We received product in order to do this post. All opinions are my own. I love giving books to my kids any time of the year, but especially as part of their Christmas gifts. Today I am sharing book gift ideas for kids of all ages with ways to dress them up a bit to make it even more fun. We love having family reading time each night, and these gifts are perfect for that – as well as spending time together coloring and visiting.
Here are our book gift ideas for kids:
William’s Winter Nap Written by Linda Ashman and Illustrated by Chuck Groenink
When a series of animals come knocking at the door seeking a warm place to sleep, there’s always room for one more! WILLIAM’S WINTER NAP is the perfect read-aloud for a cold winter night. Ashman’s playful rhymes, paired with Groenink’s irresistible animal illustrations, will have young readers cuddling up to this book with their favorite stuffed animals at bedtime.
Papillon Goes to the Vet Written and Illustrated by A.N. Kang
Papillon, the kitty so fluffy he floats, is back! PAPILLON GOES TO THE VET, is the second book in this whimsically charming picturebook series. With lively mixed-media illustrations, Kang takes readers on the journey that every fluffy kitty must make when his ability to float drops and the hiccups won’t stop! The encouraging ending will inspire many giggles, and perhaps a kitty hug or two!
Waylon! Even More Awesome By Sara Pennypacker Illustrated by Marla Frazee
The is the second book in this charming chapter book spin-off series of Clementine. Waylon and his friend Baxter continue their mission to free Dumpster Eddy from doggy-prison. The only trouble is, they need to build Eddy a home so he won’t keep running away. Readers will appreciate this realistic story of true loyalty, friendship and teamwork as Waylon and Baxter must tackle some challenging obstacles that they must, of course, try to solve with science!
Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker Written and Illustrated by Shelley Johannes
The first book in this heartfelt, unique, four-color illustrated Beatrice Zinker series. With adorable four-color illustrations and a corky sense of humor throughout, readers will enjoy this endearing story. Spunky third-grade Beatrice realizes that some friendships are worth risking recess for, and sometimes all it takes is the simplest act of kindness to “turn that frown upside down!”
Munchem Academy: The Girl Who Knew Even More by Commander S. T. Bolivar III
Spring has come to Munchem Academy. The snow is melting, the roof is leaking, and Mr. Larimore is now in charge. Mattie is worried, though. Mr. Larimore is taking the whole ‘let’s help Headmaster Rooney get back on his feet’ thing seriously, and he’s whispering all sorts of suggestions to the highly suggestible Rooney. Then there’s the matter of the school’s weather. It’s getting . . . strange. Mini-tornados sweep up out of nowhere. Rain pours inside. And there was that snowstorm-that yellow snowstorm-that lasted for two days. There’s only one thing to do: save Mr. Larimore, and the world, from Mr. Larimore. It’s a tall order for a short kid, but Mattie has a plan. After all, what’s a little breaking and entering among friends?
Suspect Red By L.M. Elliott
Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author L.M. Elliott breathes new life into a troubling chapter of our history with SUSPECT RED. Elliott’s new middle-grade historical spy thriller features a visually appealing mixture of media for readers, such as striking photos and political cartoons. This chillingly relatable novel set in the McCarthy era follows the fictional story of a young boy who must make a crucial choice between trusting authority and his own conscience.
Art of Coloring: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Whimsically macabre artwork, patterns, and designs permeate the story of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. These images are ideal for adding your own brand of color and style. Perfect for cultivating creativity, relaxation, and focus, these pages are filled with artwork evocative of the delightfully frightful world of Jack Skellington.
The Percy Jackson Coloring Book
Demigods, brandish your pencils! Over the past decade, millions of young readers, parents, and teachers have come to adore Rick Riordan’s classic series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which made ancient Greek mythology contemporary, relevant, and entertaining as it turned kids on to reading. Now fans can literally color Percy’s world with the amusing portraits, dramatic scenes, and intricate designs on every spread of this large-format paperback. THE PERCY JACKSON COLORING BOOK is a great way to introduce young children to the series, to allow older fans to reminisce, and to augment classroom units on Greek mythology.
Art of Coloring: Mickey & Minnie
Fun, funny, and feisty patterns and character designs permeate the near-ninety-year history of Disney’s beloved mice: Mickey and Minnie. These images are ideal for taking pencil to paper and adding your own brand of color and style. Perfect for cultivating creativity, relaxation, and focus, these pages are filled with line art from Disney animation, comics, featuring work from Ub Iwerks, Floyd Gottfredson, and more.
These are just a few of the great books that you can get to give to your kids this year. What are your favorite books to read with your kids?