Little One Holiday Gift Guide | For The Reader



Here is a gift guide I put together for the little readers in your life! It’s one of three (yes, three!) I will be sharing this holiday season to help give you some ideas and inspiration if you are still on the lookout for meaningful gifts for young ones. We have several of these books already, will be gifting our babies some from this list as well, and have our eye on a few for future Christmases and birthdays. I believe one can never have too many books in their home, and because of that, books are one of my favorite gifts to give.


  1. Good People Everywhere by Lynea Gillen
  2. Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make by Andria Lisle
  3. 13 Women Artists Children Should Know by Bettina Shuemann
  4. **The Story of the Snow Children by Sibylle von Olfers
  5. *The Butterfly Garden by Laura Weston
  6. Tidy Up! by Gwenyth Swain
  7. *A Year Full of Stories by Angela McAllister
  8. **Before We Eat: From Farm to Table by Pat Brisson
  9. *Roadwork by Sally Sutton
  10. This Is How We Do It: One Day In the Lives of Seven Kids From Around the World by Matt Lamothe
  11. *The Land of Long Ago by Elsa Beskow
  12. **A Seed Is Sleepy by Dianna Aston
  13. *Box by Min Flyte
  14. **Atlas of Adventures by Lucy Letherland
  15. **Four Seasons by Gerda Muller by
  16. *A Year In Brambly Hedge by Jill Barklem
  17. The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes
  18. The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons
  19. Princess Sylvie by Elsa Beskow
  20. *Sugar Snow by Laura Wilder

*Books we already have, love, and recommend to you

**Books we are gifting our kids this year!

What books are you giving your little readers this year? Also, there’s a wonderful giveaway happening on my Instagram account right now with Brimful, a darling online boutique that sells meaningful toys and books for kids.

Stay tuned for two more inspiration boards for “the PRETENDER” and “the MAKER” coming your way – I will be sharing them both this coming week! And if you want to read more about our gifting philosophy head here. xx Amanda



  • Tanya - We have sewing school, and a couple others are already in my amazon wish list! These are great choices, thank you! I put together a large Usborne order in November for my kids–their books are educational and fun, the perfect combo. I’m excited to dig into them in homeschool.ReplyCancel

    • admin - Tanya, yes to Usborne! They are all so wonderful and educational without being too stuffy. Great ideas, mama! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Ever since our daughter was tiny, she’s been receiving a Flick, Ricka, Dicka story each Christmas. I love the simplicity of the stories and the sweet illustrations. This year, since she is six, she will also receive The Children of Noisy Village, by Astrid Lindgren. We read Pippi Longstocking this year, and she loved it! I highly recommend the version illustrated by Lauren Child.
    Her birthday is just a few days after Christmas, and she will receive The Blue Forest by Luke Fischer. I read an excerpt of these bedtime fairy tales, and they seem really sweet and magical.
    I love giving books, and two of my favorites to give in winter are Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, and Christmas in Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren. A new discovery, which I gifted our daughter last year, was Sleep Tight Farm by Eugenie Doyle. The illustrations depict my dream home:)
    Thank you for the above recommendations! Hope your weekend has been cozy.ReplyCancel

  • Agata - in 80% i was looking at the same books! Gerda Muller and Elsa Beskov are our favourite for the beautiful illustrations and Julia Donaldson for stories…xxxReplyCancel

  • Naomi - We love Alain Gree books. We’ve bought the ‘Nature’ book for our little ones this year, and the pictures are so sweet!ReplyCancel

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  • Meaningful Gift Guide | For the ‘Makers’ » Homesong - […] giving your little makers this year? And incase you missed it, here is my inspiration board for “THE READER” and “THE PRETENDER” to give you more ideas. If you want to read more about our GIFTING […]ReplyCancel

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