Give the Gift of Books!

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Not sure what to give to the children on your holiday list this year? You can't go wrong with books!

Here are some of our favorites gift choices for children birth to five years.

Board Books (0-2 years)

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Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boyton. Movement and sound come together in this fun farmyard frolic.

Where is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox. Simple text introduces the reader to a variety of sheep all while searching for one missing sheep.

Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. A walk through the magical world of a snowy day seen through the eyes of a young child.

Planes Go by Steve Light. Introduction to the many sounds a plane makes!

Quick Duck by Mary Murphy. A very enthusiastic duckling explores its world.

No No Yes Yes by Leslie Patricelli. Illustrations demonstrate good ideas and bad ideas. Lots of humor and great for kids who love to say NO!

Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle. This little pick up truck and his farmyard friends help a dump truck out of the muck.

Dinosaur Roar by Henrietta Stickland. Introduces dinosaur opposites with great sounds!

Pigeon Loves Things That Go by Mo Willems. Pigeon shares some of his favorite things that go, including a hot dog!

The Napping House by Audrey Wood. A house full of peacefully sleeping people and critters is suddenly awoken by the bite of a flea.

Picture Books (3-5 years)

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Telephone by Marc Barnett. A string of birds on a telephone wire plays a game of telephone, with the usual mixed up results.

Flashlight by Lizi Boyd. A boy explores the woods after dark with a flashlight in the wordless story.

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown. Bored with city life and the proper behavior it requires, Mr. Tiger has a wild idea that leads him to discover his true nature.

Hug Machine by Scott Campbell. The hug machine is available to hug anyone, any time, whether they are square or long, spikey or soft.

Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio. In this switched at birth story a proper bulldog raised by a poodle and a tough poodle raised by a bulldog find out the true meaning of family.

Creature Features by Steve Jenkins. Examines unusual animal facial features and how they help the animals survive.

The Dark by Lemony Snicket. Laszlo is afraid of the dark which lives in the same big, creaky house as him, until one night the dark pays him a visit.

Ball by Mary Sullivan. A dog's day-to-day struggle with trying to find a partner to just throw the ball.

Mix it Up by Herve Tullet. Simple directions lead the reader to experiment with mixing and changing colors on the printed page.

Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems. The Pigeon is dirty and he needs a bath, but he won't go willingly.