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3 more books to enjoy during Christmas

3 more books to enjoy during Christmas

It’s Christmas time again! Have you sorted out your presents yet?

Whether you’re buying them for the young readers in your family or just looking for a nice read, books are always a great choice for a gift - there’s nothing better than the smell of fresh printed paper as you hold a brand new book, ready to worm your way through its contents.

If that sounds like a great suggestion but you’re stumped for book recommendations, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our pick for this year’s Christmas-themed book recommendations.

The Polar Express

Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Length: 32 pages

In "The Polar Express," a young boy boards a mysterious train on Christmas Eve, embarking on a magical journey to the North Pole. Along the way, he shares adventures with other children in pyjamas, enjoys hot chocolate, and ultimately meets Santa Claus, who presents him with a very special gift.

While somewhat short, there’s a reason why The Polar Express remains a classic Christmas favourite: the story beautifully captures the spirit of childhood wonder, the magic of Christmas, and the importance of belief. With Chris Van Allsburg's enchanting storytelling and illustrations, it's a timeless tale of holiday joy and belief in the extraordinary.

The Christmasaurus

Author: Tom Fletcher
Length: 400 pages

In "The Christmasaurus," young William Trundle discovers a remarkable secret on Christmas Eve—an actual dinosaur named the Christmasaurus! Together with his newfound prehistoric friend, William embarks on an epic adventure to save Christmas and make a special wish.

Filled with humour, heart, and holiday magic, this imaginative story combines dinosaurs and Christmas in a delightful way. It's a tale of friendship, family, and the belief that anything is possible during the holiday season. It might be a somewhat long read, but Tom Fletcher's storytelling makes "The Christmasaurus" a captivating and whimsical adventure for all ages, perfect for getting into the festive spirit.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Author: Barbara Robinson
Length: 128 pages

In "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," the Herdman siblings, notorious as the worst kids in town, unexpectedly take over the annual Christmas pageant. Chaos ensues as the Herdmans bring their unique style to the production. Through their unconventional approach, however, the story takes an unexpected turn, offering a heartwarming and unforgettable holiday celebration.

As funny as it is endearing, this tale combines the joy of the holiday season with the important lesson of understanding and acceptance. Author Barbara Robinson's storytelling also reminds us that the true spirit of Christmas can be found in the most unexpected places and people.

Reading for fun and improving English

Reading is not only an enjoyable pastime but also a powerful way to enhance your command of the English language. When you dive into captivating stories, you're not just having a great time; you're also exposed to a world of diverse vocabulary, sentence structures, and writing styles.

Without even realising it, you absorb proper grammar usage and sentence construction, refining your language skills as you go. Books inspire a love for language that goes beyond the classroom, nurturing creativity and effective communication.

So, this holiday season, as your child gets lost in the magic of a good book, rest assured that they’re also on a journey to strengthen their English proficiency and develop a lifelong appreciation for the language. Hooray!

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