I've been looking forward to this topic of Children's Classics over at 5 Minutes for Books, ever since we made the schedule. The topic is Books You Love to Give.
(If your child expects to get a gift from me this year, you might want to stop reading. Christmas is better when there are surprises, right??)
I love to give books. I give books to new babies, to kids on their birthdays, to grown-ups. I love shopping for books, so if I can combine that love with gifting as well, I'm a happy camper.
So here's the list of books that I find myself turning to again and again:
For young 'uns (birth up through Kindergarten): Bill Martin Jr.'s Big Book of Poetry
For older elementary kids (ten and up): Mysterious Benedict Society series
For that mother-daughter duo on your list, or tweens and young teen girls, or classic lovers who also might appreciate well-written children's literature: Mother-Daughter Bookclub (last day to enter giveaway)
For kids (four - eight or so), or anyone starting a new venture in life (new career, graduate etc): Scaredy Squirrel (and I really love Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend, too).
This isn't a children's book, but children have moms, and they need moms who know who they are -- probably my most-given book (and a book which I believe someone gave to me as a gift): Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God
Please check out the books that others love to give over at 5 Minutes for Books Children's Classics. Write up your own list or leave a comment sharing your very favorite books to give.