Tygertale’s Advent Calendar 2014

Welcome to tygertale’s third (THIRD!) advent calendar. Each day I’ll be revealing a christmas or winter themed children’s book ranging from seasonal classics, through obscure vintage finds to brand new holiday favourites.

December 1st – Der Struwwelpeter by Dr. Heinrich Hoffman

December 2nd – Snow by Sam Usher

December 3rd – One Thousand Christmas Beards by Roger Duvoisin

December 4th – Seasons by John Buningham

December 5th – The Fish in the Bathtub by Eion Colfer and Peter Bailey

December 6th – My Year by Roald Dahl

December 7th – Biff, Chip and Kipper’s Christmas Adventure

December 8th – The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

December 9th – Once Upon a Winters Night by Isabelle Arsenault

December 10th – Lotta’s Christmas Surprise by Astrid Lindgren

December 11th – Merry Christmas Ernest and Celestine by Gabrielle Vincent

December 12th – A Merry Moomin Christmas

December 13th – Church Mice at Christmas by Graham Oakley

December 14th – Ladybird Stories of Our Christmas Customs

December 15th – The Twelve Days of Christmas by George Buchanan

December 16th – Tom Fobble’s Day by Alan Garner

December 17th – The Night Before Christmas illustrated by Tomie dePaola

December 18th – Eloise at Christmastime by Kay Thompson

December 19th – Can it be True by Susan Hill

December 20th – The Christmas Truce by Carol Ann Duffy

December 21st – Mutants, Mayhem, Mistletoe: 2000AD at Christmastime

December 22nd – Barbapapa’s Christmas

December 23rd – Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer

December 24th – A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas

Thanks for everyone who’s made suggestions this year, I’m hoping to get enough together for next year, so keep them coming via @tygertale on twitter or in the comments below. Happy Christmas.

4 thoughts on “Tygertale’s Advent Calendar 2014

  1. What a treasure trove! — not only the stories themselves, but your thoughtful reviews. I suspect that Christmas books, even more so than most children’s books, are vulnerable to being being treated as adorable novelties. (At least that’s my perspective as an American. I’ve noticed that the British books in my Christmas collection are much less insipid in the first place.) At any rate, it’s so refreshing to see these books taken seriously.


    1. That’s great to hear – though there are acres of insipid British children’s books too! I had thought I’d run out of Christmas books pretty quickly but I’m still going after three years – think I might have enough for next year, including some great American titles.


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