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Bright Recommends- Christmas Books

Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year. Time with the family, time away from work, the sense of hygge and happiness. Special moments are created at Christmas that turn in to the fond memories of the future. One of the most special things to share at Christmas is a story, and these tales are books to treasure, don't waste another minute, get reading!

This beautiful story about a little girl, boy and their dog on their countdown to Christmas Day. There are 25 flaps to discover, each of which introduce a new Christmas word. From singing carols in the square, to baking Christmas cookies rounded off by picking the perfect tree.

This book is on to treasure and come back to year after year. 

For some, Christmas can be lonely as they are missing family members or separated logistically during the festive season. This is the case for Mia who misses her Dad, who has a very special card to deliver to him before Christmas, this is a real race against time. Can a magical postbox and Reindeer help her to fulfil her mission? With lot's of adventures on the way this heartwarming story is one to warm your cockles this Christmas.

Every year Tortoise sleeps through winter. It's cold, windy and snowy- what could he be missing?

His friends are determined to change his mind- making him stay awake to see the joys of winter for himself. Will they succeed? From best-selling author Katy Hudson this book is a beautiful wintery tale full of loveable characters. 

The follow up to Story Orchestra the Four Seasons - this book is the perfect Christmas gift, it's like a John Lewis advert in a book, absolutely beautiful. Clara is on a magical adventure through this classical ballet tale. Meet the nutcracker , the Sugar Plum Fairy and visit the Land of Sweets all to snippets from Tchaikovsky’s original score. You will be a twinkle toes in your own right in no time. This book is perfect for everyone.

From the creator of Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth, Jarvis, and author Patty Toht, bring us this beautiful and enchanting Christmas Book. Based around one of the biggest decisions of the season - the picking of the Christmas Tree. This excitable family classic depicts the festivity of the season perfectly.  From digging out jam-packed boxes of trimmings, to decking the halls with tinsel and the all important twinkly lights, every family ritual is accounted for. 

When Caro and her mum move to a new house, Caro becomes lonely- it's just not as fun exploring without a friend by your side. Until one day she makes a new friend - The Snow Lion. They have so much fun together they play hide and seek, they chase each other around, Caro is happy again. The Lion encourages her to make other friends and venture out on her own...This will definitely be a story to treasure for a lifetime. This is why the Snow Lion is our Emporium Christmas Book!

One of the most successful alumni from the Bake Off tent, Nadiya, has launched her second fabulous storybook, come cookbook. Illustrated by the fabulous Clair Rossiter this is a truly great book that will bring all the family together for some baking adventures. The stories include: The Snow queens desire for treacle ice cream. Where do all the odd socks go at Christmas? Well you’ll have to read to find out. This book will give you activities galore this Christmas time.