Do kids still do a Christmas list every year? I hope that’s still a thing. But mostly, I hope that said list consists of nothing but books! Sort out Christmas gifts for the young folks early this year, save yourselves the stress of the last minute rush, and save a bunch on these festively discounted titles.

Here’s a sackful of great gift suggestions:

Box Sets

Box sets make amazing Christmas presents because A) You’re basically giving an entire world as terrific gift, and B) They’re heavy (which is always more exciting) and they look great wrapped, and C) Because the prices in this case are ruddy brilliant.

              

Harry Potter Box Set (All 7 Novels) – Was R1370, Now R999. Save R371.

 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection (Books 1-12) – Was R1490, Now R900. Save R590.

 Roald Dahl 15 Book Box Set – Was R1699, Now R699. Save R1000.

                

Complete Mr Men Collection – Was R2999, Now R1499. Save R1500.

Complete Little Miss Collection – Was R2220, Now R1100. Save R1120.

 

For Readers 7 Years +

             

The 117-Storey Treehouse – Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton – Was R159, Now R139. Save R20.

That zany treehouse has only gone and gotten itself another 13 storeys! This time around, the new additions include a pyjama-party room, an underpants museum, and a level especially for very small horses. Out-loud laughs guaranteed!

Max Einstein: Rebels With a Cause – James Patterson – Was R189, Now R169. Save R20

Max’s life is pretty ordinary for a 12 year old. She spends her time teaching college classes, dodging kidnappers, going on secret missions and occasionally preventing certain catastrophe. This time she and her friends hurry off to India to battle a water crisis… but somebody doesn’t want them succeeding.

Dog Diaries: Mission Impawsible – Steven Butler – Was R89, Now R79. Save R10.

It shouldn’t be so hard to become famous, should it? You just turn up in Hollywood, do your best celebrity walk down the street and there you have it. The thing about holidays though… they can go pretty dreadfully wrong pretty fast.  Non-stop funny bone ticklings from the newest Dog Diaries.

Wizards of Once: Knock Three Times – Cressida Cowell – Was R229, Now R199. Save R30

Cressida Cowell’s completely marvellous series The Wizards of Once now has its third instalment… and this is the most dangerous quest yet. Our heroes, Wish and Xar, now find themselves in a frantic race to concoct the spell that can get rid of Kingwitch and his ghastly minions before he gets his claws on more power than bears thinking about.

Dork Diaries #14: Spectacular Superstar – Rachel Renee Russell – Was R159, Now R149. Save R10

Nikki’s band is embarking on an awesome summer tour with the worlds must amazing boy band. But things take a turn when she finds out that not only has her frenemy Mackenzie is coming on the tour… she will also be Nikki’s roommate!

 

For Ages 11 and Up

          

The Book of Dust 2: The Secret Commonwealth – Philipp Pullman – Was R299, Now R249. Save R50.

Pullman’s recently released addition to his brilliant Book of Dust adventure trilogy. The Book of Dust is a companion to Pullman’s masterwork series, His Dark Materials, which is unquestionably one of the greatest works of epic fantasy ever conjured. If you’re a fantasy fan and you haven’t devoured all the Pullman you can get your hands on, you’re missing out.

The Trials of Appollo: The Tyrants Tomb – Rick Riordan – Was R269, Now R249. Save R20.

Number 4 in the Trials of Apollo series is a quest as action-packed as any that young Apollo has yet faced on his journey to regain his rightful, godly status. His path this time takes him deep into the tomb of a long-buried Roman tyrant – and into the hands of quite possibly his most fearsome enemy yet.

Guinness World Records 2020 – Was R369, Now R299. Save R70.

You already know why these books are so brilliant. So, let’s just say that the new edition features a whole bunch of new and exciting designs as well as a chapter on properly mind-blowing robots, a section on viral sports that you can try at home, and a whole lot of animals doing weird and wonderful things.

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