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5 easy to read books perfect for young readers this Christmas

So, you're looking for a book that will captivate your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or just about anyone else this Christmas. Well...you've come to the right place.



In this post, I'll be sharing the 5 books perfect for young readers this holiday season. What makes all of these books ideal for this age is their use of interesting themes, humour, and their picture and text hybrid layout.


If you’re sitting there thinking that the child won't want to read anything you give them, then no fear. Plenty of people are in the exact same position and I’ve made an entire YouTube video titled how to get any child to LOVE reading.


Be sure to sign up to my website by clicking the little profile button at the top right. Why should I, you may ask? In order to stay up to date on what children actually read and avoid gifting them the book equivalent of a used toothbrush.


Next to every book, there is going to be the option to purchase it from Amazon. If you think you are going to eventually buy it then it would be awesome if you could do it through those links as I do earn a small commission from every sale. It costs you nothing to use the link however it feels amazing whenever I see that I inspired someone to buy one of my recommendations.


But without further ado, let's begin:


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. This series is a must-read for children as they meet our hilarious main character Greg and follow his struggles with school, sport, family, and just about everything else. It’s shown through a text and picture combo which allows for more engagement and breaks up the ‘work’ of reading. This series is ongoing and by buying the first book for them, you’ll be guaranteeing them hours of entertainment.

Buy on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3dGaCjR


2. Zac Zombie. You’ve probably heard of Minecraft, one of the most popular video games, particularly for 7-to-12-year-olds. Zac Zombie is set in this digital world of Minecraft and in my opinion, this makes it an asset for disinterested readers as it connects something that many of them love (video games) with reading. Currently, there are about 30 of them already released and this is ongoing.

Buy on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3pSsspH


3. Bad guys by Aaron Blabey. This is a simple and funny series that has a lot of pictures and is really structured like a comic but bound in a book form. The fact that it has even more images is a good thing despite what some people believe as at this age the act of reading is all about developing those habits and a love for it.

Buy on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3IH18Dj


4. Roald Dahl books. Plenty of you would have enjoyed these yourselves and the truth is they’re timeless. A lot of the other series I’ve mentioned are relatively modern and I doubt you’ll personally have read them whereas here you might know the books and be more willing to recommend them to your child. And even if you haven’t then you’ll have heard of Roald Dahl and his iconic humour. These books are not ongoing because our author is dead.

Buy on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3oOachT


5. Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland. This is a personal favourite to this day and I am eagerly awaiting the final book in the series which is going to be released in April 2022. It’s set to span a whopping 15 books and is funny, original and captivating. (I know, I know generic sound but I have made an entire video on the topic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7tRqfmFubs). If you’ve listened to this list and kind of been thinking these are all a bit young then, first of all, check out my other videos and reviews but also this is the series that will interest older readers.

Buy on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3DNK0bt


I hope you enjoyed today's post where I shared the 5 easy to read books perfect for young readers this Christmas. If this helped you or you found it interesting or you just want to be super nice then be sure to sign up to this website by clicking the little profile button in the top corner. This will help you stay up to date on the latest children and YA book news.


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And as always, keep reading.

Bookshelf Scout...out. 😁


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