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Christmas is now just 4 days away! We hope you are ready for the big day and are filled to the brim with Christmas cheer. At The Story Project households, both Olivia and Fiona are spending the holidays with family and friends. There’s a few last minute bits to buy (isn’t there always just one last thing you need to get!) and there’s some wrapping left to do. Then, we’re hanging up our laptops, notebooks and pens for a few well-deserved days off.

We have now finally arrived at the last Christmas book advent post. We wanted something with a modern feel, but that felt like a classic and when we stumbled upon this last choice we felt it was the perfect fit!

Need a reminder of the other books we chose? Don’t worry, we’ve got you…

Book number 1 – Pick a Pine Tree

Book number 2 – A Boy Called Christmas

Book number 3 – The Polar Express

And book number 4 is….The Miracle of Ebenezer Street by Catherine Doyle

This is a fantastic family choice; loved by both children, teens and adults. It would be a great option to read on Christmas Eve together. Fans of A Christmas Carol will enjoy the nostalgic re-telling of Dicken’s famous story, and new readers will hang on every word of this enjoyable adventure.

We also love how this story entwines themes of emotions in to the tale, with lots of soul-searching and discussions of right, wrong and the importance of Christmas. It has a festive, feel-good vibe to it and will leave even the grumpiest of Christmas Scrooges ready to celebrate.

Of course, there any many many more fantastic Christmas books out there. We wish we could have chosen more, so we are sure you will forgive us adding in a few extra recommendations (it is Christmas after all!)

EYFS

The Snowman and The Snowdog by Raymond Briggs

Snowball by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

KS1

Leah’s Star: A Nativity Story by Margaret Bateson Hill

Grandpa’s Christmas by Michael Morpurgo

KS2

Nikhil and Jay: Off to India by Chitra Soundar

The Christmas Carrolls by Mel Taylor-Bessent

 

Merry Christmas!

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