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Kid Books for Christmas 2017

I’ve been buying kid books for Christmas this year.

(Actually, I buy kid books every year for Christmas.)

kid books, Christmas 2017, STEM books, preschool favorites, Andrea Beaty, Wonder, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, Rosie Revere, EngineerSince none of the recipients read this blog (indeed, several can’t read), I feel safe talking about them here.

Besides, I’m not going to tell you who is getting what.

Preschool boy

He’s a rough and tumbling kid who loves to move and be outdoors.

He also likes motorized vehicles.

I’m leaning hard toward Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, of course.

But there’s this other book that comes with matching pajamas: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site.

Oh, the choices!

(The real problem is, I’m pretty sure I already gave him Richard Scarry‘s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go!)

Early elementary school girls and science

I like to match kid books with the interests of the pertinent children.

The kids in our family are all descendants of a brilliant engineer. They like science-type things and are pretty good at math.

The all adore Adventures in Odyssey CDs–but own so many, it’s hard to find one that’s new.

With parameters like that, I’ve delighted them with Andrea Beaty’s STEM books, in particular Ada Twist, Scientist.kid books, Christmas 2017, STEM books, preschool favorites, Andrea Beaty, Wonder, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, Rosie Revere, Engineer

One copy goes to the child who doesn’t live near me and so hasn’t read this book at my house. (Of course I have all three of Beaty’s books!)

Everybody else gets the accompanying workbook to the other favorite, Rosie Revere, Engineer.

It’s called Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Engineers, and looks like a lot of fun.

The same girls and music

Of course, they’re also related to me, and so they like music, too.

I’ve been thinking of music-related kid books.

This one looks interesting: Welcome to the Symphony

But so does The Story of the Orchestra.

I’m not done shopping yet.

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There’s too many great kid books out there these days!

 

Elementary boys

We’re a girl-heavy family, but we’ve got an older boy and that choice was easy: Wonder.

He’d heard of the book but not read it.

I read it and loved it–as well as the movie.

This boy is a typical one who loves sports, games and building with Lego.

But then you see The Lego Animation Book–which is so tempting now that his father has decreed he owns too much Lego!

He’d have to use the family Ipad, but I’m sure the girls would help him–perhaps even provide music and certainly dancing!

A wonderful age for kid books

The real problem is there are so many wonderful kid books out there.

Several of my friends even write them.

I can suggest Diane Stortz’ I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God ,for the sub-kindergarten crowd.kid books, Christmas 2017, STEM books, preschool favorites, Andrea Beaty, Wonder, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, Rosie Revere, Engineer

For a child requiring a board book, check out the words of Amy Parker. Night Night Train is the latest.

Animal lovers would enjoy Kathleen Bostrom’s A View at the Zoo.

These are some of my suggestions.

What are your favorite books to give to children this year?

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  1. Anything with 5 little monkeys

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