Saturday, March 20, 2010

Gift Ideas for the Easter Basket

The Easter bunny can bring more than candy. Consider giving books instead of (or in addition to sweets) this year. (Or if the Easter bunny doesn't visit your house--he never visited mine--grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles might still feel the desire to give special treats at this time of year!) Here are a few of my favorites:


Beautiful Babies by Karma Wilson
Little Scholastic's Colors by Justine Smith
What Does Baby Say? by Karen Katz
Who Do You See by Will Grace
Baby Faces by Margaret Miller
Look At You! A Baby Body Book by Kathy Henderson

I really can't say enough good things about Margaret Miller's books. (I Love Colors, What's On My Head?, Baby Food, and, of course, Baby Faces)


And here are some picture book recommendations as well:

On the Farm by David Elliott
Mortimer's First Garden by Karma Wilson
Wee Little Chick by Lauren Thompson
Dog Blue by Polly Dunbar
No Bows! by Shirley Smith Duke
Too Purpley by Jean Raidy

The Grasshopper Hopped! and Cat the Cat Who is That? would be fun choices as well!

And my final set of recommendations:

Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little
Alvin Ho: Allergic To Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon
Jack Russell: Dog Detective: Dog Den Detective by Darrel and Sally Odgers

Please share your recommendations in the comments! I'd love to hear what your favorites are!

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

1 comment:

Shirley said...

Along with a bow, too, of course if it's appropriate! My niece has book and many bows.