More Books for Christmas

With less than a week to go, the shopping is getting frantic and Santa's workshop is all abuzz. I thought I'd take just a moment to add a couple more of my favourite books for Christmas. (You can never have too many books in your holiday library!)
- The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet & Allan Ahlberg
This is a wonderful book for the little ones to read and play with over and over. As the Jolly Postman makes his Christmas Eve rounds, he finds letters and little packages for Baby Bear (of Three Bears fame),  Little Red Riding Hood, Humpty Dumpty, the Gingerbread Man and more. Puzzles, board games, cards and annuals... even a 'Wolf Spotters Guide'; and there's something special for the Postman himself!
- The Christmas Bear by Henrietta and Paul Stickland
Very difficult to find, now, if you can locate this beautiful book, grab it and make it your own! Lushly illustrated and a charming story... don't forget to look for the mischievous penguin on each page.
- The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
The most magical, wonderful Christmas story ever!
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, illustrated by PJ Lynch
There's nothing I can say about this timeless Christmas classic; but PJ's illustrations add such life and vibrancy, this is the one to have and to share as a family and with friends.
- The Lighthouse Keeper's Christmas by Ronda Armitage
I love the sturdy and stoic lighthouse keeper (and his cat)! But what will happen when Mr. Grindley and his nephew George find themselves stranded alone on Christmas Eve in the lighthouse, with no food, no presents and no Mrs. Grindley?

And a very Happy Christmas to you all!!!


  1. Dear Mary,
    Thank you so much for mentioning my Christmas Bear!
    Two very long years of painting!
    If anyone wants a copy, they should be able to get one on Amazon or contact me here
    David Tennant (The Doctor Who!) is reading it this Christmas on December 23rd on CBBC.
    Best wishes and Happy Christmas,


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