Welcome to the seventh annual best “books to give to kids you don’t know” round-up [links to the previous six years are available here].
If you don’t recall how we play this game, let me give you a refresher.
Every year librarians and booksellers are challenged with requests such as:
“I need a book for my five-year-old niece who I only see once a year.”
“I always like to give books but now that the kids are voracious readers, I can’t keep up with what they have already read.”
“I want to give a book but this kid isn’t really a reader.”
We accept this challenge, nay we welcome the opportunity to show off our expertise and vast reading insight. Let the games begin.