Best Books To Buy For Kids This Christmas 2019
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There's something special about getting lost in a good book! While the digital age has impacted the sale of physical books across the globe, the trend has again shifted with a renewed appreciation for the original paper versions! Parents still fork out for quality children's books that their kids will collect and cherish for years to come. If you're looking for the perfect book for your little page-turner, we've handpicked some of the best titles for 2019.
Celeste the Giraffe Loves to Laugh by Celeste Barber
Australia funny girl Celeste Barber is famous for her self-deprecating Insta-videos that mock celebrity stereotypes. In her new children's book, Celeste comes to life as a loveable giraffe on a hilarious journey of self-discovery. Beautifully illustrated, Celeste The Giraffe Loves to Laugh delivers a heartwarming message.
The Return of Thelma The Unicorn by Aaron Blabey
Celebrated children's author Aaron Blabey has finally released a sequel to his best-selling, much-loved classic! Beloved Unicorn Thelma did not like being famous, so she fled the spotlight and disappeared! Now she's back and ready to get her sparkle on. The Return Of Thelma The Unicorn is a fabulously funny picture book destined to become an all-time favourite.
The Crayons' Christmas by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
A new addition to the Crayons series from the best-selling duo Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, this hilarious interactive book is perfect for the festive season! The Crayons' Christmas has real, folded letters, games, press-out ornaments, a poster and a pop-up tree. 'Tis the season for all of us to write our Christmas wish lists, but everyone knows – even the Crayons – that the best presents are the ones that you give.
Funny Bones edited by Kate Temple, Jol Temple and Oliver Phommavanh
This is a bumper collection of rib-tickling stories, cartoons, jokes and more that are bound to get even the most serious kid laughing out loud. With over 100 funny anecdotes, hilarious poems and side-splitting drawings from some of Australia's favourite and funniest people, Funny Bones will be a side-splitting winner this Christmas. Plus, all royalties go to the international aid charity, War Child Australia.
Share Your Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Savvy bookworms are going nuts for the comic-style real-life adventures of Raina Telgemeier, and her latest book helps them tell their own story. For fans of the Smile series, and anyone interested in writing and drawing, this fun, interactive journal is a must-have! Share Your Smile will inspire you to brainstorm ideas, make lists, paste in personal photos, and use your imagination like never before to create your own comic-strip stories.
Summer Time by Hilary Bell & Antonia Pesenti
Capturing that joy of school holidays and long, sunny days, this stunning picture book from the bestselling creators of Alphabetical Sydney is a celebration of our iconic summer. The arty imagery and rhyming prose explore the passing of time intwined with nostalgic iconography. Summer Time is a beautiful collectible that will capture the imagination of little booklovers.
Explore Your World: Weird, Wild, Amazing! by Tim Flannery
Get ready to meet the weirdest, wildest and most amazing animals on the planet and look at the world around you in a whole new way! Bursting with bizarre facts, packed with vibrant illustrations and guided by one of the world’s greatest scientists, Explore Your World: Weird, Wild, Amazing! is a humorous insight into the fascinating natural world that also explores conservation and evolution.
Bluey: Fruit Bat by Bluey
Hot off the press and fresh from the set of her super successful TV show, Bluey is setting out on dreamy night-time adventure in her paperback debut. Bluey wishes she was a nocturnal fruit bat that stays up all night. Soon she finds herself flying through the night sky. Fans of the show will love this Bluey: Fruit Bat Glow-in-the-Dark Book.
Guinness World Records 2020 by Guinness World Records
The dawn of a new decade has brought on a whole new look for the latest, fully revised Guinness World Records compendium. This record-breaking edition is packed with thousands of new and updated records, incredible stories and hundreds of never-before-seen images. From remarkable robots to an epic BubbleFest, Guinness World Records 2020 will push your imagination to its limits!
You Are Extraordinary by Wonderbly
No book is more special than one that's been personalised just for you! Kids can read all about themselves in the customised self-belief journal. You Are Extraordinary gets children to discover who they are, learn how to overcome obstacles, and unlock their amazing potential – through fun challenges, writing, drawing and more.
Let's Go Book Shopping!
Ready for the Christmas book hunt? Children’s book publisher Scholastic will be holding exclusive warehouse sales across Australia in December offering parents incredible discounts on a huge collection of quality children’s books. Bag a bargain with up to 90% off everything from novels to picture and activity books from your favourite authors including Anh Doh, Aaron Blabey, Nick Bland, Heath McKenzie and thousands more at the Scholastic Warehouse Sales.
Qld residents, make sure you check out the Scholastic Crestmead Warehouse sale on 5 and 6 December
NSW residents, make sure you check out the Scholastic Lisarow Warehouse sale on 12 and 13 December.
Victoria residents, make sure you check out the Scholastic Campbellfield Warehouse sale on 12 and 13 December.
For more information, visit the Scholastic website
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