The Books I’m Giving as Gifts This Year

I am a devoted book gifter. One of my favorite parts of this time of year is picking out which books to send to which person on my list. It has gotten a bit complicated, however, because I can’t remember which books I’ve sent to which nieces and nephews. I’m pretty sure my niece would love A Sick Day for Amos McGee but I may have already given it to her? Occupational hazard, I guess. For those of you on my gift list, proceed with caution. You may be able to tell what’s coming to your house just by reading the list. No peeking if you definitely want a surprise!

Board books for the babies:

Freight Train by Donald Crews

The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone

Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won

Creaturepedia by Adrienne Barman

The Littlest Llama by Jane Buxton

For the emerging readers: 

Jurassic Classics: The Prehistoric Masters of Literature by Saskia Lacey

Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems

George and Martha by James Marshall

Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park

Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton

The Little Brute Family by Russell Hoban

For the kids reading a book a day:

Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows

Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin

Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre

The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

The Knights of Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James Swanson

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

For the fully-grown readers:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

The Language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Do you see any favorites on this list? What are you giving your loved ones to read this year?



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