Clara Claus Saves Christmas by Bonnie Bridgman & Louise Forshaw
We really enjoyed reading Clara Claus Saves Christmas, a page turning festive adventure oozing with Christmas magic. Clara and her brother Nick are put in charge of all the Christmas preparations when Santa falls sick but there’s an incredible amount of work to be done and not a lot of time…
Through the North Pole Snow by Polly Faber & Richard Jones
Through the North Pole Snow is a wonderfully heartwarming Christmas story with fabulous whimsical illustrations. When a little white fox finds a home with a kind old man she has no idea who he really is. The relationship that develops between them is beautiful and shows that kindness and compassion at Christmas can develop into…
The Woodcutter and the Snow Prince by Ian Eagleton & Davide Ortu
The Woodcutter and the Snow Prince is a beautifully illustrated, inclusive retelling of The Snow Queen. The story of how lonely woodcutter, Kai, falls in love with a cursed snow prince is told in a sensitive and heartwarming way and has a wonderfully ethereal, fairytale feel.
The Big Christmas Bake by Fiona Barker & Pippa Curnick
The Big Christmas Bake is a beautifully illustrated, delicious countdown to making a Twelfth Night Cake. Written in rhyme, similar to the original Twelve Days of Christmas, it cleverly manages to include all the ingredients of the cake as well as the tradition of choosing the Twelfth Night king or queen.
Christmas Book Spine Poems
If your little bookworm is looking for a festive activity you can have a lot of fun making Christmas book spine poems. Creating book spine poems at school, at home or in the library is a great way to promote literacy skills and encourage children to talk about stories. Book spine poems are also really simple to create! Just…
Picture book bears celebrating Christmas
We have lots of picture books about bears celebrating Christmas on our book shelves. The stories encompass the excitement of Christmas, kindness and the joy of giving. We’ve chosen five that we love – we’d love to know if there’s another Christmas bear book that you would add to our list.
Christmas Craft Book by Laura Minter & Tia Williams
Christmas Craft Book is a brilliant activity book full of 30 fun & festive projects to make with kids. It’s an absolute treasure trove of stunning, easy to make crafts that use many everyday household items. If you’re looking for fun ways to keep children of all ages busy and entertained in the days up…
The Very Merry Murder Club edited by Serena Patel & Robin Stevens & illustrated by Harry Woodgate
The Very Merry Murder Club is a collection of thirteen winter mysteries edited by Serena Patel and Robin Stevens. It’s a wonderfully diverse anthology including stories written by thirteen different authors. The stories, many taking place at Christmas, introduce characters from a variety of ethnic backgrounds as well as single parent families, same sex parents,…
Story themed Advent Calendars
Over the years we’ve enjoyed various story themed Advent Calendars to help us count down the days until Christmas. We always put our Christmas books away during the year and get them out around the end of November, it’s such a lovely treat to rediscover old favourites and forgotten stories.
How Winston Came Home For Christmas by Alex T. Smith
Are you looking for an advent calendar for your little bookworm? How Winston Came Home For Christmas is a beautifully illustrated Advent adventure told in twenty four and a half chapters. We first met Winston, a kind, brave and adventurous mouse, in How Winston Delivered Christmas, also an advent story which is such a page turner…