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.

Renato and the Lion

Take a watercolor-washed journey to Florence in this gorgeous debut book from Barbara DiLorenzo. A moving story about a little boy in Italy on the cusp of World War II and his plan to save his most beloved lion statue. When his family is forced to flee to New York, he leaves without knowing the fate of the lion. You’ll have to read it to find out what happens.

Ages: 5-7
Cost: $17.99
Order at amazon.com

image courtesy Penguin Random House 

  • Gotta Go Buffalo via Gibbs Smith

 

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—Amber Guetebier

 

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