Friday 4 December 2015

Miles Kelly Children's Christmas Gift Set Book Bundles

Miles Kelly are a children's book publisher who specialise in fact books for children. They make interesting books that are full of answers to the myriad of questions that all children have, with loads of illustrations and other interesting features to tempt your reluctant readers.

This Christmas they're making it easier for you to choose books for your child by selling a range of gift sets for different interests and age ranges.

The bundles each contain 3 books which are themed to complement each other, and each bundle costs £20, saving money on buying separately.

My boys are fairly typical 5 and 7 year olds, and we were sent two bundles for them to review which I knew they'd really like - Space and History.

The Space Gift Set features a very smart Encyclopedia, a handbook and a project book.

Children's Encyclopedia: Space has 500 illustrated facts over 224 pages. This is a really heavy A4 hardback with an rrp of £17.99, and you do feel you are getting your moneys worth.

Each page is illustrated in full colour, with photographs, cartoons and gorgeous clear illustrations. There are quizzes and questions and some more unusual information, as well as the more well-known facts.

The Miles Kelly Space Handbook has 96 pages crammed full of information about things in the sky that you can see yourself from Earth, at £5.99 it's a good stockingfiller for any child interested in space.

This is a smaller paperback book with an excellent quality wipe clean cover, and all the information you need to identify what you can see. There are also plenty of hints for your amateur astronomer, and forms to record their sightings.

Project Space by Ian Graham is a 32 page A4 hardback book with an rrp of £9.99. This is a little more light-hearted. With flaps to lift and a peep through front cover, this is ideal for a child who doesn't enjoy large chunks of reading.

This is a lovely colourful book which is still packed with information, as well as being a bit more fun. This is the type of book which suits my 5 year old, as he'd rather browse and stop to read when something that catches his eye.

The History Gift Set features a large hardback book, a smart encyclopedia and a project book.

The History Book is a really weighty160 page hardback in large A4 format. It's a very impressive book that does warrant it's £17.99 price tag.

The feel of this book is quite mature, although the language is okay for my 7 year old. There are sterner reminders of more recent history, and all kinds of information that children find interesting, presented in a really varied way.

Children's Encyclopedia: History has 500 illustrated facts over 224. This is another really weighty tome, a big A4 Hardback with an rrp of £17.99.

The facts are neatly laid out in themed pages, with lots of varied illustration, as with the Children's Encyclopedia: Space. This is a great book for reference, as well as something my 7 year old enjoys reading in bed at night!

Project Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams is a 32 page hardback book with lift-the-flap pages and a more fun approach. It has an rrp of £9.99, and you get a lot of information for your money.

Full colour throughout and with extra information hidden in flaps and long, fold out pages, this, like the Project Space book, is ideal for children who don't enjoy large chunks of text, and it actually fascinates me - I loved it.

Miles Kelly have lots of different book gift sets available this Christmas to suit just about any child, grouped by age or topic and all costing £20.

We've recently reviewed several other books for Miles Kelly, and I've been very happy with the quality and content of them all. I think the book bundles are perfect for relatives and family friends who really may not be sure exactly what to get, and the books are treasures that will still be read in years to come.

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