Book ideas for my young nieces and nephews.
January 18, 2012 1:21 PM Subscribe
What are the best books for young kids? I have two nephews and a niece (two 1 year olds and a 5 1/2 year old), and I've resolved to get them books for their birthdays and other gifting holidays. I realize that makes me the lame aunt, but I think it's important to surround them with as many books as they can get their hands on!
posted by two lights above the sea to Grab Bag (48 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
1. Do you think this is a terrible idea? I honestly don't care if they hate me as 10 year olds for always giving them books, but I wonder if, as a parent, it would annoy you if someone just kept getting them books as gifts. There are plenty of other wonderful people in their lives to spoil them with other assorted gifts.
2. What are some of your favorite/classic books for young kids? Right now there are two 1 year olds and a (soon-to-be 6 year old). I'm specifically looking for nonreligious books. I'd be happy to get recommendations for books for ages 1 to 15+ years old, as I hope to be using this as a gift guide for years to come. Most recently purchased books: "I Love You Through and Though", "On the Night You Were Born", and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" for the babies and "Where the Sidewalk Ends" for the 5 1/2 year old.
Thanks in advance!