Advent Book Review 14: The Snowman

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One winter morning a little boy named James wakes up to find that everything outside has turned snow-white. Overjoyed, James rushes downstairs and into the garden, where he begins to build a snowman. James sleeps fitfully, and at midnight he … Continue reading 

Advent Book Review 13: The Fourth King

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The Fourth King is The Story of the Other Wise Man written and illustrated by Ted Sieger. This is a fable that not only tells the tale of Mazzel, the fourth king. It is also a story that reminds us … Continue reading 

Advent Book Review 12: The Big Christmas Book

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The Big Book of Christmas is a compilation of stories, songs, scripts and rhymes chosen by Gaby Morgan. I love her collections, Read Me 1 and Read Me 2, and read them to Esther and William every day when they … Continue reading 

Advent Book Review Nine: Christmas Story

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Christmas Story by Brian Wildsmith features some absolutely stunning illustrations that make this book a work of art rather than a story. This is the story of Christmas told through the eyes of a donkey, and I do mean a … Continue reading 

Edspire Festive Forecast: Favourite Festive Family Films!

First Christmas Movie Moment

So the time has come to start watching Christmas movies. I have a small selection of DVDs that I keep tucked away just for this time of year. Mostly I watch them on my own as my husband is not … Continue reading 

Advent Book Review Seven: Carol Gaily Carol

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This is a book of Christmas carols but for me it is more than that it is a book of Christmas memories, Christmases at junior school where we used to sing these carols over and over again every year. And … Continue reading 

Advent Book Review Six: The Best Christmas Present In The World

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In our sixth advent book the wondrous combination of Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman take us back to Christmas 1914, in the trenches of the Western Front. And something wonderful has just happened … This is a beautifully written and … Continue reading