Books are always the best gift for anyone. If you’re stuck for somebody’s present there will be a whole shelf of books to choose from that they will thoroughly enjoy. Reading has always been very important to us as a family and right from the start books have been present in the girl’s lives. As babies, they had fabric books and as they have grown, so has their passion for reading – something I am keen to continue to encourage. I make sure they always have a choice of books of all different types to choose from and encourage them to read at every possible moment.
Harper Collins sent through a collection of their top books for children and asked the girls to make a video including their thoughts on each book which you can watch below…like most 9-year-olds my two want to have their own YouTube channel which I shall be setting up over the Christmas holidays for them but in the meantime, you can watch their first work on my YouTube channel.
Books for children
I think you will agree that there are some fantastic titles which are sure to intrigue even the less focused children by pulling them into some great stories and taking them on an unforgettable journey. I must admit, I shall be dipping into some of them myself!
Here is a handy list of the 2017 best-selling books for children included in the box, all of which you can find on the Harper Collins website and all of the best bookshops.
Books for under 5s
Bing’s Christmas Wish – Amanda Hepworth
Kevin – Rob Biddulph
Sunk – Rob Biddulph
Boogie Bear – David Walliams
Here we are – Oliver Jeffers
Books for children 5 – 7
The Grotlyn – Benji Davies
Books for children 8 – 12
Geek Girl – All Wrapped Up – Holly Smale
Toto – Michael Morpurgo
Paddington 2 – Anna Wilson
Skulduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy
Birthday Boy – David Baddiel
Bad Boy – David Walliams
Here are our other children’s book reviews as we’d thoroughly recommend any of these too.
Disclosure – We were sent a box of books for the purpose of this post, all opinions are our own.