Book trailers: Egmont’s 2018 highlights reel

If you’re in need of some inspiration for last-minute stocking fillers, here’s an excellent opportunity to explore our 2018 highlights – all perfect Christmas gifts! Grab some popcorn and feast your eyes on these book trailers.

Grandpa Christmas

Renowned children’s author Michael Morpurgo teams up with bestselling illustrator Jim Field in this stunning seasonal picture book.

Every Christmas Mia and her family read a letter which her Grandpa wrote to her. His letter is a warm, impassioned and heartfelt wish for a better world for Mia to live in. He remembers fondly the times they spent in his garden finding frogs and worms and planting seeds.

But Grandpa worries that all the things they love so much are in danger.

Grandpa Christmas is guaranteed to melt hearts around the world this festive season. Watch this exclusive trailer to read the start of Grandpa’s message to Mia and glimpse some of illustrator Jim Field’s beautiful illustrations from the book.

Buy Grandpa Christmas now.

The Magic Misfits: The Second Story

Hold on to your top hats, the Magic Misfits have returned for a brand-new adventure from Emmy award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris.

Following hot on the heels of their first outing, The Magic Misfits: The Second Story joins the magical best friends for another hilarious story, jam-packed with intrigue and magic tricks. What does book two hold in store for Carter, Leila, Theo, Ridley, Izzy and Olly?

Watch our exclusive trailer to meet the Misfits.

Buy The Magic Misfits now.

The Wishing-Chair series

The Wishing-Chair series are fantasy stories from the world’s best-loved children’s author, Enid Blyton, now with stunning new covers by Mark Beech.

When Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present, they discover the most extraordinary thing: a chair that can fly and grant wishes! The Wishing-Chair takes them on some marvellous adventures – to a castle where they narrowly escape from a giant, finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and even helping Santa Claus deliver presents for Christmas! Wherever will the wishing-chair take them next?

Watch our magical trailer and be whisked away this Christmas with the Wishing-Chair adventures!

Buy the Wishing-Chair Adventures now.

Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief

The third spook-tacular Amelia Fang adventure came out in October, and it’s the best yet!

Amelia and her friends are taking part in a competition to visit Pumpkin Paradise Park – the most bloodcurdingly brilliant theme park ever! All they have to do is sell as many cookies as possible.

But the creatures of Nocturnia have begun to act very strangely. No one can seem to remember anything – including their own names or even Amelia’s big birthnight party!

Where have everyone’s memories gone? And how can Amelia save them when they have all forgotten who she is?

Watch our teaser trailer to see what author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson has in store for Amelia in her third outing, Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief.

Buy Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief now.


When the lines between hero and villain blur, it’s hard to tell who’s the real monster.

Dillon Poe wanted to be a comedian once but everyone made fun of him. Dillon the loser. Dillon the freak. Now he can control anyone with the power of his voice and he’s preparing to send thousands to their deaths. Who’s laughing now?

Dekka, Shade, Cruz, Malik, Armo and a new mutant with unmatched powers are all that stand in Dillon’s way.

Watch the trailer for the explosive new novel VILLAIN from internationally acclaimed author Michael Grant, in another stunning follow-up to his globally bestselling GONE series.

Buy Villain now.

Peril in Paris

It’s 1911, and the young detectives of Taylor & Rose are turning their talents to espionage.

Watch our exclusive trailer and join Secret Agents Sophie and Lil on a brand new mystery from Katherine Woodfine, illustrated by Karl James Mountford.

Buy Peril in Paris now.

Little Miss Inventor

She’s intelligent, creative, and loves to invent things to help make the world a better place.

Watch our Little Miss Inventor trailer and meet the newest addition to the Mr Men and Little Misses!

Buy Little Miss Inventor now.

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