Lovely new books always find their way under our tree at Christmas. Giving books to the children encourages a love of reading that will hopefully last a lifetime. My older girls are avid readers and I hope my younger children will follow suit.
This year Harper Collins have some gorgeous new titles and I have been lucky enough to receive three lovely books to review.
Diary of a Christmas Wombat
Mothball the wombat is a beautifully illustrated character that we have fallen in love with. The slow and simple animal seems to have one thing on its mind....carrots! This means that Santa's reindeer have a fight on their hands if they want to enjoy the carrots that have been left out for them by children on Christmas Eve.
The wombat's eye view is such a quirky way of conveying the story. The text is really simple and the pictures add so much to the storytelling that even the youngest children will enjoy following Mothball's Christmas adventure.
RRP £6.99 paperback
Hello Kitty Annual 2013
Christmas isn't Christmas without an annual or two to enjoy. Packed full of fun, activities and games they make a fabulous Christmas gift. This official Hello Kitty Annual features Kitty's advice on all kinds of topics: your superstar style, making perfect cupcakes, growing pretty flowers, creative colour matching, making perfume and more. It's a perfect companion for girls. The pages are colourful and busy, filled with hello Kitty fun on every page.
RRP £7.99 hardback (but keep an eye out for bargains on annuals!)
Fans of the hit TV show The Octonauts will be thrilled to bits to find this big, gorgeous book under the tree on Christmas Day. The crew of eight cute animals love to explore the big blue ocean from their underwater base, the Octopod. There is always fun and excitement on their adventures.
The Octonauts are researching underwater habits around the world when Tunip the Vegimal starts to wonder where he came from. So the Octonauts go on an underwater adventure on a quest to find Tunip's true home. The nautical adventure will delight fans and the glow in the dark pages will add a real element of fun to a bedtime story. Inspiring a whole new generation of marine biologists, this is a lovely book full of intricately detailed illustrations that little Octonauts fans will love.
RRP £12.99 hardback
Find these titles in all good children's books stockists.