Booklovers Gift Guide at The Works


Living with a voracious reader, I know that I can never go wrong with books as gifts – but sometimes keeping up with the cost of new kids’ books is a struggle. 

Thank goodness for The Works, which is the UK’s favourite retailer of discount books, stationery, crafts and calendars. It’s essential for all those last-minute present needs! I’ve been gifted £50 to spend at The Works this Christmas and I’ve picked out some great gift ideas for young readers from the hige selection available online and in-store. Best of all, almost all the titles are discounted, meaning you’ll get a great deal! 

At the moment Squidge is crazy for all things Percy Jackson; I’ve christened 2015 as the Christmas of Percy Jackson! On her Christmas list to Father Christmas was Annabeth’s dagger – thankfully Father Christmas isn’t allowed to carry weapons! Instead, how about this fab guide book to the world of Demi Gods found in the Percy Jackson books – a total steal at just £4.99! 

There’s also £2 off these fab Percy Jackson graphic novels, perfect for avid and reluctant readers – there are two to choose from, each at £10.00 – . All the regular Percy Jackson novels are available for between £1 and £2 off RRP, so if your youngster is new to Rick Riordan, then it’s the perfect opportunity to stock up. 

Christmas is also a chance to introduce kids to new authors and worlds, and I think Squidge would really enjoy Alex Rider, which is great for adventure fans – this complete Alex Rider set is an incredible £10.99 for all ten books – incredible value! 

It wouldn’t be Christmas without an annual under the tree, of course – and The Works has a huge selection to choose from, starting at just £2 My pick for Squidge is the Ripley’s Believe it or Not annual, packed with enough weird facts and stories to keep even the most giddy child quiet for an hour on Christmas morning! 

With just under £10 of my £50 budget left, I decided to splash out on this guitar guide for youngsters – this Christmas, Squidge has asked for a guitar from Father Christmas and this book is pitched perfectly at young beginners wanting to play their first chords .

I hope my book picks have inspired you to get some great reads for your own young readers this Christmas – let me know what books you’re loving this festive season!