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.

The Girl Who Ran

In 1966, women didn’t run. At least, they didn’t run on record and they definitely didn’t compete in marathons. But Bobbi Gibb changed all that. Because she ran anyway! She broke the rules and made history, and now you can share her story with your own little marathoners with a beautifully illustrated picture book—written by Frances Poletti and Kristina Yee, and illustrated by Susanna Chapman. Teach your kiddos what it means to be a trailblazer, literally! Excellent gift for a child of any gender.

Ages: 5-10 and up (we think it’s really all ages!)
Cost: $16.95
Get your copy here

Image courtesy Compendium 

  • 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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