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1847152554
Hardback:The snow bear:2012
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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0007463375
Hardback:Letters from Father Christmas:2012:[Rev.] ed
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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0192781685
Hardback:The young Oxford book of Christmas stories ; compiled by Dennis Pepper:2001
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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1407172557
Hardback:Christmas stories:2016
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Scholastic Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: This heartwarming collection of your favourite Christmas classics is filled with tales of family, presents and all the joy that Christmas brings, from frolicking goblins to the importance of giving gifts. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Scholastic classics
292 pages ; 21 cm (hbk)
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1781127697
Paperback:The dog that saved Christmas:2018
Author: Davies, Nicola
Illustrator: Byrne, Mike
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly Jake is different from the other kids at school. He struggles when routines change and people's emotions are so hard to understand. Christmas can be even worse and often the festivities are just too much to bear. But when Jake finds a little dog lost in the street he unlocks a connection he's never had before. Ages 5 - 12
87 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 19 cm (pbk)
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1509832564
Paperback:The road to ever after:2017
Author: Young, Moira
Illustrator: George, Hannah, (Illustrator)
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Davy David, an orphan, lives by his wits in the dead-end town of Brownvale. When a stray dog called George turns Davy's life upside down just days before Christmas, he sets in motion a chain of events which forces them to flee. A mischievous wind blows the two of them to a boarded-up museum on the outskirts of town where they meet the elderly recluse, Miss Flint. She has planned one last adventure before her time is up and hires the reluctant Davy and George to escort her. Ages 5 - 12
226 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1406343323
Paperback:Hooey Higgins and the Christmas crash:2014
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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0192747789
Paperback:Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face and the Great Kerfuffle Christmas kidnap:2016
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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1407109057
Paperback:The lion, the unicorn and me, the donkey's Christmas story:2011
Author: Winterson, Jeanette
Author: MacCurrach, Rosalind
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic
Resource type: Physical
Note: In this evocative retelling of the story of the very first Christmas, the humble donkey is chosen amongst all the other animals, including the kingly lion and the proud unicorn. As his journey unfolds, he is touched by the magic and mystery of the Nativity. Ages 5 - 12
45 p., col. ill. ; 24 cm (pbk)
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0141325992
Paperback:A Christmas wish:2009
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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0857535501
Hardback:Father Christmas's fake beard:2017
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
Darlington
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1786890720
Paperback:Father Christmas and me:2018
Author: Haig, Matt
Illustrator: Mould, Chris
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Canongate
Resource type: Physical
Note: It isn't always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. Ages 5 - 12
294 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141323205
Paperback:Invasion of the Christmas puddings:2007
Author: Strong, Jeremy
Author: Clifford, Rowan
Year: 2007
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Father Christmas's evil brother, Bad Christmas, is plotting to take over the world. His poisonous Christmas puddings that turn humans into zombies are pouring through from the Other Side in their millions. But four children from Plumpot Primary have escaped the puddings. Are they in time to save the world? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Laugh your socks off with Jeremy Strong
145 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1405250267
Paperback:A Christmas adventure:2009
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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0746058454
Hardback:The Usborne book of Christmas stories:2004
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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1782118578
Hardback:The girl who saved Christmas:2016
Author: Haig, Matt
Illustrator: Mould, Chris
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Canongate
Resource type: Physical
Note: If magic has a beginning, can it also have an end? When Amelia wants a wish to come true she knows just the man to ask - Father Christmas. But the magic she wants to believe in is starting to fade, and Father Christmas has more than impossible wishes to worry about. Upset elves, reindeers dropping out of the sky, angry trolls and the chance that Christmas might be cancelled. But Amelia isn't just any ordinary girl. And - as Father Christmas is going to find out - if Christmas is going to be saved, he might not be able to do it alone. Ages 5 - 12
328 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm (hbk)
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0141324635
Paperback:The battle for Christmas:2008
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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0349011702
Hardback:Noel Streatfeild's Christmas stories:2018
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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0141329971
Paperback:Spy dog, secret Santa:2010
Author: Cope, Andrew
Author: De la Rue, James
Year: 2010
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: LARA is a spy dog for life, not just for Christmas. But this December LARA (that's Licensed Assault and Rescue Animal to you) and her pups Spud and Star are hot on the trail of an evil computer hacker. Stanley Strange plans to hijack Christmas! Can the super spies catch Stanley before he goes crackers and makes an explosive getaway? Ages 5 - 12
125 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0571347584
Paperback:Christmas dinner of souls:2018
Author: Montgomery, Ross, (Fiction writer)
Illustrator: Litchfield, David
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's a dark and lonely Christmas Eve in the dining room of ancient Soul's College. The kitchen boy, 11-year-old Lucas, has helped prepare a highly unusual meal, made with unrecognisable ingredients, cooked by a mysterious chef. And then the guests arrive - and carnage ensues. They are ex-students of Soul's College, and they are all completely demented. They demand bottle after bottle of wine, flinging their cutlery and howling like banshees until - silence. The Dean of Soul's College has arrived, and the evening's ceremonies must begin. For this is the annual meeting of a secret club for those who despise children, warmth, happiness, and above all Christmas. Ages 5 - 12
232 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1782118608
Paperback:The girl who saved Christmas:2017
Author: Haig, Matt
Illustrator: Mould, Chris
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Canongate
Resource type: Physical
Note: If magic has a beginning, can it also have an end? When Amelia wants a wish to come true she knows just the man to ask - Father Christmas. But the magic she wants to believe in is starting to fade, and Father Christmas has more than impossible wishes to worry about. Upset elves, reindeers dropping out of the sky, angry trolls and the chance that Christmas might be cancelled. But Amelia isn't just any ordinary girl. And - as Father Christmas is going to find out - if Christmas is going to be saved, he might not be able to do it alone. Ages 5 - 12
328 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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178211789X
Hardback:A boy called Christmas:2015
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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1786890682
Hardback:Father Christmas and me:2017
Author: Haig, Matt
Illustrator: Mould, Chris
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Canongate
Resource type: Physical
Note: It isn't always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. Ages 5 - 12
289 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm (hbk)
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1406304859
Paperback:The Greek who stole Christmas:2007
Author: Horowitz, Anthony
Year: 2007
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Walker
Resource type: Physical
Note: Once again, Tim Diamond and his younger brother Nick are flat broke. So when they're hired to investigate an anonymous death threat made to world-famous pop singer and movie actress Minerva, they jump at the chance. However, the Greek celebrity seems to have plenty of enemies - so the question is, which one actually wants her dead? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Diamond Brothers Detective Agency
86 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0008195706
Hardback:A pug like Percy:2016
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
Staffordshire
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