It is not Christmas in this house without books. This is what is in the present pile this year:
Much loved author of the Moomin books - my much much older cousin gave me his entire set of the chapter books one year when I had something published - I was always getting my poems/stories published in various things as a child.
I am SO EXCITED about getting this myself - from all the reviews I have read, this is one book every single New Zealander should own or at least read. Ties in very very well with my university studies too.
For the die-hard Queen fan - one of the teenagers.
Another one for me - it arrived this afternoon and I had a 2 second look and then wrapped it back up and told myself patience, patience!
For the youngest child - adores atlases/maps - I think he has the best geographical knowledge of anyone I know and I know he would leave quite a few teachers for dead :)
For the train MAD teenager - a true public transpost nerd really - and one who collects train maps/schedules from all around the world, this is perfect!
For the minecraft mad child - oh yes - I am guessing everyone has a child like this? I am hoping he does not know it all - the child who reads the least of all of us, so I hope this helps pick his reading up!
For the Tintin fanatic - I think after years of gifting these every Christmas and birthday since before he could probably read, he finally has the entire collection.
For the map fanatic teen too - I am hoping the husband might like this too - I do not have him a single book as yet as I won't buy something for him unless he is with me as he can be a particular reader!
Anyone else gifting books? I am always looking for new things for all ages and children's books too for school , so if you have any favorites let me know! I have bought these as a mixture from local independant bookshops and a few from the Book Depository.
Books are the best gifts I think. I am especially happy with the Tangata Whenua one and if that is all I recieve at Christmas, I'll be happy. :)