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The 10 Best children's book sets

Keep boredom at bay on long journeys or dull afternoons this summer with pages and pages of fiction, fantasy and fun

1. Famous Five Classic 21 book box set

£29.99, amazon.co.uk

Transport little ones into a world of adventure with Enid Blyton's books. With lovely artwork, this is perfect to pass down to generations.

2. Mr Men: A Story for Every Day of the Week

£6.99, amazon.co.uk

A neat little collection of board books, so save them for younger children who are just starting to show an interest in books.

3. Roald Dahl's Glorious Galumptious Story Collection

£14.99, roalddahlstore.com

Five absolutely fizz-whizzing classic books by the best-loved children's writer Roald Dahl feature in this fantastic collection.

4. Usborne Very First Reading Set

£74.85, usborne.com

If you want a great set of reading books for little'uns who have just started learning to read, look no further. This is inspired.

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

£14.47, whsmith.co.uk

Jeff Kinney is up there with JK Rowling as one of the best children's authors of our time. No wonder nearly 50 million of these books have been sold worldwide.

6. Charlie and Lola: My Especially Busy Box of Books

£4.46, argos.co.uk

Join Charlie and Lola as they giggle their way through a typical fun day. There are four mini board books in the set.

7. My Alfie collection

£6.99, randomhouse.co.uk

Introduce young minds to the joys of Shirley Hughes' Alfie with this great-value set, containing the first four storybooks. Children will love Alfie's adventures.

8. Oxford Children's Classic box set

£42.49, amazon.co.uk

Some of the most unforgettable children's tales have been brought together, such as The Secret Garden.

9. Harry Potter Signature hardback boxed set

£103.50, bloomsbury.com

This gift box provides kids with the first opportunity to own all the Harry Potter titles in hardback.

10. The World of Peter Rabbit – The Complete Collection of Original Tales

£140, puffin.co.uk

This satisfying set celebrates 110 years since The Tale of Peter Rabbit.