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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?

Want to get the kids even more ex­cited for Christ­mas? Try some fun and fes­tive bed­time read­ing

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

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