Our Top 12 Books to Gift Your Kids This Christmas The Best Books to Give Your Kids This Christmas! The best new and classic children’s books to gift your child this Christmas are here! Thinking back to your childhood, some of your fondest memories would have revolved around books. Whether you’re searching for a book to read to your baby or looking to foster the love of reading in an older child, the right book can enrich the lives of all children and leave life-long impressions. With a little thought, a book gifted to a child at Christmas can become a memory they carry with them for life. Read on to find a book that will enchant your child this Christmas! Books for Baby (Ages 0-2) My First Book of Patterns by Bobby and June George Vividly coloured and full of beautiful patterns, your baby will love the colours and textures in this stunning new book. It’s all specially designed to help engage the artistic, mathematical, and linguistic parts of every young child’s mind. Recommended for babies aged 0 – 3. Cats by Dr John Hutton Get a jump start on literacy with this fun book about cats of all shapes, colours, and sizes! Recommended for babies aged 0 – 3. Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell This book might be 30 years old, but it has aged wonderfully. A full-blown classic, Dear Zoo will enchant every child. Recommended for children aged 0 – 3. Little Owl’s Egg by Deb Gliori When Little Owl’s mum lays an egg, he is far from happy. His mummy doesn’t need a new baby – HE’s her baby! Then, he starts to think about what it would be like if it weren’t a baby owl in the egg after all – what if it was a baby penguin? Or a crocodile? Or.. a dragon!? Recommended for children two years and over. Books for Toddlers (Ages 2 -4) Good Night, Baby Moon by Jane Cabrera Explore the world of opposites in this magical book, with bold creatures and the excitement of discovering what lies under the flaps. Recommended for children aged 2 – 5. Busting by Aaron Blabey Ever been busting for the loo? Aaron Blabey tells the tale of Lou with his trademark quirk and outrageous humour that’s sure to appeal to toddlers and children of all ages. Recommended for children aged 3 and over. The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson Join Julia Donaldson on another delightful rhyming romp with this jaunty animal fable. Recommended for children aged 3 and over. Looking for Yesterday by Alison Jay A magical story about a boy who’s granddad helps him to embrace his memories of the past, but also look forward to future adventures. This tale offers your child beautiful new words and ideas and a delightful insight into memories. Recommended for children aged 3 and over. Books for Primary School Aged Kids (Ages 4 – 12) It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk by Josh Funk Jack is most certainly not a fan of the bossy narrator of his fairy tale, and so when the story dictates his next move, Jack decides to take matters into his own hands. He will not climb a beanstalk and become a thief. Instead, he’s the master of his own story. You’ll never guess what happens next in this hilarious, magical romp full of fantastic fairy tale creatures for kids to find. Recommended for children aged 4 to 8. Charlie and Mouse by Laurel Snyder Imaginative and funny, this book paints a lively picture of childhood and what it’s like to have a brother. Recommended for children aged 6 to 9 who aren’t quite ready for chapter books. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate Red is an oak tree many rings old, who is also the neighbourhood wish tree. People write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red’s branches, hoping for them to come true. Along with Bongo the crow and a host of other animal friends, Red watches over the entire neighbourhood. What happens when a new family moves in and threatens to upset Red’s wonderful community? A beautiful story full of poignant metaphor about inclusion, friendship, dreams and tolerance. Recommended for children aged 8 to 12. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K Rowling, the Illustrated Version The original story of Harry Potter in his third year of Hogwarts, accompanied by Jim Key’s astounding illustrations. A must for every child’s library. Recommended for children aged 9 and over. You can find a range of Harry Potter merchandise at BookGeek. For a huge range of kids books titles we love The Book Depository. About the Author Kristena Lowry is a former English Teacher and book shop sales assistant. When she’s not reading or collecting books, she can be found chasing after her two small book readers, and indulging her passion project, BookGeek, an online shop for all things bookish.