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Gifts for Writers, Bookworms, Book Club Friends, and All Lovers of Literature

The Children’s Book Review | December 11, 2019

Are you looking for some gift ideas for the writer, bookworm, book club friends, or the lover of literature in your life? The following are some of our personal favorite finds!

Lit Chat: Conversation Starters about Books and Life (100 Questions)

Created by Book Riot

Publisher’s Synopsis: Each of the 50 cards in this conversation deck is printed with two reading-themed questions (100 questions total). Some invoke books that are tied to memories (name your favorite childhood picture book); others prompt you to choose ideal reading material for a hypothetical situation (if you were stranded on a desert island, what book would you want with you?). Some of them aim to get people comparing their favorite (and not-so-favorite) characters or authors, and others engage in popular debates amongst readers (name a movie adaptation you liked and defend your choice). Created to give readers of all persuasions an excuse to talk about books, ideas, and life itself, this deck is a great addition to any booklover’s shelf.

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All Ages | Publisher: Harry N. Abrams | 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1419727689

Knock Knock Personal Library Kit

Created by Knock Knock

Publisher’s Synopsis:

  • For a bibliophile, there’s no greater pleasure than sharing beloved books, but no crueler pain than losing them for good-until the Personal Library Kit
  • Revive old-fashioned library circulation techniques for fun and book retention with our classic bestseller
  • The perfect gift for the generous reader
  • Even better looking
  • 6 x 7.5 x 1.25 inches; 20 self-adhesive pockets and checkout cards; date stamp and inkpad; pencil


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Ages 5-100+ | Publisher: Knock Knock | 2001 | ASIN: 1601060726

Genius Writers Playing Cards

Illustrated by Marcel George

Publisher’s Synopsis: Add a touch of class to your poker table with Genius Writers, featuring some of the most exciting literary figures of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Fifty–four writers from the last 100 years have been chosen from the following periods: Modern, Mid–Century, Postmodern, Contemporary. Marcel George’s stunning watercolor portraits of writers of fiction ensure that even if you don’t win, you’re in good company. Genius Writers can be used in exactly the same way as regular playing cards. Each suit features a group of writers from history with numbers and court cards, including two jokers.

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Ages 12+ | Publisher: Laurence King Publishing | 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1786274977

How to Raise a Reader

Written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo

Publisher’s Synopsis: An indispensable guide to welcoming children—from babies to teens—to a lifelong love of reading, written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of The New York Times Book Review.

Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? How about curling up for hours on end to discover the secret of the Sorcerer’s Stone? Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, How to Raise a Reader shows you how to instill the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading.

Divided into four sections, from baby through teen, and each illustrated by a different artist, this book offers something useful on every page, whether it’s how to develop rituals around reading or build a family library, or ways to engage a reluctant reader. A fifth section, “More Books to Love: By Theme and Reading Level,” is chockful of expert recommendations. Throughout, the authors debunk common myths, assuage parental fears, and deliver invaluable lessons in a positive and easy-to-act-on way.

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Caregivers | Publisher: Workman Publishing Company | 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1523505302

The World of Shakespeare: 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Created by Laurence King Publishing

Publisher’s Synopsis:

  • Piece together the world of Shakespeare in this art jigsaw puzzle depicting the London of his day
  • Spot a huge cast of contemporary extras as A Midsummer Night’s Dream is rehearsed at the Globe and fellow actors wander the streets, along with local characters who may well have provided the Bard with inspiration
  • From lovers ascending ladders and bears being baited to tavern brawls and summer fairs, there is something to delight in every detail


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Ages 10+ | Publisher: Laurence King Publishing | 2019 | ISBN-13: 9781786274250

Haikubes: Create Captivating Haiku With a Roll of the Dice!

Created by Chronicle Books

Publisher’s Synopsis:

  • Unique creative game: haikubes is a set of 63 word cubes that is attractive enough to display on the coffee table.
  • Play alone or with a group: this game is perfect for individual inspiration or as an after-dinner game with friends or family.
  • Easy to play: simply roll the cubes and use the words that come up to create an expressive Haiku. Includes two cubes with inspirational cues to help guide the Haiku.
  • Great for teachers: haikubes can be incorporated into lesson plans to teach Haiku in a fun and interactive way.
  • Powerhouse creator:  everyone’s a poet with this game from the team behind Cranium.


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Ages 8+ | Publisher: Chronicle Books | ASIN: 0811869385

Gamewright Rory’s Story Cubes

Created by Gamewright

Publisher’s Synopsis:

  • Rory’s Story Cubes is a pocket-sized creative story generator, providing hours of imaginative play for all ages
  • 1 or more players
  • Reinforces artistic expression
  • Ages 8 and up
  • Playing time: 15 minutes


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Ages 8+ | Publisher: Gamewright | ASIN: B003EIK136

101-books-to-read-before-you-grow-up101 Books To Read Before You Grow Up

Written by Bianca Schulze

Publisher’s Synopsis: 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up provides a comprehensive list of kid-friendly books for children to read before they grow up. This must-read review list acts as an interactive journal where kids can document the books they read, why they like them, and how they rate them. Divided into sections by subject, from fairy tales and fantasy to sports and nonfiction, 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up celebrates the importance of reading and encourages family participation to develop lifelong readers. The perfect reference guide for book lovers of all ages, 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up helps both kids and parents decide which books to read next!

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Ages 5-11 | Walter Foster Jr. | 2016 | 978-1633221697

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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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