Gifts have been part of Christmas ever since the kings and shepherds brought presents for Jesus so why not give the best Christmas gift – a book?
Books make perfect presents
- They are thoughtful. Getting someone a book suggests you have thought about their interests and searched for something that would suit them.
- They can be educational. Research from The National Literacy Trust reveals that children who own books are 6 times more likely to read above expected levels and can be more empathetic.
- Good books last forever and can be enjoyed again and again.
- No accessories needed. A book doesn’t need chargers or batteries, it’s good to go straight away.
- There’s something for everyone. Anyone who “doesn’t like books” just hasn’t found the right one.
- Cost-effective. Books come in a range of prices and you can buy lots of presents from one place at one time.
Here are a few of our favourites for Christmas:
Matthew Cordell – Wolf in the Snow
Heart-warming wordless picture book of trust and friendship between a wolf pup and a little girl.
Pamela Butchart – There’s a Yeti in the Playground
The children are scared, they’ve been snowed in and there’s something hairy outside.
Dan Smith – Your Blood Will Run Cold
In this adventure for older primary and secondary pupils Zac’s plane crashes in Antarctica and he discovers a cold, dark nightmare.
Abi Elphinstone – Rumble Star
For young fantasy fans Rumble Star is the first of the Unmapped Chronicles.
Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet – Oh, Christmas Tree!
A rebellious tree has other plans and they don’t include wearing baubles!
Tom Fletcher – The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch
William and the Christmasaurus must work with the Winter Witch to save Christmas.