Kid Lit Blog Hop Christmas Extravaganza: 12 Days of Book Gifts

Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Lit Reviews are hosting a fantastic Kid Lit Giveaway Hop – Holiday Extravaganza this week! Book bloggers will be linking up to host fun giveaways for the holiday season.  Check out our giveaway below and enter through the Rafflecopter, along with many, many more on the link list.  Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Christmas

 It would be no surprise that a book lover and teacher would suggest books as Christmas gifts for children! Here are Book Gift options that may help gift givers make a fun gift choice!

[1] Gift Lit: The Monthly Gift of Books

I just found this gift giving service, but Gift Lit offers monthly and yearly book subscriptions, so the child would receive a new book each month.  Children love getting mail, so this would be a fun option for them.  Also, check out their age options – even ones for families.

3 Months of Beginning Chapter Books (Ages 5-8)

[2] Corduroy T-Shirt | Corduroy

Who doesn’t love the sweet bear named Corduroy?  I love this adorable t-shirt, and it would make a very cute gift along with any of Corduroy’s lovable books.

[3] Everything Kid’s Science Book

Books that challenge children or give them activities are fantastic; this book is perfect for the curious child, and gives them fun and simple science experiments to try.  [Suggested age: 8 +]

[4] Eric Carle Animal Lacing Cards | The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Puppet

Eric Carle books are a must for any child, but I loved discovering all of the fun toys that can accompany.  My child would love a Hungry Caterpillar to go along with our readings of the book.  This would be a great gift set for any infant or toddler!

 

[5] Curious George Treasury & Stuffed Animal

Now that my toddler really enjoys listening to us read and has found a love for this curious monkey, I can see his imagination grow when he has his stuffed monkey to play along with him.  We have this treasury, which includes many, many of George’s adventures and will certainly last a child many years.

[6] Little Pim Language Learning – 4 Book Bundle

The Little Pim panda is cute and engaging for children, and this book set would be a great way to get children interested in new languages and words.

[7] Story Starters in a Jar

This looks like a fun stocking stuffer for older readers – fun “story starters” for discussion or even creative writing.

[8] Intermediate Readers: Lois Lowry’s The Giver

“The Giver” is one of my all time favorite books, and a great choice for an older reader.  Plus, it’s being made into a movie, so it would be a great opportunity to let a child read it before they see it.

[9] Baby Lit Classics: The Christmas Carol

I’ve been meaning to purchase these because they are just so darn clever and adorable.  I really love the idea of introducing classic lit to young children via board book.  These would make an excellent gift for parents or children.

[10] Sugar by Alison Oliver: Baby Lit Illustrations & Prints

Also, I discovered the illustrator for the Baby Lit sells prints on her own website, and they are fantastic.  These would be great for a nursery, playroom, or even whimsical office.

[11] Cat’s Cradle (Book & String)

In middle school, my friends and I loved these craft type books that gave instructions and helped us build crafts.  Cat’s Cradle is a classic, fun activity that children can do anywhere.  This would be a great stocking stuffer.

[12] Animal Faces: 15 Punch-Out Animal Masks

This is another fun, creative book that would delight children of many ages to play and use their imaginations.

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24 Comments

  1. jodi frasier/lasher said:

    I love gifting my nieces and nephews any children books i can.. My one nephew loves Goosebumps series. Thanks

    December 7, 2013
    • Brittany said:

      Great suggestion!

      December 8, 2013
  2. I pick out whatever types of books my children might love to read at the time. Books are always such great gifts – and they are forever gifts, too.

    December 7, 2013
    • Brittany said:

      Yes, they can stay on a bookshelf forever!

      December 8, 2013
  3. Jenny said:

    I love your list of gift recommendations. I especially love the story starters jar. My oldest is almost 7, and she just loves writing stories. It would be the perfect gift to get her creative juices flowing.

    December 7, 2013
  4. Ashley F said:

    Goodnight Gorilla is a good book for babies/toddlers!

    December 7, 2013
    • Brittany said:

      Yes, this is a classic!

      December 8, 2013
    • Brittany said:

      Agree – sharing the love of books is so important.

      December 8, 2013
  5. Tomoko d said:

    I started children’s picture book subscription for my daughter. She loves getting her own book in the mail.

    December 8, 2013
    • Brittany said:

      Oh fun – what a great gift!

      December 8, 2013
  6. dawn said:

    My favorite book to give is anything Pinkalicious. She’s my new favorite kids character! Thank you “the Big One”!

    December 10, 2013
  7. Jennifer Rote said:

    My son is really into the Goosebumps series right now, so that seems to be the ones I give most.

    December 11, 2013
  8. V Denis said:

    I’ve given the Eragon series before …. seems to be a winner with teens.

    December 12, 2013
  9. E.H. said:

    I gave my friend’s little one The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It was a board book and she was just turning two, so it felt perfect. 🙂

    December 13, 2013
  10. Valerie R said:

    I like gifting classics like White Fang.. Charles Dickens.. etc

    December 13, 2013
  11. bethany said:

    I love giving The Berenstein Bears books

    December 13, 2013
  12. amanda whitley said:

    i love giving the arthur books or clifford. my kids love them.

    December 13, 2013
  13. Jennifer said:

    My favorite book is Pete the Cat. Kids just crack up over him 🙂

    December 13, 2013
  14. Susan Smith said:

    For young children I give Dr Suess or Clifford books

    December 13, 2013
  15. Thomas Murphy said:

    I like to give Dr Suess books to kids.

    December 14, 2013
  16. Claire Rheinheimer said:

    I get my son whatever character or thing he’s into at the time, right now he loves Curious George so we’ve gotten a lot of those. He’s 2 1/2.

    December 14, 2013
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