Need More Book Suggestions for Christmas? Here’s Three!

When choosing Christmas presents for children, it doesn’t matter what age they are, you’ll never go wrong with books, whether they are picture books, stories, or any kind that they are interested in like sports or trains.

We’ve managed to tick off some of little T’s Christmas presents, but hey, a little girl can never have enough books right?  As part of the Brit Mums and Penguin Random House Children’s Book Christmas Challenge, we were sent the following books to share with you guys:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down – Jeff Kinney

T enjoyed the first book and found it really funny, so this one is definitely going on her collection.

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The pressure’s really pilling up on Greg Heffley.  His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his ‘creative side’.  As if that’s not scary enough, Halloween’s just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle.

When Greg discovers a bag of gumy worms, it sparks an idea.  Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie … and will he become rich and famous in the process?  Or will doubling down on his plan just double Greg’s troubles?

T loves animals and wants to learn how to ride a horse, although I have no idea how she’ll manage to squeeze that in.  She’s doing too much already, what with ballet, gymnastics and swimming.  For now, she’ll have to content herself with reading about horses.

The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop – Clare Balding
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Charlie Bass is a horse-mad ten-year-old who dreams of owning her own pony.  So when she accidentally manages to buy a racehorse, Charlie is thrilled.  The horse she buys, Noble Warrior, looks the part: strong, fit and healthy.  There’s just one problem – he won’t gallop.  In fact, he won’t even leave his stable without his best friend, a naughty palomino pony called Percy.

Charlie is convinved that Noble Warrior has what it takes to be a champion.  But can she prove it?  Derby Day is fast approaching and only a win can save the family farm from being possessed.  The stakes couldn’t be higher for the Basses.  Can Charlie turn her chaotic family into a top training team?  Can Noble Warrior overcome his nerves?  Will Percy the pony ever stop farting?

The last book is a bit too old for T, so she wants to give it to an older girl who used to be in her Primary school.  She misses her a lot.  This girl was so sweet and kind to her especially when she was in reception.  Last year, T played little Alice and the other girl played big Alice.  I think S will definitely enjoy the next book.

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Girl Online: Going Solo – Zoe Sugg AKA Zoella

Penny’s life is back to normal.  As Penny starts the school year she’s ready to face the world – alone.  Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early and no one including Penny, knows where he is.  So when she accepts Megan’s invitation to visit her performing arts school, it seems like an opportunity to make some new friends.  Helping someone else seems to be the right remedy.  Elliot needs her friendship more than ever, and she meets Posey – struggling with stage fright and in need of support.  But is charming Scottish Boy Callum the right kind of distraction?  And can Penny truly move on when Noah’s shadow seems to haunt her round every corner?

What about you?

Have you ticked off your Christmas shopping list already?

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34 Comments

    • T has a few of David Walliams too and of course Roald Dahl, she loved Matilda! We all enjoyed the show 😉

    • Nope I don’t 😉 Like I mentioned on the post, these books are PR SAMPLES, not my choices, definitely not my daughter’s. And we plan to give “Girl Online” to someone way older than my daughter, or I could keep it and read it for myself to see what the hype is all about 😉

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