RAR #80: Fantastic Gifts for Young Readers

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What do you give as gifts for young readers? (Besides books, of course!) Here's a whole list of gift ideas for the young readers in your life. In this episode, you'll hear Great gift ideas for babies through teensIdeas beyond books - games, book accessories, puzzles, posters, shirts and moreWays to help kids make books their own, and begin to identify as readers Scroll down the page to see the gift guide! Click the play button below: Links from this episode: RAR #75: Delightful, Simple Reading Journals for KidsRAR Bonus Episode: Melissa Sweet on the One and Only E.B. White Gift Guide: (some links are affiliate links) Mighty Bright Book Light Book lights are essential for kids who share a bedroom with siblings. Each of my kids over 5 has a booklight clipped to the side of their bed. These hammerhead-shaped Mighty Brights are our current favorite. Because we don't actually expect them to go to sleep when we send them to bed, do we? ;) Personal Library Kit Forget the kids-- I bet you want one of these for yourself, don't you? :) Maestro Classics My kids love these stories set to music (played by none other than the London Philharmonic). We have over a dozen of these and haven't been disappointed yet. Available on CD or mp3. Use the code SARAH to get 17% off plus FREE shipping! Check out Maestro Classics here. Bookplates Help your kids make books their own with these darling bookplates. Forest FriendsKate Sutton Little SetMolly Hatch Ex LibrisAlice Scott Travel the World Book Darts Once you start using these to mark your favorite passages in books, you'll never go back to your old ways. These lightweight metal book darts can keep track of your favorite parts of the books your kids read without crimping the pages. They're reusable and absolutely one of my favorite things in the universe. And that's no lie. Bookmarks from Carrot Top Paper Shop Have a daughter who loves her literary heroines? Jenny Williams has a lovely assortment of bookmarks featuring heroines like Anne of Green Gables, Jane Eyre, Jo March, Scout Finch, Flannery O'Connor, Hermione Granger, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and others. These bookmarks are perfect handmade gift to tuck into a Christmas stocking or tie onto any gift. Out of Print Clothing tee shirts We own an embarrassing number of shirts from Out of Print in our house-- and we love every single one! From Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel (pictured on my twins here) to Goodnight Moon, Harry the Dirty Dog, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Call of the Wild, and many many others, you won't have a hard time choosing something for everyone in the Out of Print Shop. Custom Bookplate Stamp A customized alternative to bookplates, these lovely stamps can feature anyone's name. Book Puzzles The only thing as satisfying as reading on a cold wintry afternoon is doing a book puzzle on a cold wintry afternoon! You'll find lots of options online, but I've selected a few of my own favorites below. Try playing an audio book while putting together a puzzle as a family. You'll be hooked! You can find puzzles for your favorite bookish people of all ages-- from the tiniest tots to the eldest among us! I've chosen a few of my favorites for you here-- you may be able to find other great ones, too. Pictured here: Eric Carle Alphabet Floor PuzzleBeatrix Potter Floor PuzzleGoodnight Moon Floor PuzzleReaders Paradise 1000 piece puzzleOld Book Store 1000 piece puzzleClassic Picture Books 300 piece puzzle Rory's Story Cubes eeBoo Create-A-Story Cards Melissa Sweet is one of my favorite picture book illustrators. These cards are created by her, as well, and they're another way to spark your child's imagination and storytelling genius. Anne of Green Gables Gift Set from Carrot Top Paper Shop Got a teen or tween who loves Anne of Green Gables? Then you're in luck. :) Goodnight,

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