Do your kids love to read? Here are some of our favorite gifts for little bookworms, from stocking stuffers to collectible books!
Disclosure: I received complimentary copies of some of the books below for review purposes; however, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no cost to you.
Gifts for Little Bookworms
If your child loves to read, then a book light like LuminoLite Rechargable Clip On Light is a must! This is great for reading at bedtime, as you can still dim the lights to get them ready to sleep even as they can cozy up with a book. We first got this for my older son because he shares a room with his younger brother, who falls asleep earlier than he does. This lets him reap the privilege of his extra years by getting to stay up a bit longer to read in peace. The boys even love using their books lights during the day to hide under the covers to read together! (Do they really think I don’t know who is under that big pile of blankets??)
I received a book weight as a gift when I was younger, and I LOVED it! If your child likes to read while eating, then they will really appreciate having a book weight like this weighted leather one. It holds a book open for you so you can keep your hands free to eat, drink, or just relax. (This also is perfect for cookbooks!)
Of course, they need a stylish way to store their books. This hand painted animal themed set is adorable and also practical, since it’s non-skid.
Older kids, however, will enjoy organizing their books in these functional bookends. I love that they won’t fall down easily, which is handy when you have little hands constantly pulling books out and putting them back in.
My son loves the book plates he received several years ago. Here is a company that makes a wide variety of cute personalized book plates with designs that kids will love, like this pirate set. Perfect for little bookworms!
New & Collectible Books
The holidays are a great time to gift those really special books: new releases hot off the presses as well as beautiful editions of classics. Here are some of our favorites:
If you have an older child in your house, then you likely have already been caught up in the phenomenon that is Diary of a Wimpy Kid. If by some chance you have missed this series so far, now is your chance to get started! Greg is a hapless middle schooler with a quirky family whose misadventures are laugh out loud funny and totally relatable. (I love how his mom is always doing crazy things around the house because of articles she just read!) These books are great for reluctant readers, too, as the comic strip style illustrations and offbeat stories will quickly draw them in. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down is the latest book in this wildly popular series. When I showed it to my son, he ripped it out of my hands and disappeared into his room (under the covers, with the booklight on). I had to sneak it out when he wasn’t looking so I could read it myself! It is just as funny and endearing as the other books in this series, so be sure to get your copy today!
This gorgeous Make Way for Ducklings 75th Anniversary Edition is a wonderful way to introduce your children to this childhood classic. This special anniversary edition comes in its own slipcase and includes an audio CD and a poster of the landmarks from the book.
The New Adventures of Curious George is one book that I have practically memorized from all the times we have read this together. It is a wonderful collection of Curious George tales, including the one about the chocolate factory, which was a particular favorite at our house!
For older kids, character encyclopedias like this Star Wars guide are big favorites. We have several, including the Star Wars Lego Character Encyclopedia. My kids can sit and flip through them for hours!
I just love little book sets like this Thomas the Train Railway Book Box Set. Little ones will love toting it around, and it’s easy to grab for a car trip. Even the baby now loves to pull the books out, flip through the pages, and then put them back into the box.
A fun set for early readers is the Busload of Pigeon Books from Mo Willems. (It looks like a bus!) It has three favorite picture books from the Pigeon series, including the classic Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!.
For older kids, you can’t go wrong with the Minecraft Complete Handbook Collection. My kids refer to these all the time and frequently sit and pore over them. (I draw the line at reading these at night. Bedtime is for stories, people!)
I was so delighted to get in touch with the people behind the new Booklandia monthly subscription service for Spanish and bilingual children’s books. Your little bookworms will love to receive a book box in the mail each month! You can customize your box according to age of the child, whether you’d like Spanish and/or bilingual books, and how often you’d like to receive your books. Then sit back and enjoy!
I love the mission behind Booklandia, which is to provide Spanish speaking families and Spanish learners access to high quality Spanish books – that means “authentic stories, very few translations, and always beautiful books.” Each box is put together with care to provide only the best books to their customers.
I chose to receive bilingual picture books, and we were excited to open our box to see the wonderful Waiting for the Biblioburro and a fun bilingual version of the classic “Wheels on the Bus” song, ¡Vámonos! Let’s Go!.
A Booklandia subscription is a perfect gift for the Spanish-speaking or Spanish learning bookworms on your list!
What are your favorite book gifts for the children on your list?