Gift These 6 Books to Help Raise Your Next Bookworm

The holidays are just around the corner, and as we inch closer and closer to the end of December, you may have realized you’re missing just one more special gift for your little one. With toys, clothes, and arts and crafts already checked off your list, it can be challenging to find that perfect stocking stuffing or extra addition under the tree.

If you’re feeling stumped, Simon & Schuster’s vast selection of beloved award-winning books for tiny hands makes for a wonderful present. Not only are you encouraging a love of life-long reading, but you’re also keeping the spirit of their inner child alive for years to come. Plus: reading one picture book to kiddos each day exposes them to about 78,000 words a year!

To help you find the board and perfect books, we’ve compiled six reads that’ll fill them with the holiday spirit.


Books for Baby

Simon & Schuster’s indestructible board books are perfect for little ones learning to explore their sensesfrom babies to toddlers. As an added plus, your youngsters will have a love of reading instilled in them at an early age with books that ensure to celebrate, educate, and entertain.


Curls by Ruth Forman

A heartwarming, poetic board book, Curls follows the story of four friends who style their natural ringlets in different ways. The book instills confidence and pride, so little ones can appreciate and learn to love their distinct features.

Start celebrating the beauty of trestles!


Kisses, Kisses, Head to Toe! by Karen Katz

Written by acclaimed author Karen Katz, this peek-a-boo book makes for an adventurous and playful reading experience. Each page touts a simple lift-the-flap feature, so kiddos can begin to identify parts of the body, from the head and toes to ears and nose. The ending of the book even adds a special mirror so your adorable baby can see themselves!

Encourage your little one to explore!


This Little Dreamer: An Inspirational Primer by Joan Holub

The sixth installment of Joan Holub’s This Little series, This Little Dreamer highlights ten important people who made history—which all started off with just a dream that turned into reality! Both kiddos and parents will love this inspirational read that features vibrant illustrations and kid-friendly facts to bring out hope within all of us.

Dare to dream with this book!


See Simon & Schuster’s complete list of baby books for your budding reader’s bookshelf!


Books for Toddlers & Preschoolers

For kiddos from three to six, Simon & Schuster’s picture books can keep them entertained for hours. With playful art, fun stories, and special bonding moments during storytime, these books will capture the whole family’s attention. You’ll also revel in the joy as you watch your child achieve milestones with their first attempts at independent reading.


Fluffy McWhiskers Cuteness Explosion by Stephen Martin

Keeping friends is quite the challenge for Fluffy McWhiskers, a precious kitten that makes anyone who looks at her explode into fireworks and balls of sparkles. In an effort to keep people safe, Fluffy opts for a haircut that only makes her even more adorable, causing her to run away. With this sweet book, your kiddo will learn about self-acceptance and creating friendships in unlikely places.

Explode from the cuteness alongside your tot!


Good Night, Good Night by Sandra Boynton

An extended version of Sandra Boynton’s bestselling book The Going to Bed Book, this deluxe picture book helps kids get nestled into bed and ready for a long night’s rest filled with dreams. With gentle rhyming and color illustrations, you and your child will feel heavy eyes just in time for bed.

Good night and sleep tight with this read!


Parker Shines On by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry

From the authors behind The New York Times’ bestselling book, Parker Looks Up, this touching picture book follows another Parker Curry journey: learning to open your heart. While Parker has her role of big sister down to a T, she is faced with the challenges of being a real dancer and a real friend. Youngsters will enjoy this uplifting story about making friends and self-expression.

Help your child’s inner self shine!


Want to add more books to your kiddo’s room? Check out Simon & Schuster’s entire list of board books for your soon-to-be-bookworm.


Through Simon & Schuster’s “Books I Like to Give” initiative, you’ll find a plethora of books that can start off your child’s library or make for a wonderful add-on to their collection at home.

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