Oct 20, 2021

Best Books for Kids This Half Term

Best Books for Kids This Half Term

Here at WeBuyBooks, we love to read, and naturally, we love to encourage everyone to dive into a good book.

With the half-term coming up and schools closing, we thought it would be a great idea to put together a collection of our favourite books for those on their school holidays to read and enjoy.

We have selected our favourite easy reads that will suit children both in the earlier stages and the later stages of education.

So, let’s begin!

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This iconic children’s book tells the story of a week in the life of this little caterpillar as it sets out to fill its belly. Full of colourful pictures and easy-to-read text, making it a fun challenge for children in the early stages of reading.

2. The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

You will find it hard to find anyone that hasn’t heard of the Gruffalo, and rightly so. This all-time favourite tale follows a small mouse’s adventures on its journey through the deep dark wood and its encounters with all manners of scary beasts.

3. The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger who came to tea has been enjoyed by many for over 50 years. It’s fair to say it hasn’t lost anything in that time and is still one of our favourites.

It tells the story of a young girl and her mother having tea when suddenly one of the most unlikely guests appears at their front door to join them. A perfect short story supplemented with fantastic, vibrant artwork.

4. The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The beautifully illustrated ‘Tale of Peter Rabbit’ follows the trials and adventures of a young and misbehaving rabbit as he munches his way through Mr McGregor’s garden and narrowly escapes capture.

This book is part of a thoroughly enjoyable, light-hearted series by Beatrix Potter, perfect for children in the mid to late primary years.

5. James And the Giant Peach

James And the Giant Peach

Many people know ‘James And The Giant Peach’ from the 1996 film, but it has its origin as one of the most loved Roald Dahl stories. James is sent to live with his two cruel aunts’ after his parents are eaten by a huge rhinoceros that has escaped from London Zoo!

But in his sad new home, he makes the most unlikely friends who help him set out to cross the ocean on a most wonderful adventure. A perfect book for those in the later years of primary with a bit more text to get through.

6. Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web

A story of the blossoming friendship between a rather intelligent spider and little pig. It is a heart-warming story of friendship in one of the most unlikely places and between some of the most unlikely creatures—a lovely story to make this half term one to remember.

7. Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom is about a young evacuee named William Beech and is set during the Second World War. As William is sent to the country to escape the Blitz happening in London, he lives with Mr Tom Oakley but struggles to adjust to the new way of life. A must-read for anyone at late primary onwards.

8. Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons

‘Swallows and Amazons’ tells the story of two families of children and their lake district adventures during the school holidays. They face many challenges in their trusted dinghy’s—a classic must-read story for any confident reader.

9. The BFG


Roald Dahl’s classic, much-loved story tells the tale of a young girl who befriends a giant. After fearing for her life, her new friends explain to her that he is the ‘Big Friendly Giant’ (BFG), but others are not quite so nice and will try to eat her if they find her! An imaginative and delightful story for mid to late primary ages onwards.

10. The Hobbit

The Hobbit

An epic fantasy story about the grand adventure of a small unsuspecting hobbit called Bilbo Baggins. When a band of dwarves and a somewhat familiar wizard turn up on his doorstep one day, the stage is set to turn his life upside down as they travel far and wide to reclaim something that was lost. The ultimate fantasy story that any confident reader can enjoy, child and adult alike.

So that’s it for our favourite kid’s books this half term. Whether your children are just starting in the world of books or they are looking to dive into the extraordinary world of Middle Earth, there’s something for them here!

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