So after my blog post here, about a few of the books on my Christmas book this year, I thought I’d take a look online and see what sort of Christmas books are on sale this year.
Note: These are by no means, the entire Christmas books on sale this year, just a few of my favourite
1 – The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher
This story starts, like all good stories, a long time ago. Not just a long time ago, a very, very, very long time ago. Squillions of years ago, in fact.
Full of innocent charm and humour, The Christmasaurusfollows the adventures of a little boy named William Trundle who travels to that most magical home of Santa Claus, The North Pole, where he meets a dinosaur…
This is not the North Pole as you may have imagined it before: there are elves with names like Snozzletrump speaking entirely in rhyme, Santa has a vinyl-powered sleigh, and, most importantly, there is a dinosaur in residence: a dinosaur who wishes he was a reindeer.
This delightful tale is wonderfully told and will appeal to readers of all ages.
2 – Winter Magic curated by Abi Elphinstone
A beautiful and classic anthology of frosty, magical short stories from acclaimed children’s writers such as Michelle Magorian, Berlie Doherty, Lauren St John and Katherine Woodfine, and edited by author Abi Elphinstone.
Dreamsnatcher’s Abi Elphinstone heads up this gorgeous collection of wintery stories, featuring snow queens, frost fairs, snow dragons and pied pipers… from classic children’s writers such as Michelle Magorian, Geraldine McCaughrean, Jamila Gavin, Berlie Doherty, Katherine Woodfine, Piers Torday, Lauren St John, Amy Alward, Michelle Harrison and Emma Carroll.
An unmissable, enchanting treat of a collection that will be enjoyed for years to come, by readers of all ages.
3 – The Girl who saved Christmas by Matt Haig
(FYI he’s also written another Christmas book this year called, A Boy Called Christmas, also worth checking out!)
Without hope there would be no magic.
Once upon a time, Father Christmas didn’t come to visit children every year. In fact, it nearly came to pass that there was no Christmas as we know it.
Father Christmas had a lot to deal with; there were troubled elves, reindeers that kept falling from the sky, and more than a few angry trolls for him to contend with.
The reason? There was not enough magic in the world. Magic is born of hope – and if the children of the world couldn’t see any magic, then why would they hope for it?
That was until one little girl, who believed in magic totally, lay in her bed and wished and wished…
This is the gloriously heart-warming story of how one little girl came to the rescue and helped save Christmas.
4 – Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson
I’ve seen a lot of interesting information about this book on Twitter, and anything with food in the title has got to be a good ‘un right?
Becca Fletcher has always hated Christmas but she has her reasons for being Little Miss Grinch. Now, though, she can’t avoid her version of ho-ho-hell – because she’s travelling to the Comfort Food Cafe to spend the festive season with her sister Laura and her family. She’s expecting mulled wine, 24-hour Christmas movie marathons and all kinds of very merry torture. Little does Becca know that the Comfort Food Cafe is like no other place on earth. Perched on a snow-covered hill, it’s a place full of friendship where broken hearts can heal, new love can blossom and where Becca’s Christmas miracle really could happen – if only she can let it…Inviting readers new and old to pull up a cosy armchair, Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe is the novella-length follow-up to the 2016 best-seller Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe.
5 – Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens
This book is a part of the Murder Most Unladylike series, but from reading the blurb, see below, it’s well worth a read on it’s own.
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the Christmas hols in snowy Cambridge. Hazel has high hopes of its beautiful spires, cosy libraries and inviting tea-rooms – but there is danger lurking in the dark stairwells of ancient Maudlin College. Two days before Christmas, there is a terrible accident. At least, it appears to be an accident – until the Detective Society look a little closer, and realise a murder has taken place. Faced with several irritating grown-ups and fierce competition from a rival agency, they must use all their cunning and courage to find the killer (in time for Christmas Day, of course).
What a treat! I’d love to have a read of all these books, AND their not just for Christmas! I also wrote a blog post on The Nightmare Before Christmas which was re-released this year and a new edition of The Twelve Days of Christmas, so check that out too!
If there’s any Christmas books you like the look of these year, please leave me a comment below.