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Suggestions for children's books to keep

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janaus Fri 11-Dec-15 01:49:28

My Dad is 90, and I want to buy books from him, to give to his Great grandchildren.
Books that they can keep and cherish, as they are from him in his later years

I don't know what is popular at the moment , so advice please
Boy - age 10
Boy - age 8
Girl - age 9
Girl - age 5
Girl - nearly 3
Boy - 2
Twins boy/girl - 8 months,

namechangingagainagain Fri 11-Dec-15 07:01:02

I would go to a proper bookshop ad have a look at what they have.... In the past Ive bought lovely illustrated hardback copies of treasure island and ballet shoes. for he younger ones you might get a copy of a childrens "classic" like guess how much I love you, or the gruffalo.
Father Christmas this year is bringing my 8 r old the rather lovely illustrated harry poter

Pranmasghost Fri 11-Dec-15 08:03:47

A lovely hard back of The Wind in the Willows for the 5 year old
The illustrated Harry Potter for the 8 year old
The Hobbit for the 10 year old
Hard backs of any Julia Donaldson for the 3 year old and two year old or the Winnie the Pooh books for the same age or indeed for the 5 year old.
The babies should have Beatrix Potter or We're Going on a Bear Hunt.
I'd go for classics which can be loved and passed on.

Gruach Fri 11-Dec-15 08:17:03

Have you looked at the Folio Society? All their books are infinitely cherishable.

BitOutOfPractice Fri 11-Dec-15 08:36:25

The Jolly Christmas Postman

We still read it on Christmas Eve now and the kids are teenagers!

JustPoppingIn Fri 11-Dec-15 08:46:47

For the 2 year old:
The Tiger who came to Tea
Were all going on a bear hunt (we have the sound book and my DS loves it)
Where's Spot - hardback.

Or what about buying books you remember from childhood?

Partybugs Fri 11-Dec-15 08:57:11

These classic story pop up sound books are amazing and well worth the money.

We have Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz.

My 7-8 yr old daughter adores them and her younger brothers do, as well as her older sister.

Partybugs Fri 11-Dec-15 08:58:00

They're about £14 but if you click 'other buying options' you might get a new book cheaper, say £7-8 including postage.

Ormally Fri 11-Dec-15 11:17:51

How about a Roald Dahl treasury? I originally was thinking of 'Boy' & 'Going Solo' as they would also be quite close to their Grandad's generation in the descriptions of the autobiography things, but a treasury where some of those entries are included may also be great as there's things to appeal to all ages.

Got a bit of a soft spot for an illustrated 'A child's Christmas in Wales' too.

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