24 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Kids

Posted by Cybil on November 18, 2016


Books are great gifts for all the children in your life. But sometimes it can be hard to know what books are age appropriate, highly rated, and not already a favorite.

So, we've compiled this handy guide of books organized by reader age that were published this year and have at least a 4-star rating from Goodreads readers.

In addition, we've also turned to children's book author Brendan Wenzel, whose picture book They All Saw a Cat is a 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist, to tell us what books he'll be gifting this year.


Picture Books for Kids Between the Ages of 3 and 5:
Ada Twist, Scientist
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Marvelous Cornelius
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What Do You Do With a Problem?
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We Found a Hat
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Are We There Yet?
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A Child of Books
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the Thank You Book
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Nobody Likes a Goblin
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Great Books for Kids Between the Ages of 5 and 9:
Ghost
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Save Me a Seat
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Fish in a Tree
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Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White
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The Wild Robot
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Wolf Hollow
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Dog Man
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Gertie's Leap to Greatness
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Books for Kids Between the Ages of 9 and 13:
Into the Dark
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The Secret Horses of Briar Hill
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Furthermore
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Finding Perfect
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If the Magic Fits
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A Guide to the Other Side
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The Apprentice's Quest
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The Hidden Oracle
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Need more ideas? Check out our full Goodreads Gift Guide!

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message 1: by Mossring (new)

Mossring I would recommend the Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger! They are especially great for the 9 to 13 category.


Daily Daydreamer Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl :)


message 3: by Jill (new)

Jill Picture Books: Walter Wick's I Spy (style) books are pretty magical and fun to cozy up and find hidden objects which are typically heightened by imaginative beautiful pictures.

Anne of Green Gables

The Book of Virtues


message 4: by Luc (new)

Luc of Swords More than for kids, I want 'em all...


message 5: by Keanes (new)

Keanes My fifth graders loved Pax.


message 6: by Daily Daydreamer (last edited Nov 19, 2016 12:44AM) (new)

Daily Daydreamer Any book by Enid Blyton


message 7: by A. (new)

A.  J. Coraline. What happened to Coraline?


message 8: by Mariah Roze (new)

Mariah Roze These are all newer books, right?


message 9: by Gulsen (new)

Gulsen It would be real nice if it included books from a variety of nations.


message 10: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey The Hobbit by Tolkien

Harry Potter boxed set by J.K. Rowling


message 11: by Jude (last edited Nov 20, 2016 07:50PM) (new)

Jude Take Heart, My Child: A Mother's Dream -- (by Ainsley Earhardt and Kathryn Cristaldi, illustrated by Jaime Kim) is an exquisite picture book, beautifully written with gorgeous illustrations.


message 12: by Arun (new)

Arun P L If you live beside a river, give your child a boat and Adventures of Huckleburry Finn.


message 13: by Pauline (new)

Pauline I love the graphics. Congratulations whoever did them.


message 14: by Ranee (last edited Nov 27, 2016 07:47PM) (new)

Ranee Babu The Witch by Ronald Dahl
Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan


message 15: by Susan (new)

Susan Qin That's the list I need, thank you!


message 16: by Milo (new)

Milo  Any books by Wendelin Van Draanen
Girl Stolen by April Henry
Any books by Aubrey Law


message 17: by Daniel (new)

Daniel COOL!!!


message 18: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Susan wrote: "That's the list I need, thank you!"

Me too


message 19: by Susan (new)

Susan Qin Daniel wrote: "Susan wrote: "That's the list I need, thank you!"

Me too"


:)


message 20: by Judy (new)

Judy O I had a problem when looking at the books for 5 - 9 for a book for 6 year olds. The books I checked were all listed by Amazon as appropriate for children who are at least in 3rd or 4th grade.


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