KS2/KS3 Festive reads

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with our brilliant festive book list! Featuring favourite authors, classic Christmas stories, wintry wonderlands and characters you know and love, bring the Christmas spirit to life in your classroom and at home!

There's an Elf in Your Book by Tom Fletcher, Greg Abbott (Illustrator)

GOLLY GUMDROPS . . . A LITTLE ELF HAS FOUND THEIR WAY INTO YOUR BOOK! What does Elf want? Oh! Just to see if you've been naughty or nice this year! Elf will ask you a few simple questions to find out. And surely there won't be any tricks to try and get you to be naughty . . . will there? Hmmm, this could be quite a tricksy little elf. You'd better keep your wits about you if you want to make it on to Santa's Nice List!

The Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg

It's Christmas Eve and the Jolly Postman is delivering greetings to everyone's favourite fairy-tale characters. He has a card for Baby Bear, a game for Red Riding Hood, a get-well jigsaw for poor Humpty Dumpty and lots more packages to deliver! The Jolly Postman keeps on peddling his bicycle up hill and down dale. . . and into everybody's hearts.

The Snowman by Michael Morpurgo (Author), Robin Shaw (Illustrator)

The Snowman: The Book of the Classic Film by Raymond Briggs

Based on the classic film, fly away on a magical journey with The Snowman.

After the snow settles on a cold winter's day, a boy builds a Snowman. Later that night, under the glittering stars, the Snowman comes to life!

Together they fly through the night sky on a breathtaking and magical journey, until the sun comes up and it's time to go home...

This edition of the classic tale from Raymond Briggs features artwork from the film, accompanied by words, and an audio CD of a wonderful narration by Matthew Macfadyen.

The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher

The Christmasaurus is a story about a boy named William Trundle, and a dinosaur, the Christmasaurus. It's about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure. It's about friendship and families, sleigh bells and Santa, singing elves and flying reindeer, music and magic. It's about discovering your heart's true desire, and learning that the impossible might just be possible...

The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch by Tom Fletcher, Shane Devries

Written by multi-talented author Tom Fletcher, the sequel to his instant classic The Christmasaurus is finally here. It doesn't get much cooler than the North Pole, dinosaurs and a Winter Witch playing around with time . . . and it's all brought to life with detailed illustrations throughout.

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney

Frostheart by Jamie Litter

Ash must board the  Frostheart, a sleigh packed full of daring explorers  if he's to find his family. Bursting with brilliant illustrated characters, heart-stopping adventure and tons of laughs, this magical tale is perfect for fans of NevermoorFrozen and How to Train Your Dragon!

Frostheart 2: Escape from Aurora by Jamie Littler

Ash and the rest of the Frostheart's brave crew have finally arrived at the majestic stronghold of Aurora - and Ash's mind is blown. It's an extraordinary place - unlike anything he's ever seen - and he can't wait to solve the next clue that will lead him to his parents. But it's quickly clear that even Aurora isn't safe for Song Weavers. A fanatical Pathfinder captain has turned the city against Ash and his kind - and it's not long before the Frostheart has to make another break for freedom. But when a vicious Wraith attack leaves Ash, Lunah, Rook and Tobu stranded on the ice, they will have to use all their strength and cunning to reach safety....

The Miracle on Ebenezer Street by Catherine Doyle

A stunning modern reimagining of Charles Dickens' beloved classic, A Christmas Carol.

George is about to spend his third Christmas without his mum. Since she died, George's life has felt dull and grey; his dad has thrown himself into his work and has no time for family, and definitely no time for Christmas. Then, George stumbles across Marley's Curiosity Shop. There he finds a mysterious snow globe, which - though George can't quite understand how - appears to show a scene from George's past. A Christmas in which he and his family were together, and happy...That night, George and his dad are swept on an adventure to three Christmases - past, present, and future. With help from new friends, and just a touch of magic, can they begin living life in full colour again?