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1913102041
Paperback:Alex Sparrow and the Zumbie apocalypse:2019 Paperback
Author: Killick, Jennifer
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Firefly
Resource type: Physical
Note: The Zumbies are on the rampage; members of the Cherry Tree Lane zumba class are apparently dying and then mysteriously coming back to life! Alex, Jess and Dave have to put a stop to it before Alex's mum and nan join the living Zumba dead or there'll be no family Christmas. Ages 5 - 12
299 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1406379646
Hardback:Angel on the roof:2019 Hardback
Author: Hughes, Shirley
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Picture books for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Walker Books and Subsidiaries
Resource type: Physical
Note: In this heart-warming Christmas story, by celebrated author Shirley Hughes, a young boy called Lewis Brown is looking out of a window and wishing that someone might notice him. Then he spots a single golden feather floating down from the heavens and discovers an angel on the roof. And so begins a great friendship, as the angel takes Lewis under his wing on an adventure that will change everything, and allow Lewis, his family and his friends, to start to see the world around them for the better. Ages 5 - 12
54 unnumbered pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm (hbk)
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Hardback:A boy called Christmas:2015 Hardback
Author: Haig, Matt
Illustrator: Mould, Chris
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Canongate
Resource type: Physical
Note: You are about to read the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. It is most certainly not for you. Because this book is full of impossible things. Are you still reading? Good. Then let us begin. A tale of adventure, snow, kidnapping, elves, more snow, and an 11-year-old boy called Nikolas, who isn't afraid to believe in magic. Ages 5 - 12
265 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm (hbk)
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Paperback:The night I met Father Christmas:[2019] Paperback
Author: Miller, Ben
Illustrator: Terrazzini, Daniela Jaglenka
Year: [2019]
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Resource type: Physical
Note: Jackson has always wanted to meet Father Christmas. He knows all about the reindeer, he knows about the elves and the secret North Pole workshop, he knows about the magic that allows Father Christmas to deliver presents around the world in just one night, but there's one question he wants answered - how did Father Christmas become Father Christmas? One Christmas Eve, Jackson's wish comes true and not only does he get to meet Father Christmas but he also hears his incredible story. Ages 5 - 12
284 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0241338522
Hardback:The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch:2019 Hardback
Author: Fletcher, Tom
Illustrator: Devries, Shane
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'She is the best-kept Christmas secret of all,' whispered Santa Claus. 'Which is surprising, because Christmas itself would not exist without her. She is older than time itself, yet still as young as tomorrow. She is known only as the Winter Witch.' One year has passed since William Trundle's incredible adventure with the most extraordinary dinosaur: the Christmasaurus. Now, William is swept back to the magical North Pole, where he meets the mysterious, icy Winter Witch - whose power to control time allows Santa Claus to make the long journey all around the world every Christmas Eve. And when they learn that the fate of Christmas itself hangs in the balance, William and the Christmasaurus must work with the Winter Witch to protect it. Ages 5 - 12
405 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm (hbk)
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0340970715
Paperback:Pip and the lost children:2011 Paperback
Author: Mould, Chris
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hodder Children's
Resource type: Physical
Note: Pip and his friends, Toad and Frankie, are holed up in Hangman's Hollow in the dead of winter, and Pip has made a thrilling discovery. He longs to race out into the snow to act on it, but he knows there is great danger outside. And so begins a new and final adventure for the friends. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Spindlewood
157 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1406243213
Paperback:Alien snow:2012 Paperback
Author: Dahl, Michael
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Junior Graphic Books
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Raintree
Resource type: Physical
Note: On a winter day, a young boy visits a strange antique shop. The eerie shopkeeper tries to interest the boy in his personal collection of snow globes. The boy is polite, but clearly bored by the objects. Then suddenly, the boy finds himself trapped inside one of the globes, another prisoner in the shopkeeper's collection. For children
Title series: Good vs evil
48 p., chiefly col. ill. ; 19 cm (pbk)
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1408358336
Paperback:The pug who wanted to be a unicorn:2018 Paperback
Author: Swift, Bella
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orchard Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: When she's abandoned just before Christmas, Peggy the pug is taken in by a foster family with a unicorn-mad little girl. Peggy thinks that her new friend, Chloe, wants a unicorn for Christmas - not a puppy. Believing that anything is possible, Peggy decides that she will turn into a unicorn. All she needs is a long silky mane, a glowing horn, and the ability to do magic! Easy, right? Peggy is determined to make her new friend's Christmas wish come true. And if she does, maybe she'll finally find a forever home. 6+. Ages 5 - 12
154 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1847154522
Hardback:The winter wolf:2014 Hardback
Author: Webb, Holly
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Stripes
Resource type: Physical
Note: Evie discovers a diary written by a young boy, Noah, living in Wisconsin in the 1870s. She stays up long into the night, reading how he secretly cared for a wolf cub during the long winter months. But when Evie finds herself magically transported into the world of the diary, it's up to her to help Noah keep the cub safe. Ages 5 - 12
178 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm (hbk)
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1407157353
Paperback:The abominable snowman of Pasadena:2015 Paperback
Author: Stine, R. L.
