Cora's Last-Minute Christmas Book Guide
Sometimes you remember, pretty last minute, that you forgot to get someone a gift... So thank goodness the bookshop is open on Christmas Eve! Here's a quick - last minute - gift guide to get you sorted.
Best for Wee Kids
The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas by Tom Fletcher
I don't think you can get any funnier than this when it comes to Christmas books for kids, it's lots of fun and will have the big kids laughing too. Excellent illustration and lyrical writing make this perfect for bed time.
Best for Bigger Kids
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
This is a classic with a strong, girl-power core. It gives a good lesson in humility and what really matters in life.
Best for Young Teens
Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens
Even if they've never read Wells & Wong before, they'll be sucked right into the mystery, trying to work out whodunnit.
Best for Older Teens
My True Love Gave to Me by Various
This a a very sweet anthology, filled with festive cheer and a good dose of the Warm Fuzzies. There's something for everyone in this collection.
Best for Reluctant Readers
I'll Be Home for Christmas by Various
The mix of poetry and prose, and the different writing styles offered, makes this perfect for reluctant readers. Well, perfect for everyone.
Best for the Romantic
Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan
I don't think you can get any more romantic than Snow Crystal at Christmas, and this start to the O'Neil Brother series is the perfect festive treat.
Best for the Bitter Cynic
Dying For Christmas by Tammy Cohen
This book is perfect for those who just don't want to feel the warm fuzzies. This book messes with your head, with a fantastically unreliable narrator.
Best for Any Age
V&A: The Twelve Days of Christmas by William Morris, Liz Catchpole
This book is absolutely beautiful! Mixing stunning historical works from William Morris with Liz Catchpole's sympathetic illustrations, this books makes the perfect gift for anyone.