Christmas Gifts 2021: Best children’s books to buy for kids of all ages

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From magical Christmas adventures to magical stories, there are many great books for children this Christmas.

We’ve dug through a few of the best to give you a guide to what gifts to buy for the kids in your life.

For the younger ones, there are picture books like Who Are You? and Three Little Monkeys At Christmas, decorated with beautiful illustrations by Quention Blake.

For the slightly older bookworms, there’s the hilarious anthology The Christmas Carrolls, as well as a captivating time-travel winter tale.

And for near-adult readers, there are two enthralling fantasy novels, along with an inspiring tale of an unlikely superhero.

0-4 years old

The Planet In A Pickle Jar by Martin Stanev

Grandma is hiding her magic power

Visiting her was strange and dull until she went missing and the children realized the miracle she had kept in her home.

A beautiful, original picture book about appreciating our world and each other.

Buy it for £12.99 (Flying Eye)

Three Little Monkeys At Christmas by Quentin Blake and Emma Chichester Clark

Monkey business

When Hilda Snibbs brings three mischievous monkeys to stay with Uncle Gilbert for Christmas, chaos ensues but all is forgiven when the monkeys commit an art heist.

A gorgeous picture book full of quirky, festive humour.

Buy it for £12.99 (HarperCollins)

Who are you? by Smriti Halls and Ali Pye

Celebration of uniqueness

Choose the pictures you like the most!

A fun, rhyming, colorful celebration of all the things – traits, families, and favorites – that make us unique.

Buy it for £6.99 (HarperCollins)

5-8 years old

Count by Melvin Burgess, illustrated by Chris Mold

Bragging has consequences…

Brandon always brags but what happens when he brags that he can count to ten million?

As the numbers grow, furious teachers give way to raving fans, until the numbers take over!

A funny, gripping story about celebrity pitfalls and the importance of staying true to yourself.

Buy it for £6.99 (Andersen)

The Christmas Carrolls by Mel Taylor-Bessent, illustrated by Selom Sunu

Happy festival

Holly’s Christmas-loving family has a year-round festival. But when the Carrolls moved into a new home, Holly found it difficult to cheer.

Should she tone down the Christmas spirit to blend in with the crowds or will she save the day by embracing it to the fullest?

Hilariously goofy, this super seasonal debut will have readers chuckle.

Buy it for £7.99 (HarperCollins)

A Night At The Frost Fair by Emma Carroll, illustrated by Sam Usher

A trip through time

When Maya’s grandmother gives her a disappointing gift, Maya is surprised to be sent back to Georgian London for an icy adventure on the frozen Thames.

A story about a fragile, compelling time, full of evocative and mesmerizing images.

Buy it for £10.99 (Simon And Schuster)

9-12 years old

The Girl Who Talks to the Tree by Natasha Farrant, illustrated by Lydia Corry

If trees could talk

Olive is shy and quiet but when her beloved oak tree is threatened, the seven trees share their secret stories with her and send home with courage and wisdom to protect it.

A wonderful collection of linked fairy tales, with exquisite, vibrant illustrations and fascinating facts.

Buy it for £12.99 (Zephyr)

Wolfstongue by Sam Thompson, illustrated by Anna Tromop

The power of words

Silas finds it difficult to speak, especially when he is bullied at school. However, when saving an injured wolf, he becomes embroiled in a fight against foxes that use language as a weapon.

Can Silas find his voice to help his friends and become Wolfstongue?

A wonderful fantasy about the power of words and the relationship between the human and animal worlds.

Buy it for £8.99 (Island)

Stuntman, In The Meantime by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Raúl the Third

Can Stuntboy save the day?

Portico Reeves is constantly attacked by his mean childish nemesis but his alter ego, Stuntboy, uses his powers to keep everyone safe, especially his parents and two best friends. your best.

But can anyone save Stuntboy? A heartwarmingly humorous look at how an unusual boy sees his world.

Buy it for £7.99 (Knights Of Media)

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