Gifts for Readers
We have book-themed gift ideas for every reader in your life! From the cute to the crafty to the clever, cover the reluctant reader to the guy who's read…
Books for the Kid With a Big Imagination
A big imagination often calls for a book with even bigger worlds to explore. When gifting for the daydreamers, the storytellers, the scientists, and the explorers, consider finding children's books with elements of fantasy, science-fiction, adventure, and mystery. These genres are notorious for their expansive worlds, intriguing characters, and page-turning plots.
Books for the Kid who Loves Graphic Novels
So you know a kid who's graduated from simple picture books to big-league comics, huh? Graphic novels are as diverse as any other traditional, pictureless novel or story. If they're just getting started reading graphic novels, you can gift a kid-friendly classic. If they're already a full bookshelf in, you can introduce them to their new favorite artist, author, character, or world.
Books for the Kid Who Wants To Spread Kindness
A kind, gentle heart should be nourished, and you can do so by gifting a book that teaches kindness in all situations. And since kindness is such an important characteristic to foster in a child, you have an endless selection of picture books, chapter books, and everything in between that shows characters learning how to be kind, helpful, caring, and compassionate.
Books for the Kid Full of Holiday Spirit
Kids love the holiday season for many reasons: visits from the jolly man in red, magical snow flurries, the anticipation of opening presents under the tree, winter break from school... You can extend the joy of the holiday season by gifting a book about their favorite time of year. Plus, reading this book can also become an annual tradition for them, making it all that more of a special gift.
Books for the Kid Who Loves the Arts & Sciences
Do you know a little painter, sketcher, or sculptor? How about a creative scientist or aspiring engineer? Foster these talents and interests with a book following an artistic or scientific character they can picture themselves as. Or, get an instructional book that teaches them the concepts of the craft, introduces them to the history makers, or helps them get that much better at doing what they love.
Books for the Kid who Loves Animals
Walking and talking animals. Adventures of veterinarians, farmers, and pet owners. Stories from the animal's perspective. There are so many amazing book options for the little animal lover in your life. These stories can teach kids all sorts of life lessons, inspire them to become animal caregivers, and even teach them about how animals live in the wild.
Books for Kids Who Love the Classics
The tales as old as time are old because people cherish them so much that they pass them down from generation to generation. If you have a kid in your life who loves old fairy tales and easily identifiable characters and tropes, you can't go wrong with giving them a classic book in the newest edition. But, you could also give a book with a classic story and a modern twist to the kiddo who's already read the oldies but goodies.
Books for the Kid Who Loves Things That Go
Planes, trains, automobiles, oh my! Many children just love learning about, talking about, and reading about the vehicles and machines that make our world go 'round. You can add a new book to their collection, or get a child whose interest is just starting their very first book about cars, boats, or planes. For the aspiring engineer, mechanic, or pilot in your life, a book about an adventure in their favorite go-go mobile is an inspirational tale that they can see themselves in.
Books for the Kid Who Loves To Laugh
Hearing the children in your life laugh is one of the best sounds in the whole wide world, so this holiday season, give the gift of laughter to the little giggler in your life. Books with kooky characters and silly situations are a sure-fire way to keep your kiddos entertained. And after they finish it once, they'll want to go back again and again for a good laugh.
The Wishing Tree
Determined to show his town what Christmas is all about, Theo finds ways to share his holiday cheer. And along the way, with a little help from the magical wishing tree, Theo discovers the true meaning of Christmas and a new holiday tradition. After reading this charming, festive story, kids can join in a fun Christmas tradition and place their own wishes to Santa on a wishing tree using the punch-out cards in the back of this book.
The People Remember
From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ibi Zoboi comes her debut picture book—a tour de force that uses the principles of Kwanzaa to talk about the history of African Americans. This lyrical, powerful tribute is sumptuously illustrated by New Yorker artist and rising star Loveis Wise. A beautiful gift for readers of all ages and for fans of Kadir Nelson’s Heart and Soul.
Thank You, Neighbor!
Join our narrator and her dog on their daily walk as they greet the people in their neighborhood—from the mail carrier and bus driver to the sanitation workers and grocery clerks and more. Whether listening, asking, helping, or just saying hello and thank you—it is our patience and kindness that make a neighborhood feel like home. This charming story gently reminds us to slow down and be grateful for all the people, places, and things around us.
Super Santa: The Science of Christmas
How does Santa Claus manage to deliver Christmas presents to all the good boys and girls in just one night? Take a fun-filled look into the dizzying details of all the amazing things Santa accomplishes every Christmas in order to bring all those millions of presents around the world with Super Santa.
Paletas for one! Paletas for all!
Follow along with our narrator as he passes through his busy neighborhood in search of the Paletero Man. But when he finally catches up with him, our narrator’s pockets are empty. Oh no! What happened to his dinero? It will take the help of the entire community to get the tasty treat now. 📸 @whatarewereading
When Lola Visits
Four starred reviews! In an evocative picture book brimming with the scents, tastes, and traditions that define a young girl’s summer with her grandmother, debut author Michelle Sterling and illustrator Aaron Asis come together to celebrate the gentle bonds of familial love that span oceans and generations. 📸 @primaryscouts
Boogie Boogie, Y'all
Author-illustrator C. G. Esperanza delivers a celebratory ode to graffiti and the Boogie Down Bronx through an infectious read-aloud beat and colorful illustrations that leap right off the page! Perfect for fans of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut and Keith Haring. 📸 @theliteracyparty
When Lola Visits
Four starred reviews! In an evocative picture book brimming with the scents, tastes, and traditions that define a young girl’s summer with her grandmother, debut author Michelle Sterling and illustrator Aaron Asis come together to celebrate the gentle bonds of familial love that span oceans and generations. 📸 @ohyouread
Dear Teacher, by Paris Rosenthal
From the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind Dear Girl, and Dear Boy, comes a heartfelt thank-you letter written to educators, coaches, leaders, role models, mentors, and heroes everywhere! A perfect gift for back to school, National Teachers' Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, and the last day of school. 📸 @future_bookworms
The Wayside School 4-Book Box Set
All four books in the beloved Wayside School series by bestselling and Newbery Medal–winning author Louis Sachar are now available in this collectible set! More than fifteen million readers have laughed at the stories of Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, Wayside School Is Falling Down, and the newly released Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom. 📸 @mothergamerwriter
The Nutshell Library by Maurice Sendak
"What would you like to eat?" "I don't care!" "Some lovely cream of wheat?" "I don't care!" "Don't sit backward on your chair." "I don't care!" "Or pour syrup in your hair." "I don't care!" - Maurice Sendak Containing pocket-size versions of perennial favorites Alligators All Around, Chicken Soup with Rice, One Was Johnny, and Pierre, this pint-size library is perfect for small hands. 📸 @littlebiblio