Friday, November 30, 2018

Twelve Days of Giving

It's the season for gift giving and books make such great gifts that I'm bringing back a feature that I've done on this blog before: 12 Days of Giving. Starting tomorrow, each day for the next 12 days I'll post a themed list of gift ideas for the kids in your life.

Why give books? Research has indicated that having books in the home is strongly linked to academic achievement. You're setting kids up for success when you give them books. Plus, books are amazing and provide hours of fun and learning way after the tree is down and the toys have run down their batteries. And I know you are here because you are a book lover. Spread that love with the kids in your life!

But how to choose the right books? That's where I come in with themed lists for the next 12 days. I'll be sharing some of my favorite gift books for a variety of ages and interests. I'd also be happy to make suggestions for any specific folks you're buying for this season - let me know ages/interests (including adults!) in the comments and I will be happy to help!

Please don't forget your local indie bookstores this holiday season! If you don't have a favorite indie bookstore, let me suggest visiting or ordering online from The Brain Lair in South Bend, IN. Kathy Burnette is one of us - a kidlit blogger and former school librarian - who recently opened her dream bookstore. She carries an amazing array of inclusive books for all ages!

I'll update this page as I add lists. You can also check out the label Twelve Days of Giving to see all the lists I've posted (and lists from previous years!). And remember to let me know if you're shopping for someone specific and I will be happy to help!