The Reading Corner: Christmas Crackers…

Silent Night by Lara Hawthorne
HB £10.99 published by Lincoln Children’s Books AGE 3+

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with this beautifully illustrated book, based on the world’s best-loved carol Silent Night. Rediscover the nativity story in all its glory – from quaking shepherds to heaven-sent angels – as the song lyrics are brought to life on every spread. Perfect for every child or adult this Christmas Eve, this book can be used for carol singing from door-to-door or to introduce the story of the nativity to your child. A gorgeous book for all the family to share during the festive season.

The Sound of Magic: Cinderella by Sanna Mander
£14.99 published by Lincoln Children’s Books AGE 4+

Experience the story of Cinderella like never before with this gorgeous new sound book. Complete with a magic wand, the book allows the reader to bring this classic fairy tale to life with music and sound effects – simply wave the wand over the page to activate the sounds. Become your very own Fairy Godmother and help Cinderella go to the ball and meet her prince, just turn the page and make the magic happen! This iconic tale teaches kindness, forgiveness and the value of making good choices in the face of adversity.



How Winston Delivered Christmas by Alex T. Smith
HB £14.99 published by Macmillan Children’s Books AGE 5+

From the creator of Claude, this heart-warming tale full of gorgeous illustrations and activities will quickly become a family, festive annual tradition. Follow Winston the mouse as he sets out to deliver Oliver’s letter to Father Christmas on Christmas Eve.Like an advent calendar counting down to Christmas, each day also features festive things to make and do – you can write a letter to Father Christmas and make mince pies, Christmas cards, presents and decorations.



The Snowman by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Robin Shaw
HB £12.99 published by Puffin Books AGE 5+

A magical and heart-warming book by one of the world’s most acclaimed children’s writers, Michael Morpurgo. In this brand new novel Michael re-imagines the much-loved story by Raymond Briggs 40 years after it was first published. This new chapter book will feature Briggs’ timeless characters, but bring them to a new and older audience. Michael’s evocative and heartfelt writing, combined with Raymond’s magical classic story will make this new storybook one that families will want to read together for years to come.



The Ice Monster by David Walliams
HB £14.99 published by Harper Collins Children’s Books AGE 7+

David’s magical new masterpiece is the perfect winter’s tale, inviting readers to journey back to Victorian London in his biggest adventure yet. When Elsie, a young orphan, hears of the arrival of a mysterious Ice Monster – a woolly mammoth discovered at the North Pole – she’s desperate to find out more. A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature, and sparks the beginning of the adventure of a lifetime – from London to the heart of the Arctic.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney
HB £12.99 published by Puffin Books AGE 8+

Kids will be hoping Santa brings them a copy of the latest Diary of a Wimpy kid book this Christmas as fans go into meltdown for this wintry and hilarious story. When snow shuts down Greg Heffley’s school, his neighbourhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. It’s a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighbourhood meltdown.


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