At Libraries 4 Schools we love picture books, so we thought we would give you our suggestions of stories to snuggle up and share with loved ones this December. Come back every day to open another door of the calendar and see what we’re snuggling up with!Continue reading “Snuggle Up & Share for Advent 2022!”
A Christmas Carol | Picture Book Review
Retold by Kristina Stephenson and illustrated by Hoang Giang (published by Puffin Books)
“I bring you a warning,” replied Marley. “Tonight, you will be visited by three spirits. Listen to what they tell you, Ebenezer, for each of them means to help you.”Continue reading “A Christmas Carol | Picture Book Review”
The Clockwork Crow | Review
By Catherine Fisher (Firefly Press)
Set in Victorian Wales, this is a tale full of mystery, suspense and winter frosts – perfect for the current chilly weather!Continue reading “The Clockwork Crow | Review”
How Winston Delivered Christmas | Review
An Advent Story in Twenty-Four-And-A-Half Chapters
Written and illustrated by Alex T Smith (Macmillan Children’s Books)
One of the books I brought back from my pre-Christmas visit to the West Country (and its lovely indie bookshops) was ‘How Winston Delivered Christmas’. And I’m so pleased I did!Continue reading “How Winston Delivered Christmas | Review”
Out Now: I Killed Father Christmas
By author Anthony McGowan, with illustrations by Chris Riddell (‘Little Gems’ from Barrington Stoke)
It’s Christmas Eve when Dad, looking at Jo-Jo’s extensive Christmas list, tells him that due to the economy Father Christmas doesn’t have much money for presents this year.
Hiding under his pillow to avoid the argument that this sparks between his parents, Jo-Jo overhears Mum accuse Dad of “killing Christmas”. What does she mean? Then Jo-Jo realises Dad must have killed Father Christmas…and it’s all Jo-Jo’s fault.