By Christa Protano
This holiday season, I am attempting the “Four Gift Rule” for my two children. What is this rule you ask? Instead of a myriad of presents, moms and dads gift their child only four things: something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. Whether you decide to follow this rule to the letter, or simple use it as a guide during your holiday shopping, look no further for your little one’s “Something to Read.”
Ages 0-2: You’re My Little Snuggle Bear
A gift as much for you as it is for your newborn, You’re My Little Snuggle Bear gives all the new-parent feels we’ve come to expect from this board book series. With 18 chunky die-cut pages, Snuggle Bear features adorable rhymes and colorful illustrations to introduce infants to cuddly animal friends.
The best-selling author of the beloved Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny has a new tale out just in time for gift-giving season. A Long Time I Loved You follows a mama bear and her cub through a calm springtime day. Hugs and snuggles are sure to follow when you finish reading this rhyming love letter to your own little one.
Available in two sizes!
Ages 6-8: Aesop's Fables
Introduce your child to tales of old with this colorful compilation of seven classic fables. From the “Tortoise and the Hare” to “Lion and the Mouse”, you and your child will journey through pages of lively illustrations to reach each moral of the story. We especially love the oversized text and playfully illustrated cover, which makes Aesop’s Fables a win for your early reader.
Ages 8-12: Uncover an Egyptian Mummy
Tweens will love the latest edition of the Uncover series which puts Egyptian mummies front and center. This three-dimensional book, which doubles as a deconstructed model, provides an inside look at how Egyptians used to prepare their dead. Those with a penchant for history will be fascinated by this deep-dive into ancient culture.