The Best Christmas Ever

Benji Davies – The Snowflake

With the real world distinctly lacking in hope and sparkle, rekindle that feeling by escaping into a festive children’s book. Gathered together here are 24 tales of seasonal magic for Christmas 2020.

December 24th – Doctor Who – The Wintertime Paradox by Dave Rudden and Alexis Snell

December 23rd – The Snowflake by Benji Davies

December 22nd – The Christmas Bower by Polly Redford and Edward Gorey

December 21st – Molesworth – Ding-Dong Farely Merily For Xmas by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle

 Illustration by C.F. Tunnicliffe

December 20th – The Country Child by Alison Uttley

December 19th – Brave Irene by William Steig

December 18th – Ramona and her Father by Beverly Cleary

December 17th – Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Garth Williams

Illustration by Garth Williams

December 16th – The Other Goose by Judith Kerr

December 15th – Morris’s Disappearing Bag by Rosemary Wells

December 14th – The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery

December 13th – The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Illustration by Sarah Massini

December 12th – Sledges to the Rescue by Raymond Briggs

December 11th – The Naughtiest Story of All by Dorothy Edwards and Shirley Hughes

December 10th – Christmas Shopping from Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

December 9th – The Dolls’ House by Rumer Godden

Illustration by by Jill Barklem

December 8th – Brambly Hedge: Winter Story by Jill Barklem

December 7th – The Silent Stars Go By by Sally Nicholls

December 6th – Christmas from More About Paddington by Michael Bond

December 5th – The Conscience Pudding by E. Nesbit lllustrated by Erik Blegvad

Illustration by E.H. Shepard

December 4th – Dulce Domum from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

December 3rd – Christmas in Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren

December 2nd – The Christmas Diaries of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend

December 1st – Christmas from Sculptor’s Daughter by Tove Jansson

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