Books are one of my favourite things to give and receive. I can’t imagine not giving ebabee no.1 at least a couple of books every Christmas, birthday and many, many times in between. Children’s books are magical and you can never have enough. For this year’s book gift list I’ve picked out many children’s books that we’ve enjoyed and there are a few that I have yet to buy, but they’re on my Christmas list too. All the books offer something special either for their clever stories, beautiful illustrations, creativity or even their quirkiness. Here’s the list of books mainly for 2 year olds to around 6 year olds:
1. ‘The Life of Mr Mustache’ by Studio Violet. Charming and oh so creative is this book from Fine Little Day.
2. ‘My Friends’ by Taro Gomi is a sweet and simple book and is a firm favourite in this home.
3. ’100 Things’ by Masayuki Sebe is a happy book that gets the little minds counting and observing.
4. ‘The Book with a Hole’ by Herve Tullet - I haven’t got this yet but it looks rather cool and quirky.
5. ‘A Bit Lost’ by Chris Haughton is a cute story with really beautiful illustrations in the most wondeful colours.
6. ‘Beware of the Frog’ by William Bee is an entertaining read with a great twist and some retro-esque illustrations.
7. ‘Not a Box’ by Antoinette Portis. A book about a box that’s not a box… it’s a car, a house or whatever you child’s imagination wants it to be. We all know kids adore boxes and this book captures the magic of the humble box so well.
8. Made to Play!: Handmade Toys and Crafts for Growing Imaginations by Joel Henriques. A book full of fun, simple and beautiful toy making crafts by talented dad Joel. I haven’t got this yet but I know Joel’s work well and he is one super imaginative and talented guy.
9. ‘The Blue Pebble’ by Anne-Gaelle Balpe. A sweet story with a little moral that has been drawn out in beautiful pictures that have a bit of a old fashioned feel.
10 ‘Animal Alphabet Circus’ by Tupera Tupera (a couple ot Japanese illustrators). The entire alphabet is illustrated through circus animals beautifully drawn. All the words are in Japanese and English. This is a real feast for the eyes and one I can’t wait to get.
You can lots see more Christmas gift ideas here: Wooden toys, gifts for newborns and babies, paper gifts and soft toys.