Your Kid’s Next Read Book Lists: The ONE Book I’m buying this Christmas

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Recently in the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook group, Allison Tait asked members to name the one book they are definitely recommending or buying for a young reader this Christmas. BEHOLD! This epic list is below for your reading and ‘add to cart’ pleasure!

Books for 1-2 Year-Olds (as recommended by YKNR members)

For more books for this age range see my post ‘Best Books for Babies’

‘Bonnie and Ben Rhyme Again’ by Mem Fox. Illustrated by Judy Horacek

‘Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey’ by Alison Lester

‘Hooray for Birds’ by Lucy Cousins

‘The Christmas Promise’ by Alison Mitchell. Illustrated by Catalina Echeverri

‘Where is The Green Sheep?’ By Mem Fox. Illustrated by Judy Horacek

 

Books for 2-3 Year-Olds (as recommended by YKNR members)

For more books for this age range see my post ‘Best Books for Toddlers’

‘Wild World’ by Angela McAllister. Illustrated by Hvass and Hannibal

‘Gus’s Garage’ by Leo Timmers

‘Cyril and Pat’ by Emily Gravett

 

Books for 4 Year-Olds (as recommended by YKNR members)

For more books for this age range see my post ‘Best Books for Toddlers’

‘The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade’ by Davina Bell. Illustrated by Allison Colpoys

‘Thelma the Unicorn’ by Aaron Blabey

‘An Elephant and Piggie Biggie’ by Mo Willems

‘Room for a Little One’ by Martin Waddell. Illustrated by Jason Cockcroft

‘Search and Find Alphabet of Alphabets’ by Allan Sanders

‘Inside the Villains’ by Clotilde Perrin

‘Lemonade Jones’ by Davina Bell. Illustrated by Karen Blair

 

Books for 5 Year-Olds (as recommended by YKNR members)

‘All The Ways to be Smart’ by Davina Bell and Alison Colpoys

‘Mr Shaha’s Recipes For Wonder’ by Alom Shaha and Emily Robertson

‘Dog Man’ by Dav Pilkey

‘The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare’ by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. Illustrated by LeUyen Pham

‘Are you Scared, Darth Vader?’ By Adam Rex

 

Books for 6 Year-Olds (as recommended by YKNR members)

‘How to be a Wildflower’ by Katie Daisy

‘Marge and the Secret Tunnel’ (Marge in Charge series) by Isla Fisher

‘A House for Everyone’ by Jo Hirst. Illustrated by Naomi Bardoff

 

Books for 7 Year-Olds (as recommended by YKNR members)

‘Atlas of Animal Adventures’ by Emily Hawkins and Rachel Williams. Illustrated by Lucy Letherland

‘Gastronauts’ by James Foley

‘Violet Mackerel’ by Anna Branford. Illustrated by Sarah Davis

‘Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters’ by Andrea Beatty. Illustrated by David Roberts

‘Ivy and Bean’ by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall

 

Books for 8 Year-Olds (as recommended by YKNR members)

‘The Scratch and Sniff Bacon Cookbook’ by Jack Campbell

‘Viking Boy’ by Tony Bradman

‘The Ice Monster’ by David Walliams

‘Shout-out to the Girls: A Celebration of Awesome Australian Women’ Penguin Random House Australia

‘The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math’ by Sean Connolly

‘The Short & Curly Guide to Life’ by Dr Matt Beard and Kyla Slaven. Illustrated by Simon Greiner

‘Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2’ by Elena Favilli

Books for 9 Year-Olds (as recommended by YKNR members)

‘Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different’ by Ben Brooks

‘Malory Towers’ by Enid Blyton

‘Wings Of Fire’ by Tui T. Sutherland

‘The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Provence’ by Katrina Nannestad

‘The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic’ by Cressida Cowell

‘Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook’ by Melina Hammer

‘Doctor Proctor’s Fart Power’ by Jo Nesbo. Illustrated by Mike Lowery

‘Mary Poppins’ by P.L. Travers. Illustrated by Lauren Child

 

Books for 10 Year-Olds (as recommended by YKNR members)

‘You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World’ by Caroline Paul. Illustrated by Lauren Tamaki

‘Woo’s Wonderful World Of Maths’ by Eddie Woo

‘Wundersmith’ by Jessica Townsend

‘The Shakespeare Stories’ by Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross

‘Lenny’s Book of Everything’ by Karen Foxlee

‘Race to the End of the World’ (The Mapmaker Chronicles #1) by A.L. Tait

‘My Place’ by Nadia Wheatley. Illustrated by Donna Rawlins

‘The Turnkey’ by Allison Rushby

‘Nevermoor’ by Jessica Townsend

‘Alice-Miranda at the Palace’ by Jacqueline Harvey

‘2019 Guinness Book Of Records’

‘Game on! 2019’  (Scholastic)

‘The Book of Secrets’ (Ateban Cipher #1) by A.L. Tait

 

Books for 11 Year-Olds (as recommended by YKNR members)

‘Tomorrow, When the War Began’ by John Marsden

‘Over Sea, Under Stone’ (The Dark is Rising Sequence) by Susan Cooper

‘The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars’ by Jaclyn Moriarty. Illustrated by Kelly Canby

‘The Confidence Code for Girls’ by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

‘The Race to Kangaroo Cliff’ by Alexander McCall Smith

‘Adventures in Lettering’ by Dawn Nicole Warnaar

‘Murder Most Unladylike: Death in the Spotlight’ by Robin Stevens

‘Once’ by Morris Gleitzman

‘Warriors’ (series) by Erin Hunter

‘The Mulberry Tree’ by Allison Rushby

 

Books for 12 Year-Olds (as recommended by YKNR members)

‘Tales from the Inner City’ by Shaun Tan

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ (series) by Ransom Riggs

‘Ready Player One’ by Ernest Cline

‘Ender’s Game’ by Orson Scott Card

‘Warcross’ by Marie Lu

‘Twopence to Cross the Mersey’ by Helen Forrester

‘The Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book’ by Chris Lubkemann

‘The Afterwards’ by A.F. Harrold. Illustrated by Emily Gravett

‘One Piece: Romance Dawn’ by Eiichiro Oda

Books for 13 Year-Olds (as recommended by YKNR members)

‘Divergent’ by Veronica Roth

‘Wakestone Hall’ (A Stella Montgomery Intrigue) by Judith Rossell

‘Limelight’ by Solli Raphael

 

Books for Ages 14+ (as recommended by YKNR members)

‘An Abundance of Katherines’ by John Green

‘The Poet X’ by Elizabeth Acevedo

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