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Gift Ideas for Kids - Books! Books! Books!


It’s the time of year when many gifts are given to both young and old. Gifts come in many shapes and forms, but all are given through thoughtfulness, love, and affection. The act of giving gifts not only brings pleasure and delight to the receiver, but it also brings joy to the giver.


The delicate balance of seeking out gifts that children will enjoy, while also learning something, just became easier with this list of amazing ideas for young readers. We’ve also included magazines and app recommendations. It brings Lawley Publishing great joy to offer the gift of literature. We want everyone to develop a regard for literacy and a desire for life-long learning.


As parents, we want to teach our kids good values. Guess what? This list of books, magazines, and apps will sneak in those valuable lessons in a very fun way.


THE GIFT OF …


Child-Like Qualities

Electric

by Jennifer de Azevedo — illustrated by Trini Law

Ohhh, if we could find a way to bottle a child’s energy! What a gift to be so full of life. Electric recounts the energetic surges of a young boy and captures the unlimited love of his mother. (Spanish version available.)


The Biggest Yawn

by Jennifer de Azevedo — illustrated by Lindsey Furr

This time of year can bring changes at bedtime. No doubt we will see many young yawns from our children as they fight going to sleep. The joy and excitement that this season has to offer will create many a bedtime conversation. After reading The Biggest Yawn, you’ll get a kick out of listening to all the possible endings your child creates. (Spanish version available.)


Community

Imani’s Gift at Kwanzaa

by Denise Burden-Patmon — illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Kwanzaa begins on December 26th and lasts for seven days. Imani’s grandmother teaches her that African Americans reflect on seven principles that are the very foundation that holds their community together. The red, green, and black candles are symbolic of the struggles, and the corn represents a promise of their future.

For more information about Kwanzaa, check out this website: http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/for-kids.html


Compassion

Penny’s Christmas Jar Miracle