#4 Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock

Sitting on the top deck of a bus days before Christmas, Maya sees a couple arguing violently in the middle of a crowded Regent Street. They see her watching, she looks away, and the woman disappears. Maya goes to the police, who shrug and send her away. Then a body turns up… Now convinced she…

136. Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig

Let the battle for Christmas begin . . . Amelia lives in the magical town of Elfhelm, newly adopted by Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. When the very jealous Easter Bunny launches an attack to ruin Christmas, it’s up to Amelia, her family and the elves to fight off the forces of evil. But can…

135. Explorers on Black Ice Ridge by Alex Bell

Ice princess Stella Starflake and her father Felix are in trouble: President Fogg has expelled them from the Polar Bear Explorers’ Club, and banned them from going on any further expeditions. Stella’s not going to be put off by rules and regulations though. She knows her friend Shay is in danger of turning into a…

133. The Night I Met Father Christmas by Ben Miller

Jackson knows all about the flying reindeer, he knows about the elves and the secret North Pole workshop, he knows about the magic that allows Father Christmas to deliver presents around the world in just one night, but there’s one thing he doesn’t know …  how did Father Christmas become Father Christmas? That all changes when, one Christmas…

132. The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BELIEVE IN MAGIC? It is Christmas Eve and all is not well. Amelia Wishart is trapped in Mr Creeper’s workhouse and Christmas is in jeopardy. Magic is fading. If Christmas is to happen, Father Christmas knows he must find her. With the help of some elves, eight reindeer, the Queen…

131. A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig

BELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLE You are about to readTHE TRUE STORY OF FATHER CHRISTMAS If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away.(Because this book is FULL of impossible things.)Are you still reading?Good. Then let us begin… Paperback | 272 pages Publisher:…

129. The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

Paperback | 480 Pages Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books 31st May 2018 This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide. Perfect for boys and girls who…

119. Scarlet and Ivy: The Lost Twin by Sophie Cleverly

Synopsis (as taken from the back of the book) is as follows: A creepy boarding school. A sudden disappearance. A secret diary waiting to be found. This is the story of how I became my twin sister… When troublemaker Scarlet goes missing from Rookwood School her twin sister, Ivy, is invited to ‘take her place’…

117. Max Kowalski Didn’t Mean It by Susie Day

Synopsis (as taken from Amazon) is as follows: The problem with Wales, he thought, was that it was too far away.But that was the point. To leave Southend behind. To get so far that no one would think to look for them there. Max wants to be just like his dad – fun, loud and…

116. The Somerset Tsunami by Emma Carroll

Synopsis (as taken from Amazon) is as follows: A sinking boat.A girl in disguise.A disappearing sea. When Fortune Sharpe carves a boat from a tree with her beloved brother, Gem, she’s only having a bit of fun. But now is not the time for a girl to be drawing attention to herself. She is sent…