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic
Resource type: Physical
Note: Jordan and his sister live in hot Pasadena, and just for once they'd like a real winter with real snow. Then their dad offers to take them to Alaska. But there's a catch. Dad wants to photograph the Abominable Snowman, but he's not camera-friendly. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Goosebumps
127 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1407152580
Paperback:Winter term at Tall Towers:2015 Paperback
Author: Kuenzler, Lou
Illustrator: Scott, Kimberley
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's winter term and Grace and her friends are learning to ice skate on the frozen lake. Everyone is excited because the best skater will be chosen to star in a special performance alongside famous ice dancer Glacia Blizzard. But the celebrated ice dancer is not all that she first seems. Can Grace save the school from a frosty fate? 8+. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Princess DisGrace
222 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1847155413
Paperback:The winter wolf:2016 Paperback
Author: Webb, Holly
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Stripes
Resource type: Physical
Note: Evie discovers a diary written by a young boy, Noah, living in Wisconsin in the 1870s. She stays up long into the night, reading how he secretly cared for a wolf cub during the long winter months. But when Evie finds herself magically transported into the world of the diary, it's up to her to help Noah keep the cub safe. Ages 5 - 12
178 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1444909304
Paperback:Claude on the slopes:2014 Paperback
Author: Smith, Alex T.
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: In this latest adventure, on a winter's day, Claude goes from throwing snowballs and making snowmen to causing an all-out avalanche! Ages 5 - 12
95 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 18 cm (pbk)
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0440871174
Paperback:The silver boy:2017 Paperback
Author: Ohlsson, Kristina
Translator: Delargy, Marlaine
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corgi Yearling
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Swedish Published outside the British Isles When things start disappearing from Aladdin's parents' restaurant, Aladdin and his friend Billie decide to investigate. Aladdin has noticed a boy, dressed in shorts despite the freezing winter temperatures, lurking around - could he be to blame? But as hard as Aladdin tries to confront him, the boy always disappears as he's about to be confronted - leaving no tracks in the fresh snow. Aladdin and Billie were convinced that ghosts don't exist, but now they're not so sure. They resolve to keep watch for an entire night - and what they find out leads them to a local legend. The legend of the Silver Boy - someone who has been dead for more than 100 years. Ages 5 - 12
218 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:Winter term at Malory Towers:2014 Paperback
Author: Blyton, Enid
Author: Cox, Pamela
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Egmont
Resource type: Physical
Note: Susan is excited to be in charge of the winter concert, but Miss Tallant, a new teacher, has very strong ideas about it. And when she interferes in a midnight feast, they realise there's a spy in their midst. But who could it be? 9+. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Malory Towers
212 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1910080845
Paperback:The clockwork crow:2018 Paperback
Author: Fisher, Catherine
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Firefly
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'The Clockwork Crow' is a mysterious gothic Christmas tale set in a frost-bound Victorian country mansion. When orphaned Seren Rees is given a mysterious package by a strange and frightened man on her way to her new home, she reluctantly takes it with her. But what is in the parcel? Who are the Family who must not be spoken of, and can the Crow help Seren find Tom, before the owner of the parcel finds her? 9-12. Ages 5 - 12
182 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0099573652
Paperback:Winter holiday:2012 Paperback
Author: Ransome, Arthur
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: For Dick and Dorothea, newcomers to the lake, meeting up with the Swallows and Amazons sweeps them into a wild adventure where they must prove their worth to the team. 9+. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Vintage classics
484 p., ill., map ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1471159809
Hardback:Winter magic:2016 Hardback
Editor: Elphinstone, Abi
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dreamsnatcher's Abi Elphinstone heads up this collection of wintery stories, featuring snow queens, frost fairs, snow dragons and pied pipers - from classic children's writers such as Michelle Magorian, Geraldine McCaughrean, Jamila Gavin, Berlie Doherty, Katherine Woodfine, Piers Torday, Lauren St John, Amy Alward and Emma Carroll, among others. Ages 5 - 12
