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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

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!

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!

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)

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.

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.

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.

MuddlingMackem Sun 06-Jan-13 21:10:02

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

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 Sun 06-Jan-13 20:11:25

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

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!

MuddlingMackem Sun 06-Jan-13 19:53:42

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 19:14:27

This is DS's one

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

MuddlingMackem Sun 06-Jan-13 19:10:18


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 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!

MuddlingMackem Sat 05-Jan-13 23:20:08

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 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!

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.

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...

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

MuddlingMackem Mon 31-Dec-12 23:58:28

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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