I’m a big fan of encouraging children to read books and part of that has to be about making reading as much fun as it can be.ย We love this personalised book, which features H helping out Spider-Man.ย Your child is very much at the centre of this story and will really feel involved.ย The illustrations are excellent and I think this book would be great for both reluctant readers and improving readers.ย A nice touch is the dedication at the front and the back of the book to say who the book is from.
For younger children you can’t beat a good sticker book.ย H spent many a happy hour on sticker books from the age of about 2 till 6.ย He’s not as keen now, but there’s still a certain appeal about a sticker book and he still enjoys creating his own scenes.ย A large sticker book like this one from Parragon Books entitled Christmas 4000 Stickers is just the thing for plenty of Christmas sticker fun.
Fantasy adventure is usually a big hit for H, so I’ve picked out this beautifully illustrated book called Seas of Ramion by Frank Hicks for H this year. There are 3 stories in this book to capture the imagination.ย There’s The Kingdom of the Deep which is about a witch called Griselda who is in need of a holiday.ย Like previous Frank Hinks’ books we have read there’s a bit of humour in this, which is always good.ย Then there’s The Blizzard Wizard which is about a wizard who escapes from prison to turn the whole of Ramion into ice. The final story is The Body Collector which is about Boris the skull who has lost his body and can’t dance.
For the teenage audience this first part in a fantasy trilogy is worth a go.ย I enjoy reading young adult fiction and this one particularly appealed with its supernatural element in the setting of a remote Scottish islands.ย Kate is sent to be looked after by distant relatives on the island of Farinsay, here she makes friends with local teenagers and then they find themselves caught up in a world where past events spill into the present day.ย It’s called The Secret of Skara Vhore and the next book in the trilogy is due in 2017.
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