What book do you want for Christmas?

I’ve been working with Book Clubs in Schools, who arrange for volunteer mentors – including sixth-formers – to visit schools to encourage children to read for pleasure.


Via their website – www.bookclubsinschools.org – we asked children what books they would like for Christmas. So far 126 have replied. Here are the findings:

In the 10-11 age group the top 3 are:

(1) Awful Auntie by David Walliams

(2) Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – Jeff Kinney

(3) Dork Diaries: Skating Sensation by Rachel Renee Russell

In the age 8-9 the top 3 are:

(1) Awful Auntie by David Walliams

(2) The Witches by Roald Dahl

(3) The Lemony Snicket books, A Series of Unfortunate Events

Do you agree with the children who have voted so far?

Or is your choice better?

Why not vote – and persuade your friends to vote – and see if your favourite author moves up the poll?