Any recommendations for good Christmas books?

(15 Posts)
RosieMBanks Sat 03-Nov-12 11:50:30

Last year we read 'Grimble' and 'Grimble at Christmas' by Clement Freud, which were brilliant. Can anyone recommend any great family reads with a Christmas theme, suitable for 7-10 age range?

messtins Mon 05-Nov-12 13:36:42

The Fourth King by Ted Sieger - a twist on the nativity story with the hapless fourth king struggling to catch up with the other three. Lovely illustrations and a good message about kindness.

The Box of Delights?
The Children of Green Knowe?

Takver Wed 07-Nov-12 16:49:30

The Story of Holly and Ivy (Rumer Godden)
The Dark is Rising (Susan Cooper)
And A Christmas Carol of course!

messtins Thu 08-Nov-12 10:36:24

The Christmas letters by Tolkein

crazygracieuk Thu 08-Nov-12 19:55:20

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Night Before Christmas

vesela Thu 08-Nov-12 21:24:01

The Children of Noisy Village, by Astrid Lindgren (but it spills the beans about Father Christmas!)

[http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?an=alison+uttley&bt.x=85&bt.y=16&sts=t&tn=stories+for+christmas Stories for Christmas]], by Alison Uttley.

vesela Thu 08-Nov-12 21:24:45

sorry, suffering from link failure today:
Stories for Christmas, by Alison Uttley.

Harryc Fri 09-Nov-12 15:03:04

Friesops Fables, a new publication has a story is called ' Santa's Verduct' touching story very simple to read and beautifully illustrated. You can see one of the other stories in the book, ' The Pinstriped Panda' narrated below.

youtu.be/843doXkHLug

HousewifefromBethlehem Fri 09-Nov-12 15:11:11

Grubsons pug Christmas voyage

And one by Jenny Overton although for the life of me can't remember the name!

a Christmas carol

RosieMBanks Thu 06-Dec-12 13:33:37

Some great suggestions thank you! Bought 'A Christmas Carol' with lovely Arthur Rackham illustrations from charity shop, and also 'Fell Farm for Christmas'.
We have 'The Children of Noisy Village'...lovely book!

boogiewoogie Thu 06-Dec-12 22:52:17

I'd really like to buy or have someone buy a copy of The First Christmas by Jan Pienkowski for DD. Has anyone got a copy of this and would you say it was suitable for a 5 year old competent reader.

Other suggestions of Christmas books, Lucy and Tom's Christmas though you might think your DCs may have outgrown it.
Night before Christmas by Christian Birmingham.

RosieMBanks Fri 07-Dec-12 12:30:45

Is 'The First Christmas' the same as the earlier 'Christmas' by Jan Pienkowski?We have that one, and it is a gorgeous book. The text is from the King James Version of the Bible - beautiful language, but would challenge most 5 year olds! It may be one for reading aloud until your DD is older, but definitely a book worth buying!

maldivemoment Fri 07-Dec-12 22:01:44

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey. Lovely story with a nativity slant.

pugsandseals Sat 08-Dec-12 21:45:21

How Father Christmas really works - looks like a picture book but written in a very Richard Scary kind of way. My 10 year old has loved it since she got it 3 years ago!

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