How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
Published by Penguin-Randomhouse
One of the most popular books of Dr. Theodor Seuss (1904-1991), the iconic American children’s author, it begins in classic Dr. Seuss style — “Every Who down in Who-Ville liked Christmas a lot…” — and keeps readers engaged with fast action and interesting characters. First published in 1957, it tells the story of the disgruntled Grinch and his diabolical attempts to steal Christmas from the citizens of Who-ville. With wacky rhymes and zany illustrations from the master himself, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! has been a favourite of young readers for over 60 years. Why does Grinch want to steal this joyous festival? Well, he reportedly has a “heart two sizes too small”, making him the meanest creature in the world. But when he hatches a dastardly plot to steal Christmas, he’s in for a big surprise!
Winter Stories by Enid Blyton
Published by Hodder and Stoughton
A selection of 30 short stories from the legendary British children’s writer Enid Blyton (1897-1968), Winter Stories makes for great reading for six to ten-year-olds. The compendium celebrates the magic and excitement of winter with endearing, entertaining stories for young readers who also learn a moral at the end of each story. Moreover, the short stories are the perfect length for reading aloud at bedtime or in the classroom.
Some must-reads within the collection include: The sparrow children; A peep into the magic mirror and Mr. Pink Whistle comes along.
A Christmas Carol: Illustrated Classics by Charles Dickens
Published by Om Illustrated Classics
A timeless classic from Charles Dickens (1812-1870), A Christmas Carol narrates the story of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey towards redemption. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by three spirits who take him on a journey through time and help him accept the mean-spirited person he has become, and the impact of his behaviour on family and friends.