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Weber, Susanne (Author) Felgentreff, Carla (Author) Kohne, Diana (Illustrator)

Amusing rhymed story about the custom of putting out shoes for St Nicholas – the perfect St Nicholas Day present

Excitement is mounting: St Nicholas is coming! The little mouse happily puts out her freshly cleaned boots for him. The elephant next door puts his shoes out, too. “Hang on a minute,” thinks Mousie. “You could fit ten times more presents in Elephant’s shoes than in mine!” Do bigger boots mean better presents? And what about the snake? She doesn’t have any feet or shoes at all! But St Nicholas knows what he’s doing: the next morning, the three friends find three equally filled plates. Together they enjoy their tasty treats. What a happy St Nicholas Day! | 24 months +

Wich, Henriette (Author) Kraushaar, Sabine (Illustrator)

Clara, Leon and Marie are terribly excited because Saint Nicholas is coming tomorrow! Full of joyful anticipation, the nursery school children sing Saint Nicholas songs, recite poems and clean their boots till they gleam, all ready to put out on the doorstep. And what do they find the next day? Yes, there are lots of great things in their boots! In this board picture book, the tiniest toddlers discover how Saint Nicholas’ Day is celebrated in Germany and just how wonderful small surprises can be. | 24 months +

Wieker, Katharina (Author) Wieker, Katharina (Illustrator)

Santa Claus turns up at Tim’s nursery school again this year. Tim is terribly excited – just like Annika, his friend. But then the pair begins to wonder where Santa Claus comes from and why he brings a small present for every child. | 3 +

Steckelmann, Petra (Author) Niessen, Susan (Author) Henn, Astrid (Author) Nahrgang, Frauke (Author) Munck, Hedwig (Illustrator) Wieker, Katharina (Illustrator) Steinwart, Anne (Author) Nagel, Tina (Illustrator) Schulze, Marc-Alexander (Illustrator) Nasution, Stéffie (Illustrator) Henze, Dagmar (Illustrator) Zabini, Eleni (Illustrator) Rettich, Margret (Illustrator) Wechdorn, Susanne (Illustrator) | further

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Scheffler, Ursel (Author) Körting, Verena (Illustrator)

Bo the bear lives all alone in the wood. He’s feeling pretty lonely on Christmas Eve, but then a pig knocks at his door simply because it’s scared of the dark. One by one, other animals also turn up on his doorstep. They have all heard that a special child has been born in a stable in Bethlehem. They decide to visit the child together and, in the end, all the animals gather around the manger to gaze in wonder at the baby lying there. Everyone is happy and no one is alone any more.

A shared experience of the birth of Jesus seen from the animals’ perspective
Rhyming text entertains and makes reading easier for beginning readers. | 6 +

Michaelis, Antonia (Author) Reitz, Nadine (Illustrator)

The perfect present for young heroes

Jo lives with his mother on a sheep farm. Jo’s mum is strong and confident, whereas Jo is rather timid. But at Christmastime, his mum wants a little hero - at least, that’s what Jo thinks because he saw a superhero's cape drawn on her wish list, although he couldn’t make out what she had written underneath. When a wolf comes sloping through the snow, Jo sees his chance: he decides to be brave and chase the wolf away. But the wolf is just a tame herding dog. Good thing that mum didn't draw a cape on her wish list, but a red scarf. Because she always loves her Jo - whether he's a hero or not.

-\x09A lovable non-hero wants to be brave at Christmas
-\x09The atmospheric setting brings a whole world to life with easy-to-read text | 7 +

Orso, Kathrin Lena (Author) Broska, Elke (Illustrator)

24 chapters, 24 puzzles, one story – the Advent calendar book for all pony-mad kids Miri is in despair: just before Christmas, she discovers that her parents’ riding school is in financial difficulties. Will most of their Icelandic ponies have to be sold? Miri and her friends Jule and Fiona decide to help out, and organise a big Christmas market. When news reaches them of a legendary treasure-trove, the threesome set off to find it. Can they save the riding school and the Christmas market? | 9 +