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Great books to gift this Christmas

For our 24th and final Firefly Christmas Book Advent, our Marketing Officer, Megan Farr, tells you which books she has wrapped up under the tree this Christmas. 


For our 23rd Firefly Christmas Book Advent, Janet Thomas sings the praises of one of the highlights of Firefly’s list in 2017, the YA novel Hope by Rhian Ivory: 

Christmas reading scavenger hunt


For our 22nd Firefly Christmas Book Advent, our editor, Janet Thomas, invites us to go on a Christmas reading scavenger hunt...

Christmas Traditions

For our 21st Firefly Christmas Book Advent, our editor, Rebecca Lloyd, shares the Christmas traditions she has with her family. 

Welsh Hilltops

For our twentieth Firefly Christmas Book Advent, Wendy Meddour, author of Dottie Blanket and the Hilltop, tells us about the inspiration behind her book.

The Sea House

Little Grey Rabbit’s Christmas

For our 18th Firefly Christmas Book Advent, Sarah Todd Taylor, author of Arthur and Me, shares a lovely Christmas anecdote from when she was little. 

Horatio Clare’s recommended Christmas reads

For our 17th Firefly Christmas Book Advent, Horatio Clare, author of Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot and Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds, shares his favourite stories to read at Christmas. 


For our fifteenth Firefly Christmas Book Advent, Eloise Williams, author of Elen's Island and Gaslight, brings you some very exciting news… her next MG book Seaglass will be publishing in September 2018. She is looking very happy about this announcement and so are we!

Alex Sparrow and the Furry Fury

For our twelth Firefly Christmas Book Advent, Jennifer Killick shares the cover for her next hilarious MG book, Alex Sparrow and the Furry Fury publishing in May 2018... isn't if fantastic! Illustrated by Heath McKenzie and designed by Alex Dimond.