Thursday, December 11, 2014

Merry Book Time to Children Everywhere!

Christmas for us is all about books, no matter what your age.  As a gift buyer, picking out special books for little ones is a big part of the seasonal fun.  I still treasure the moments reading to my own kids and 'grands'.   Yesterday I had a wonderful morning in a children's bookstore in Ottawa.  The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. How great is that? Before Christmas, I'll  also hit other bookstores and online.  We're very fortunate to have so many options. 

Kaleidoscope Kids' Books

Here's what I've found so far for gifts for some special children.  I know the kids will love Scaredy Kate, by Jacob Grant, Off We Go, a Bear and Mole Story, by Will Hillenbrand,   Julia Donaldson's The Paper Dolls, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb and A Visitor for Bear, by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton.  I am still on the hunt!

 I love the idea that many of the classics: Good Night Moon,  Are You My Mother and The Very Hungry Caterpillar have gone from generation to generation in our family and are still out there.

We're starting Baby Ella young with some books with texture and of course, she already has the Sandra Boyton books that are good in the bathtub.

You may not be able to see the baby books for Baby Ella in the photo above, but they are Baby Animals  from " bright baby touch and feel"

and Fluffy Chick and Friends, a cloth book from  "priddy books".  


I forgot to get a new copy of The Night Before Christmas.  I think this version looks lovely, but am happy to take advice. All are on amazon as well as in stores. 

We are always looking for new authors and titles.  So how about a gift from you to us: tell us your favorites or even let us know how you feel about books for kids!  Let us know where you find your books.  If you have a special story about reading, please share!

Remember, to us Merry and Happy means reading.