Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Give the Gift of Reading

Last week, I did a presentation for my mom's women's group on great books to buy for kids this holiday season! I did brief booktalks for over 30 books that I love for kids of various ages. A lot of them are new this year, though some of them are favorites published within the last 10 years. I had a great audience of women who love and value reading, so it was a really fun program to do. Want to know my gift-giving choices? Here's my list:

(ETA: If the doc below looks like letters are missing, I have no idea why or what to do about it! Apologies!)

Give the Gift of Reading

(The list is embedded using Scridb. If you're viewing this in a blog reader, you may need to click through to see it. If you're not able to view it and would like a copy, shoot me an email and I'm happy to send it.)

A couple of notes about this list:

- I was asked to concentrate on picture books/easy readers and tweens, particularly boys.
- I included the Carl and Fancy Nancy readers to show my audience that some of kids' beloved picture books are also available as readers.
- I tried to include a fairly wide range of price-points, so you'll find some great stocking stuffers, as well as more expensive gift books.

And, of course, if you need more gift-giving ideas this holiday season, check out my Twelve Days of Giving (2009) and Twelve Days of Giving (2008), as well as MotherReader's Ways to Give a Book.