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Christmas Reading, Websites and What's on

Christmas is coming! Get ready for Christmas with these resources that cover every aspect of the Season for both adult and child. Learn about events happening around town, find some tips and ideas to help you prepare, or discover a book or two in our collections to relax with over the festive season.

Australian Christmas

Christmas Cooking

Find more ideas in the Library collections:

Christmas Basics: Simple easy to follow recipes for the festive season
editorial director-at-large, Pamela Clark
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Merry Moments at Home: Christmas in the Kitchen
by Allison Waggoner
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Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookies
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The Joy of Christmas
editorial and food director, Sophia Young
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Christmas: The complete collection
editorial director-at-large, Pamela Clark
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Chefs Host Christmas Too
by Darren Purchese
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Christmas Expess
by Pamela Clark
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Search the library catalogue for more Christmas cooking ideas.

Christmas in Kingston

Carols by Kingston

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You are invited to join the City of Kingston's end of year festivities with our famous Carols by Kingston event at Bicentennial Park, Chelsea on Sunday 9 December 2018 from 6.30-10pm. The event is free, however a limited nunmber of reserved seating is available at $15 per seat. Book tickets online.

The program includes Carols and a children's entertainment segment. Families are invited to bring a picnic rug and enjoy the spirit of Christmas.

For more information, please visit the official event page on the City of Kingston website.

Around Town

Christmas Fun for Kids

Christmas Reads for Kids

That Christmas Feeling
by Lili Wilkinson, illustrated by Amanda Francey
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What Do You Wish For?
by Jane Godwin, illustrated by Anna Walker
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John Williamson's Christmas in Australia
illustrated by Mitch Vane
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Christmas Wombat
by Jackie French, illustrated by Bruce Whatley
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Merry Christmas, Hugless Douglas
by David Melling
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Pig the Elf
by Aaron Blabey
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Listen in Story Box Library

Reindeer's Christmas Surprise
by Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Sue deGennaro
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Little Dog and the Christmas Wish
by Corinne Fenton and Robin Cowcher
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The Snow Puppy and other Christmas stories
by Jenny Dale
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One Christmas Wish
by Katherine Rundell
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Where is baby's Christmas present?
by Karen Katz
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That's not my Santa
by Fiona Watt, illustrated by Rachel Wells
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Dear Father Christmas
by Alan Durant
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Christmasaurus
by Tom Fletcher
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Search the library catalogue for more Christmas themed picture books and junior fiction.

Christmas Ideas

Find more ideas in the Library collections:

100 Christmas Things to Make and Do
by Fiona Watt [and five others]
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Homemade Christmas: Creating your own gifts, cards, decorations, and bakes
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Supercraft Christmas
by Sophie Pester & Catharina Bruns
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Search the library catalogue for more Christmas craft and decoration ideas.

Traditions and History of Christmas

Find out more in the Library collections:

The Book of Christmas
by Jane Struthers
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Christmas Around the World
Researched and compiled by Maria Hubert
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Christmas Curiosities: Odd, dark, and forgotten Christmas
by John Grossman
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Roland Harvey's Big Book of Christmas
by Roland Harvey
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Big Fat Christmas Book
by Terry Deary, illustrated by Martin Brown
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The Usborne Christmas Treasury
by Heather Amery
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Search the library catalogue for more books about Christmas traditions in our junior non-fiction and adult non-fiction collections.

Christmas Reads

Looking for a quick read to get you into the festive spirit? Check out some of these books available in our collections:

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
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A Christmas Message: A novel
by Anne Perry
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A Snow Country Christmas
by Linda Lael Miller
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Christmas at the Little Beach Street Bakery
by Jenny Colgan
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Christmas Caramel Murder
by Joanne Fluke
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Christmas Comes to Main Street
by Olivia Miles
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Christmas in Covent Garden
by Jules Wake
Read in BorrowBox

Deaths of December
by Susi Holliday
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A Gift from the Comfort Food Café
by Debbie Johnson
Read in BorrowBox

A Second Christmas Wish
by Kathryn Freeman
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Choir of Angels
by Debbie Macomber
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The Santa Society
by Kristine McCord
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A Season to Celebrate
by Fern Michaels, Kate Pearce, Donna Kauffman, and Priscilla Oliveras
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Season of Wonder
by RaeAnne Thayne
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The Rancher's Christmas Song
by RaeAnne Thayne
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The Christmas Stocking and other stories
by Katie Fforde
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The Christmas Trespassers
by Andrew J. Fenady
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Christmas at Tuppenny Corner
by Katie Flynn
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Thomas Kinkade's by Cape Light: A Christmas Secret
by Katherine Spencer
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Search the library catalogue for more Christmas Reads.