Festive Book Advent Calendar 2023

At Libraries 4 Schools we love books with wintery and Christmassy themes, so we thought we would give you our suggestions of stories to enjoy as the days get longer and darker. Come back every day in the run up to Christmas to see what tales we’re curling up with in our festive children’s book advent calendar!

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Wizards of Once Twice Magic Cressida Cowell

Wizards of Once: Twice Magic with Cressida Cowell

“It happened Once. Surely it couldn’t happen Twice?”


Cressida Cowell went around visiting Waterstones bookshops recently to promote her new book Twice Magic, the second instalment in her ‘Wizards of Once’ series, and we were lucky enough to catch her at one of these signings.

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Carnegie Kate Greenaway Award Winners 2018

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Award Winners 2018

The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Award winners for 2018 were announced yesterday, as well as the Amnesty CILIP Honour commendations; this is the third year that the Medals are joined by the commendations, which are given to the book on each shortlist that most distinctively illuminates, upholds or celebrates freedoms.

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BFG Illustration

‘The BFG in Pictures’ Visits Canterbury Beaney

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge is currently hosting a wonderful exhibition called ‘The BFG in Pictures’; 40 original illustrations by Quentin Blake for Roald Dahl’s book The BFG, courtesy of the House of Illustration gallery in London.

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