Hi, everyone! Lindsay here, Leanna’s writing assistant. If you’re looking for a great gift for the kids in your life, I can’t recommend picture books enough! After reading literally thousands of picture books as an elementary teacher and mom of three, here are my favorite reads that also make excellent gifts for kids.
(The titles with an asterisk are one of many in a series to enjoy.)
10. The Day the Crayons Came Home*
9. Strictly No Elephants
Strictly No Elephants is a wonderful message that teaches inclusion and belonging.
8. Bear Snores On*
7. Scaredy Squirrel*
Kids adore this silly squirrel’s antics and how he learns to conquer his fears. There are many adventures, like Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping, Scaredy Squirrel at Night, and Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party.
6. A Cool Bean*
5. The Book with No Pictures
The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak will have kids in stitches as it forces you to read silly phrases. Disclaimer: prepare thyself to say “Boo Boo Butt.”
4. Whoever You Are
Whoever You Are is a valuable message on diversity and acceptance.
2. We Are in a Book!*
1. Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Reading with our kids has many benefits, such as fostering a love for books, expanding vocabulary, and creating memories. Choosing the right picture books for kids can be quite the task, but I have found that a fantastic book is a gift that my children enjoy over and over again. Happy Reading!