From festive classics and thrilling whodunnits to magical adventures with Greek gods, we've picked out the best Puffin books for children aged 9 to 12 to protect against disappoint on Christmas morning.
Games & activities
Celebrate the arrival of autumn or make your little one feel extra special, just because, with a leaf crown! Follow these super-simple instructions from Quick Crafts for Parents Who Think They Hate Craft. You can even make this whilst you’re out
Although trick-or-treating and big Halloween parties may be off this year, ghouls and boils can still enjoy a hauntingly good celebration. All they’ll need is a comfy reading spot and one of these spooky stories (costumes and sweet treats option