Book Review, Picture Books

Christmas Picture Books from Little Tiger Press

One of our favourite Christmas traditions is getting out the box of very special Christmas books we’ve collected over the years. Each one holds wonderful memories and is cherished every year. We’re always on the look out for new books to add to our collection. Little Tiger has a selection of fun and festive stories… Continue reading Christmas Picture Books from Little Tiger Press

Book Review, Picture Books

The Tree That’s Meant to Be by Yuval Zommer

Love, support, acceptance and kindness are what make people shine brightly. The same is true for the lovely little fir tree in the gorgeous book. At first, the tree is devastated when it isn’t chosen to become a Christmas tree. Left in the clearing, all alone, it longs to feel needed and loved. The animals… Continue reading The Tree That’s Meant to Be by Yuval Zommer

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Good Bear by Sarah Lean & illustrated by Fiona Woodcock

The Good Bear is a powerful story of trust, unusual friendships and understanding. Twelve-year-old Thea travels to Norway to spend Christmas with her father and his family.  Leaving her mother and everything familiar behind, Thea must learn that Christmas is not about the traditions, what you do or what you eat, but about being together… Continue reading The Good Bear by Sarah Lean & illustrated by Fiona Woodcock

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Tinsel by Sibeal Pounder

Tinsel is a Christmas story for the 21st century. With a refreshing twist on the origin of the Santa Claus story, it shows just how much girls can do! This is the story of Ms. Claus – an orphan named Blanche Claus, whose magical adventure results in the launch of the biggest Christmas undertaking ever.… Continue reading Tinsel by Sibeal Pounder

Book Review, Picture Books

A Dancer’s Dream by Katherine Woodfine & illustrated by Lizzy Stewart

It’s Christmas and what could be better than the beautiful Nutcracker ballet? This gorgeous picture book is set at the Imperial Ballet School in St. Petersburg the very first year the classic ballet was performed. All the girls are vying for the role of Clara. When Stana is chosen, she can’t believe it! Mr. Tchaikovsky’s… Continue reading A Dancer’s Dream by Katherine Woodfine & illustrated by Lizzy Stewart

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Miracle on Ebenezer Street by Catherine Doyle

A magical snow globe, a purple reindeer, a grow-your-own Christmas pudding – The Miracle on Ebenezer Street is bursting with festive treats! This modern reimagining of A Christmas Carol will take the reader on an emotion-fuelled adventure. Hilarious, laugh-out-loud antics join heart-felt moments of dealing with loss and grief.   It’s George’s third Christmas without… Continue reading The Miracle on Ebenezer Street by Catherine Doyle

Book Review, Early Reader

Luna by Holly Webb & illustrated by Jo Anne Davies

Luna is a beautiful, Christmassy story about protecting animals and being true to what we believe is right. Hannah and her family are visiting the Christmas markets in Dresden, Germany. As they wander around, taking in all of the wonderful sights and smells, they come across a stall selling the loveliest carved decorations. The stallholder… Continue reading Luna by Holly Webb & illustrated by Jo Anne Davies

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher

The Clockwork Crow is an engaging combination of Welsh folklore and clockwork magic. This gothic Christmas tale is a must read for every fan of fairies, frost and mysteries. Seren Rhys is an orphan who has lost everyone close to her. As she travels to live with her godfather and his family is a small… Continue reading The Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher