Inside: A list of the best books for kids to receive as gifts. These super-cool books will wow the kids.
What are the best books for kids (to get as gifts)?
Shout out to giving a little literature to kids as gifts. Every holiday or birthday, I find a really cool book to add to my kids’ collection and I LOVE what I’ve found them through the years. Books that are a little something extra make the perfect gifts.
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How are these books different?
Most of these books have pretty limited words – or rather, they aren’t word dependent/story dependent. They’re labeled or made of small paragraphs.
This means they are the best books for kids who aren’t yet readers, but ready for more than just a simple board book. They’re great “flip through” books.
Each book is packed with visuals, information, and all of it at their fingertips.
These are books that kids can flip through on their own, they’re great for car rides, and make for some awesome conversation.
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Our kids don’t have encyclopedias…
Ever considered that?
Our generation had encyclopedias to rummage through all day. How do our children find and access random information without getting online?
The problem with online information is you have to know what you’re looking for. You can’t Google “Bb” the way that you could grab the Bb World Book and have a great time.
When we flipped through encyclopedias, and we didn’t know what we’d find out or learn about – I want that for my kids!
These kinds of books – very cool, full of information and interesting pictures – helps our kids to discover information the way we used to.
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Please: as you choose books for children, remember that books do not have gender. All kids can learn about all topics. Topics don’t have genders.
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This flap book unfolds twice as big and kids learn about trains on a GIANT scale. It’s really cool how large this book gets.
Such a cool book about families around the world – this is so beautifully done.
I miss the days of homes having Encyclopedias and maps strewn about. This gives kids that chance to just wonder through the world.
If you’re an American reader, this book is stunning. Such a beautiful walk through National Parks.
A great encyclopedia like book full of interesting facts and topics for kids to learn about.
If you have a budding chef or one on your list, this book is so beautiful and perfect for kids (my kids range from 4 to 7 and this has been a massive hit). This book would pair so well with cooking supplies to support a young chef’s growing interest in food.
A best selling book about important women in history – this is the most text heavy book on the list but it’s still a beautiful one for kids to look through.
I’ve never seen a book with more moveable parts or flaps. This book is so cool and we’ve flipped through (or bought as gifts) so many others.
Exactly as it sounds: this book is a GREAT first encyclopedia for kids and a great place for them to find random information.
These Smithsonian books are REALLY cool – this Animal Book one is so well loved in our house, the binding is finally failing. Ah, the sign of a loved book.
I love these “…first big books” from National Geographic – they give kids so much great information.
Ok it’s another “First Big Book” but this one is more general information for kids, and leads to the discovery of a lot of fun facts.
We love our I Spy books! Even when kids can’t read the riddles, they can scan the pages and play with a friend or sibling.
How much did you love these books?! Where’s Waldo is a classic book to look through and so much fun once kids get the hang of it.
This will forever be one of our family favorite books (and was also my brother and my favorite book 30 years ago…). There is a story line for this book – but so many fun pictures to look at.
A fantastic Usborne book filled with pages and pages of pictures a labels. Gives kids a great chance to see all the many “kinds” of one type of vehicle.
Oh we love these Pull-Back books. A toy that drives on a book!! These books are just plain fun for kids to read, and it comes with a specially made pull-back car to drive on the pages of the book.
Don’t forget how cool giving a book is…
And finding some fun books for kids to learn random information from is pretty special.
It’s a part of our childhood that I’m trying so hard to recreate for my kids!
What would be on your Best Books for Kids list?