25 of the Best Christmas Books – *Bookclub Special (Part 3)*

A few more festive stories to add to your Christmas Book collection… That’s Not My Reindeer by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells £5.99 These books are popular for a reason – bold, sensory and simple receptive text that engages young toddlers. Miss M has a couple of these and she still loves them now. A great first Christmas gift too. Spot’s First Christmas by Eric Hill £5.99 A classic lift-the-flap book that sees everyone’s favourite puppy discovers Christmas trees, presents and carol…

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25 of the Best Christmas Book – *Bookclub Special (Part 2)*

Continuing on from our 25 favourite Christmas stories here are 10 more classics to add to your collection…. Dear Father Christmas by Alan Durant £6.43 This fab book is full of letters between a young called called Holly and a man she believes looks like Santa. As Holly learns about Lapland, reindeer’s and elves in this beautiful pen-pal style story book How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss £4 For over 40 years this zany tale of the ‘Grinch’…

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25 of the Best Christmas Books – *Bookclub Special (Part 1)* | V. I. BOOKCLUB

Belle & Boo and the Very Merry Christmas by Mandy Sutcliffe £6.99 Beautiful vintage-inspired illustrations make this one of our fave Christmas books. The charming tale of bob-haired Belle and her best-bunny-friend Boo. A tale on learning how kindness and sharing make for a nicer Christmas than just those presents under the tree. Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler £4 This is one of Miss Marnie’s fave books and we recently saw the live stage version at the Leicester Square…

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Our NEW family Christmas traditions (part 2) – 24 Days of Christmas tales

We always read a book or 3 before bedtime so I love this Christmas book advent idea that I spotted on, yes .. you guessed it Pinterest (seriously what did we do before it?) Basically, you wrap up 24 Christmas Themed Books and your child/children unwrap one each night to read before bed. A great way to build up the anticipation – don’t you think? Now, before you panic that you need to buy 24 news books why not have a search around the…

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One for the grown-ups – The Very Hungover Caterpillar

After the success of last years parody We’re Going On A Bar Hunt by husband-and-wife authors Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees comes what happens after said bar hunt – an almighty hangover. The Very Hungover Caterpillar shows the pain of the morning after the night before. We all remember  how especially hard that is – and I have to say, 100 times worse – now you have kids, right? Follow the dad of 3 as he attempts to shake of a…

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