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Best books and other presents for boy's 8th birthday please

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goonIcantakeit Sat 27-Jul-13 18:57:26

all help gratefully received....

has read Roald Dahl.

has 10-year-old brother so house is already full of (unused) lego

wants ipod touch but that isn't going to happen......

he's not that good at sport and just got a new bike
is going to get a new two-wheel scooter and a badminton set.

I'm stuck! please help! What did you get your eight year old?

Uptheairymountain Sun 28-Jul-13 00:07:41

If you want to buy him a book, he might enjoy Terry Pratchett's Bromeliad or Johnny trilogies.

My DS is 8 as well this summer. His reading is not good so I am buying story CDs - famous 5 and HP - 1st book only (that is still 8 CDs!). DS doesn't have great motor skills so I have also bought a great catching game from Hamleys.,default,pd.html

HeathcliffeItsMe Sun 28-Jul-13 00:40:50

Eoin Colfer books?

pollywollydoodle Sun 28-Jul-13 00:54:39

these are fab...easy to throw a long way and they howl

pollywollydoodle Sun 28-Jul-13 00:55:22


pollywollydoodle Sun 28-Jul-13 00:56:33

i give up...nerf howlers, £9.99 on amazon

pollywollydoodle Sun 28-Jul-13 00:58:08

and the diary of a wimpy kid and tim gates books are great for tbis age

pollywollydoodle Sun 28-Jul-13 00:58:55

not my night.. tom gates blush

goonIcantakeit Tue 30-Jul-13 11:54:56

thank you! I'll look those up

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