Christmas is almost here, in case you haven’t seen every stores decorations, the Xmas music on every radio channel and the Christmassy adverts. To celebrate with merry cheer, we thought we would share some of our seasonal books!




The Mystery of Auchinleck House by Lynda Murphy




Eleven-year-old Arthur Henderson (or ‘Farty' as he is always called by his sister, much to his disgust) has been brutally dragged away one Christmas to an old country house in Scotland for a family holiday. With no TV, and banned from electronic games, he and his new friend Henry must make their own entertainment while avoiding his irritating cousin's ridiculous (but very fierce) pink poodle, Petunia. The stack of Agatha Christie novels in the library helps.

Late on Christmas Eve, three feet of snow falls. The ensuing blissful Christmas morning is turned upside-down when the sinister housekeeper with the roaming mole discovers that the expensive old painting, ‘Madonna with the Three Boobies', is missing. Can Arthur and Henry solve the case before the snow melts and the culprit escapes?


Elmo's Christmas Tail by Tammy Johnston



Elmo's Christmas Tail is an enchanting children's story, based around the magic of Christmas. With beautifully illustrated pictures, it is the perfect Christmas read for any child and parent.

Elmo is a kind-hearted little mouse who is given a magical tail from the moon for being so caring. The animals in his village become jealous so pull his tail off and cast him away. With nowhere to go, and no one to turn to, Elmo is alone. On his journey to seek refuge he meets other animals who turn their back and laugh at his misfortune. The moon takes pity on Elmo and punishes them for being so mean. Find out what happens to the other animals. Discover if Elmo and the other animals will become friends or if he will end up alone on Christmas day.



The First Ever Christmas by Pamela Lutwyche



Three gods were smiling down at some children that were playing in an orchard, they wanted to keep smiling, so they came up with a plan that the entire world's children would be given a free gift, once a year on a day to be known as christmas day.

All children look forward to Christmas, but have you ever stopped to think about how Christmas Day first began? Who is Santa and how did he get this amazing job? Where did the elves come from? How do reindeer fly? How does he manage to deliver all those gifts in just one night? This charming and magical story reveals the answers to all these questions and more. You will witness the birth of Rudolph plus all the toil and teamwork that goes into this top-secret operation for the first (and every) Christmas day.



A Christmas Eve Tale by Caroline Draper



On Christmas Eve, when the house is still and quiet the Christmas Tree decorations come to life! Follow the journey of a little Snowman trying to get to his best friend the Christmas Tree Fairy before Christmas Day morning. 
Encouraged along the way by Santa, a toy soldier and an ice skater.
Can he reach the top of the tree before sunrise, before he transforms back into an ordinary Christmas tree decoration.



The Nordman by Catherine Birch



Tori Brown is recovering from the embittered breakup of her engagement and seeks solace in the depths of Herefordshire. Living alone, she adapts to the close and friendly village life, where her personal life is not questioned, thus distancing herself from any prospective relationships.

With the calming influence that her horse Carlos gives her, she is soon riding the bridle paths and woodland and beginning to enjoy her life once again. Sudden events take hold and Tori is thrown, not only from Carlos, but into the beginnings of a new life that is to change everything.

Someone else comes into her life, not what she quite expected but certainly what she wanted. Johan Andersen, a local Norwegian forester, captures Tori's heart and from that point on life is not the same again... just better, beyond her wildest dreams.