We will be celebrating 2018 Christmas Advent with posting one Christmas picture book review every day from the 1st to 24th December and a giveaway on the 25th.
Expect Christmas and winter storytelling at its best, by authors and illustrators from around the world. Some are well known favourites, some you wouldn’t have ever seen – all are great ideas for the Christmas reading fun!
To go into the draw to win a book:
(1) please tag a friend in comments to the Instagram post re giveaway
(2) comment on this post or at least one of December posts in the blog and leave your email address in the box below the comment (email will only be visible to the blog’s Admin).
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3 winners chosen at random will be notified by email on the 25th December, each offered to choose a book from any December post. The 3 books will then be posted at our expense from Sydney to any destination worldwide. If 2 winners choose the same book the prize will be allocated on first in best served basis.
Coming from more than 40 countries our readers count is constantly expanding. We are so grateful for your interest in this blog’s cause and wish every you and your families the greatest festive season!
For reviews of my favourite Christmas and winter books click here (it’s being added to every year).
Thanks for stepping by!!
This is a wonderful collection of Christmas books. Some I don’t have in our school library and I’m seeking copies. Thanks for enriching me and my students.
Thanks a million! The biggest stimulation for writing this blog is knowing that readers like yourself find it useful! Abebooks.com is a good place to find any kind of book if out of print. All the best to you and your students!
Soo beautiful ♡
Thanks a lot Christina!
I used to read a version of this to my kids. This one has the most exquisite illustrations. Thank you for a special Christmas memory.
Thank you Alison. I presume you’re referring to “The Night Before Christmas” illustrated by Robert Ingpen. I agree these are exquisite!
How did you get a copy of the Jolly Christmas Postman? I thought it was out of print?
Hi Margot! All books in the Advent reviews and Giveaway are from my own library. Have had the Jolly Postman for a while, it must have been still in print when we got it. If I want anything out of print I usually get it on abebooks.com. Can take a while to hunt down a new copy there but I am equally happy with ‘very good’ second hand. Thanks for your interest!
I was disappointed that this Picture book competition is 2018 not 2019!
The book collection prizes sound great and I know of many friends that would appreciated some lovely Australian Children’s books about Christmas for Christmas. I knew of the ‘ A Bush Christmas’ story but didn’t realise it was written as poetry. I’ve heard of CJ Dennis but didn’t know he was so popular in his time. The other books sound great too.
Thanks for your comment. Promise to run the advent reviews and prizes again this year. In the spirit of Christmas giving we would be happy to post you any book from those reviewed last year ? If interested please get in touch through email@example.com. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!