Moving into winter we are all searching for that comfort read to devour while we snuggle down with our hot chocolate and blankets. You need look no further, we have done the hard work for you and compiled this list of the perfect hot chocolate books, so get your favourite mug and your softest jumper -- we're about to get cosy!
'This is snow,' Moomintroll whispered to himself. Moomins always sleep through the winter, except this winter, when Moomintroll decides to wake up and explore the silent, snow-covered valley. In this tale we meet Too-Ticky and learn more of the wondrous intricacies of Moomintroll’s character. Truly delightful.
Ian Beck£6.99 £6.64
Each day, Paul bakes the bread while Marie serves the customers. Everyone who walks in the door walks back out feeling happier than before. But when Marie goes away, she takes her magic with her, and Paul and his dog Gracie’s days become sad and grey. Will the bakery ever be the same again?
Kiran Millwood Hargrave£7.99 £7.59
“It was a winter they would tell tales about. A winter that arrived so sudden and sharp it stuck birds to branches, and caught the rivers in such a frost their spray froze. A winter that came and never left.” Get yourself all wrapped up and toasty while you follow Mila in her frozen quest to retrieve her missing brother!
Ulf Nilsson and Gitte Spee£7.99 £7.59
NUTS: STOLEN. SUSPECTS: EVERYONE. A wintry tale of friendship, thievery, cakes and justice. When a squirrel’s nuts mysteriously vanish, Detective Gordon and his plucky apprentice Buffy must scour the forest in search of clues!
Frances Hodgson Burnett£12.99 £12.34
A spooky house on the moors, a secret garden, a brooding uncle, a sickly cousin and a boy who seems to be able to communicate with nature? All the ingredients for a perfect cosy, blanket by the fire, hot chocolate in hand read.
Peter Brown£7.99 £7.59
After falling from an aircraft and finding herself in the middle of the wilderness, Roz the robot must re-programme herself and learn how to survive. A lovely, heartwarming tale of perseverance, understanding and love.
Sally Nicholls£12.99 £12.34
A young woman returns home to her family for Christmas. After learning her first love is also back home she is faced with the dilemma of a deep, dark secret she has been keeping. Should she tell the truth and risk everything she knows and loves?! An atmospheric and romantic page-turner; the ultimate hot chocolate book.
Karen McCombie and Jasu Hu£6.99 £6.64
Bridie lives on the remote Scottish island of Tornish, the youngest of three sisters. Although she loves her island, with its wild seas and big skies, she guiltily nurses a secret dream of flight – to America and the freedom of the New World. Will Bridie and her family be able to make a new life?
Hana Tooke and Ayesha L. Rubio£12.99
After spending 12 years in the orphanage five children decide to make a daring escape, fleeing the frozen canals of Amsterdam for an adventure packed with puppets and pirate ships, clock-makers and cruel villains - and with only a scrap of a clue to guide them to their new homes. Heart warming and full of wintery adventure!
Kate DiCamillo and Yoko Tanaka£6.99 £6.64
In this timeless fable, Kate Dicamillo evokes the largest of themes - hope and belonging, desire and compassion - with the lightness of a magicians touch! Get cosy and enjoy this miraculous tale.