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Feel warm and cosy with these festive books ...

One Christmas Wish 

by Katherine Rundell

Alone on Christmas Eve, Theo sees an odd-looking star out of his window and makes a wish for some friends. Moments later the Christmas decorations come to life, ready to wreak a little havoc! Written with warmth and humour, this is a story about treasuring the values that really matter at this time of year.

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The Empty Stocking 

by Richard Curtis

Have YOU been good this year? For twins Sam and Charlie this is a big worry. Charlie has been especially naughty and everyone is sure that she won't get any presents AT ALL. But when Santa makes a mistake, it's up to Charlie to put things right...

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The Christmas Promise 

by Alison Mitchell

A captivating retelling of the bible-centred Christmas story showing how God kept His promise to send a new King. A modern and engaging story to introduce not only the Christmas story, but the significance of the baby who was born.

Pick a Pine Tree

by Patricia Toht

A rhythmical narrative accompanied by warm, joyful art celebrates the rituals of decorating the tree – from digging out boxes of trimmings to turning on those twinkly fairy lights. Guaranteed to get little ones excited for the festive period.

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The Jolly Christmas Postman

by Janet & Allan Ahlberg

Follow the Jolly Postman as he delivers his post to well-known fairy tale characters on Christmas eve. Children will love opening and exploring ​various letters, cards and invitations along the way.

Ollie's Christmas Reindeer 

by Nicola Killen

When a jingling sound wakes her from her sleep, a little girl’s dreams come true when she meets a lost reindeer in the forest. Setting off on a magical adventure together it soon becomes a Christmas never to forget.

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The Christmas Story 

by Ian Beck

High above the stables the night sky was filled with angels, who gave thanks to God and welcomed the new baby with their beautiful music. A perfect first book of the traditional Nativity; simply told and beautifully illustrated.

Dear Father Christmas

by Alan Durant

When Holly sees a man who looks like Father Christmas, she decides to write him a letter and so begins the start of a touching pen-pal friendship with Father Christmas himself. A fantastic story to introduce letter writing.

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The Christmas Eve Tree

by Delia Huddy

When the ugly little fir tree is taken to the city, no one wants to buy him. But a homeless boy asks the shopkeeper if he can take the tree, and down by the river, decorated with a few candles, the tree finds itself at the centre of a magical Christmas Eve it will never forget. 

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas by Kes Gray

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? And, more importantly, will he be ready in time?