Easy Gift Giving – Top Children’s Books

Easy Gift Giving – Top Children’s Books

Do you have little kids to shop for this holiday season? Like many, it drives me nuts when my kids get a bunch of junky toys that they’re not interested in or break days after Christmas. Recently, I’ve started encouraging relatives to give subscriptions (museums, zoo, parks), experiences (lunch date, movie date, trip to the beach) or books. My kids can never get enough reading material and they love to reread their favorites.

A 2010 article on “Live Science” explains that growing up in a home with lots of books is linked to educational achievement. But books aren’t just good for the brain, they’re also a lot of fun and can be a most treasured possession. Young children especially love to read the same book over and over again. This year, give the special kids in your life a book they’ll cherish forever.


This Whencast shows the Top 50 books of all time according to Children’s Books Guide. These books have lasted the test of time and some have been delighting young readers for generations. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Strega Nona, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and Zen Shorts are favorites in our house. This guide makes picking a great gift a no brainer!

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