Books make wonderful, lasting gifts. Whether you are shopping for holiday gifts for kids, educational gifts to grow your home library, or educational books for your homeschool curriculum, books are always a good choice! Here are just a very few of our favorite books and a suggestion of types of books that make the best gifts.
I could go on for days about our favorite classics for kids, but I will save that for another time, though no library is complete without The Secret Garden, The Chronicles of Narnia Set, and such classics as Treasure Island, to name some of my top favorite children’s novels.
The books listed below are fun, some are interactive, and all will definitely pique your child’s interest and get their brains working. They are some of my own kids’ favorites. Much more than a story book that they’ll smile at and move on to other gifts that offer something for them to play with, these books will pull them in and offer new worlds for their imaginations to take off in. They will return for more and possibly lead to new interests they would like to pursue. They are enjoyable for the whole family and almost any age.
Some related activities featured in these posts:
- Rainy day activities
- Fall Recipe – 2 Ingredient Chicken Pot Pie
- Books about geography
- Appreciating Poetry – Books and activities for the young poet
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Cuddling my kids with a good book that brings lots of questions from the kids is the best way to spend a chilly fall or winter day. Make some extra time to read with your kids this week.
You can never go wrong with a good pop-up book. These two are amazing!
Kids love to figure out tricks and mysteries. These are fun books that get you thinking and even creating your own optical illusions.
Visually stunning books, with amazing colorful photography are big favorites in our home. Romancing the Rain has been son’s favorite book for years. He’s gone back time and again to look at the stunning rain forest photos and now that he’s older, is enjoying reading the adventures the photographer had to capture the images deep in the rain forest.
Along with beautiful images of places and animals, my kids love the same when it comes to art and history. Image saturated history books gets them asking questions and lights a fire for learning inside them.
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And now for the link up!
Our hosts will still share a themed selection of our favorite books each week.
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This list has our book themes for 2016, but you don’t have to stick to that to link up–any family-friendly posts are welcome. So, come on! Join in the fun!
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