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Our best Christmas gifts: books for 7 to 9 year olds

Whether they like curling up with a book or getting crafty, this collection of fantastic activity books, animal stories and festive time travel adventures make great gifts for 7 to 9 year olds.

National Trust: Sunday Funday: A Nature Activity for Every Weekend of the Year

Written by Katherine Halligan Illustrated by Jesús Verona

Make every Sunday a fun day with this inspirational book of 52 seasonal activities – one for every weekend of the year! From green-fingered gardening projects and outdoor obstacle courses to creative crafts and warming winter recipes, there is something for everyone, whatever the weather. Packed with super seasonal activities for children of all ages, this book will make every family weekend a fantastic one.

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National Trust: 2022 Nature Month-By-Month: A Children’s Almanac

Written by Anna Wilson Illustrated by Elly Jahnz

A wonderful gift to treasure and explore over the coming year, this gorgeous almanac, which has been updated with one-third new material and revised design throughout, will encourage young readers to connect with nature and the world around them.

Packed with nature spotter guides, indoor and outdoor craft and activity ideas, seasonal recipes and celebrations of religious festivals and special events, this pocket-sized guide will keep children entertained all year round!

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Press Out and Colour: Christmas Decorations

Illustrated by Kate McLelland

Make your own beautiful, 3D decorations with this board book of press-out Christmas decorations! Featuring 25 unique designs to press out, colour in and slot together to create bright and cheerful hanging ornaments for your hope. From beautiful baubles to shimmery snowflakes, these gorgeous festive decorations are perfect to hang on the Christmas tree and add sparkle to any setting.

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A Puppy Called Sparkle

Written by Helen Peters Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon

Jasmine falls in love at first sight with the little Golden Retriever puppy she rescues, but she knows she won’t be able to keep Sparkle forever. Jasmine soon sees that the playful, friendly puppy is quick and eager to learn, and has an incredible sense of smell. When a new girl starts at Jasmine’s school, bringing her medical assistance dog with her, Jasmine starts to wonder. Could Sparkle have a future saving people’s lives?

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A Christmas in Time

Written by Sally Nicholls Illustrated by Rachael Dean

When Alex and Ruby fall through the mirror in their aunt’s house, they find themselves in a different historical period, each time with a different task to perform before they can return to the present…

A Victorian Christmas is lovely – all the food and candles and games and singing – unless you’re poor, motherless Edith who is condemned to be sent to a cruel boarding school on Boxing Day. Can Alex and Ruby persuade her strict father that home is where the heart is instead?

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