385 pages ; 21 cm (hbk)
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0141328819
Hardback:Moominland midwinter:2010 Hardback
Author: Jansson, Tove
Year: 2010
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: London: Benn, 1958 Moomins have the most amazing adventures. This book is part of a series of highly imaginative stories written for younger readers that describes how the Moomins behave, have fun and deal with the seasons of the year. Ages 5 - 12 Translated from the Swedish
138 p., ill. ; 21 cm (hbk)
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0192743236
Paperback:Wonky winter wonderland:2015 Paperback
Author: Lester, Cas
Illustrator: Pye, Ali
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Illustrations on inside covers Snow days are for sledging, skating and snowball battles, and no-one is safe from Nixie's expertly aimed snowballs or her mischievous wonky wand. But one fairy is missing out on all of the fun. Where is Fidget the butterfly fairy? It's up to Nixie to find her, and prove that she's not such a bad, bad fairy but a rather ingenious one! Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Nixie
110 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0857631349
Paperback:Olivia's Winter wonderland:2012 Paperback
Author: Gardner, Lyn
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's Winter at the Swan Academy, and that means panto! While Olivia practises being the back end of a horse, everyone else is auditioning for a major movie. Soon the school is full of rivalry and suspicion, nasty tricks and strange mysteries. To lighten the mood, Eel organises a festive ice-skating trip. Ages 5 - 12
286 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0241355222
Paperback:Frostheart:2019 Paperback
Author: Littler, Jamie
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Way out in the furthest part of the known world, a tiny stronghold exists all on its own, cut off from the rest of human-kin by monsters that lurk beneath the Snow Sea. There, a little boy called Ash waits for the return of his parents, singing a forbidden lullaby to remind him of them - and doing his best to avoid his very, very grumpy yeti guardian, Tobu. But life is about to get a whole lot more crazy-adventurous for Ash. When a brave rescue attempt reveals he has amazing magical powers, he's whisked aboard the Frostheart, a sleigh packed full of daring explorers who could use his help. But can they help him find his family? Ages 5 - 12
439 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:Nevermoor, the trials of Morrigan Crow:2018 Paperback
Author: Townsend, Jessica, (Children's author)
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she's blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks - and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday. But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. It's then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organisation: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart - an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. Ages 5 - 12
374 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0571328261
Paperback:The legend of Podkin One-Ear:2017 Paperback
Author: Larwood, Kieran
Illustrator: Wyatt, David
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: Podkin One-Ear is a legend: a fearsome warrior rabbit whose reputation for cunning and triumph in battle has travelled the ages. But how did he become such a mighty fighter? The answer may surprise you. When a travelling bard arrives at Thornwood Warren on Midwinter night, he is warmly welcomed. In return for food and lodging, he settles down to tell the tale of Podkin One-Ear - and soon the rabbits are enthralled to hear the story of how one lost little rabbit overcame the cruellest enemy imaginable, and became the greatest warrior their land has ever known. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: The five realms
282 pages, illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:The dark is rising:2013 Paperback
Author: Cooper, Susan
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's Christmas-time in the Stanton family house: presents, carol singing, good cheer. But for eleven-year-old Will Stanton something sinister has begun, inching round his subconscious, shouting silent warnings he can't decipher. Then on Midwinter Day Will wakes up to a different world - silent, covered in snow and ancient forest, a world of another time. A world where evil lurks. Because Will is not the ordinary boy he always thought he was. He is the last of the Old Ones and the power to vanquish the evil magic of the Dark lies within him. 9+. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: The Dark is rising sequence
369 pages ; 19 cm (pbk)
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