Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!







Saturday, December 10, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide (and why books make the best gifts!)


Books are some of my favorite things to give as gifts, especially when it comes to my children.  They really are just the best!  Think about it.  Books last far longer than clothes, can be personalized for free, and fit children (and adults) of all shapes and sizes.  They don't require batteries, assembly, or frequent washings.  They don't make noise or need to be fed.  You can pretty much guarantee that you can find a great one for under $10, and they are very easy to wrap.  They inspire imagination, curiosity, and endless learning, and can take anyone anywhere in the world without ever leaving home.  See what I mean?  So, in honor of the upcoming holidays, I thought I’d share some of our favorite books that would make great gifts for the children in your life.  You can also see a complete list of our featured titles by clicking on the "Bookstore" tab above or the "Bookshelf Favorites" to the right. Enjoy, and feel free to share some of your favorites, as well!

For baby: 

For the new mommy and baby:

For your preschooler:

For the cars and trucks obsessed (like my son):

For the dog lover:

For the animal lover:

For the little traveler:

The gift that keeps on giving all year: 
Your Big Backyard magazine (or Wild Animal Baby or Ranger Rick)

Beautiful classics:

2 comments:

SarahElisabeth said...

Have to add Peepo by the Ahibergs to the baby list.
My almost three year old who also loves machines thinks Amazing Machines by Ant Parker and Mike Mulligan and the steam shovel by Virginia Lee Burton.

I love booklists too.

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