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Christmas Holiday Reads: New and notable

Christmas Holiday Reads: New and notable

Are you looking for some books to read for the Christmas Mini-Challenge?

Then you’re in the right place!

These suggestions are sure to get you feeling festive…


The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher

The Christmasaurus is a story about a boy named William Trundle, and a dinosaur, the Christmasaurus.

It’s about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure. It’s about friendship and families, sleigh bells and Santa, singing elves and flying reindeer, music and magic.

It’s about discovering your heart’s true desire, and learning that the impossible might just be possible…

Santa Claude by Alex T. Smith

It is Christmas Eve and after Mr And Mrs Shinyshoes head out for the evening, Claude and Sir Bobblysock apprehend what they think is a burglar coming down the chimney.

They snap on a set of hand-cuffs and turn on the lights to reveal…
…Santa Clause himself!

Hand-cuff keys lost, and Santa now detained, the fearsome twosome must deliver all of Santa’s Christmas presents before midnight.

A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig and Chris Mould

Life was going to change for Nikolas, in ways he could never have imagined. Things were going to happen to him.
Good things.
Bad things.
Impossible things.
Father Christmas was not always an old, jolly man with a white beard, he was once just a little boy.

Lady Mildred Wheeliebin said: It’s a really sweet book that has a glorious ending that will leave you feeling warm inside

 

The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig and Chris Mould

Once upon a time, Father Christmas didn’t come to visit children every year. In fact, it nearly came to pass that there was no Christmas as we know it.

Father Christmas had a lot to deal with; there were troubled elves, reindeers that kept falling from the sky, and more than a few angry trolls for him to contend with.

The reason? There was not enough magic in the world. Magic is born of hope – and if the children of the world couldn’t see any magic, then why would they hope for it?

That was until one little girl, who believed in magic totally, lay in her bed and wished and wished…

Enid Blyton’s Christmas Tales

Nobody captures the spirit of Christmas quite like Enid Blyton; in these stories, which are perfect for reading alone or sharing, she describes the excitement of anticipating gifts and the pleasures of making special food, singing carols, and coming together to share good times with friends and families.


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