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Recommended Gift Books for Christmas 2017

 Recommended Gift Books for Christmas
5+ readers


The Bad Mood and the Stick by Lemony Snicket

Richard Scarry's Best Treasury Ever by Richard Scarry

The Happy Christmas by Jenny Colgan

Father Christmas Heard a Parp by Olaf Falafel

Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa by Valerie Thomas

We Travel So Far by Laura Knowles

A Thousand Billion Things (and Some Sheep) by Loic Clement

Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle by Julia Donaldson

One Christmas Wish by Katherine Rundell

Clare and her Captain by Michael Morpurgo

William Bee's Wonderful World of Trains, Boats and Planes by William Bee

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp

The Barefoot Book of Children by Tessa Strickland, Kate DePalma

Billy and the Minpins by Roald Dahl

Storm Whale by Sarah Brennan


7+ readers


The Lion and the Unicorn and Other Hairy Tales by Jane Ray

Three Cheers for Women! By Marcia Williams

Bad Dad by David Walliams

Father Christmas's Fake Beard by Terry Pratchett

The Creakers by Tom Fletcher

Coder Academy Are you ready for the challenge? By Sean McManus

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Jingle Bells! By Tracey Corderoy

National Theatre: Play in a Box by National Theatre

Greatest Magical Stories, chosen by Michael Morpurgo by Michael Morpurgo

The Royal Rabbits of London: Escape From the Tower by Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore

A World Full of Animal Stories by Angela Mcallister

This Cookbook is Gross by Susanna Tee

The Racehorse Who Disappeared by Clare Balding

Optical Illusions by Gianni Sarcone, Marie-Jo Waeber

The Nutcracker by Jessica Courtney-Tickle

A Kitten Called Holly by Helen Peters

The Greatest Magician in the World by Matt Edmondson

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

Egyptomania by Emma Giuliani, Carole Saturno

The Accidental Father Christmas by Tom McLaughlin

The Storm Dog by Holly Webb

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Toto by Michael Morpurgo


9+ readers


A World of Cities by Lily Murray

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney

Magnificent Birds by Narisa Togo

Good Dog McTavish by Meg Rosoff

Norse Myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland

The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris

Scientist Academy by Steve Martin

Dork Diaries: Crush Catastrophe by Rachel Renee Russell
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
Matt Millz by Harry Hill
The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders

Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig
Laugh Out Loud by James Patterson
The Dollmaker of Krakow by R. M. Romero
Colin Furze: This Book Isn't Safe! By Colin Furze
Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony by Chris Riddell
Killing Ground by Tom Palmer
The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship byPhilip Pullman


11+ readers


This is Not Another Maths Book by Anna Weltman

Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
Illegal by Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One by Philip Pullman

Birthday Boy by David Baddiel

Return to the Jungle by Bear Grylls
Kick by Mitch Johnson
A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge