There’s a great programme on the best children’s channel in the UK – CBBC (which stands for Children’s BBC) for children aged about 9+ (the BBC channel for younger children is equally good and is called Cbeebies), the programme is called ‘Blue Peter’ and I used to watch it as a kid!
There are doing a ‘children’s best book’ competition and although the winners haven’t been revealed as I write this, there are well over a hundred suggestions from kids already. This is a great mine for ideas, although you’d have to research what age the books are most suitable for because it doesn’t show the commenter’s age on the web page. My kids commented with their favourites – my son, who’s 9, is ‘Liar and Spy’ by Rebecca Stead which I read after him and LOVED. And my daughter’s favourite book, aged 5, is ‘Reindeer Girl’ by Holly Webb a fabulous chapter book we loved reading together.
Some great ideas for kids’ books for Christmas! Happy reading!