Are you buying Christmas gifts for young book lovers this year? Well, here is a list of great books our book loving family has read this year that your young book lovers will really appreciate in the years to come!
Narnia series These are classics and we started reading them after we finished the Andrew Peterson books. We are 4 books into the series and have loved every minute of it. My kids have taken special pleasure in picking out the differences between the books and the movies.
Wing Feather Saga – To be honest when we first started reading these books I hated them. But about 1/3 of the way through the first one I started to really like them and get into them. By the end of the last book we were all laughing, crying and cheering with the protagonists. We love these books and they are highly recommended.
Understood Betsy – (An Adoption Story)This is the story of a young girl whose parents die and she goes to live with two older aunts. However, after a few years the aunts decide to send her to some cousins that live in the country and this is where she finds the true love of a family. Please have some tissues ready because this one is sure to make you cry!
Brighty of the Grand Canyon – About the lives and times of a mule that lives in the Grand Canyon. This is an action packed book about mule that saves the day and stops the bad guys.
Best Christmas Gifts for Young Book Lovers in Middle School
- L. M. Montgomery Books – (Anne of Green Gable’s, Anne of Avonlea, Emily of New Moon, Emily Climbs, Kilmeny of the Orchard) were her favorite books this year as you can see by the list she has been devouring them.
- Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley Elsie is a beautiful young heiress that lives in the Civil War South on her Uncle’s plantation.
- Dear America Books which are fictionalized diaries about girls who live during different periods of American history.
- Nancy Drew, the girl detective, is a perennial favorite.
Best Christmas Gifts for Young Book Lovers in Late Elementary School
Freddie the Detective – Really cute stories about animals that live on Mr Beams farm that have adventures and solve mysteries.
Encyclopedia Brown solves cases with his neighborhood friends and his chief of police Dad. My daughter thinks they are exciting and fun.
Apparently, this child likes a good mystery just like her mother.
Best Christmas Gifts for Young Book Lovers in Early Elementary School
The Little House on the Prairie Series Picture Books – These contain similar stories to those found in the Little House on the Prairie novel series. They have all of the endearing main characters found in the book and they easily draw younger children into the story. All of our children adore this short and sweet little books.
Billy Blaze Picture Book Series – A story of the adventures of a boy and his horse! He loves horses more then anything else in the world and then he gets one for his birthday and the adventures begin. You know it doesn’t get much better than that for the little man in your life.
More books for Christmas
- Our Favorite Books for Young Children
- Books for Elementary Girls
- Books for Middle School Girls
- Great Christmas books