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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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1408300540
Paperback:It's a crazy Christmas:2014
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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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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0007521944
Paperback:Christmas crackers:2013
Author: Willis, Jeanne
Illustrator: Reed, Nathan
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Rory and his pals are back for some penguin-tastic festive fun. It's Christmas time at City Zoo and the all-singing, all-dancing penguins have gone Christmas crackers! 7+. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Penguin pandemonium
183 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 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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0192743317
Paperback:Lucy's magic snow globe:2015
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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0141351926
Paperback:The hero pup:2014
Author: Rix, Megan
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Patch is a yellow Labrador puppy in need of a home this Christmas. Eleven-year-old Joe is dreading the holidays - his first Christmas without Dad. It will never be the same again. But then Mum tells Joe about the Helper Dog Training programme. Can Joe adopt Patch for six months, give him a home and teach him to become a Helper Dog? But what about when it comes to saying goodbye? Ages 5 - 12
305 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1848776683
Paperback:Stormchaser and the silver mist:2013
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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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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1847153291
Paperback:The snow bear:2012
Author: Webb, Holly
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
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 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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044087078X
Paperback:The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas cracker:2014
Author: Wilson, Jacqueline
Illustrator: Sharratt, Nick
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Yearling
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker' is packed with brilliant Christmas stories, including a brand-new tale from Jacqueline, and classic favourites starring Tracy Beaker, in which Jacqueline's most famous heroine gets the lead part in her Christmas play! There are festive puzzles, tasty Christmas recipes, perfect present tips, and fun facts all about Christmas. Plus, there's a special letter from Jacqueline herself, so you can find out all about her own Christmas memories and traditions! Ages 5 - 12
304 pages ; 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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0192745905
Paperback:Lucy's winter rescue:2016
Author: Booth, Anne, (Children's fiction writer)
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Lucy finds a lost baby otter she makes a Christmas wish to find him a special new home. But little does Lucy know that it's just the start of the Christmas magic, and that by helping the otter she will help lots of other people, and animals, too! He may only be small, but Lucy's little otter is about to make a big impact! Ages 5 - 12
129 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0857639633
Paperback:A kitten called Holly:2017
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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0141373342
Paperback:The Christmasaurus:2017
Author: Fletcher, Tom
Illustrator: Devries, Shane
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles '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) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0857535536
Hardback:Hetty Feather's Christmas:2017
Author: Wilson, Jacqueline
Illustrator: Sharratt, Nick
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Doubleday
Resource type: Physical
Note: An unexpected gift leads to trouble for Hetty on Christmas Day at the Foundling Hospital, and the dreaded Matron Bottomly is delighted to have an excuse to exclude Hetty from the festive celebrations. Poor Hetty is distraught - but just when it seems that all is lost, a dear friend arrives to whisk her away for a Christmas unlike any other. Ages 5 - 12
219 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm (hbk)
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