Welcome to Book.co.uk where we list some of what we think are the best books for children and babies. We and our children are avid book readers and over the years have built up a lot of opinions and ideas on what books we like and what books would make our list of favourites. This site draws on that experience and is aimed at helping you find new ideas on the best books to buy for children of all ages. This guide is useful whether you are searching for the best books for your children or as a gift for someone else. The age groups are intended as a guide only. Not all children develop their reading skills at the same rate, some will be ahead of the average and some slightly behind the average. When you are looking for ideas, look at the books in the age groups just above and below your childs age for further ideas. We hope that by reading our posts you will find the best books for the children you know.
Christmas books come in lots of different formats for all ages. You can choose from classic christmas stories for children who can read, christmas sticker books and even christmas themed books for very young children. We have chosen our favourite christmas books for children and separated them into different themes and age groups. Hopefully this will make it easier for you to find the perfect childrens christmas book for presents and stocking fillers.
Books aren’t just for Christmas but a Christmas themed book is a great way of getting children interested in reading and encouraging them to look at books. Books also last long after the christmas season is over and can of course be read over and over again.
This review of the best activity books for children will focus on our favourite activity books for children which are Klutz Books.
What are Klutz Books? Klutz was founded in California but was bought by Scholastic in 2002. As Klutz themselves say, their books are made for doing and not just for reading. Klutz specialise in activity books which are sold with all the pieces needed for that activity. The majority of the books are spiral bound.
Best Activity Books For Older Children
There are a huge range of Klutz activity books out there as diverse as Nail Art, Paper Aeroplanes and Pom Pom Kits. Below are our top 10 favourites. We have picked some activity books that will appeal to girls and some that will appeal to boys. If you would like to see the complete range of what we believe are the best activity books for children, click here. Don’t forget that these activity books also make the perfect gift or birthday present for children.
Best Activity Books For Younger Children
Klutz also do a range of activity books aimed at 4-6 year olds. These are called Klutz Chicken Socks books. Included in this set of books are things such as Hand Art, Foam Gliders and Pom Pom Animals. The activity books once again come with everything the child needs to get started. They also have easy to follow instructions which are suitable for children not yet able to read. For the complete range of Klutz chicken Socks Books click here. See below for our favourite Klutz activity books for younger children.
We hope you like our review on the best activity books for children. Feel free to let us know what your opinion of Klutz activity books for children is……
BEST LEGO IDEAS BOOKS
THE LEGO IDEAS BOOK - The Lego Ideas Book is divided into six chapters each with a different themes. The themes included are transport, buildings, space, kingdoms, adventure and useful makes. This lego ideas book has over 500 models and ideas and is perfect for lego fans of all ages.
THE LEGO TECHNIC IDEAS BOOK - The Best Lego Ideas Book for fans of technical lego. No step by step instructions but lots of colour coded photos and pictures showing you ideas from different angles. Easy to follow and great for fans of technic lego.
LEGO BRICKMASTER BOOKS
The Lego Brickmaster books are a series of books which are published by Dorling Kindersley. Each Lego Brickmaster book contains a selection of lego pieces along with two minifigures. Included in the book part of the set are building instructions for several models which can be made with the provided lego. Each lego thing you can make has a small story or interesting fact to go with it. There are several lego brickmaster books available with different themes such as Star Wars or Lego City among others. They are very good value for money and provide lots of entertainment for lego fans. Below are some of our favourite Lego Brickmaster Books.
BEST LEGO STICKER BOOKS
There are loads of lego sticker books available featuring favourite themes and characters such as Star Wars or Harry Potter. Here are some the most popular lego sticker books.
LEGO STAR WARS THE VISUAL DICTIONARY
Lego Star Wars The Visual Dictionary – This hugely popular Lego book tells you absolutely everything you could possibly want to know about star wars lego. The book is aimed at fans of lego as well as fans of star wars and is packed with pictures and information about star wars lego. It also comes with a Star Wars lego mini figure. This lego book contains loads of facts about star wars characters, weapons, battle stations and lots more. The book contains information on each set of lego released and is ordered in chronological and film order.
Lego Reader Books
Dorling Kindersley and Scholastic have both published a range of books aimed at young readers which have a lego theme. The books are for children who are just learning to read and come in level 1, 2, 3 and 4. The books are great for fans of lego and have a story along with lego themed pictures with well know lego characters. Great for encouraging young children to read by themselves or with a little help.
BEST PIRATE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
Here we have selected what we think are the best pirate books for children. To help you in your search, we have divided up our selection into easy to view groups. These include the best pirate picture books for children, the best pirate story books for young children who are just learning to read, the best pirate story books for older children and fluent readers, the best pirate sticker books and the best factual books about pirates.
BEST PIRATE PICTURE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
These picture books are mostly suitable for pre-school children. We have selected our 10 favourite picture books which have a pirate theme. Our selection of pirate themed picture books includes books by well known authors such as Nick Sharratt and Giles Andreae among others.
BEST EARLY READER PIRATE BOOKS
Here we have listed our favourite pirate themed books for early readers. These books are aimed at children who are just learning to read in the 5-6 year old age group. For more information on the reading level of individual books, please click on the pirate story you are interested in.
BEST PIRATE STICKER BOOKS
If your child loves stories about pirates then they will probably enjoy a sticker book with a pirate theme. Here we have chosen our favourite pirate sticker books and have even included film based sticker books such as Pirates and Pirates of the Caribbean.
BEST PIRATE BOOKS FOR OLDER CHILDREN
Here we have a small selection of pirate books for children aged around 8 and older. We have included classic pirate stories such as Treasure Island as well as more modern stories such as Vampirates.
We hope you have enjoyed looking at our Best Pirate Books For Children and that you have found a pirate book you like !
What Is Beast Quest
Beast Quest is a series of books aimed at children around the ages of 6-9 years old. There are currently 60 books published over 10 series. There are also spin off products available such as beast quest annuals and the book of beasts. The main character in the Beast Quest Books is Tom who along with his friend Elenna goes on a series of quests to defeat different beasts threatening his home kingdom of Avantia and the surrounding kingdoms.
Where To Buy Beast Quest
You can buy Beast Quest books in just about any decent bookshop and of course online. Having done a little research, we believe that the cheapest prices for a complete Beast Quest series (6 books) can be found on The Book People website. You can buy each Beast Quest series on this website for only £6.99 (this includes a series of 6 books). Beware that they often don’t have all the series is stock at one time but it is worth checking them out. For individual Beast Quest books the cheapest place has got to be Amazon. Here you will find individual books from as little as £1.40 and usually less than £3.00 per book. Please note that the RRP is £4.99 per book.
Who Reads Beast Quest
Beast Quest books are particularly popular with 6,7 and 8 year old boys. The writing is perfect for younger readers and is suitable for most children to be able to read the books themselves. The stories grip the imagination are a great way of encouraging children to read more. The stories aren’t too long which means that children won’t lose interest before they finish the book.
Beast Quest Website
There is a beast quest website at www.beastquest.co.uk where you will find information on all the available books. There are also games for children to play and facts about the stories and each of the beasts that Tom has to battle.