Have you seen that simple gift guide to help you shop for the kids in your life? It goes like this, “Something they want, something they need, something to wear, something to READ!” That makes it a little easier, but now you need to decide what those things are. I’ve got you covered for the reading category with the top 12 books for kids!
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Top 12 Books for Christmas
These are some of the most highly sought after books in the country right now, selling out in record numbers! I’m not kidding! Some of these listed might be out of stock as you read. Luckily there are several different titles of each type of book so you won’t totally miss out.
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Pull back or wind up the toys in these books and let them go on the build in tracks through the story pages! These interactive books entertain even the wiggliest reader.
#2 – Muddle & Match Books
Young readers enjoy mixing and matching the characters in these books to make up their own silly stories. When read normally, the short stories use alliteration to describe the characters and help children practice letter sounds.
#3 – Shine-a-Light Books
This inexpensive unique book is for flashlight lovers everywhere! Shine a light behind the page to reveal an image. Each book talks about different environments and is the perfect book to introduce young readers to non-fiction. These make the perfect gift!
#4 – That’s Not My Books
Touchy feely books are perfect for babies and toddlers, but these are classic! There are over 30 titles to choose from and quickly become children’s favorites because of the collectable quality of the books. Each page features a little mouse that little ones love to seek and find, plus the thick black outlines of the picture help little eyes see the drawings.
#5 – Activity Packs
Each pack contains 4 themed paperback activity books for hours of fun! These are perfect for travel and make wonderful Christmas gifts.
#6 – Stocking Stuffers
The perfect size for stockings and are an awesome value! You could make your own countdown with just these books. The beginner reference books are non-fiction for ages 4-12 and the pocket activity books are great for almost any age 6+. Even some adults like the doodle books for quick color therapy sessions.
#7 – Phonics Readers
Silly stories children can read on there own? There are SO many to choose from and the simple rhyming text is a great way to develop essential language and early reading skills. Guidance notes for parents at the back of the book help you teach your child.
Billie B Brown and Hey Jack are the best chapter books you can get for beginners! They have no more than 50 words per page and graphics on every second page. If your child is an avid young reader or wants to read chapter books but gets overwhelmed, this is the series for them!
#9 – Encyclopedias
There is no doubt that an encyclopedia is a classic book to have in your home! You’ll be surprised by how much your children like looking through these amazing books and you will catch yourself getting lost in the full color spreads too!
#10 – Wipe Clean Activities
These books and cards offer hours of fun with puzzles, doodle, and beginners writing activities! Each come with a dry erase marker and are perfect for travel, at a restaurant, or anytime you need a quiet time activity!
#11 – Lift the Flap Books
There’s a reason lift-the-flap books are loved by children. The fine motor skills engaged while reading these types of books helps children remember what they are reading. Let’s just admit it, there’s something fun about guessing what is under the flap!
#12 – Slot-together Sets
If you have a little builder in your home, they will love these slot-together activity sets that come with a book and pieces that fit together like a puzzle to create a sturdy little playset.
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