7 Fantastic Festive Stories for Christmas

Thu 28 November 2019

It’s that magical time of year, so to celebrate, Kinderling is featuring 7 fantastic festive stories all the way up to Xmas Day! You'll be laughing out loud as Pig the Pug ambushes Santa, while Macca the Alpaca really gets into the spirit of giving and the Hippopotamus on the roof eating Christmas cake will get the whole family into the Christmas vibe!

Tune in for Story of the Week every evening at 5pm to hear a yuletide tale from some of our favourite authors, or listen to the stories below. 

Pig the Elf 

With a present list longer than Trevor, it's clear that Pig LOVES Christmas like nobody's business! He's determined to stay up all night to see Santa, but will Pig's greed be his undoing? Written and illustrated by Aaron Blabey. Read by Buzz the Bandleader. Published by Scholastic Australia. 

Bouncing Bouncing Little Joeys: A Bush Christmas 

Written by CBCA Honour Book author Lesley Gibbes, this rhyming book captures the excitement of making cards and decorating the Christmas tree, and features gorgeous watercolour illustrations by Doris Chang. Read by Angie Who. A Lothian Children's Book published by Hachette.

Santa's Gone Surfing 

When Santa gets to the southern hemisphere he's way too hot in his red suit, so he ditches the sleigh for a surfboard and heads for the beach. Now it's up to Trev, his old ute and a flock of emus to save Christmas. Can they do it? Written by P. Crumble, illustrated by Thomas Fitzpatrick. Read by Lucy Suze Taylor. Published by Scholastic Australia. 

Christmas Wonder 

The lead up to Christmas is always a flurry of family traditions like cooking, baking, decorating and wrapping! Written by Vikki Conley, illustrated by Cheryl Orsini. Read by Fenella Kernebone. Published by Affirm Press.

Macca’s Christmas Crackers  

With a little help from his best friend Al, Macca the alpaca discovers the spirit of giving - just in time! Written and illustrated by Matt Cosgrove. Read by Travis Nippard. Published by Scholastic Australia. 

There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Star! 

The old lady with an insatiable appetite is back! She's moved on from flies and this time has Christmas in her sights, so look out Santa! P. Crumble has done it again with a very silly take on this classic nursery rhyme. Illustrated by Louis Shea, read by the awesome ARIA-nominated Lah-Lah, from Lah-Lah's Big Live Band! Published by Scholastic Australia. 

Ho! Ho! Ho! There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake 

Everyone's favourite hippopotamus is back on the roof! And this time he's eating Christmas cake! Written and read by Hazel Edwards, illustrated by Deborah Niland. Published by Penguin Random House Australia.  

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