Looking for last minute holiday gift ideas? Books feed children's minds. The gift of a good book will encourage children to read, and parents to read with them and/or ask them about their books. Many children rarely receive books as gifts, so even gently read books are special treats. Here is a quick sampling of titles to consider. For more ideas, take a look at our great gift giving boards on Pinterest: Great Books = Great Gifts: Children & Teens and Give Books! 2012 which includes adult titles as well.
Peekaboo Baby by Sebastien Braun is a great book for ages infant to two. The reader is invited to lift the flaps to reveal babies engaged in a variety of familiar activities.
Mice written by Rose Fyleman and illustrated by Lois Ehlert has simple, rhyming text that celebrates what's nice about mice and will be enjoyed by ages 3 - 5.
For ages 5 - 8 Let's Go for a Drive! by Mo Willems is a good bet. Elephant Gerald and Piggie want to go for a drive, but as Gerald thinks of one thing after another that they will have to take along, they come to realize that they lack the most important thing of all.
McQuarrie Middle School's students miss Origami Yoda when Dwight leaves for Tippett Academy, but he sends Sara a paper Fortune Wookiee that seems to give advice just as good as Yoda's--even if, in the hands of girls, it seems preoccupied with romance. The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee by Tom Angleberger is great fun for ages 9 - 14.
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