2010 has proved to be another terrific year for children's book releases. This guide covers this years best books ranging from those perfect for pre-schoolers through to children about to reach puberty and is sure to have a terrific suggestion for the book lover in your life.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth - Jeff Kinney
The eagerly awaited 5th book of the phenomenally successful Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, The Ugly Truth follows Greg Heffley as he faces his greatest challenge to date, puberty. Aimed slightly older than the earlier books in the series, Kinney is able to maintain the humor that this series has become renowned for while still dealing with the inevitable problems that all children must face in their voyage to adulthood. Famous for being popular even among children with whom it's a struggle to get to read anything, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth deserves its prize for being the best children's book of 2010 with the only disappointment being that the legions of adult and children fans will have to wait until the next book once they devour this one.
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Muggles and Wizards - Dinah Bucholz
Let your child explore J.K Rowling's Harry Potter world even deeper with the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook. Create perfect treats to serve at your child's next Harry Potter themed party. Learn to cook such wonderful delights as Pumpkin Juice, Cauldron Cakes or Treacle Tart. Designed to allow older children to cook by themselves and younger children to prepare with help from Mum or Dad, the book covers not only how to make the product but its history and references in the original books. Presented in beautiful hardcover, The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook is a must have addition to the library of Harry, Hermione and Ron fans.
Llama Llama Holiday Drama - Anna Dewdney
The latest instalment in the Llama Llama series, beloved by children, parents and critics the world over, Holiday Drama covers the adventures of our intrepid Llama as he learns about the fun and excitement of Christmas. The excitement becomes too much for our hero but thankfully Mama Llama is there to save the day with love and understanding. Aimed squarely at toddlers and pre-schoolers, the Llama series of books by Anna Dewdney have garnered a well deserved reputation for compelling story telling, excellent art work that have made them nightly reading for many toddlers. Llama Llama Holiday Drama is another standout edition to this series and is destined to become a favourite for many families this holiday season.
Disney Tangled (A Little Golden Book) - Ben Smiley
Tying in with the latest Disney animated feature film, Tangled, which is Disney reinvention of the classic Rapunzel fairytale, this Little Golden Book production brings this classic story to the youngest of little princesses. With the artwork created by one of the films feature artists, Tangled follows the quality production values that Little Golden Books have been famous for across generations. With the movie set to introduce a whole new generation to Rapunzel and her famous locks of hair, Tangled will become a treasured delight in the book collections of little.
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