10 second-hand kids’ books that would make great Christmas presents

10 second-hand kids’ books that would make great Christmas presents

We all want to shop more ethically this year, so why not treat the children in your life to a preloved gift that supports a local charity?

If you’re looking for kids’ presents, look no further! All the books below are featured on Hospiscare’s Amazon store right now, so by purchasing them as a gift, you’ll also be supporting a local charity.

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney

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Alphablock

This peek-through guessing-game book is the perfect present for under 3s, and is sure to delight and entertain for many years.

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Nelson Mandela: Little Guides to Great Lives

Anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist, Nelson Mandela’s journey from political prisoner to president of South Africa is an incredible tale of triumph in the face of adversity. This children's book aimed at 7-11 year olds brings his incredible story to life, to inspire and inform and is filled with beautiful illustrations.

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Outdoor Maker Lab

Designed for 9-12 year olds, this incredible book takes kids on a journey to better understand the world of science that will keep the whole family curiously experimenting for hours.

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Naughtiest Girl in the School

Every child needs some Enid Blyton on their bookshelf, right? This boxset is the perfect addition to any budding reader's collection, and might take their parents down memory lane too!

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Grandad & Me

This fun and interactive journal is designed to help grandfather and child have fun writing together and learning about each other along the way. A wonderful way to create lasting memories between grandparent and grandchild.

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Dinosaur Roar!

We absolutely LOVE this board book, with its rhyming story and fun illustrations. Perfect for little ones, this title is bound to become a family favourite in no time at all!

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Water Bugs & Dragonflies

Water Bugs & Dragonflies is one of our top recommendations of books which tackle the themes of death and loss. It is designed to provide adults with the opportunity to talk about death as being part of the life cycle, which can be a reassuring way of explaining death to children.

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Litterbug Doug

Litterbug Doug is lazy. He is wasteful. He is messy but worst of all... he Hates recycling! Only Michael Recycle, Planet Earth's Super Green Hero, can save the day and change Doug's wasteful littering ways...

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Horrible Histories Blood-curdling Box of Books

This lovely gift box aimed at 8-12 year olds contains twenty books and includes the Rotten Romans, Terrible Tudors and Awesome Egyptians. A fantastic gift for any budding historians or curious kids.

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Dr Seuss's Sleep Book

The perfect bedtime story for those reluctant sleepers, this lovely rhyming book book tells what happens when all ninety-nine zillion nine trillion and three creatures in the world go to sleep.

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