This year I plan to do advent books – wrapping up all our Christmas and winter books and getting one to open every day from 1st – 24th December to add to the advent fun. I think I first read about it on Playing by the Book but was reminded this year by Here Come the Girls, who made the wrapped books into a tree shape – I won’t be so clever!
I’ll be writing about the books we’ll be choosing from in batches of about five books.
Five books in which Father Christmas / Santa Claus make an appearance – Advent Books, part one. Includes: The Night Before Christmas – Clement C Moore & Anita Lobel; Father Christmas: Raymond Briggs; Father Christmas Goes on Holiday: Raymond Briggs; Stick Man: Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler; When I Dream of Christmas: Oakley Graham.
Five more books in which Father Christmas / Santa Claus make an appearance – Advent books, part two. Includes: Puppy’s First Christmas: Steve Smallman & Alison Edgson; Father Christmas Needs a Wee: Nicholas Allan; Father Christmas on the Naughty Step: Mark Sperring & Tom McLauglin; Santasaurus: Niamh Sharkey; How Santa Really Works Pop-Up: Alan Snow & Maggie Bateson.
Six books including familiar characters – Advent books, part three. Includes: One Little Christmas Tree: The Curto Family & Rusty Fischer; Mog’s Christmas: Judith Kerr; Merry Christmas Maisy: Lucy Cousins; Harry and the Dinosaurs make a Christmas Wish: Ian Whybrow & Adrian Reynolds; Harry and the Snow King: Ian Whybrow & Adrian Reynolds; The Gruffalo’s Child: Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler