic Crime for Christmas stockings: Francis Duncan Mysteries

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Murder for Christmas, first published in 1949, became an unexpected hit after a new edition of this seasonal whodunit was reissued in 2015. After a nationwide campaign to find the identity of the pseudonymous Francis Duncan, the mysterious author was revealed to be William Underhill. Four more crime novels from this golden- age author’s Modecai Tremaine novels have been published this year. So a Pretty Problem, Behold a fair woman, In At The Death and Murder With A Motive.

£8.99 each, www.waterstones.com

johnny-marrA true history of music in one  autobiography

Set The Boy Free by Johnny Marr
The autobiography of one the most influential guitarists and artists of all time. From roaming the streets of Manchester to constantly pushing musical boundaries as the most loved guitarist Britain has ever produced, Johnny Marr’s memoir is the true history of music – told by one of its very own legends.

Hardback, £20.00
www.waterstones.com

 

alphaA compelling and current graphic novel for teens

Alpha: Abidjan to Gare du Nord
Graphic novel Alpha, is the heart-rending story of one young man’s journey, without a visa from the Ivory Coast to France in search of his family. The stunning text is by prize-winning French novelist Bessora and has been translated into English by Sarah Ardizzone. A moving read for teenagers and adults alike.

£12.99
www.waterstones.com

 

 

 

pugsPugs of the Frozen North

Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre bring another popular children’s novel to your shelves. Race to the Top of the World with 66 pugs in tow.
Paperback £6.99
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