When it comes to finding the perfect gift, there’s nothing quite like a book. Kiddos gain inspiration and concentration skills, and parents don’t have more plastic parts to add to the growing pile. We’ve read through hundreds of 2017 releases in kid’s books this year and narrowed it down, somehow, to following picks. From epic find-and-seek adventures to books that empower all kids, we promise there’s at least one book for every kind of kiddo on your list. Click through the gallery below to read all about ’em.

Gotta Go, Buffalo: A Silly Book of Fun Goodbyes

From Haily and Kevin Meyers—the creators of the the “All Aboard!” series and the Lucy Darling baby product line—this delightful little book will give you and your little one an arsenal of sweet and silly ways to say goodbye: “Toodle-loo, Kangaroo!” Try it the next time you experience separation anxiety to (help) cull the tears (yours and theirs!).

Ages: 5-6
Cost: $12.99
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  • Gotta Go Buffalo via Gibbs Smith


What’s your favorite book to give a kid? New or classic? Tell us in a comment below.

—Amber Guetebier




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