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.

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things

Looking for a first encyclopedia for your young reader? This sweet volume will teach your kiddos everything from “hello” and “goodbye” in different languages to what makes a cloud and explores topics as varied and intriguing as Vikings, cavemen, blue whales, the life cycle of a plant and more. The perfect blend of illustrations and photographs, this book is for the very important—and very curious—little people on your list.

Ages: 4-9
Buy it here.

image courtesy Penguin Random House


  • 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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