these for babies and toddlers:
Or . . . a beautifully illustrated version of your favourite childhood classic, to be treasured and read later. Eg The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame and Inga Moore), The Hobbit (JRR Tolkein and Michael Hague), Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain, Robert Ingpen) or Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren and Lauren Child)
early childhood (2 ish to school age):
for a child (school to about 8 years):
for pre-teens (8 ish to about 12):
Amazing Babes - a book for any age and certainly not just for girls, but as a Christmas present, probably better suited to girls. Great book for prompting other stories about amazing women including their own mothers and grandmothers.
and for grownups:
The Mozart Question – Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman – perfect Christmas day reading material. Also great for reading aloud on a car trip. If you want to add a little something, beautiful violin music is the way to go.
I hope you find something to love in those selections.