ABC Books Gift Guide for Young Readers

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For most children, the most exciting moments every Christmas are those spent unwrapping gifts. If those gifts are books, then the excitement never goes away.

This Christmas, these are the perfect gifts for the funny kid in your life, the dancing prodigy, the troublemaker, or the one with a bum (that’s everyone!).

Count my Christmas kisses

Count My Christmas Kisses

by Tamsin Ainslie & Ruthie May

‘One kiss for baby, under mistletoe.
Two kisses for baby, catching falling snow.’

Ages 0-4

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Funny Kid Stand Up


Funny Kid Stand Up

by Matt Stanton

For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Big Nate, FUNNY KID is the mega-bestseller from author-illustrator Matt Stanton.

Every kid wants to laugh, and Max is the boy who can make it happen. Or he used to be. But something terrible has happened and Max seems to have lost his funny!

Now Max is the ‘Un-Funny Kid’, right when he’s trying to win the town talent quest!

Ages 8+

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The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome


The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome

by Katrina Nannestad

He’s the world’s vaguest novelist. She’s a shy and unusual child. Together, they’re travelling the world, one book a time. Award-winning Australian author Katrina Nannestad returns with a delicious new series about family, friendship and finding yourself.

Ages 8+

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Aussie Legends Alphabet

Aussie Legends Alphabet

by Beck Feiner

Forget Alpha, Bravo, Charlie …

Meet the ultimate A to Z of amazing Aussies who make thiscountry legendary.

In this vibrant look at Australian cultural icons, A is for Adam Goodes, B is for Bob Hawke and C is for Cathy Freeman.


Ages 3+

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The Bum Book

The Bum Book

Written by Kate Mayes, illustrated by Andrew Joyner

This is a book for anyone who has a bum or knows someone with a bum. It’s a celebration of my bum and your bum and the whole world’s bum.

Ages 2+

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Danny Best Never Wrong

Danny Best: Never Wrong

Written by Jen Storer, illustrated by Mitch Vane


For fans of BIG NATE, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, WEIRDO and TOM GATES, comes a hilarious series about a LEGEND named Danny Best. Best by name, Best by reputation…

We all know that Danny Best is THE BEST (because he has told us!). We also know that he is FULL ON. Now are going to find out that this TOTAL LEGEND is… NEVER WRONG


Ages 7+

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Fairy Dancers

The Fairy Dancers

Written by Natalie Jane Prior, illustrated by Cheryl Orsini

For every little girl who loves to dance, comes this lavishly illustrated storybook from award-winning Australian author Natalie Jane Prior and much-loved illustrator Cheryl Orsini.

Every Saturday, with a hop, a skip and a magical twirl, Mia, Emma and Grace turn into … fairy dancers!

Enter their enchanted world of fun, friendship, fairy wings and dancing.


Ages 3-8

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