Christmas for me is all about long days, warm nights, outside play in the dark, a bath or a swim and then a chapter or two of a story read aloud to the whole family. Then there's the summer camping trip where a read-aloud book after dinner is essential!
Or, rainy days when it’s thundering and pouring for a whole day which require a play in the rain and an ice-block and still leave time for a few more pages.
All of which means that Christmas stories full of snow and fur lined coats feel almost surreal. But we love them anyway and today's selection are good for both hemispheres.
I hope you discover something in our posts that's just right for you. The cut-off date for buying online with pre-Christmas delivery is close, but we'll write up a few more Christmas books, they may be available in bookstores or the library.
And if you'd like to share your own favourites with us that would be wonderful.