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Emily Brown and Father Christmas by Cressida Cowell, illustrated by Neal Leyton, Hodder Children’s Books, £12.99
FROM the author of How To Train Your Dragon, comes a charming story about young girl Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley who are settling down to sleep on Christmas Eve.
Suddenly there’s a cry of “HO-HO-HELP!” from outside the window. It’s only Father Christmas, who has got himself into a spot of bother thanks to his new climbing equipment. Emily and Stanley come to Father Christmas’ aid...
It won’t be the only time that night, thanks to the man in red’s efforts to drag himself into the 21st century.
His bang-up-todate sleigh breaks down while his smartphone and sat-nav are no use at all.
Can Emily and Stanley convince Father Christmas that good old- fashioned magic is the best way to get the job done after all?
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The Christmas Extravaganza Hotel by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Tony Neal,
Little Tiger, £10.99
THIS fabulously festive tale sees Bear settling down for a nice simple Christmas at home when a surprise visitor turns up on his doorstep.
Frog thinks he’s arrived at The Christmas Extravaganza Hotel, but sadly he’s read his map all wrong and couldn’t be further from his desired destination.
Will Bear step up and give frog a Christmas to remember? And will it be a patch on what the real hotel has to offer?
This is a lovely story to get you and your little ones in the mood for the festive season, with wonderful illustrations of
Bear and Frog’s adventures.
This is a story packed full of compassion, kindness and generosity too, which are perfect qualities to spread at Christmas time. The Night Before the Night Before Christmas by Kes Gray and Claire Powell, Hodder Children’s Books, £6.99, MANY parents will be familiar with Clement C. Moore’s classic festive poem The Night Before Christmas.
In this twist on the tale, it’s the day before Christmas Eve and Santa is ever so busy… he’s got presents to wrap, reindeer to wake and a sleigh to start. But has he forgotten something?
This hilarious, rhyming picture book is sure to have you giggling!
Santa’s Wonderful Workshop, written and illustrated by Elys Dolan, Oxford Children’s Press, £6.99
IF you’ve ever wondered what really goes on in Santa’s workshop then this is the story for you.
With more toys to make than ever before it’s going to be the busiest year yet, but luckily Santa and the elves have everything under
Curl up with a good book this Christmas