Grab a bargain for International Children’s Book Day

Grab a bargain for International Children’s Book Day

Take a look at our top picked children's books available on our eBay and Amazon stores

Observed on or around Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday, International Children’s Book Day aims to inspire a love of reading and celebrate children’s literature.

To mark the day, we have picked ten of our favourite children’s books that are currently available on our eBay and Amazon sites. Why not click your way over and grab a book bargain to celebrate your love of reading with your child while supporting your local hospice charity.

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A classic collection of fairy tales: Dean’s A Book of Fairy Tales

No children’s bookshelf is complete without a book of fairy tales and this beautifully illustrated collection will not disappoint. This hard cover collection from Dean & Son by J Grahame Johnstone was published in 1977 and may evoke some childhood memories from parents who will remember the full page illustrations that made the stories come to life in their childhood.

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The ultimate trilogy: The Lord of the Rings complete trilogy

The ultimate fantasy collection, these books are perfect for young adult readers to explore on their own or as part of story time with parents and carers. Tolkien’s attention to detail, from his settings to his characters, is second to none and will have young and adult readers alike enthralled.

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Taking fiction to the kitchen: Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes: The Gruffalo Cookbook

Is your tummy beginning to rumble? If you and your little ones love The Gruffalo, then here is your chance to recreate the dishes from the book, from scrambled snake to roasted fox. With twenty-four recipes designed for adults to enjoy with children, Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes is a great way to introduce Gruffalo fans to cooking and baking and don’t worry – foxes and snakes are not required on the ingredients list!

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A fantasy classic: The Talking Parcel

Gerald Durrell’s The Talking Parcel is a fantasy classic in which a group of children are transported to a fantasy land. They embark on a mission to save it from cockatrices, aided by a talking parrot and other magical creatures. This book is beautifully imaginative and children (and their adults!) will enjoy sharing it.

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A spooky non-fiction: Monsters of the Movies

Perfect for older children and teens, this book explores monsters from a range of classic movies. You’ll find movie synopsises, full page stills and plenty of details about these infamous villains.

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An animal lover’s collection: Fourteen Michael Morpurgo stories

This is a fantastic find for a young reader with fourteen of Michael Morpurgo’s beautiful stories centring around animal characters. This collection includes the award winning Butterfly Lion, as well as other renowned stories such as The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips and The Last Wolf. These compelling characters and beautiful story arcs will have young readers engrossed.

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The full collection of your favourite bear: Winnie-the-Pooh: The Complete Collection

Why settle for one Winnie-the-Pooh story when you can have the entire collection of A.A Milne’s 30 stories? This elegant slipcase contains all of the heart-warming moments from the “bear of very little brain” and his faithful friends. A nostalgic and enjoyable read for many parents, these characters continue to charm children today.

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Start your Hogwarts adventure: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

The book that started Pottermania, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone charts the journey of Harry’s first year at the wizarding school of Hogwarts. Immerse your children in the magic of Harry, Ron and Hermione’s adventures with the book that excited so many reluctant readers.

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The original eco warrior: The Lorax

After fifty years, Dr. Seuss’s message is more important than ever and this 50th anniversary edition celebrates the classic environmental fable. Using humour and rhyme, The Lorax is a timeless classic perfect for boys and girls who are passionate about our planet.

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A sprinkle of spellbinding sorcery: A Pinch of Magic

Michelle Harrison’s A Pinch of Magic tells the story of three sisters who are trapped by an ancient curse connected to their family. Suitable for readers age 9 and over, this story is told with gentle humour and inventive language and conveys important messages of self-belief and the power of teamwork.

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