Christmas Gifts - Childrens Books

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Understanding the importance and alarming growing trend of decreased readers at a young age, <b> TheAsianParent </b> visited a couple of bookstores to get the low down on 5 books as prezzies this Christmas!

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la. If you’re not singing along, it’s probably ‘cause you’ve got your mind on something else…something like, presents! So you want to get Junior something that’s fun and educational…Do those two even go together? We kid.

Anyway, understanding the importance and alarming growing trend of decreased readers at a young age, TheAsianParent visited a couple of bookstores to get the low down on 5 books as prezzies this Christmas!

Which one of us has not fallen in love with Roald Dahl’s timeless classics, be it The BFG or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

1. Roald Dahl's Scrumdidlyumptious Story Collection

Six Roald Dahl favourites come together in this very special box set: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Danny the Champion of the World, George's Marvellous Medicine, The BFG and The Witches Complete with fun and fascinating extra material offering a sneak peek into the wonderful world of Dahl, this is a collection to treasure forever.

This box set is available at Borders for $59.95 .

Celebrate Paddington's 50th Anniversary with this exquisite commemorative edition. Unabridged and illustrated in spectacular full-colour throughout, including previously unpublished artwork by the original illustrator, Peggy Fortnum, this beautiful keepsake will enchant established Paddington fans and a new generation of readers alike.

2. A Bear Called Paddington - Michael Bond

A Bear Called Paddington is available at Borders for $32.10 .


It's Christmastime and Rudolph is throwing a surprise party for Santa! Join Rudolph as he hangs up the garland, bakes the Christmas cake, and lights up the Christmas tree!

3. Rudolph's Christmas Party! – Mary Man-Kong

Little ones will love to read this heartwarming story and touch the "fuzzy" Rudolph on every page.

Rudolph’s Christmas Party! is available at Kinokuniya for $7.05


ELMO AND SANTA Grover are getting ready for the Sesame Street Christmas block party, with lots of laughs along the way. Hand in hand with other beloved Sesame Street characters, they gently teach young children a heartfelt message about the spirit of the holiday.

4. Have Yourself a Furry Little Christmas – Naomi Kleinberg

This sturdy board book has furry red flocking on every spread, which makes the story all the more appealing to readers big and small!

Have Yourself a Furry Little Christmas is available at Kinokuniya for $9.00.


What is Christmas? Is it sweet as a mother’s love? A shining star? Is it peace on earth? Little Bunny sets out with friends to discover what Christmas is really about. Pirkko Vainio luminous watercolors lusciously weave the tale of the animals that made the journey to see the baby Jesus in the manger.

5. Little Bunny Finds Christmas – Pirkko Vainio

Little Bunny Finds Christmas is available at Kinokuniya for $12.01.