Advent Calendar

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Stone Soup
by Morgan Schatz-Blackrose

An Australian version of a very old story that tells how a stranger brings the spirit of Christmas to a community in the Australian Outback.

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The King of the cats
by Anne Lister

A winter walk by the churchyard leads to a very strange encounter with some very unusual cats!

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The Great Forest and the Fir Tree
by Carl Gough

A story of how the fir tree became such an important part of Christmas.

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The Christmas Angel
by Eirwen Malin

A little boy goes carol singing and gets help from an unusual little girl.

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The Story of the Belsnicel
by Pete Arnold

In Germany the 5th December is the night when the Belsnicel comes to visit children to see if they have been good or bad. Hear what happened to Peter and his family.

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Jack Turnip
by David Ambrose

Jack Turnip slips on some ice and has some very strange conversations.

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The Twelve Brothers
by Fiona Angwin

A little girl deals with an unkind step-sister with help from the twelve brothers of the year.

Fiona Angwin

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Maria’s Gift
by Judi Tarowsky

A little American girl gets a surprise gift from Santa.

Judi Tarowsky

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The Clarty Cat
by Tamar Eluned Williams

The story of a cat who wants to be the first animal to sing to the baby Jesus.

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The Most Beautiful Thing in the World
by Cath Little

A queen sends three daughters off to find the most beautiful thing in the world – with surprising results.

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The Little Cattle
by Steve Killick

On Christmas Eve a stranger brings help to an innkeeper who has unwelcome guests.

Steve Killick

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The Curing Fox
by Phil Okwedy

A traditional Native American tale of a fox with healing powers.

Phil Okwedy

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Ghost of Aunty Mabel
by Richard Berry

Winter is the time for ghost stories. In this story the hero is little Lucy Locket.

Richard Berry

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The First Christmas Robin
by Fiona Collins

The story of how the robin got it’s red breast.

Fiona Collins

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The Little Fir Tree
by Cath Little

The little fir tree gives the baby Jesus a present – with a little help from Jack Frost!

Cath Little

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The Girl and the Icicles
by Francis Maxey

A cold winter’s tale about a little girl who learns about the perils of going on the wrong side of the fence.

Francis Maxey