As December begins - and our first spell of really cold weather - so does the countdown to Christmas and the end of the year! 

Here at Coram Beanstalk we know that our diverse community of schools and reading helpers may not all celebrate the traditional festival of Christmas but we have put together a list of books for this month's Book of the Month which has something for everyone to celebrate all things wintery and festive!

Check out our titles ranging from old Christmas classics to some of the most recently published winter reads which would be fantastic to share in your last few sessions with children. 

About the book 

The Christmas Carrolls by Mel Taylor-Bessent, illustrated by Selom Sunu

Wish it could be Christmas every day? Well, for nine-year-old Holly Carroll and her family, it is! Living her merriest life in a house with year-round fairy lights and Christmas trees, a carol-singing toilet and a diva donkey who thinks he’s a reindeer, home-schooled Holly tries to spread cheer wherever she goes.

But when she goes to a new school with a singing Santa backpack and first day Christmas cards (during a heatwave in September!), she realises not everyone shares her enthusiasm for spreading cheer. In fact, when the neighbours try to remove the Carrolls from the street and Holly discovers a group of children that may not get a Christmas at all, her snowglobe world begins to crack. Is the world’s most Christmassy girl about to lose her Christmas spirit?
The Christmas Carrolls is a heartwarming, hilarious and inclusive tale about the power of spreading cheer, the magic of friendship and what really matters at this most wonderful time of the year. It's also the first in a series of three books about The Christmas Carrolls!

A message from the author, Mel Taylor-Bessent

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