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16th Dec 2020

HerFamily 2020 Gift Guide: This year’s very best books for kids of all ages

Trine Jensen-Burke

Children's books Christmas 2020

Books are best.

I just know in my house, long after all the other gifts for Christmas or birthdays have been forgotten about, the books they got are still read. And read and read on repeat. Books really are the most amazing gift, and one that you can be sure will be both used and treasured, for weeks and years to come.

And if you have kids on your list this Christmas, well, then you can’t go wrong with a great book. And just to get the scoop on which books everyone will love to find under their tree this year, we caught up with the amazing people at Children’s Books Ireland, who, when it comes to books for children, know all there is to know.

If you are looking for gifts or stocking fillers for kids, here are just some of the really great kids’ books that are out this year, and that we reckon will go down a treat with every little person on your shopping list:

1. The Dead Zoo (age 2-4)

By Paddy Donnelly

2.  Only A Tree Knows How to be A Tree (age 2-7)

By Mary Murphy

3.  The One With the Waggy Tail (age 2-8)

By Sarah Webb and Steve McCarthy

4.  What We’ll Build (age 2-11)

By Oliver Jeffers

5. Where Snow Angels Go (age 6+)

By Maggie O’Farrell and Daniela Jaglenka Terazzini

6 What the Dinosaurs Saw (age 6-10)

By Fatti Burke

7. The Great Irish Farm Book (age 8+)

ByDarragh McCullough and Sally Caulwell

8. The Miracle on Ebenezer Street (age 9-14)

By Catherine Doyle

9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (age 8-12)

By Jeff Kinney

10. The Puffin Keeper (age 8+)

By Michael Morpurgo

11. The Danger Gang (age 8+)

By Tom Fletcher

12. Slime (age 8+)

By David Walliams

13. The Books of Hopes (age 12-15)

By Katherine Rundell

14. The Song of the Nightingale (age 2-6)

By Tanya Landman and Laura Carlin

15. Just One of Those Days

By Jill Murphy

16. Break The Mould (age: 2-10)

By Sinead Burke