Tygertale’s Advent Calendar 2017


I thought I might be scraping the bottom of Santa’s sack by now, but after six years of writing about books for Advent there are still more than I can cope with. 2017 has been a bumper year for new Christmas and winter themed releases, and I’ll be sharing the best of those throughout December alongside some hidden treasures and evergreen classics from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Keep coming back here throughout the month to see the latest decorations from illustrator Alice Melvin’s Advent Christmas tree.



1st December – The Giant Under the Snow by John Gordon

2nd December – The Snow Sister & A Night at the Frost Fair by Emma Carroll

3rd December – Mr Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry

4th December – Mr Snow by Roger Hargreaves


5th December – The Snow Angel by Lauren St John and Catherine Hyde

6th December – St George and the Dragon A Mummers Play by John Langstaff & David Gentleman

7th December – One Christmas Wish by Katherine Rundell and Emily Sutton

8th December – White Snow, Bright Snow by Roger Duvoisin and Alvin Tresselt


9th December – The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist

10th December – Chirri and Chirra the Snowy Day by Kaya Doi

11th December – The Box of Delights adapted for the stage by Piers Torday

12th December – Last Stop on the Reindeer Express by Karl James Mountford & Maudie Powell-Tuck


13th December – Picture Lions at Christmas

14th December – I Killed Father Christmas by Anthony Macgowan and Chris Riddell

15th December – Flat Stanley’s Christmas

16th December – The Gritterman by Orlando Weeks


17th December – Christmas Dinner of Souls by Ross Montgomery and David Litchfield

18th December – Harold at the North Pole by Crockett Johnson

19th December – Lines by Suzy Lee

20th December – A Christmas Picture Book Roundup


21st December – Nine Days to Christmas by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida

22nd December – Marguerite’s Christmas by India Desjardins and Pascal Blanchet

23rd December – Father Christmas’s Last Present by Quentin Blake

24th December – A Christmas Carol: Marley’s Ghost by Charles Dickens



Images above are from Alice Melvin’s Advent Christmas tree is published by Art Angels. The Harry Potter print pictured above is by Dick Vincent

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