We’re down to the last full week before Christmas–does that seem crazy to you? I’m getting close to done with my shopping, but have at least half a dozen more items to find. If you’re in the same boat and are on the hunt for books for your kids, I thought I’d share some my kids have loved over the years. Some of these I’ve shared here in the past, and some are new additions to the list. And just a heads up– amazon is currently offering 25% off any book (or book set) if you plug in the code BOOKDEAL25 when you place your order.
READ-ALOUDS FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN
1. The Napping House
2. Tacky the Penguin
3. You Are My I Love You
4. MRS. TOGGLE’S ZIPPER
5. Five Minutes’ Peace
6. But No Elephants
7. Dinner at the Panda Palace
8. Hedgehog for Breakfast
9. Henry’s Awful Mistake
CHAPTER BOOKS FOR NEW READERS
BOOKS FOR JUNIOR HIGH AND OLDER
1. Inheritance 4-Book Set (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) by Christopher Paolini is about a farm boy who discovers he is really a dragon rider.
2.Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 books) by Rick Riordan is a story about a boy who has adventures with Greek gods and sea monsters.
3. Shadow Children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix is based on the premise of a society where each family is allowed only two children, forcing any subsequent children to live in hiding.
4. Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke is about a girl catapulted into peril when a story read by her father surprisingly comes to life. These books have some language, but the storyline is utterly intriguing.
5. The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins, the author of The Hunger Games. This series is about a boy who discovers a world under New York City where he is forced to fight giant rats, spiders, and bats, and in the process becomes an unexpected hero. the later books in the series get somewhat violent.
6. Warriors series: Volumes 1 to 6 by Erin Hunter This series is about cats who have great adventures. It was the very first series my 12 year old daughter really loved.
I hope some of these book ideas help you with your Christmas shopping. If you know of books that are inspiring and interesting for teens, I’d love for you to tell me about them in comments, below. As always, I encourage you to do some research and don’t be afraid to trust your instincts when deciding what is appropriate for your kids to read at various ages.
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