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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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0552576662
Paperback:Father Christmas's fake beard:2018
Author: Pratchett, Terry
Illustrator: Beech, Mark
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Corgi Books
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. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll never see Christmas in the same way again. Ages 5 - 12
178 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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0571255469
Paperback:Christmas according to Humphrey:2012
Author: Birney, Betty G.
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: Jingle bells and dancing snowflakes! Christmas was coming and suddenly my life as a classroom hamster became unsqueakably exciting! The music teacher, Miss Lark, spent a lot of time in Room 26, preparing our class for Longfellow School's Winter Wonderland show so there was plenty of fun! Ages 5 - 12
202 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1471405125
Paperback:Lily and the Christmas wish:2015
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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