Children’s books that make great gifts

Toys, games, electronics — there are so many options when it comes to kids’ gifts during the holiday season. However, one of the best gifts you can give is a book. Books open the door to new ideas and they can teach kids important lessons about empathy, diversity and kindness. A book is a low-cost gift that can build stronger parent-child relationships and they can be enjoyed over and over again.

With so many options available for children’s books, we curated this list to take some of the guesswork out of purchasing a great book this holiday season.

* Reach Out and Read Wisconsin does not endorse or support any particular author, title or publisher.

Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle by Miranda Paul

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Recommended ages: 3-8 years

Learn about the water cycle in this rhyming, poetic picture book from Wisconsin author Miranda Paul. There’s also an interactive YouTube video to go along with the book!

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Want to read these books but don’t want to buy them all? Check out your local library for copies.

Thanks to Appleton Public Library, Books4School, Dr. Deirdre Burns and Susan Golz for their recommendations. Do you have other titles to add to this list? Comment below!