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I posted on this topic last year for many reasons. One, I love children’s books as much as I love chocolate. Two, I love the little people in my life and want them to have active imaginations. And three, there’s more to Christmas than toys. If you have a little one to shop for this holiday season, here are a few fun selections.
If you’re looking for something for a little boy, check out The Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town by Mary Casanova. Both the illustrations and text are lively for young cowboys. (Plus it plugs reading.) Another fun read is Dinosaurs Roar by Paul Stickland. This book is great for preschoolers and reading aloud. If your little one likes dragons, you’ll like meeting Felix in No Hugs Till Saturday by Julie Downing. Practice learning the days of the week in this special mother/son story. Even football players want to encourage reading. Check out Home Field Advantage by Justin Tuck if sports are a hit in your home.
If you’re looking for a book with laugh out loud qualities, try The Cow That Laid an Egg by Andy Cutbill. Giggle together as you follow Marjorie the cow on her journey to be more than ordinary. You might also find the cow in this tale amusing: Millie Waits for the Mail by Alexander Steffensmeier.
Here’s a great picture book about the relationship between grandpa and granddaughter: Me With You by Kristy Dempsey. It’s just sweet from the rhymes to the illustrations.
As I’m writing from Texas these days, here’s another western-themed story. Slim and Miss Prim by Robert Kinerk offers a wonderful tale for young readers. This one might be hard to find, but definitely worth a mention or a trip to your library for a search.
A book is a great gift for a family. Great for the car, great for quiet time, and great for snuggle time too. Hope you find the perfect fit for the child(ren) in your life.