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I would like to buy my neices and nephews books for Christmas, but have no idea what to get!

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ElfOnTheTopShelf Sun 11-Oct-09 10:47:31

One neice is 11, another is seven
One newphew is 10, another is 8, another is 7 and another is 3

I have no clue what books to get.
I recently gave one of the nephews some of the Roald Dahl books (magic finger, fantastic mr fox etc) so they are out.

Any suggestions?

iheartdusty Sun 11-Oct-09 11:05:55

11 books by Eva Ibbotson or Anne of Green Gables
7 (girls) Mr Gum by Andy Stanton/ Clarice Bean by Lauren Child/

10 books by Anthony Horowitz/ geraldine McCaughrean
8 and 7 ; Mr Gum/ Dr Who

3 Winnie the Pooh/ Winnie the Witch/ Jill Murphy collection

All available free delivery from red house books

TwoSilverBalloons Sun 11-Oct-09 11:08:04

Have you got a local independant bookshop? They should be able to give you some guidance on bestsellers, new authors for those ages.

ElfOnTheTopShelf Sun 11-Oct-09 15:29:35


deaconblue Thu 15-Oct-09 13:41:14

10 yr old get Percy Jackson series (nephew mad on them)
7 yr old get Jack Stalwart adventures (another nephew loves them)
3 yr old ds loves anything with Shirley Hughes' Alfie in it, or the Little Red Train by Bendict Blathwayt

snice Thu 15-Oct-09 13:44:56

7 yr old girls-worst witch series by Jill Murphy, Blue Peter/Brownie annual

10/11 yr olds ones maybe Guiness Book of Records

7yr old boy Beast Quest series

3yr old Shirley Hughes Alfie series

chicorita Thu 15-Oct-09 16:59:54

How about the Bartimaeus triolgy for the 10 year old, mine loved them.

suzieloo Fri 16-Oct-09 21:12:21

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janeite Fri 16-Oct-09 21:18:15

11 year old niece - well dd2 is 12 and is reading the Twilight series and prior to that read the Angus, Thongs series but I think there is quite a difference of maturity between 11 and 12 so neither may be any good. Last year she enjoyed all the Mates, Dates series, as well as The Edge Chronicles MuddleEarth, Black Beauty, Balet Shoes, Charlotte Sometimes etc.

7 year old niece - Pippi Longstocking or one of the 'older' Lauren Childs (have forgotten what they are called but they are fabbo) - or Judy Moody.

10 year old nephew - Alex Rider or Holes.

janeite Fri 16-Oct-09 21:18:45

Yes to Alfie and Annie Rose btw!

janeite Fri 16-Oct-09 21:19:22

And apologies for typos - am writing through a migraine.

bamboo Fri 16-Oct-09 21:21:55

My 7yo dd loves Lauren Child's Clarice Bean books. Is that what you were thinking if Janeite?

mollyroger Fri 16-Oct-09 21:23:07

10-yr-old and 8-yr-oldss and 7-yr olds - Horeendou haddock hiccuo books.

7/8 yr-olds mr Gum/Horrid henry

3-yr-olds - Little red trhain, Pumpkin soup (Sue Cooper), Mog

11-yr-old neice - Jacqueline Wilson, or Stepahnie myers (Twilight)

mollyroger Fri 16-Oct-09 21:23:48

sorry, keyboard playing up, I am not illiterate!

janeite Fri 16-Oct-09 21:27:25

The little chunky wordy ones, rather than the picture books? About Ruby Redford? Those ones? They are wonderful.

bamboo Fri 16-Oct-09 21:40:36

Yes, it's Clarice Bean, agree they are fab!

deaconblue Sat 17-Oct-09 21:48:19

ooh just thought 11 yr old niece - get Star Girl, it is such a lovely book. Totally agree on Holes too - brilliant book. Skellig is a great book too for either 10 or 11 yr olds, don't think it's a girl or boy book, but is excellent

janeite Sat 17-Oct-09 21:49:21

Yes to both Star Girl and Skellig - lovely.

janeite Sat 17-Oct-09 21:49:50

Heaven Eyes, also by Almond, is glorious too.

UnquietDad Sun 18-Oct-09 11:48:12

Get them the new Doctor Who novel, "Autonomy". I hear that's brilliant.

Phoenix4725 Sun 18-Oct-09 11:53:49

for older ones depending how well they read and liking of grusom and weird thingsHorriable histories

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