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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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178211789X
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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147117154X
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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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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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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0192781685
Hardback:The young Oxford book of Christmas stories ; compiled by Dennis Pepper:2001 Hardback
Author: Pepper, Dennis
Year: 2001
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Oxford U P
Resource type: Physical
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0746058454
Hardback:The Usborne book of Christmas stories:2004 Hardback
Author: Haywood, Ian P Benfold
Author: Finnis, Anne
Year: 2004
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Usborne
Resource type: Physical
Note: A collection of stories with a festive theme Reading Age: 8-10 Interest Level: 6-8 For children
224p, ill ; 20x15.6cm (Cloth)
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1406343323
Paperback:Hooey Higgins and the Christmas crash:2014 Paperback
Author: Voake, Steve
Illustrator: Dodson, Emma
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Walker Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's snow season in Shrimpton - time for the nativity play and perfect conditions for testing the SHRIMPTON SUPERSONIC SLEDGE. One Christmas Crash later, Basbo is crumpled up in hospital and Twig's nan is stuck on the ward downstairs after an incident with a slippery salmon fritter. But Hooey and friends are determined that Nan won't miss out on seeing Twig play lead SHEEP-BOY in the Christmas show. There's only one obstacle: STARK-STARING BUG-EYED MAD NURSE MALONEY! Ages 5 - 12
141 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0007463375
Hardback:Letters from Father Christmas:2012:[Rev.] ed Hardback
Author: Tolkien, J. R. R.
Author: Tolkien, Baillie
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Edition: [Rev.] ed
Content type: Letter
Publisher: HarperCollins
Resource type: Physical
Note: This book has originated from the beautiful letters and drawings that Tolkien, in the guise of Father Christmas, sent to his children over a 20 year period. Ages 5 - 12
191 p., col. ill. ; 21 cm (hbk)
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033043974X
Paperback:The story of Holly & Ivy:2005:[New ed.] Paperback
Author: Godden, Rumer
Author: Birmingham, Christian
Year: 2005
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Edition: [New ed.]
Publisher: Macmillan Children's
Resource type: Physical
Note: Ivy is an orphan who has always pretended she has a grandmother. Holly is a Christmas doll waiting in the window of Mr Blossom's toy shop for a special girl to come and buy her. Could it be that if both Holly and Ivy wish hard enough, their dream to be together will come true? Ages 5 - 12
56 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1405250267
Paperback:A Christmas adventure:2009 Paperback
Author: Bearn, Emily
Author: Price, Nick
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Egmont
Resource type: Physical
Note: It is winter at Rose cottage and Christmas is fast approaching. But for Arthur and Lucy Mildew they hold out little hope of receiving any presents. But Tumtum and Nutmeg have other ideas. This book also comes complete with a special recipe book filled with dishes and snacks written and annotated by the characters. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Tumtum & Nutmeg
107 p., ill. ; 18 cm (pbk)
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0857639633
Paperback:A kitten called Holly:2017 Paperback
Author: Peters, Helen
Illustrator: Snowdon, Ellie
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Jasmine and Tom rescue an abandoned kitten, Jasmine is desperate to keep her. But her parents decide to sell Holly - and Jasmine is NOT happy with her new owner! Can Jasmine and Tom give Holly the best ever Christmas present - a good home? 7+. Ages 5 - 12
131 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1847152554
Hardback:The snow bear:2012 Hardback
Author: Webb, Holly
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Stripes
Resource type: Physical
Note: As the snow begins to fall just days before Christmas, Grandad helps Sara build an igloo in the garden, and Sara sculpts a small polar bear to watch over it. What could be more exciting than sleeping outside under the stars? But when Sara wakes up in the middle of the night, she finds that the igloo is no longer in the garden. Ages 5 - 12
158 p., ill. ; 21 cm (hbk)
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1471405125
Paperback:Lily and the Christmas wish:2015 Paperback
Author: Stainton, Keris
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: The little town of Beechwood can't wait for Christmas this year. They're going to celebrate by putting up a giant Christmas tree in the town square, and asking all the townspeople to hang a Christmas wish on its branches. Everyone is feeling very festive - everyone except for nine-year-old Lily. She's only got one thing she wants for Christmas this year, and she's not sure it can ever come true. But she's determined to try - and so when she sees a shooting star just as she hangs her wish, she wishes as hard as she possibly can. She wakes up the next morning to a bit of a surprise. Bug, her adorable pug puppy, can talk! It's magic - and a wish come true! But it's not Lily's wish. Lily and her little brother discover that something happened last night at the wishing tree - the wishes have been granted, but to the wrong people! Ages 5 - 12
169 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0349011702
Hardback:Noel Streatfeild's Christmas stories:2018 Hardback
Author: Streatfeild, Noel
Illustrator: Bailey, Peter
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography, Short story
Publisher: Virago Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: There is something here for every Streatfeild fan in this very special Christmas collection: escapades on stage and ice, a merry trip to the pantomime with the Bell family, festive adventures and mishaps, celebrations and small disasters. Originally written for annuals, magazines and the radio from the 1940s-70s, these stories by the incomparable Noel Streatfeild have never been collected before. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Virago modern classics
170 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm (hbk)
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0192747789
Paperback:Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face and the Great Kerfuffle Christmas kidnap:2016 Paperback
Author: Dougherty, John
Illustrator: Tazzyman, David
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's Christmas in Great Kerfuffle, but something's not quite right. Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face have been extra good this year but they don't have any presents! They know Father Christmas wouldn't forget them so something must have happened to him. It's up to them to save Christmas (or at least find their presents!). Ages 5 - 12
171 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 19 cm (pbk)
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0141373326
Hardback:The Christmasaurus:2016 Hardback
Author: Fletcher, Tom
Illustrator: Devries, Shane
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: '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. Ages 5 - 12
359 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm (hbk)
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Read this book to my children and they absolutely adored it.
