Give the Gift of A Good Book

This holiday season give the gift that truly keeps on giving- a favorite book that can be read and enjoyed over and over again!

Does your little one have a favorite book that they want to check out every time they come to the library and are sad to have to bring it back? Maybe that's a clue for a gift that they will cherish. Toys can be nice, but a new copy of a favorite book so they can enjoy the adventures of reading and get absorbed in an exciting or comforting story whenever they choose can be a meaningful gift.

Think of what your loved ones love to read this holiday season for inspiration for a sensational gift. If you need a couple ideas for books that make great gifts for kids, check these lists of popular picture books and junior fiction, or ask a librarian! You can always stop in to chat with a librarian for more tailored suggestions, but to get you started here is a quick list of some recent fun and popular books!

Harry Potter Illustrated

Beautifully illustrated versions of the chapter books, great for already established Harry Potter fans, or a great way to get new fans hooked on the series!

Star Wars Jedi Academy

Young Star Wars fans will delight in this entertaining series of books that are like a combination of graphic novel and diary-style writing, depicting the daily happenings of the kids in an out-of-this-world school.


This graphic novel series has been in high demand. With captivating plots and illustrations, this is a great choice for fantasy lovers. 

The Princess in Black

Not your ordinary princess! This girl-power driven series will be great for the young reader interested in an action-packed read with a brave female lead.


Pete the Cat

If you're looking for fun picture books with catchy rhymes and good life lessons, look no further! Pete the Cat is one cool dude and your little ones will love reading and singing along (some books come with books on CD) to these fun stories.

Flora and the Penguin

This is a beautifully illustrated wordless picture book- their expressions and movements say it all! Flora and the Penguin is a particularly great wintry gift idea, but don't forget to check out the other lovely books about Flora and her feathered friends,  Flora and the Flamingo, and Flora and the Peacocks.