Nothing beats curling up on a cold day with a good book. And it's the time of year again when people are looking to give the children in their lives a great book to keep them entertained.

But with so much choice out there it can be difficult to find the perfect read for the little people in your lives.

Elaina Ryan, CEO of Children’s Books Ireland and librarian Tracy McEnaney bring us some suggestions.

ELAINA RYAN'S CHOICES

0-3 AGE GROUP

Maybe by Chris Haughton

Daidí na Nollag le Áine Ní Ghlinn, maisithe ag Mr Ando

A Dublin Christmas by Nicola Colton

Evie’s Christmas Wishes by Siobhán Parkinson, illustrated by Shannon Bergin

4-7 AGE GROUP

The Last Seaweed Pie by Wenda Shurety, illustrated by Paddy Donnelly

Kevin vs the Unicorns by Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve

How Winston Came Home for Christmas by Alex T. Smith

8-11 AGE GROUP

Rescuing Titanic: a true story of quiet bravery in the North Atlantic by Flora Delargy

The Very Dangerous Sisters of Indigo McCloud by John Hearne

Skyborn by Sinéad O’Hart

TRACY McENEANEY’S CHOICES

0-3 AGE GROUP

New books

This Book is Pants! by John Kane

The Night the Moon went Missing by Brendan Kearney

The Christmas Pine by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Victoria Sandoy

Firm favourites with this age group

Anything by Oliver Jeffers especially Stuck

Authors that are well loved by that age group include Mo Williams, Julia Donaldson, Tom Fletcher

A really popular book is The Day the Crayons came Home written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Nursery Rhymes and Fairy tales always stay popular.

4-7 AGE GROUP

Investigators seriesby John Patrick Green

Rabbit and Bear Series by Julian Gough

Hotel Flamingo by Alex Milway

Books that children this age borrow from the library

Anything by Roald Dahl – including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Matilda BFG

Isadora Moon series by Harriet Muncaster

Horrid Henry series by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross

Dr. Seuss

Boot series by Shane Hegarty

Frank Lampard series

Michael Rosen and Rosie Banks Secret Kingdom series

Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch series

Dirty Bertie series

Captain Underpants series

8-11 AGE GROUP

Vetman and his Bionic Animal Clan – Noel Fitzpatrick

143 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffith and Terry Denton

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot by Jeff Kinney

The Christmas Pig by J.K. Rowling

What other authors or books are popular with this age group?

Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon latest Random Act of Fun 19thin the series.

David Walliams and his latest book is Mega Monster

Harry Potter

Murder Most Unladylike series by Robin Stevens

The Primrose Railway by Jacqueline Wilson

Kathy by Jacqueline Wilson

Judy Curtin, Eoin Colfer