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Holiday Gift Guide: Best Books for Kids, 2013

The Children’s Book Review | November 29, 2013

It’s holiday shopping time! Hopefully you’re planing to #GiveBooks to the children in your life. Nothing beats the gift of reading. Look no further than these hand-picked book lists. You’ll find a broad range of topics to choose from: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Sports & Science, Music, Arts, Dinosaurs, and Classic Literature. There is certainly something for everyone.

An-Otis-Christmas9 of the Best New Books for Christmas

Season’s greetings! Check out our favorite Christmas books of 2013.

SantasMagicBootprintsCover 3DBooks Encouraging Christmas Traditions

For those of you that love The Elf on the Shelf, and for those of you that don’t, we’ve got two new Christmas traditions for you to introduce to your family.

Christmas Board Books for Babies and Toddlers

The littlest ones should not miss out on any fun Christmas reading. There are plenty of sturdy-paged board books for the littles.

Kids’ Hanukkah Books: One for Each Night

This list features all of the typical elements: menorah, dreidel, latke, songs of the Maccabees and a visit from grandma.

MapsBest Kids Books of 2013

The moment you have been waiting for … as picked by the editors and contributors of The Children’s Book Review, here are the best kids books of 2013.

One-Direction-Our-Story-Our-Band3 New Books for Music Lovers

Whether you have a young rockstar, singer-songwriter, or a budding band groupie with bedroom walls filled with 1D posters, the following 3 books are destined to be number 1 hits on your kid’s Top 40 Books Chart.

OnABeamOfLight5 Great Kids Biography Books

A recent crop of books aims to introduce the youngest readers to key historical figures while explaining, in simple terms, some of their most stunning achievements. Fascinating!

The Bear in the BookBedtime Stories: 12 Picture Books for Drifting off to Dreamland

Here’s a list of books that will lull your little one off to dreamland.

AbeLincolnsDreamHistory Buffs: Learning About Lincoln

From his poor upbringing, his successful leadership and his assassination, Abraham Lincoln is one fascinating guy and the following books certainly do him justice.

perfectSquareBooks About Art for the Youngest Readers

A crop of art books, inspired by geometric shapes, are making their way to bookstores near you. Here are a few of the most interesting ones we’ve come across.


Dinosaurus Board BooksDinosaur Books for Budding Paleontologists

If you have a kid, there’s a good chance you know the difference between a stegosaurus and a velociraptor. If the passion runs deep, you probably know all about the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods and have a three-year-old who, when asked, says he wants to be a ‘paleontologist.’

Animal Lovers

The following books have been selected for their unique stories, poems, or fascinating facts, and expressive illustrations or photographs.

Science Experiments for Kids & Books for Sports Fans

This is a book list for sports enthusiasts, young Einsteins-in-the-making, myth busters, restless minds and grown men! Something for everyone.

Classic Literature & Fairy Tales

You want something well-written, tried and tested, but perhaps with updated illustrations that will tantalize any young mind? Feast your eyes on this list.

STAR WARS COVER MECH 3rd pass.inddStar Wars Gifts: Books for Kids

The following three book selections are a great way  to honor the Star Wars films and culture. *Cue ‘Star Wars Main Title’ theme*

Picture Books for Kwanzaa

There are definitely enough to satisfy the needs of anyone looking to teach the history, meaning, and/or spirit of Kwanzaa.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.


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