For some reason, books seem to have a bad reputation when it comes to Christmas presents for kids. And we genuinely have no idea why, because all the evidence we’ve seen has been kids’ excited little faces as they unwrap the latest Jeff Kinney or David Walliams book, and begging to read it that night (even though they can usually only keep their eyes open for 30 seconds after all the excitement of Christmas day).
There are so many amazing children’s authors writing at the moment – Tom Fletcher, Jacqueline Wilson, Liz Pichon, Julia Donaldson, Rick Riordan, David Walliams and Jeff Kinney, to name a few! – and this year is extra special because we’ve seen none other than J. K. Rowling and Beatrix Potter return to our shelves with brand new stories.
So we don’t want to hear anymore nonsense about books being stuffed down at the bottom of stockings or hiding at the back of the present pile, because there are plenty of kids’ books out this year to get your little one excited. Browse some of our recommendations below to find your child’s favourite author.