5 Children’s Picture Books for Christmas 2012


  1. says

    My friend (on my request) bought my little 1.5yr old a gorgeous picture book I’ve had my eye on ever since I visited the Shirts and Skirts Market at the Convent and met the illustrator. It’s called The Night Garden by Elise Hurst and she’s been mesmerised by it ever since I first read it to her. Sure we skip some of the wordy pages at the moment but she loves all the shapes in the garden, spotting the cat and we just make up stories on the nights her concentration wanes. Thanks for some more great suggestions – I adore discovering more books. Pip
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  2. vida says

    I love the idea of the Very Hungry Zombie and it’s now on the birthday list. My boys are fond of This is Not My Hat too. Would also highly recommend The Chicken Thief by Beatrice Rodriguez along Hat lines. I’ve bought Harry and Horsie books this year — Cookiebot being my favourite. The illustrations are so retro and fantastic: would make excellent wall prints.

  3. says

    So far:
    Pride and Prejudice and Romeo and Juliet (board books) for the girls. Not sure they will get P&P, but they will love R&J.
    Let’s go Camping by Emma Quay and Anna Walker
    I Love Christmas by Anna Walker (Avery is a big Anna Walker fan, and I just adore her work)
    A making book for Una (can’t remember which one, bought from Heide) and a magazine for Fred called Big Kids (check it out the cuteness http://www.bigkidsmagazine.com/)

    Big kids books include The Second Big Book of Tashi, Wish Pony by Catherine Bateson, Harriet the Spy, Lemony Snicket (first Unfortunate Events).

    Grown ups are Wolf Hall (me) and the new Alain de Botton for Martin.

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