So what books did the DC all get for Christmas then - and do they like them??!

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Takver Thu 27-Dec-12 20:09:50

DD - 10
How to Draw Animals - massive hit, she has been drawing all day
The Lion Children - ditto, in spare time from drawing
Inkheart trilogy - yet to be tried but she liked the film so I think they will be a hit
A Dog so Small - she already had this one so we have to find a nice home for it

LifeofPo Thu 27-Dec-12 20:11:39

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CMOTDibbler Thu 27-Dec-12 20:12:26

Ds(6) - more Beast Quest books (estatic), audio books of 5 children and It (entranced), Tales of King Arthur (v impressed), and Stig of the Dump which he hasn't listened to yet

BieneMaja Thu 27-Dec-12 20:15:39

DD6 got complete Mr Men and Little Misses -loves them (had a. Few already but now has full sets...

Also got "complete Alice in Wonderland" set which seems good.

And "how to draw the mr men"

fuzzpig Thu 27-Dec-12 20:21:14

5yo DD was absolutely over the moon with a copy of The Lorax by Dr Seuss. She loves the film (as do I!) and now seems to love the book just as much!

Aww, stig of the dump... I loved that as a child! smile

3b1g Thu 27-Dec-12 20:23:29

DS1 got The Maze Runner series.
DS2 got Basher books by Dan Green.
DS3 got the Origami Yoda books and some Ninja Meerkat ones.
DD got some Cornelia Funke books for younger readers and Fetlocks Hall.

JingleJohnsJulie Fri 28-Dec-12 19:08:28

Dd8 got MOTD & the Cubs annuals and 3 diary of a wimpy kid books. Seemed really pleased but not seen him actually read them yet. Oh and he got Thomaina Miers cookbook, was thrilled.

dd5 got the snowman book, she likes it.

Haven really cut down on boos this Christmas as the seem to have hundreds.

nancy75 Fri 28-Dec-12 19:24:44

Dd7 got loads this Xmas, Tony Robinson badest kids in history & kings& queens, deadly 60, the worst witch, Emily windsnap and a funny one called worlds weirdest animals, she also got a couple by the person that writes those ladies detective agency books, but for kids, we are reading the first one of those and she loves it.

Waswondering Fri 28-Dec-12 19:27:48

Ds (9) is loving "Why is snot green?".

Dd (6) got the first Malory Towers but hasn't read it yet ...

DD (3.9) got Zog, Tiddler and Charlie Cook's Favourite Book. She has lots of other Julia Donaldson books so I was confident she'd like them. Actually, I think I loved Zog more than her!

She also got 10 new Mr Men books as we were given some by a work colleague and she liked them, plus they are nice and short! Mr Bounce?Mr Cherful sem to be the favourites so far. smile

MrsSham Fri 28-Dec-12 19:41:57

Lemony snickets full box set
Evolution
Engineers
Naughty Amelia Jane series
Two other box sets can't remember what though

JustPondering Fri 28-Dec-12 19:46:34

Ds who is 10 got:

A flight book which he loves.
Diary of a wimpy kid, the third wheel, which he loves and has almost finished reading.
Ratburger which he seems pleased with.
And Private peaceful and soldier dog which also seem to have gone down well.

ZZZenAgain Fri 28-Dec-12 19:47:19

just non fiction (cookbooks x 2, knitting book, sewing book, 2 art books, big thick book on dinosaurs, book with ideas for making cards, bulging box horrible science or whatever it is called, book on bubble writing, calligraphy book, children's encyclopedia)

Think that was it this year, less books than usual tbh although it sounds a lot when I list it. She'll get good use out of it all I think, usually does.

JingleJohnsJulie Fri 28-Dec-12 20:01:33

Am a bit envy over the lemony snicket. Can remember buying the first one for my dn when he was about the age of my DS and he loved it. Think it might be heading my DS' way on his birthday <if I'm lucky>.

