Shopping for the holidays can be stressful when you’re trying to figure out the perfect gift for everyone on your list. But this year we’ve got you covered! Encourage a love of reading by giving a book this holiday. Find the perfect gift for every young reader in your life with our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!

For: The Winter-Holiday Enthusiast

The Santa TrapThe Santa Trap
Written by Jonathan Emmett
Illustrated by Poly Bernatene

Bradley Bartleby is bad. Very bad. And when Santa Claus refuses to give him anything but socks for Christmas, Bradley vows to get revenge. If Santa won’t give him the gifts he wants, Bradley will just have to transform his house into a trap.

For those who prefer darker humor, be sure to check out this exciting and refreshingly funny Christmas tale from a new and devious perspective that is sure to keep readers laughing from beginning to end! Read an excerpt here.

Santas Last PresentSanta’s Last Present
Written by Marie-Aude Murail & Elvire Murail
Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Julian thinks he’s getting too big to believe in Santa, but when he finds an extra present under the tree, he discovers that he may not be too old after all.

Illustrated by the-one-and-only Quentin Blake, this charming and touching story of how a young boy is transformed by a seemingly ordinary gift will remind young readers that there is magic in the air during the holidays. Sometimes it’s truly the little things that matter most!

In the Snow Cover ArtIn the Snow
Written by Elizabeth Spurr
Illustrated by Manelle Oliphant

Simple and evocative language and charming illustrations describe a girl’s experience on a snowy day as she makes a snowman, sleds, and has other winter fun!

Cuddle up with your toddler for the perfect sit-in-your-lap reading experience. Whether you live in an area that gets wintry weather or not, this delightful board book will pull readers right into the magic of winter. Read an excerpt here.

Little Rabbits ChristmasLittle Rabbit’s Christmas
Written & Illustrated by Harry Horse

Little Rabbit received the perfect Christmas present: a lovely red sled. But can he learn to share?

Young readers will relate to Little Rabbit’s latest predicament as he navigates a tricky situation and copes with complex feelings while learning an important lesson about sharing. This sweet, enchanting story will remind readers how much more fun gifts and toys are when you have extraordinary friends to share them with. Read an excerpt here.


Find these titles and more at your local libraryindie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble. Still looking for more great ideas? Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide has even more gift recommendations for your little readers this holiday season!