Kid’s Books Round Up Review

Here are few books that my kids had for Christmas. This post contains affiliate links.

Castle Adventure Activity Book.

front cover of kid's book
Castle Adventure activity book

Paperback: 64 pages
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Publisher: Button Books (1 May 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1787080218
ISBN-13: 978-1787080218
Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 0.8 x 29.2 cm

The Blurb

Knights, princesses, jesters, jousting and feasting – this fabulous activity book based around castles has got the lot! The pages are crammed with all sorts of great activities, including dot to dot, spot the difference, colouring in, simple makes and other engaging puzzles. Fun and educational, Castle Adventure Activity Book features beautiful, bright illustrations that will draw children in and keep them busy. And while they are enjoying the mazes, matching and counting, the games are helping them to develop a wide range of skills, including observational, conversational and motor.


This has been perfect for my Little Man, aged 8 years. It’s kept him occupied lots over the holiday period. There is so much to do with all the puzzles and picture colouring and he still loves stickers. It’s engaging and fun and I was really surprised at just how much is packed into the 64 pages. It really should be called a bumper book of activities.

You can pre-order the Castle Adventure Activity Book on Amazon for £7.85

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas illustrated by Tom Browning

Paperback: 40 pages
Age Range: 5 – 6 years
Publisher: Sterling; Reprint edition (7 July 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 145491355X
ISBN-13: 978-1454913559
Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 0.8 x 28.7 cm

The Blurb

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house … For decades families have gathered together to read Clement C. Moore’s enchanting holiday poem. Featuring beautiful original illustrations by award-winning artist Tom Browning, this stunning edition stands apart from the rest. Browning has created a classic Saint Nick the quintessential round, jolly, white-bearded figure that everyone imagines. The look is timeless, filled with warmth and sentiment: exactly what Christmas should be. The story’s enduring charm and Browning’s memorable art make The Night Before Christmas a must-have for any child who is just discovering the tale and every adult who has loved it forever.

Our Verdict

We already have a copy of this story, a wonderful Christmas poem written by Clement C. Moore which it is believed he first wrote in 1822 for his Children under the title ‘ A Visit From St Nicholas.’

This paperback copy is delightful with it’s illustrations by the painter Tom Browning who is renowned for his artwork of Father Christmas. It’s a must read poem before Christmas for any young child, and as old as it might be it is still fun.

I did have some explaining to do to my kids, what is a ‘kerchief, what are sugar plums? What does droll mean and what is a pedler? I do love the traditional version of the poem though, and with the old fashioned illustrations it’s a perfect version of the story.

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  1. January 7, 2019 / 2:12 pm

    We have three copies of The Night Before Christmas but none of them have such a beautiful cover as this. It looks so vintage, I love it!


  2. January 21, 2019 / 7:37 pm

    Oh we like activity books – this one looks fun! #kltr

  3. February 14, 2019 / 9:29 am

    The Night Before Christmas is such a wonderful book and always one I read every Christmas Eve to my children without fail. It’s a book every child should own in my opinion 🙂 #KLTR

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