Harper Collins really do have the best selection of books for kids, Have a look at their Christmas gifting page for a host of great book ideas.
They have given me the privilege of spreading a little joy this Christmas and choosing a avriety of blogger families to receive a book!
I just love this. There is no better gift.
So on to my Christmas gifting!
Birthday Boy-David Baddiel
Well, this book looks great fun. It’s all about a boy who wishes for a birthday every day. I am gifting this book to the wonderful gardening blogger Catherine at Growing Family because it is just PERFECT for her son. The main character has the right name, is the right age and well it could have been written just for him.
David Baddiel’s books are always really funny and he is one of my kids favourite authors.
Bad Dad – David Walliams
Chris at Thinly Spread has raised 4 real bookworms and her youngest is a big fan of David Walliams books ( I’ve yet to meet a kid who isn’t!) In Bad Dad, Frank and his Bad Dad Gilbert battle with a wicked crime boss and his evil henchmen. Funny and fantastic.
Paddington 2: The Story of the Movie
Oh my goodness, we just LOVED this movie. It is ever so funny and gave us all the warm fuzzies. It also has a great baddie! We laughed so much and I did shed a tear at the end. I am gifting this book to the lovely Maggy of Red Ted Art and her crew as I know they are big fans of Paddington.
Here We Are – Oliver Jeffers
Here we are is the latest book by the very wonderful heartwarming writer and illustrator Oliver Jeffers. It is inspired by his baby ‘s arrival in the world and is described as the perfect gift for welcoming children to the world How lovely. This has to go to Science Sparks blog writer Emma, her baby boy is the best smiler ever and I know this will make him beam.
Toto – Michael Morpurgo
The Wizard of Oz is a book we have long adored! Toto is a fabulous retelling of the story from Toto’s perspective. I am gifting this to the lovely Amanda of the Ana Mum Diary. I’m sure her little girl would love a pair of glittery red shoes just like Dorothy and she has a lovely little dog a bit like Toto! Written by the awesome Michael Morpurgo this hardcover edition has stunning full-colour illustrations by Emma Chichester-Clark.
Skulduggery Pleasant 1 – Derek Landy
OOh, this book I am gifting to Cass at Diary of a Frugal Family. I think her 11- year old son will just love this! Spooky – and a great series to get stuck into! These books are all about humour, magic and adventure”
Geek Girl 1 – Holly Smale
Ah, Geek Girl – this is the bestselling series of the delightfully awkward, accidentally fashionable, fantastically funny and fact-obsessed Harriet Manners on her journey from geekdom to stardom. Th perfect teen/tween book. This one is going to L, Penny form ParentShaped daughter because I think it’ll make her chuckle!
Sunk! – Rob Biddulph
Sunk is a story-picture book for adventure lovers. It is about Penguin Blue and his swashbuckling friends. A beautiful sequel to Blown Away. ! This book is heading over to little H whose mummy Kirsty blogs at The Mummysphere they are an adventure loving family!
Kevin – Rob Biddulph
Oh, Kevin is a beautiful book. It is all about Kevin, Sid’s imaginary friend and it’s really rather lovely – imaginary friends have feelings too! A really heart-melting rhyming tale of friendship and kindness and doing the right thing. This book is making its way to V who is 3 and whose mum Cat blogs at Yellow Days
Bing’s Christmas Wish
Bing’s Christmas Wish is based on the must loved CBeebies show.
This sweet little book is being gifted to The Olivers Madhouse whose littlest member will just love it!
Boogie Bear – David Walliams
BOOGIE BEAR is all about a big, furry polar bear who lives at the North Pole. Shes just and polar bear, she spends her days happily swimming, fishing, eating and wandering around, just like bears do. But oops things are about to go a bit wrong. One day she nods off and finds herself far from home. A funny and heartwarming book from David Walliams with brilliant illustrations. This book is destined for Sarah at Boo Roo and Tigger too – she has a family of book lovers. Littlest is just 2 and I think she will just adore this book!
The Grotlyn – Benji Davies
A stunningly illustrated picture book full of mystery and suspense with great rhyme throughout. Lucy at LishConcepts has 2 lovely little girls who would adore this fabulous book.
HarperCollins will be sending out my choice of book to each of the bloggers I have highlighted
Wow, what a lot of wonderful books! I hope all my blogger friends and their children enjoy them. Reading rocks.
Do check out Harper Collins book gift guides for more inspiration
Huge thanks to Harper Collins