Amazon have revealed the top five children’s books that children most want for Christmas…

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The online company have announced that David Walliams’ Bad Dad is the top book that children would like for Christmas this year, according to a independent survey of 1,000 UK children aged between eight and twelve commissioned by Amazon.

The top five books selected are as follows:

  1. Bad Dad by David Walliams
  2. Guinness World Records 2018
  3. Kid Normal by Greg James
  4. Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford
  5. Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

Meanwhile, other books mentioned in the survey  to identify the most desired books for children included The Witches by Roald Dahl, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and The Girl with the Lost Smile by Miranda Hart.


The survey also asked children what they most look for when selecting a book to read, with ‘making them laugh’ coming out on top. Other factors that help a child choose a book include great and colourful cover, let’s them use their imagination, if their friend loves it too and colourful pictures making up the top five reasons.

It was also discovered that children liked receiving a new book for christmas nearly half the children surveyed (45 per cent) said it was just because they simply ‘love to read’. Nearly four in ten children said it is because ‘books are entertaining’, and a third of children revealed that ‘reading together with their family’ was what they liked most.

Talking about the results of the survey Simon Johnson, Director of Media,, said: “We’re delighted to have had a selection of the children’s books in our Christmas Store be given the stamp of approval by kids themselves. Books have always been a firm favourite on people’s Christmas wish lists through the ages – from hotly anticipated new releases to timeless classics – there is something for everyone in the list that the children recommend this year.”

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