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    • brednall
    • By brednall 7th Dec 18, 8:51 AM
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    Books for Children
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    • 7th Dec 18, 8:51 AM
    Books for Children 7th Dec 18 at 8:51 AM
    Good morning

    I have 5 great-nieces & nephews and was thinking of a book as a gift for at least 4 of them but not sure what is appropriate. My children are older now so I've lost a bit of touch with what would be good. There are 2 5-yr old boys, 2 2-yr old girls and a baby so obviously something different for him.

    Thanks in advance

    Emma
    Baby daughter born 27/01/10 - Jessica Evie 8lbs 3ozs

    Baby son born 26/06/11 - Daniel Alan 7lbs 2ozs
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    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 7th Dec 18, 5:47 PM
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    • 7th Dec 18, 5:47 PM
    Books
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    • 7th Dec 18, 5:47 PM
    Looking at your signature your children are under nine, not that much older. What books did they enjoy four years ago?

    Get them a Christmas book that you can add to each year to create a Christmas library that comes out each year.
    Life is like a bath, the longer you are in it the more wrinkly you become.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 7th Dec 18, 6:14 PM
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    • 7th Dec 18, 6:14 PM
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    • 7th Dec 18, 6:14 PM
    We found the book people website to be very helpful with suggestions by age. Not wildly imaginative, but good serviceable and affordable.

    In baby's case, also chewable. Yes, we treat out books hard.
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 7th Dec 18, 6:14 PM
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    • 7th Dec 18, 6:14 PM
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    • 7th Dec 18, 6:14 PM
    I would recommend a trip to your local bookshop - preferably an independent. The staff there will be happy to help, and can tell you what is currently popular with the age groups that you need. You will also be helping a shop on your local high street.
    • fionamharris
    • By fionamharris 12th Dec 18, 3:35 PM
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    • 12th Dec 18, 3:35 PM
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    • 12th Dec 18, 3:35 PM
    Hi can't beat Shirley Hughes!! Absolutely timeless for boys & girls!! Alfie & Annie Rose are a good start!!
    Enjoy
    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 12th Dec 18, 5:42 PM
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    for the 4-year-old neice - the reviews look positive.
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 12th Dec 18, 9:23 PM
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    • 12th Dec 18, 9:23 PM
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    • 12th Dec 18, 9:23 PM
    Hi can't beat Shirley Hughes!! Absolutely timeless for boys & girls!! Alfie & Annie Rose are a good start!!
    Enjoy
    Originally posted by fionamharris

    My daughter is now reading Alfie and Annie Rose books to her own daughter - her own copies from over twenty years ago. Her favourite was the first one that we bought, Alfie's Feet. Wonderful books
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