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

(51 Posts)
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
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...

TheElfOnThePanopticon Sat 29-Dec-12 23:23:39

DD (6) got Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Faraway Tree, The Ha Ha Bonk Book and the Usborne Book of Greek Myths.

DS (3) got The Highway Rat and Tabby McTat.

GrumpySod Sun 30-Dec-12 12:03:54

Most of the Wimpy Kid series. Lots of squabbling over them.

fuzzpig Sun 30-Dec-12 14:39:15

Gave DSD (14) 7 books for Xmas - she is most excited about the hunger games trilogy, but is also pleased about the woman in black (also gave her the DVD) and 'annexed' which is a novel all about 'the boy who loved Anne Frank' (she read the diary a couple of years ago and was captivated).

Also gave her Witch Child by Celia Rees and Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce (she likes twilight) but I don't expect they'll get a look in until much later in the year!

fuzzpig Sun 30-Dec-12 14:39:45

OMG elf! The ha ha bonk book! That brings back memories smile

ebersneezer Sun 30-Dec-12 23:04:00

I downloaded a few Henderson's Boys for my 11 year old, he loves them.

PolkadotCircus Mon 31-Dec-12 11:26:45

Dtwin s 9-Helen Moss box set,The Factory Made Boy,new Chitty,Chitty,Bang Bang book and new ruby Redfort book.

Dtwin s 9-Horrible Geography box set,The Curious Boy's Book of Adventure,Klutz Foam Planes and yet another Lego book.

Dd 8 Xmas and bday-Princess Poppy box set,Gobolino The Witch's Cat, The Chocolate Dog, Klutz Cootie Catcher book, My Super Sister, Daisy and the Trouble With Coconuts,Lets Draw Cute Animals,Far Away Tree box set,The Snow Bear and Rumer Godden anthology.

DS (9)
- The Origami Yoda books
- 6 ORT Time Chronicles books
- 10 Jack Stalwart books
- See Inside How Things Work
- Quest of the Gods books 1 - 5 (he asked for these as he saw the TV adverts for them)
- 6 Clone Wars graphic novels
- set of 6 BBC Dr Who novels (from family)
- Children's Oxford Encylopedia (from family)
plus a couple of annuals

so far he's only read the Clone Wars and Jack Stalwart books and the annuals.

DD (6)
- Disney Fairies early chapter books box set
- See Inside Fairyland
- The Usborne Book of Art
- The Usborne Pocket Artist
- Usborne Drawing Doodling and Colouring for Girls (her favourite so far)
plus a couple of annuals

She's only read the fairyland and her annuals so far.

iseetinselandtantrums Wed 02-Jan-13 19:18:21

DS 8 received

Lemony Snicket - first one (not read any so both of us looking forward to that)
How to train your dragon 3 set - liking the first one very much and caught the film over Christmas
Horrible history of York & HH annual - both great for dipping in and out
Genius ideas of Tom somebody (fiction) - not yet started

FeelingGreen Wed 02-Jan-13 19:29:29

Ds (2) got heaps of books, favourites so far have been: Father Christmas needs a wee, Mog's christmas, and Pip and Posy and the Snowy Day. My favourite new discovery is one was given someone else: This is not my hat (by jon klassen - not sure if spelt name quite right though, book is in his room and he's asleep)
He also got a set of 16 peppa pig books from a relative which I have to read to him again and again and again...

DuchessofMalfi Sat 05-Jan-13 17:11:06

DD (6) got her first Jacqueline Wilson - Four Children and It. We started reading it together at bedtime straight away. Loving it so far, and then we'll move onto the original E Nesbit story Five Children and It later on.

DS (3) got a big encyclopaedia book of dinosaurs, which he can't get enough of. He loves it.

Tgger Sat 05-Jan-13 22:39:12

Ha ha bonk book is quality grin. DS (6) reads it all the time smile.

DS got a couple of Dirty Berties, a couple of Horrid Henry's, Usborne book of Greek Myths- has impressed me by reading some of already (some of those Greek gods have impossible names to pronounce though, well for me!), Flat Stanley in Space and many more.......

DD (4) got Elmer and Wilbur, Superworm, Pumpkin Soup and many more...

