Christmas Gift Guide – Books for 7-11

In this gift guide for 7-11 year-olds we try to find new books to match to the newly independent readers in your family…

Love Dahl and Walliams?

What about trying some of these festive funnies:
The Accidental Father Christmas
Top Elf

Fans of series fiction like Rainbow Magic and Beast Quest?

Now they are in the habit of reading why not move them on to classic series to broaden their reading experience:
Worst Witch pack
Captain Underpants pack
Clarice Bean pack

Wannabe vlogger or YouTuber in your midst?

Hone their talent with:
Let’s Vlog pack
And discover Zach King’s amazing new graphic novel!

Harry Potter fan looking for the next fantasy fix?

Cressida Cowell’s new series could be for them…
Or The Chronicles of Narnia are an evergreen classic for a very good reason.
Or this 30 year old Welsh classic could be the perfect wintry read.

Spy in the making?

Get them kitted up with the Secret agent briefcase and then get them reading the brilliant Alex Rider series.

Love The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe?

If the magical world of Narnia has already delighted them, then there is lots to enjoy in this There May Be A Castle from the award-winning Piers Torday.
Or if they are ready to move on (11+) then now might be the time to introduce them to the superlative His Dark Materials trilogy

Looking for a heart-warming hug of a read to kickstart your young reader’s festive spirit?

These two festive treats from author Matt Haig could do the trick!
The Girl Who Saved Christmas
A Boy Called Christmas

Mini Bear Grylls or Ray Mears in the family?

These might thrill them from the safety of the sofa:
Bear Grylls
Jurassic Survival Guide

Gamer in your midst?

Don’t give up on them as readers, just feed their interest with these brilliant options:
Game On!

Alex Rider or James Bond fan?

Our product team reckon they might like this thrilling tale of 3 kids on the run:

Teen reader/sleuth looking for authors at the top of their game?

You can’t go wrong with these 3:
Mistletoe and Murder
The Midnight Peacock
Ruby Redfort

Disagree with this list or have ones you’d like to add? Why not join the #GiveABook conversation on social media and tell us which children’s book and why you love to give and you could win a £50 book donation for your nursery or school. Find out more here.

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