December 7, 2017

Gift Giving Books for Kids



Celebrate the magic of the season with a selection of holiday and gift-giving books from Quarto Kids and Boys Town Press. They would make the perfect gifts for kids or teachers. I would recommend these titles for kids ages 8-12 years old. Here are my picks.


The Technology Tail is a Digital Footprint Story that teaches kids to communicate with confidence. It's a cute, creative story about children and their texts, tweets, posts, and pics. Don't be mean and irresponsible! That's some of the straight-to-the-point advice for young readers who are active on social media.


Whether tapping out messages on their computers, tablets, or phones, Screen wants kids to know their words will follow them for life, creating a digital trail that can't be erased. A timeless message to a new generation just learning how to navigate the fast-changing digital age. Written for children in grades 1-6, this storybook uses rhymes and colorful illustrations to grab their attention. There are also tips for parents and teachers who want to reinforce kindness and respect in a high-tech world.


50 Cities of the U.S.A. explores skyscraper streets, museum miles, local food trucks and city parks of the United States of America and discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, culture, and diversity that have helped make America what it is today.


From Anchorage to Washington D.C., take a trip through America’s well-loved cities with this unique A-Z like no other, lavishly illustrated and annotated with key cultural icons, from famous people and inventions to events, food, and monuments.


All Aboard the Discovery Express! The year is 1937 and a conundrum is afoot: a professor on the verge of a brilliant discovery has disappeared. Can you help to solve the clues on this time-traveling adventure and track down the missing scientist?



On your voyage, you'll travel the world, see some of the most important moments in the history of transport, meet the most brilliant engineers of all time, and ultimately unveil the design of the world’s first jet engine! With clues to solve on every page, this interactive lift-flap adventure is sure to spark the imaginations of aspiring scientists and engineers everywhere, as you travel back in time to discover the history of transport.


The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker is a very unique book! It includes music from: 'The Dance of the Reed Flutes', 'The Waltz of Flowers' and 'The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy'! Follow Clara on a magical Christmas adventure in this retelling of the classic ballet story. Watch the Nutcracker battle the Mouse King, meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and journey to the Land of Sweets, where wonder and excitement await.


The music right there in the book makes this choice very special. What a great way to introduce children to ballet! It could become a special holiday tradition.


Grab your magnifying glass and seek out history's most notorious pirates in this swashbuckling search-and-find adventure, Pirates Magnified! Packed with over 200 things to spot, explore the lives of 10 real pirates and learn about life on the high seas.


This isn't your typical Where's Waldo find me kind of book. The book comes with a magnifying glass to spot more than 200 pirate-themed items in each eye-boggling illustration! I know so many kids who would just love a book like this!

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