I got James Corden autobiography- v good! Janine Winterson "Why be happy when you could be normal", also excellent and lots more!

Tgger Sat 05-Jan-13 22:39:12

>>>> Usborne book of Greek Myths- has impressed me by reading some of already (some of those Greek gods have impossible names to pronounce though, well for me!), <<<<

DS's Greek myths book has the pronunciations in the back, so have a look. wink

Tgger Sun 06-Jan-13 17:05:34

Oo, thanks for the tip. I had a quick look and whilst there is some info on the names there is no pronunciation guide... boo!


That's a shame. DS has the previous version of this, but maybe your DS's is for older children so they're not thought necessary.

Tgger Sun 06-Jan-13 19:14:27

This is DS's one

Never mind the older children, what about the parents (ie me!).

Ah, its a 'quicklinks' book: it says in the description "With a pronunciation guide to Greek names on the Usborne Quicklinks website."

At the top of the main page hover over the 'Things to Do' tab, then click on the 'Visit Quicklinks Website' in the third section. Hope that helps. smile

Tgger Sun 06-Jan-13 20:08:10

Ah, ok, technology needed. I can do that..... I'm a bit of a dinosaur and don't mix books and computers much grin...yet, but I can do that, yes, I will do that..! Off to visit Quicklinks smile. Thanks!

Tgger Sun 06-Jan-13 20:11:25

Genius! smile Thank you. Inspired to learn them all time!

wearymum200 Sun 06-Jan-13 20:15:27

Dd (4) got 2 Ella Bella Ballerina books, my naughty little sister box set (sounds very mean, but we have a houseful of books already and get loads from the library)
DS(6) got Great Stories from British History, the Tank spotter's guide, How to make a universe with 92 ingredients and a random Muddy Waters book, because the boat in question has the same name as him. He's devoured the Great Stories book already ,but the others aren't getting a look in as he's buried deep in my old copy of Eagle of the Ninth, as christmas was when I finally had time to rootle throug my box of old books

Tgger Now you can show off you your DS, at least until you give away the secret. grin

Tgger Sun 06-Jan-13 21:44:35

Have to do a bit of homework first though! Actually I might go through it with him, he will love the quicklinks bit and probably start accessing it more than me grin.

WifeofPie Sun 06-Jan-13 21:55:24

Dd (11) got the new Roddy Doyle (Greyhound of a Girl) and It's kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini and one called The Humming Room by Ellen Potter. She also got some gift cards and bought herself the entire Flowers in the Attic series hmm (totally unsuitable but they had a very attractive display of them in the teen section and I didn't object because I devoured them at her age ).

DS1 (8) is working his way through the first 10 Beast Quest (recommended on here...He loves them-THANKYOU!) and Big Nate and we're reading Mr. Stink aloud with DS2.

redfairy Sun 06-Jan-13 22:59:51

DD (11) got Sapphire Battersea and Emerald Star by Jacqueline Wilson. She devoured them both within the week.

Thewhingingdefective Sun 13-Jan-13 22:05:42

Disappointingly few.

My 7 year old twins got:

Fantastic Mr Fox ( we already have a copy)
Skylanders annual
The Fantastic World of Terry Jones: Animal Tales
Scrambled Eggs Super by Dr Seuss
A massive encyclopaedia about dinosaurs

Abridged version of Black Beauty
Pippi Longstocking
The Storm Lion of Penzance
A pony care handbook

My 2 year old twins got:

Another copy of Peter Rabbit (we have several!)
A Peppa pig book
A Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom book
A couple of Tales From Acorn Wood 'lift the flap' books
The Church Mice at Christmas (all the children will share this)

muminthecity Sun 13-Jan-13 22:27:34

DD (7) got a big set of Jacqueline Wilson books - she adores JW so was very pleased with this. She has just finished Bad Girls, which she loved and tonight started on The Illustrated Mum.

She also got a big set of David Walliams books. She read Ratburger and loved it, but I think she wants to finish her beloved Jacqueline Wilsons before reading the rest!

muminthecity Sun 13-Jan-13 22:28:24

Oh and she also got the Doctor Who annual which she finished on Christmas day but has gone back to several times since - big Dr. Who fan!

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