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Best Annuals 2016

Annuals! All the extras about the things you love brought together in one lovely book. Could there be a better gift for your Frozen/Star Wars/facts-obsessed loved ones? 

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For little ones:


"My five and a half year old loves her Shopkins! She's had them for months and plays with them every day."


"The Frozen obsession shows no sign of fading."

Paw Patrol

"My four year old has a recent Paw Patrol obsession so I've got some Paw Patrol-themed stuff for Christmas including pyjamas and the annual."

Peppa Pig

"My 22-month-old daughter is completely obsessed with Peppa Pig. The other day she just repeated the word 'Peppa' for about 10 minutes, in a manner I could only compare to a heroin addict talking about the next fix."

For older kids:

"The Beano is enjoyed by all in my house - my son reads his copies of the comic and the annuals over and over."

"I bought The Simpsons annual for a little boy I didn't know well and it went down a storm! I'm going to get it for my daughter as a stocking filler because she was jealous."

"My son loves Horrible Histories. It's made him obsessive about history."

"My five-year-old loves Deadly 60. It's fab. It's a high octane wildlife programme presented in a trading card format."

"Jacqueline Wilson is fabulous."

"Love it or hate it, Magic Rainbow Fairies are great. Both my daughters must have read about 100 of them."

"My daughter is a HUGE Marvel fan."

"The LEGO annual went down very well with my eight year old godson recently."

"I think my football-mad eight-year-old would probably be happy if all he got for Christmas was the Match annual!"

"My very sporty eight-year-old would love a Match of the Day annual for Christmas."

"My son loves looking through annuals - we've got him the Star Wars annuals for years."

"My son spends hours poring over his Guinness Book of World Records."

"My son absolutely loves all the weird and wonderful things in it."

"For my gaming and fact mad eight-year-old I've gone for this."

"My 13-year-old daughter is currently glued to Tanya Burr videos on YouTube and also loves watching Zoella."

"My daughter is totally lovestruck/obsessed with One Direction."

For the grown-ups:

"Love the Private Eye annual. Brilliant."

"Ah now a Viz annual, that is a good idea."

"Oooo, I LOVE GBBO, makes me very tense, very hungry and very inspired all at once!"

"I love the show and told my husband that I need to watch it, it is the only thing I actually want to watch!"

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