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147117154X
Paperback:The night I met Father Christmas:[2019]
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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0241338522
Hardback:The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch:2019
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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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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1406379646
Hardback:Angel on the roof:2019
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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1913102041
Paperback:Alex Sparrow and the Zumbie apocalypse:2019
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1471176576
Paperback:Hamish and the terrible terrible Christmas, and other stories:2018
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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