Countdown to Christmas with the Pickatale Advent Calendar – read our magical Santa story!

Deck the halls with books and Pickatale! We’ve teamed up with one of our favourite authors to create a magical Christmas story advent calendar for grown-ups and children to cherish together throughout the festive season!

Every day in December, we’ll reveal a brand-new chapter from our epic Christmas adventure story: Santa and the Race Against Time by Iben Akerlie. Better yet, we’re offering everyone who signs up to the app in December a super-special festive treat – a 30-day FREE trial when you subscribe to Pickatale here!

Kicking-off on Tuesday December 1st, kids can tap into the Pickatale app to read the first chapter of our magical Christmas tale. We’ll be releasing a brand-new chapter every day with the final – and crucial – ending going live on Christmas Eve!

The entire Advent Calendar book will then be made available to read as one complete book on December 25th! Sign-up here to read our magical Advent Calendar Christmas story. Packed with amazing illustrations and beautiful pictures, Santa and the Race Against Time is an exclusive festive story, just for Pickatale readers!

On Christmas Eve, Santa discovers that his enchanted time portal is broken! Without it, he’ll never be able to deliver gifts to all the children in the world! With the help of his elves, Santa must embark on an adventure like never before – will he be able to save Christmas before it’s too late? There’s only one way to find out…



Discover the joy of reading this Christmas with Pickatale. Our digital library of 1,700+ kids’ books is a great way to introduce young readers to the world of words – and to make reading a fun and happy experience! Browse our reading app and discover books from Biff, Chip and Kipper, Disney, Marvel, Ripley’s Readers, Star Wars, Bedtime stories, audiobooks, awesome non-fiction, quizzes and so much more. Try Pickatale for free here.

Are you a teacher? We’ve recently launched a brand-new reading tool for classrooms and students called Pickatale for Schools. It is completely FREE for teachers to use! Find out more here.