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Thimble Monkey Superstar

For our eighth Firefly Christmas Book Advent we bring you a Q&A with Jon Blake, author of Thimble Monkey Superstar and Thimble Holiday Havoc

A Child's Christmas in Wales

Laura Sheldon, author of Mr Mahli's Shed and a ghost named Dylan and Sophie Finds a Fairy Door, shares her favourite Christmas poem for our seventh Firefly Christmas Book Advent treat.

Mind the Nuts

Huw Davies, author of Scrambled, brings us our sixth Firefly Christmas Advent treat with a funny festive anecdote.


The Secret Garden

For our fifth Firefly Christmas Advent treat, Sarah Govett, author of The Territory trilogy shares her favourite Christmas book. The last book in the trilogy, The Territory: Truth publishes in March 2018. 


Fug and the Thumps

For our forth Firefly Christmas Advent treat, Malachy Doyle, author of Pete and the Five-a-Side Vampires is celebrating his new Kayak and the forthcoming publication of his new book Fug and the Thumps publishing in February 2018.

Christmas Crackers

For our third Firefly Christmas Advent treat, Sharon Tregenza, author of The Shiver Stone and The Jewelled Jaguar, shares her favourite Christmas funny poems:

'The Night Before Christmas'

For our second Firefly Christmas Advent treat, Ruth Morgan, author of Alien Rain, shares her favourite poem she likes to share at Christmas...

The Nightingale of Planet 12


A haunting and beautiful scifi short story for Christmas by Paul Magrs, author of Lost on Mars, The Martian Girl and The Heart of Mars, coming in March 2018. 


Christmas Books by Sarah Todd Taylor

When I was young, Christmas was always a time for books. Presents would be opened first thing in the morning, with books passed round from hand to hand so that each family member could read the back cover and comment on how much fun they were going to be to read. After lunch, before we sat down to a marathon boardgame, my brothers and sister and I would curl up around the house and make a start on one of our new books.

Customs and Kindness by Eloise Williams

I’ve always loved Christmas. I love the twinkling lights on the tree, the scent of pine and cinnamon, singing carols by candlelight and cwtching up around a log fire to read a gorgeous book.