Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Christmas titles

There are 58 days left until Christmas...which means there are only 9 more weekends...

So what does that mean?

The Christmas books are hitting the shelves!

There are some beautiful titles due out this Christmas - well worth a look for a stocking filler or two.



'One night' by Penny Matthews and illustrated by Stephen Michael King

On the very first Christmas eve, according to the traditional folktale, all the animals were given a special gift to celebrate the  birth of Jesus. This retelling of that tale is beautifully crafted by Penny Matthews and Stephen Michael King.




Hardcover 
$24.99 RRP
Recommended 3+ years
Scholastic Press





'Deck the shed with bits of wattle' by Colin Buchanan & Greg Champion, illustrated by Glen Singleton

'Deck the halls' with an Aussie flavour. Complete with a sing-along CD Rom this book will quickly become a favourite at home and in the classroom. Syd Echidna's shed was all set for Christmas until a wind storm comes along. What will Syd do? Join all the Australian animals as they help Syd get his shed back into shape for a ripper Christmas!




Hardcover
$19.99 RRP
Recommended 3+ years
Scholastic Press




The twelve days of Christmas by Alison Jay

Alison Jay has produced an absolute winner with her distinctive and beautiful style. 'The twelve days of Christmas' is visually engaging for all ages. Carefully explore each picture for hidden details with links between each page. This version of the ever-popular traditional song would make a perfect gift this Christmas.




Hardcover
$14.99 RRP
Recommended 3+ years
Koala Books




Santa's busy reindeer by Ed Allan and Nathaniel Eckstrom

Inspired by the song 'Ten green bottles', Ed Allan returns with 'Santa's busy reindeer'. Santa's ten reindeer are busy preparing for Christmas, completing all the traditional chores such as gift buying, delivering cards, baking and decorating. So much to do before delivering Santa's gifts!

Nathaniel Eckstrom, the illustrator of 'The ugly duckling' with Justine Clarke, has brought his classic style to this beautiful picture book. 





Hardcover
$16.99
Recommended 3+ years
Scholastic Press




There was an old bloke who swallowed a present by P. Crumble and Louis Shea

They're back! This time with a Christmas overhaul. 'There was an old bloke who swallowed a present' by Team Crumble and Shea reimagines the 'There was an old lady who swallowed a fly' scenario once again.

Children love the cumulative nature of these nonsense texts. With bright, colourful illustrations, this iteration is sure to please the fan base!





Paperback with lenticular cover including a moving image 
$15.99
Recommended 3+ years
Scholastic Australia



The nights before Christmas illustrated by Tony Ross

This beautifully produced anthology of 24 classic tales, songs and stories provide a very special alternative advent treat. Reading a section each night, in the lead up to Christmas, is sure to delight young and old. Countdown to Christmas with extracts from 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens, 'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott or enjoy carols such as 'Good King Wenceslas'. Well known illustrator, Tony Ross, brings these traditional tales to life all over again. A perfect early gift this Christmas and one to enjoy for many more. 





Hardcover
$29.99 RRP
Recommended 5+ years
Koala Books 









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