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New Christmas Books for 2017

Boy oh boy do I love Christmas! And of course, Christmas themed picture books! I couldn’t resist a Christmas post this December and I thought I’d take this opportunity to introduce you to the new releases for 2017, and the best part is – they are all Aussie.

Bouncing Bouncing Little Joeys: A Bush Christmas

Written by Lesley Gibbes / Illustrated by Doris Chang

The first thing I noticed when I picked up this book was the gorgeous illustrations and the sparkling gold decorations; it’s one of those books you want to run your hand over. The magic doesn’t stop there. Follow the three little Joeys as they prepare for Christmas in their own special way. This beautiful story is written in verse, and is one you will want to read over and over again. I highly recommend you add this to your Christmas Book collection.

To get your own copy click here: Bouncing Bouncing Little Joeys: A Bush Christmas

Santa’s Gone Surfing

Written By P.Crumble / Illustrated by Thomas Fitzpatrick

When Santa visits Australia he gets really hot in that red suit of his, so he’s decided to go surfing instead of delivering all of the presents! Luckily Trevor, his dusty old ute and a bunch of emu’s (including Squinty – whose bloodshot red eye lights up the sky), are up to the job. There are many laughs to be had on this adventure as they travel around Australia saving Christmas. Children will enjoy the funny illustrations and rhyming text, and I have to add that it even had my husband laughing – so it must be a winner!

To get your won copy click here: Santa’s Gone Surfing

That Christmas Feeling

Written by Lili Wilkinson / Illustrated by Amanda Francey

Christmas this year is a little different for Dottie. She is staying at Grandma and Grandpa’s while she waits for her Mum and Dad, and that special Christmas feeling is yet to arrive. Dottie reflects on all the special traditions her family shares each year and Grandma and Grandpa try their best to re-create them, but it’s just not the same – will Dottie find that special Christmas feeling? This is such a sweet book that celebrates family, traditions and it reminds us all what’s really important at Christmas time.

To get your own copy click here: That Christmas Feeling

Malibu and the Naughty Elf

Written by Michelle Worthington / Illustrated by Dave Atze

This is the second book for Malibu the surfing Kangaroo (check out the first book in the series, The Three Legged Kangaroo from Uluru, here).  Santa, Mrs Claus, the Reindeer and Santa’s Elves are having a wonderful time celebrating Christmas at Bondi Beach. But there’s one little Elf who isn’t enjoying himself; he’s grumpy and at times, very naughty. Will our hero Malibu be able to help his new friend find happiness?  Your children will delight in seeing this little Elf get up to some very funny tricks and the illustrations will make you smile too. It also has a wonderful message about being true to yourself and finding the courage to do so.  

To get your own copy click here Malibu and the Naughty Elf

The Little Reindeer Who Lost His Presents

By Jedda Robaard

Little Reindeer is so excited when Santa asks him to deliver the presents this Christmas, but in all the excitement, Little Reindeer loses the presents! Follow Little Reindeer and his friends, as they search for the missing presents in this lift-the-flap book. If you’re like us and love The Little Creatures books by Jedda Robaard, you will delight is revisiting the characters from the series in this Christmas special.

To get your won copy click here: The Little Reindeer Who Lost His Presents

I hope you discovered a new book or two from my Christmas list. Remember my hints and tips from Buying a New Book? Read This First, and check out to search the best price and qualify for free shipping from many Australian sites. Or, you can always head to your local library and borrow these books to enjoy over the Christmas season.

Be sure to keep an eye on my Facebook Page for a special Christmas giveaway this week!

Thanks to all my wonderful followers, who have supported me this year.

I hope you have a wonderful and safe Christmas :)




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