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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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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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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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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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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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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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0141373326
Hardback:The Christmasaurus:2016
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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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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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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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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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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0141325003
Paperback:Christmas chaos for the hundred-mile-an-hour dog:2011
Author: Strong, Jeremy
Author: Clifford, Rowan
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Streaker, the hundred-mile-an-hour dog, is brilliant at many things but most of all she's brilliant at getting into trouble! Something mysterious has happened to Streaker's puppies and Trevor is on a detective mission to find them. Can Trevor track down the puppies before Santa comes to visit? Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Laugh your socks off with Jeremy Strong
131 p., ill. ; 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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033043974X
Paperback:The story of Holly & Ivy:2005:[New ed.]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1408351153
Paperback:Princess prom:2018
Author: Banks, Rosie, (Children's fiction writer)
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Orchard Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Princes Prom' is a special bumper long book with two stories for even more magical fun! Will Charlotte and Mia finally get their princess wands? Best friends Shelley and Kat are desperate to put on the perfect Jingle Bells Ball. Their whole school is counting on them and they wish everything could go well. And if Charlotte and Mia grant their wishes, they'll finally become fully-fledged Secret Princesses! But mean Princess Poison hates Christmas, hates fun and most of all hates happiness. Can the girls defeat her one last time? 6+. Ages 5 - 12
Title series: Secret Princesses
190 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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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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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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