Best Books To Buy For Kids This Christmas 2018

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By: Alex Harmon, ellaslist
Nov 29, 2018

While book sales for adults continue to plummet, in the children's book department, sales are actually rising year on year. In 2017 childrens' books sales increased 16%. It seems that in this digital-age, parents still want to fork out for quality children's books that they will enjoy 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 2018. 

I Am Love by Terri McMenamin

Full of uplifiting affirmations to make your kids feel good, like "Always remember... just like a tortoise, you have everything you need within you!" This Australian self-published book contains gorgeous illustrations from the author and reminds children from the beginning that they are extraordinary beings. Buy it here today. ($14.99)

How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk

From the awesome nonprofit org, Girls Who Code, comes this hilarious story introducing kids to computer coding concepts. All summer, Pearl has been trying to build the perfect sandcastle, but out-of-control Frisbees and mischievous puppies keep getting in the way! Can she use coding to get the job done? Purchase on Amazon here.

Beware the Deep Dark Forest By Sue Whiting 

Beware the deep, dark forest! You should never, ever go in there . . . Rosie has always followed this rule until the day her pup Tinky goes missing in the woods. This is a modern day twist on the classic fairytale with some girl power thrown in for good measure. Written by a prolific Sydney author, this is a top pick in the ellaslist office. Purchase it from Dymocks here.

The Book Of Everyone

Personalise Christmas presents with this book all about your child's favourite person - that's right - themselves! Insert your photos, messages, and memories to make someone a keepsake they’ll treasure for years. You can even get family and friends to record video messages for an online video gift box. Create yours here. Or if you want to give your child some positive (or just funny) words to live by, create a book full of quotes with Wise(ish) Words for Kids. Create yours here.

Drawn Together by Minh Le and Dan Santat

A heartwarming story of a Thai grandfather and his American-born grandson as they learn to overcome their language barrier through a shared love of art and storytelling. Buy online here.

She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History by Chelsea Clinton

This inspiring book introduces readers to a group of thirteen incredible women who have shaped history all across the globe. Be inspired by Marie Curie, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Viola Desmond and more. Buy online here.

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

With its elegant, concise and poignant text plus irresistibly sweet illustrations, this book tackles the subject of loss tenderly. Buy online here.

Don’t Blink! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

If your kids can avoid getting to the end of this book, they can avoid bedtime, that's the rule of the book. But... they can't blink! This book makes bedtime fun. Buy online here.


Moonlite Story Reels

Combining new technology with good old fashioned storytelling! Moonlite transforms any mobile phone into a storybook projector, as popular children’s stories are vibrantly projected onto a child’s bedroom ceiling or walls – creating an immersive and engaging reading experience. Enjoy 22 different titles, including Spot Loves Bedtime, Tale of Peter Rabbit, the Ugly Duckling, Mr Men, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Retailing for $29.99 is the Moonlite Starter Pack which includes one projector and two Eric Carle story reels. Buy from Kmart today. 

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