Saturday, December 15, 2007

Books: Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Kids, Nephews and Nieces

As Christmas comes nearer and nearer, your shopping will need to be efficient and fast, so you're not caught among crowds of last-minute shoppeers.

Obviusly gadgets like a Wii, PC or cellphone top your kids, newphews and nieces wish list, but sometimes it's not possible because of financial constraints. Or maybe, you want to add books to your cache of gifts.

To help make your selection easier, here is Exclusive Books’ Top 10 books in the Children’s Book category ( as published on their online bookstore):

1. Snakehead
2. Northern Lights (tie in to The Golden Compass)
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
4. The Subtle Knife (film tie-in)
5. The Amber Spyglass (film tie-in)
6. High School Musical 2: The Book of the Movie
7. How to Find Flower Fairies
8. Molly Moon, Mickey Minus and the Mind Machine
9. The Roald Dahl Treasury
10. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Also check out their online bookstore for some of the books they have on promotion. Alternatively, you could buy books two very recently launched books by local authors:

Miss Behave and The Sacred Cats of Egypt by Camille Lagarrigue

Claude & Millie by Gail van Onselen

Another option is to buy some of the books we featured on this blog as gifts:

1. The Greatest Gift by Terri Lailvaux
2. The Adventures of Goggles the Goose – Hooray for Goggles by Josephine
3. The Cool Nguni, by Marianne Bester
4. Flat 9, by Mariam Akabor
5. One Child, One Seed, by Kathryn Cave
6. Zanzibar Road, by Niki Daily
7. Miss Behave and the Secret Agents by Camille Lagarrigue

P.S. This is not an affiliate programme pitch, and some of the authors mentioned here have never met / heard of me.


Chrissy said...

Hi all, after reading this blog, i thought of a book i bought for myself and my mother called, Together: Creating Family Traditions
I think books are a great idea for Christmas. I like the ones i get something out of. For example, if a read a romance novel sure i'd be lost in the book. But with this book, I can use it day after day. My son loves the kids recipes. He's only 4 but he sure loves to help Mom cook. Especially dessert. It's also a great incentive for him to eat his dinner. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves nature, and bonding with their kids, because at the end of the day... they will appreciate you more. At least that's what i've found.

Damaria Senne said...

Hi Chrissy

Thanks for the recommendation. I checked out the link, and the book sounded very interesting. As you say, something that adults and kids can enjoy together.

As to the rest of my visitors, please take Chrissy's example and suggest books that your kids/family enjoyed. It wouldn't hurt to have a comprehensive 'Readers' Choice" that people can use as a reference for birthday gifts next year.

If you are a writer, tell us about your book/upcoming book. Or better yet, email me so we can chat about the book on this blog. The only condition is that it is set in Africa/South Africa.

Chrissy said...

Hi Damaria, thanks I just hope someone can enjoy Family traditions the way I have and plan to on going with my kids :)
Happy Holidays,

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