Gift Guide: Children’s Books To Give This Christmas

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Books make wonderful gifts providing hours of fun, adventure and discovery. The knowledgeable staff at Kidsbooks, will happily source the perfect book for your kids. But, if you’re in a hurry, run in and grab one of the following recommendations. We’ve covered readers from tots to young adults.

Young Readers

I like slopI Really Like Slop by Mo Willem

In this hilarious installment of the Elephant and Piggie Series Gerald learns some important lessons about trying new things.

 

 

crayonsThe Day the Crayons Came Home, by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole  new group of crayons asking to be rescued in this brilliantly colourful tale.

turnip The Turnip, by Jan Brett

In a rollicking, cumulative tale, a badger family and their friends Hedgie, Mr. Ram and Vanya, the horse struggle to pull up a giant turnip.

 

Tweens

Diamond mysteryThe Diamond Mystery, by Martin Widmark and Helena Willis

The Whodunit Detective Agency series follows classmates Jerry and Maya on their crime solving adventures. In the first book of the series Jerry and Maya use their detective skills to uncover who’s stealing diamonds from the jeweler Mohammed Carat.

 

nateBig Nate: Welcome to my World, by Lincoln Peirce

Meet Nate Wright, a spirited sixth-grader in Big Nate: Welcome to my World. Then follows his adventures and misadventures in the popular comic book series, website and activity books.

 

things to do23 Things to do Before You Are 11 1/2, by Mike Warren and John Haslam

This practical step-by-step guide for things to make is packed with projects that can be done alone or with an adult. Each project breaks down your supply list, has photo illustrations and a description of each step so it will be easy to make a wormery, nesting bird-box or even a go-cart.

 

Young Adults

friends for lifeFriends for Life, by Andrew Norriss

This sensitive novel illustrates how easy it is to feel alone, the ways differences can be isolating, and the power of friendship and connection. The memorable story will leave readers thinking about how small actions can have a significant impact.

 

soulsLibrary of Souls, by Ransom Riggs

The adventure that began with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls. The book picks up where Hollow City left of catapulting Jacob and Emma on a dark chase through London. The thrilling fantasy and vintage photography create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

Last modified: December 8, 2015

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