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How can it be that we are here, 24th December already? It’s flown by so quickly and I do hope you’ve enjoyed the books I picked out for this different take on the advent calendar and perhaps you even went out and bought some of them? I know I did. All that can be left to say is have a very merry Christmas full of love and happiness and I hope you and those around you can be full of joy, be safe and happy. Merry reading, everyone. I will be back in the new year and for now I leave you with this beautiful edition.

The Night Before Christmas, illustrated byEric Puybaret is a beautiful edition and ever so magical. There’s something haunting and silent about the illustrations; they speak for themselves. The colours are vivid and otherworldly. I can’t imagine a better place to read this than in the living room, with only the soft twinkle of the christmas tree light and a log fire (if you’re lucky). The book also features a three song CD by Peter, Paul and Mary. Such a treat! Merry Christmas everyone.


Clement C. Moore, Illustrated by Eric Puybaret


£6.99 PB

Macmillan Children’s Books

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It’s not quite the night before Christmas, but I have another version of that book to share on Christmas eve! This edition, published by Usborne is a sound book for little ones.

Follow the story of Santa as he makes his Christmas Eve journey. When the illustration next to the text matches the sound button illustration, press the button to hear the noise which accompanies the story.

Usborne do lots of these sound story books and they’re such fun and a great interactive way for kids to learn. A lovely book for the kids to read on Christmas Eve as the excitement builds. I think my favourite noise is Santa coming down the chimney, it’s all very dramatic and sounds like he takes a tumble.


Clement C. Moore, Illustrated by John Joven


£12.99 HB



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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…”

Well I did it, my Christmas advent of festive books is over and what fun I’ve had picking my favourites. I hope you’re all in a warm place, with a good book and excited for the festive times ahead, what ever you may be doing, whomever you may be with.

I’m signing off for a blog break over Christmas and until the New Year. I’ll be back at the beginning of January and I’ve got some amazing books to review, from the first publication by new published Nosy Crow, to the new world of werewolves…it will all be here. Merry Christmas and I leave you with one final book and by far, my favourite. Actually, I leave you with two books. The first, ‘The Night Before Christmas’ because well, it’s the night before Christmas and the second, ‘A Christmas Carol’ because this is my favourite book of all time and I think we all need a reminder of the things we have the people we should appreciate and care for.

‘The Night Before Christmas’  by Clement C Moore is published by HarperCollins, £5.99


‘A Christmas Carol’ is published as a beautiful hardback brought back to life through Quentin Blake’s cult illustrations. A faultless story. Enough said.

Published by Pavillion, £14.99


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