In our humble opinion, the best gift you can give a child is a book.

It’s something they can enjoy time and time again, something they can share with you and when they’ve loved it all they can, it’s something you can kindly pass on for another child to enjoy.

It’s coming up to the time of year when minds are turning to children and gifts and we think we’ve found the perfect present – a children’s book club called The Little Reading Club.

The Little Reading Club is the brainchild of mother of three, Catherine, who wanted to make it easy and flexible for parents to buy books for their children and get them delivered straight to their door. The premise is simple:

1.     Choose your package based on the age of your child.

  • Tiny readers (0 – 3 years)

  • Young readers (3 to 7)

  • Older readers (7 to 12)

2.  Choose your subscription length (from a monthly, three or six month plan)

3. Pay for your plan and have the books delivered every month. It’s that simple!

Each parcel contains expertly chosen, age-appropriate books to keep your children engaged. Each month is based on a new theme and you’ll receive both new and classic titles.

We gave these to children aged six and 10 so the smallest received young readers titles: Gigantosaurus by Jonny Duddle, The Storm Whale in Winter by Benji Davies and The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield. November’s theme is ‘looking at the world around us’ and dinosaurs, space and the sea are some of my boy’s favourite subjects so all his books were devoured in one evening.

Older readers get two chapter books – November’s package contained The Midnight Gang by David Walliams and The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher. Am I the only one who didn’t know Tom Fletcher from McFly also wrote books?

The Tiny and Younger readers’ packages also contain a carefully selected gift or activity based on the month’s theme, this month we had a Styrofoam dinosaur puzzle to put together. Each package also has a monthly parent’s newsletter to tell parents a little about the books.

We don’t need to convince you how important books are to children, the life long lessons and intellectual stimulation they receive by reading. So instead of just giving an iGift next month, how about signing up them to a children’s book club as well? You won’t just be helping your child, for every new plan taken out; The Little Reading Club will donate a book to the Doorstep Library charity.

Find out more about the club here.