Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair 2022 – New Books on the Shelves – #Childrens – The Christmas Bird and Sir Chocolate and the Missing Christmas Harp by Robbie Cheadle

Welcome to the Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair with a selection of books from personally recommended authors on my bookshelf I believe will make wonderful gifts for friends, family and for you.

First a lovely Christmas story for children from Robbie Cheadle, the perfect gift for 8-12 year olds who love to read. The Christmas Bird… available on Kindle Unlimited but also for sale.

About the story.

The Deanne family is having a difficult time financially. Mr. Deanne’s business has failed and there is no money for Christmas presents and other luxuries. The family’s undernourished dogs discover a bird’s nest on Christmas Day and attack and kill the chicks. All except one tiny ball of fluff with luminous bright eyes like drops of oil. The baby bird is in shock, but the four Deanne girls try to save it. Will the Christmas Bird survive?

One of the early reviews for the book

D.L. Finn 4.0 out of 5 stars I love how the family took in this tiny chick. Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2022

The Deanne family was short on funds at Christmas time. They made the best of it until their hungry dogs found a bird’s nest and ate all but one baby chick. The family rescued the baby chick and set out to save it. I love the family’s selflessness as they put the bird’s needs above theirs. It was a good lesson that giving of yourself is much more important than material possessions. This heartwarming story is perfect for sharing with a child or for beginning readers 

Head over to read the reviews and download the book: Amazon US –  And: Amazon UK

Also for fans of the Sir Chocolate Series of books Sir Chocolate and the Missing Christmas Harp by Robbie and her son Michael. What a talented writing collaboration. This book is also available on Kindle Unlimited or for sale.

About the book

The Christmas Fairy’s harp has gone missing. Without it, the parents and children won’t sleep on Christmas Eve and Santa can’t deliver Christmas presents. Can Sir Chocolate help Santa find the missing harp and save Christmas?

Includes five fun related limericks and five Christmas themed creative activities and recipes that caregivers can make with small children.

Download the book: Amazon USAnd: Amazon UK

A selection of other books  by Robbie and Michael Cheadle and as Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Read the reviews and Buy the books :Amazon US And: Amazon UK – Follow Robbie : Goodreads – blog: Robbie’s Inspiration- Twitter: @bakeandwrite

Robbie Cheadle

About Robbie Cheadle

Robbie Cheadle is a South African children’s author and poet with eleven children’s books and two poetry books.

The eight Sir Chocolate children’s picture books, co-authored by Robbie and Michael Cheadle, are written in sweet, short rhymes which are easy for young children to follow and are illustrated with pictures of delicious cakes and cake decorations. Each book also includes simple recipes or biscuit art directions which children can make under adult supervision.

Robbie and Michael have also written Haunted Halloween Holiday, a delightful fantasy story for children aged 5 to 9. Count Sugular and his family hire a caravan to attend a Halloween party at the Haunted House in Ghost Valley. This story is beautifully illustrated with Robbie’s fondant and cake art creations.

Robbie has also published two books for older children which incorporate recipes that are relevant to the storylines.

Robbie has two adult novels in the paranormal historical and supernatural fantasy genres published under the name Roberta Eaton Cheadle. She also has short stories, in the horror and paranormal genre, and poems included in several anthologies.

Robbie Cheadle contributes two monthly posts to, namely, Growing Bookworms, a series providing advice to caregivers on how to encourage children to read and write, and Treasuring Poetry, a series aimed at introducing poetry lovers to new poets and poetry books.

In addition, Roberta Eaton Cheadle contributes one monthly post to called Dark Origins: African Myths and Legends which shares information about the cultures, myths and legends of the indigenous people of southern Africa.


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books.


119 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair 2022 – New Books on the Shelves – #Childrens – The Christmas Bird and Sir Chocolate and the Missing Christmas Harp by Robbie Cheadle

  1. Lovely to see Robbie here today, Sally, and now I want to know if the Christmas Bird survives, too! (Is that a hoopoe, by any chance?)

    Best wishes for lots of Christmas time sales, Robbie, and thanks for sharing, Sally!

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  3. Reblogged this on Robbie's inspiration and commented:
    Thank you to Sally Cronin from Smorgasbord blog for this beautiful post about Michael and my two new books, The Christmas Bird and Sir Chocolate and the Missing Christmas Harp. Smorgasbord is a beautiful magazine-styled blog with lots of interesting articles about books, health, music and many other exciting topics.

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  4. It’s great to learn more about The Christmas Bird – sounds like a perfect holiday story with a good message. And congratulations to Robbie and Michael with their Sir Chocolate book!

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  5. Robbie and Michael create such delightful books! Their Sir Chocolate series is a true smile maker. The Christmas Bird is a touching tale that draws one right into the lives of a caring family. (no spoiler alerts here).

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  6. Tweeted this. Thanks for featuring Robbie and Michael. I have not been around much and need to do some catching up but at the moment it is not really possible. Greetings to you all. Jane x

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