Books make lovely gifts for children and their parents so we asked the knowledgeable team at Kidsbooks to share their top picks for 2013. Here are their top twelve great reads for kids this Christmas categorized by age:
Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers
Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
Follow Little Owl during his night-time adventures.
Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer
Olivia is incredibly busy helping to prepare for Christmas and anxiously awaiting Santa’s visit.
Once Upon a Memory by Nina Laden (Author), Renata Liwska (Illustrator)
When a feather drifts through a child’s window a magical journey begins. Laden’s story will keep readers enchanted long after the journey has ended.
Little Santa by Jon Agee
This tale of Santa’s beginnings is the perfect addition to every kid’s holiday library.
The Snatchabook by Thomas Docherty (Author), Helen Docherty (Illustrator)
This is an adorable rhyming read about disappearing books.
Books for Children aged 4-8
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt (Author), Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
This great read will ensure kids never look at crayons the same again.
Spark Kallie George (Author), Genevieve Cote (Illustrator)
Spark is a gentle reminder that there is a perfect time for everything.
The Mischievians by William Joyce
Meet the Mischievians, an ancient race of global mischief-makers, who do all the things that embarrass you.
Books for kids aged 9 and 10
Penguin Pandemonium/Christmas Crackers by Jeanne Willis
It’s Christmas time at City Zoo and the all-singing, all-dancing penguins have gone Christmas crackers.
Einstein the Class Hamster by Janet Tashjian (Author), Jake Tashjian (Illustrator)
Introducing Einstein, the (mostly) talking hamster, and his fabulous game show-Answer that Question!
Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman (Author), Skottie Young (Illustrator)
Children will devour this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, with or without milk.
Sunny Sweet Is So Not Sorry by Jennifer Ann Mann
This zany tale of Masha Sweet and her evil genius younger sister, Sunny, will entertain and thrill young readers.
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Last modified: December 13, 2013