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Father Christmas and Me - Christmas bauble competition

Get into the festive spirit by winning a £30 National Book Tokens card and one of FOUR signed books!

Father Christmas and Me is the third book in bestselling Matt Haig’s Christmassy series, with enchanting illustrations by Chris Mould.

Following on from A Boy Called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas, in Father Christmas and Me, Amelia has now been adopted by Father Christmas and his new wife, Mary Christmas.

But it isn’t always easy for Amelia – growing up as a human in Elfhelm. For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs everyday – even in July – and when you fail all your toy-making tests. But when the jealous Easter Bunny and his rabbit army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it’s up to Amelia, her new family and the elves to keep Christmas alive.

Before it’s too late…


To celebrate the release of the latest book in this fantastic series, Canongate have a competition for school and libraries to run with their children. It is perfect for some festive fun.

How to enter

Decorate the bauble on the downloadable sheet and decorate it with anything you like. You can either send a hard copy of the sheet or scan all of your Chatterbooks member’s entries.
Canongate will pick the most beautifully Christmassy designs for our winner and three runners up.

The winner will a £30 book token as well as a signed copy of Father Christmas and Me. Three runners up will each receive a signed copy of Father Christmas and Me.

Please make sure the children’s name and your contact email are on the entries so that we can get in contact if they win.

You can send us the entries by email, to

Or by post, to

Kimberley Sheehan,
The Reading Agency,
60 Farringdon Road,

Terms and conditions

• The closing date for the competition is Friday 15 December 2017.
• The competition is open to UK residents only, and entrants must be aged 12 years or under.
• The judges’ decision is final.


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