“The fiiiirst Noooel, the Angels did say…”
Behind door number seven of the 2016 Advent #LittleStuff24 is an amazing £100 bundle of nine children’s books from Harper Collins – with three signed editions from David Walliams, David Baddiel and Lauren Child!
I don’t know about you, but books are synonymous with Christmas in our house. Every child gets at least one book every year – not by accident, and mostly because they’re quite high on their wishlists.
It’s always been the case; gorgeous picture books for small toddlers which we shared again and again (and which still sit on a shelf like slivers of golden treasure waiting to be rediscovered). Short bouncy rhyming stories for boisterous 5yr olds, absorbing history and vehicle books for a no-fiction-thanks 8yr old, gloriously illustrated fancies for a dreamy daughter to pore over endlessly… right through to that eagerly-awaited sequel for story-hungry teens.
I love to read, and I never cease to find joy in the fact that all my children love to read too.
Don’t get me wrong – the boys especially have all gone through stages of not bothering to pick up a book. But I have found the best way thing for getting through those patches without losing that love of a story is the magic of an audio book.
If you’re looking for that little something extra for Christmas, don’t think a book is the boring option. Choose with care, and you’re giving them the gift of a whole new world, right there in their hands.
There’s some fabulous new books out this winter too – here’s a few of the ones that are toppping 10yr old Bear’s wishlist:
The Midnight Gang (David Walliams)
She fell in love with Gangsta Granny a few months ago, has steadily worked her way through the David Walliams library and is itching to get her hands on this new one. I love to read them with her – funny and insightful, they’re books that will break your heart and then swing into a smile within a page. Wonderful.
AniMalcolm (David Baddiel)
I became a huge fan of David Baddiel’s kids books when I reviewed the Person Controller . I wasn’t sure Bear was quite old enough to fully appreciate the subtle sarcasm, but she loves the sharpness of the humour, and can’t wait to read this one.
Blink & You Die (Lauren Childs)
Book 6 in the Ruby Redfort series – and it;s very hard to fall in love with a series that isn’t complete yet, because you just want the next one NOW. If you’re a fan – it’s HERE! If you’re not already, then I suggest you wave these at your daughter. They’re wonderful.
Harper Collins Children’s Books are offering one amazingly lucky reader a £100 Christmas bundle containing NINE of their latest childrens books. But it’s not just nine books. Oh no. Because THREE of them are signed copies.
The prize consists of:
- Signed copy of The Midnight Gang by David Walliams
- Signed copy of Animalcolm by David Baddiel
- Signed copy of Blink and You Die by Lauren Child
- The Fox and the Ghost King by Michael Morpurgo
- Three Little Monkeys by Quentin Blake and Emma Chichester Clark
- There’s a Snake in my School by David Walliams
- Merry Christmas, Blue Kangaroo plus plush
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
- Mog’s Christmas by Judith Kerr
Just answer the first two questions in the widget box below. There are more chances to win by completing the other entry options if you so wish – they’re entirely up to you! The closing date for this competition is 12th January 2017 and only entries received on or before that date can be included. The winner will be the first randomly chosen correct entry. Good luck!
LS24/7 – HC Childrens