MrsSham Fri 28-Dec-12 20:26:35

I got a great deal on all 13 on amazon well worth the buy I think, they will keep dd going for a very long time. I can't wait for her to begin them.

DS1 got Eragon, and 2 of the young Bond books

DS2 got the Top Gear Spotters Guide, and loves it. He also got the first two books in the astrosaurs series.

DD Got the first in the Roman Mysteries, and also A Horrible Histories set.

ItsaTIARA Fri 28-Dec-12 20:33:53

We've just finished reading all the Series of Unfortunate Events to the DCs for bedtime stories - all 6 months' worth. DH got the new Snicket for Christmas.

DD got a new Percy Jackson and a couple of Frank Cottrell Boyce. DS got the new Wimpy Kid and Guinness Book of Records, and they got a few annuals.

MoppingMummy Fri 28-Dec-12 20:50:00

Dd (9) got Ratburger by David Walliams - loves his books.

louisianablue2000 Fri 28-Dec-12 21:17:19

DD1 is 5 tomorrow, DD2 is 3, and DS is just 3 months. So far we've read the second Gaskitt Family book by Allen Ahlberg and are looking forward to the third. Just started The Stone Goblins by David Melling but DD2 not so keen at the moment. I've got a cold and have lost my voice so my reading style isn't the best just now, we'll see what they think when DH takes over tomorrow.

We've already got or have had from the Library: Mog's Christmas, Silly Suzy Goose, Borka, The Enormous Crocodile all of which we like.

They also got:

How the Weather Works (pop-up book)
Build your own castle/Pirate Ship (I got these, there is loads of factual stuff in them but also east to pop out shapes to construct a castle and figures to colour in and cut out so lots to do, there are more in the series which we might have to get)
Flower Fairies of the Spring/Summer/Winter (loved this when I was a child and now like that there are fairies of both sexes)
Collected Works for Children by Carol Ann Duffy (this is fab!)
Collected Works for Children by Ted Hughes
The Magic Faraway Tree Box Set (my cousin gave me DD1 this, we would swap box sets when we were kids and both loved EB)
DK Science Encyclopedia
the Wee book of Scottish Fairytales
2 books about London
Mrs Pepperpot Stories
A Little Book of Jesus Stories (from MIL, I'm an atheist, not sure it's entirely an appropriate gift for the child of an atheist but will fit into our collection of ancient myths)
See Under the Ground
Orchard Book of Roman Myths
Katie's book of Creepie Crawlies (Scots dialect book)
The Christmas Story (also MIL)
The Complete Beatrice Potter (absolutely gorgeous)
The Bedtime Book by Sandra Boynton (very good, love her stuff)

I come from a big and bookish family so Christmas always means lots of books.

JingleJohnsJulie Fri 28-Dec-12 21:47:04

Thank you. Will have a look on Amazon.

CandyCrush Fri 28-Dec-12 22:57:37

Mrs pepperpot! I'd forgotten about them... Amazon here I come...

Vicky13 Fri 28-Dec-12 23:16:59

DD11 got My Family and other animals, Tom sawyer, the Flambards books and Little House on the prairie. All from me, and all recommended by a previous MN thread. Thanks!

She also got a book about science by Richard Dawkins. Can't remember the name. Looks great though and she really likes it. She hasn't read any of them yet though - she's been going to bed too late.

Level3at6months Fri 28-Dec-12 23:23:58

DS (8) got The Guinness Book of Records, from which he keeps reading exceedingly non interesting snippets when I'm trying not to listen. He got a couple of Wimpy Kid ones, which he is very pleased with, and I bought him Olga da Polga, which we are both loving.

DS is 6, he got a Dirty Bertie book from FC. From family: Stig of the Dump, Clever Polly & the Stupid Wolf, The Queen's Nose.

Biggest hit so far has been a children's version of The Odyssey, which he loves because there's plenty of gore.

Oh and Guiness Book of Records which thankfully DH is interested in so I don't have to feign excitement about odd facts...

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