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Xmas prez ideas for book-loving 6yr old?

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litdog Thu 06-Dec-12 12:32:40

Dear All,

My Year 1 son is MAD about books and quite a good reader. While all his friends asked Father Christmas for computer games, he asked for books.

I'd like to find maybe a special boxed set of books to give him, or maybe just a few really good books.

He has got a couple of the Early Reader Horrid Henry ones out of the library and is loving them.

Has anyone got any suggestions for something lovely I can give him that will fuel his love for books?


rufusnine Thu 06-Dec-12 21:16:05

Our highly esteemed Y2 teacher and as was literacy co ordinator positively encourages me to buy horrid henry books for the Y2 "Santa presents" Just ordered a set of 30 horrid henrys for £25 - with free delivery from the book people! Seems like a good plan to me!

drjohnsonscat Thu 06-Dec-12 21:22:26

I don't know if your son is into Robin Hood but I remember loving those stories as a child and my children like them too so I just bought this one and it has just arrived. It looks great. It's actually far too old for DS3 so I'm putting it away for when he's 6ish. Probably one to read with him or to him rather than for him to read alone as it's quite involved language (DD6 could get through it but with effort).

litdog Fri 07-Dec-12 23:16:38

Thanks both - brilliant suggestions which I shall google tomorrow. Wd never have thought of either! X

wearymum200 Sat 08-Dec-12 20:55:28

I have just bought as a present for my nephew, a boxed set of "little tim" books by edward ardizzone, the set includes a cd of the stories read by stephen fry. I was v excited to find them as they are lovely stories with pictures which capture the spirit perfectly and they've been out of print for ages. Ds1 and dd2 both love them. They are quite pricey. For something a bit less expensive, try barefoot books, who have lovely illustrated one eg Arthur of albion

InkleWinkle Sat 08-Dec-12 21:02:33

I was going to say Horrid Henry or Diary of A Wimpy Kid.

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 13-Dec-12 20:22:54

My DS loved Horrid Henry at that age too. How about Captain Underpants?

Leeds2 Fri 14-Dec-12 13:09:07

Mr Majeika, by Humphrey Carpenter.

BlueChampagne Fri 14-Dec-12 16:20:17

Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf

jojane Fri 14-Dec-12 16:22:18

Roald Dahl books
Far away tree
MY 6 year old son loves factual book so the us borne lift the flap books go down well - see inside london, see underground etc

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