Festive List from Librarian Jenny Hawke

Each month we ask a librarian to share their knowledge and love of books with us! December is all about festive books and we are so pleased that Jenny Hawke from Bromley Libraries has curated this special list!

Jenny: I am a Children’s Librarian working for GLL Bromley Libraries and an active member of the Youth Libraries Group (YLG) and currently serve on the National Committee. I was a judge in 2017 and 2018 for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals and was thrilled to receive the YLG national award for my work with children and young people this year.


Dogger’s Christmas by Shirley Hughes

You’re Snug with Me by Chitra Soundar & Poonam Mistry

Little Santa by Jon Agee

The Night the Reindeer Saved Christmas by Raj Kaur and Kasia Nowowiejska

The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg


A Night at the Frost Fair by Emma Carroll and Sam Usher

Have Fun Anna Hibiscus! by Atinuke and Lauren Tobia

The Lights that Dance in the Night by Yuval Zoomer

We All Celebrate by Chitra Soundar and Jenny Bloomfield

How Winston Delivered Christmas by Alex T. Smith


Christmas Dinner of Souls by Ross Montgomery

A Very Merry Murder Club edited by Serena Patel and Robin Stevens

Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson

The Miracle on Ebenezer Street by Catherine Doyle

Nadiya’s Bake Me a Festive Story by Nadia Hussain and Clair Rossiter


Love Secret Santa by S.A. Domingo

Stay Another Day by Juno Dawson

Winter Damage by Natasha Carthew

I’ll Be Home for Christmas by various authors

This Winter by Alice Oseman

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