Holiday Gift Guide for Readers!

Looking for gifts for Readers? These are some of my favorites!


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Next is our Holiday Gift Guide for Young Readers!


My Yellow Balloon
Ages 4-9, Oct 2014, Minoan Moon Publishing, $18.99,
With illustrations by former DreamWorks “Shrek” artist, this already award-winning hardcover book follows a little boy who loses his best friend: a bright yellow balloon. It gives kids courage to experience loss (from a move or a new school to a lost pet or family member) and a language for understanding change. Just like Oh, The Places You’ll Go! is the book for graduation, My Yellow Balloon is for anyone in tough times.

I love how this one gives kids courage! This is a Must-Read for all children ages 4-9.

This Is the Greatest Place

This is the Greatest Place!
Ages 5-9, Oct 2014, China Institute/ Tuttle Publishing, $12.95,
Created by internationally renowned children’s book artists, this book teaches uses one of the world’s most fascinating landmarks, Beijing’s Forbidden City, to show young readers how nature’s influence can be seen around us, and how people and animals can live together in harmony. Features a gatefold spread and lift-flaps.

This is a beautifully illustrated book about such a great landmark! My son and I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it as a holiday gift!

In The Forbidden City

In the Forbidden City
Ages 9+, Oct 2014, China Institute/ Tuttle Publishing, $19.95,
Similar to David Macaulay’s Castle, highly detailed line drawings convey the grandeur of Beijing’s Forbidden City buildings, gardens, and courtyards. This large format impressive book is part of We All Live in the Forbidden City, a dynamic educational program by China Institute about the history, culture, architecture, and life of imperial China as seen through the lens of the Forbidden City.

I love this book and actually haven’t shown it to my son because he loves landmarks and architecture so I am putting this one up myself as a holiday gift! I highly recommend as a Holiday gift for the older kids ages 9+.

The Principle Gange Book 1 The Principle Gang Book 2

The Principle Gang series
Ages 4-11, The Dugi Group, $14.95 each,
Book 1: Don’t Judge a Lizard by His Scales (Aug 2014)
Book 2: Wizard Lizard Rides the Subway (Oct 2014)
There are No Bullies Allowed in The Principle Gang, a new 6-book series that teaches three important anti-bullying lessons: 1) Don’t be mean, 2) Tell your teacher, and 3) Be a friend. Questions at the end of each book encourage kids, parents and caregivers to engage in thought-provoking conversations about family, friendship, community and fairness.

I like these two books because it is a creative series with important lessons for kids. I also love that there are questions at the end of the book to encourage important discussions.

Self Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this Holiday feature.

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