Luke and Eva’s Christmas Book Bundles

Santa gets the bulk of my children’s Christmas presents, this year a Google Nexus 7 and X Box are the main items in demand, but there is always a big book bundle from us to balance out the gadgetry.  This year I have economised “slightly” by including some books I have requested from the Amazon Vine Review Programme and have, as usual, focused more on non-fiction for 12 year old Luke but judicious spending of Tesco Clubcard vouchers and converting Nectar points into Amazon vouchers has ensured a bumper book bonanza.

Nine year old bibliophile Eva should relish the following -

White Dolphin

Fire Spell

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Third Wheel

Back to Blackbrick

She is currently half way through the Harry Potter series so I think she will enjoy the next part of the bundle….

The Hogwarts Library Boxed Set

and of course Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a couple of annuals…

Moshi Monsters Official Annual 2013 - Moshi Monsters

If I thought Rainbow Fairies were addictive, then I was very, very wrong…these little things bring out the hoarder in my daughter.  Unfortunately I have passed on the hoarding gene!

Of course, since we are up to date on everything published by Jacqueline Wilson, we have to include the Jacqueline Wilson annual while we await publication of her next book, Queenie, which is due out February 2013.

Jacqueline Wilson Annual 2013

Meanwhile, Luke will hopefully enjoy a mix of fiction and non-fiction including

Black Arts: The Books of Pandemonium


Black Arts looks like something I’ll enjoy too as it is set in Elizabethan times and involves sorcery and time travel (the Time Riders series is one of Luke’s favourites) and we both like a well told post-apocalyptic tale so Earthfall ticks all the right boxes too.

Meanwhile in non-fiction we have

The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

(Special Forces - the Ultimate Guide to Survival) By Robert Stirling (Author) Paperback on (Oct , 2011)

I think I am more likely to snaffle the Science book rather than the soldier one!

And of course some annuals too…

Angry Birds Annual 2013 (Annuals 2013)

Doctor Who Official Annual 2013

Whilst I have a very basic knowledge of Angry Birds, apart from the marauding magpies who clomp all over our roof every morning at a ridiculously early hour,  we are all big fans of the Doctor and will be glued to the screen for the Christmas special.

So, I’d better get the wrapping paper out!  This year, Bry and I are not giving each other presents as we don’t really need anything but the best present of all is seeing the looks of excitement on the children’s faces on Christmas Morning…and I do love a bit of corny Christmas crooning.

Do you love giving books to others at Christmas?  That reminds me, I must get my thinking cap  on and sort out my usual book hamper as part of my Mother In Law’s present – the only provisos are no sex, no profane language and no hardbacks – I love a challenge! :-)

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  1. Colleen says:

    I like to give books at Christmas especially to my young niece and nephew. Actually my nephew is getting the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid too and some of the HP books – he just started the series.

  2. Joanne says:

    Like your son, mine prefers non fiction so he’s getting the Guinness Book of World Records, and the Horrible Histories annual. I have also got him a children’s book of Greek myths, which is more of a risk, but I’m hoping he’ll like it. For my sister I’ve bought Christmas At Cold Comfort Farm. I love choosing books as presents.

  3. admin says:

    Thanks for reminding me, Joanne – we usually get the Guinness Book of World Records too. I remember childhood Christmas Days browsing it and announcing weird and wonderful facts to my parents and grandparents (who probably weren’t remotely interested …but it kept me occupied!)

  4. admin says:

    Thanks for commenting, Colleen. Ours have loved the Wimpy Kid series and are now also into the Tom Gates series which is similar (I get them from the library, it works out cheaper!). I hope your nephew enjoys HP, my son avoids them like the plague as he dislikes fantasy but my daughter loves them. There’s a little gang of HP fans in her class at school. :-)

  5. Lindsay says:

    These are lovely selections Treez and they are very lucky to have a clued up mum who is putting together these wonderful pressies!

  6. admin says:

    Lindsay, I just love another excuse to acquire even more books! ;-)

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