Books, Holidays

Children’s Books: Perfect for Any Occasion

Children’s Book Week Poster by David Wiesner

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week. Mother’s Day is around the corner. It’s Children’s Book week. What do all these holidays have in common? How about books, the perfect gift for just about any occasion? (I should note that the other all-purpose gift is chocolate.)

First, the fabulous graphic designer Carter Higgins put together this beautiful testament to moms and reading together just in time for Mother’s Day. This video will make you cry, so grab a kleenex. Wouldn’t a beautiful basket of books, perfect for snuggling or reading together, make a beautiful Mother’s Day gift? Or perhaps the busy mom needs a few paperbacks and some quiet time to read alone (with chocolate, or course).

As for teachers, I recently was reminded of the power of books when Finley’s Mommy and Me teacher broke down over Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. I knew in that instant I would find her a couple of perfect picture books for her Teacher Appreciation gift. If you are looking for a great list, look no further than author Susanna Leonard Hill’s site.

Finally, it’s Children’s Book Week, a literacy event established almost 100 years ago. Check out the site for author and illustrator events around the country. The celebration runs until May 13th.

With all this book mania, I’m curious, do you have a favorite book to give as a gift? What books are on your wishlist?