The Best Books to Give Kids This Year

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When it comes to finding the perfect gift, there’s nothing quite like a book. Kiddos gain inspiration and concentration skills, and parents don’t have more plastic parts to add to the growing pile. We’ve read through hundreds of 2017 releases in kid’s books this year and narrowed it down, somehow, to following picks. From epic find-and-seek adventures to books that empower all kids, we promise there’s at least one book for every kind of kiddo on your list. Click through the gallery below to read all about ’em.

Rebel Girls Box Set

If you already love Elena Favilli and Francesa Cavallo’s beautiful hardcover book, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, the good news is there’s a new volume out just in time for the holidays: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2. If you don’t have the first one, you can order the box set. Don’t let the titles fool you, though! These stories are appropriate for boys and girls—and day or night, too. . From Italian race car drivers to the first African American woman in space to Latina heroines along with artists, writers and more, the two volumes together feature over 200 fierce and fabulous women your kids need to know about.

Ages: 4-101 (but we think you are never too young to hear these stories)
Cost: $35/book; $65/box set
Note: Vol. 1 is currently in stock. Second volume and box set is available for pre-order (will ship in Nov. 20  for arrival before the holidays).
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image courtesy Rebel Girls 

  • Gotta Go Buffalo via Gibbs Smith


What’s your favorite book to give a kid? New or classic? Tell us in a comment below.

—Amber Guetebier




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