26/01/20
George Frank
1848776683
Paperback:Stormchaser and the silver mist:2013 Paperback
Author: Rapley, Belinda
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Templar Publishing
Resource type: Physical
Note: The Pony Detectives have a packed Christmas holiday ahead - they're riding in a show, doing a charity ride for Hope Farm and best of all, they're going to see their first ever polo match at Fortnum Abbey with star Argentinian rider Estoni and his horse, Stormchaser. When the girls begin investigating the mystery of ponies being let loose from their fields, the clues lead them inside the closely guarded grounds of Fortnum Abbey. As they close in on their subject, events take an unexpected turn, leaving Stormchaser's life in the balance. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: The pony detectives
282 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0008195706
Hardback:A pug like Percy:2016 Hardback
Author: Harrison, Fiona
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: MIRA
Resource type: Physical
Note: Percy is homeless, abandoned by his owner at an animal rescue centre on a cold winter's night. So when he finds a loving new home with Gail and her family, his deepest wish is that this time, it's forever.Gail hopes that Percy will be the little miracle that her family so desperately needs. Her young daughter, Jenny, is in and out of hospital and she's only just holding things together with her husband, Simon. With the family at breaking point, and Christmas just around the corner, is Percy the furry friend they've all been waiting for?
384 pages ; 21 cm (hbk)
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A harmless bit of fun for both children and adults.
05/10/17
JDH
1471176576
Paperback:Hamish and the terrible terrible Christmas, and other stories:2018 Paperback
Author: Wallace, Danny
Illustrator: Littler, Jamie
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Resource type: Physical
Note: "A Balasko book"--Back cover Featuring rampaging monsters hoping to ruin Christmas, sneaky sweet salesmen determined to give Starkley a sugar-crash to remember and a Christmas Eve adventure for Alice, this is going to be one TERRIBLE little Christmas for Starkley and the PDF! Ages 5 - 12
214 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141324635
Paperback:The battle for Christmas:2008 Paperback
Author: Strong, Jeremy
Author: Clifford, Rowan
Year: 2008
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Ellie puts on her new pyjamas, strange things start to happen. She and her little brother, Max, are whisked off to the Christmas Shop where a battle is raging between a troop of toys and the scary Christmas Tree Fairy and her army of angels. Can Ellie and Max save Christmas - or will they be arrested for being mince spies? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Laugh your socks off with Jeremy Strong
164 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0857535501
Hardback:Father Christmas's fake beard:2017 Hardback
Author: Pratchett, Terry
Illustrator: Beech, Mark
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Doubleday
Resource type: Physical
Note: Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store, or was even arrested for burglary? Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. Ages 5 - 12
178 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm (hbk)
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A collection of Christmas stories from the fantastically funny Terry Pratchett. With wonderful illustrations from Mark Beech, highly recommended!
23/12/17
michaelwilkinson
0141325992
Paperback:A Christmas wish:2009 Paperback
Author: Bentley, Sue
Author: Swan, Angela
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: When lonely Marie moves from Poland to a new English school, all she wants to do is to make a friend. So when Starshine, a fluffy little reindeer, appears, it seems that Marie's biggest Christmas wish really could come true. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Magic reindeer
118 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0192743317
Paperback:Lucy's magic snow globe:2015 Paperback
Author: Booth, Anne, (Children's fiction writer)
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Lucy - make a wish on the magic snow globe. You can save Christmas! Lucy has found a tiny baby rabbit, injured and all alone. With a house full of visitors, looking after him is going to be difficult, and it seems like only a miracle can save him. But with the help of her special snow globe, and a sprinkle of magic, Lucy might just reunite him with his own family in time for Christmas Day. Ages 5 - 12
138 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1408300540
Paperback:It's a crazy Christmas:2014 Paperback
Author: Andreae, Giles
Illustrator: Gerrell, Spike
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Orchard
Resource type: Physical
Note: Meet Billy. He's Bonkers! The Christmas celebrations have begun! But when Billy gets trapped by a snowman, weed on by a puppy and burped on by his relatives, he decides it's a totally crazy Christmas! 7+. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Billy Bonkers
122 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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