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.

Brick Beasts & Brick Buildings

Got a LEGO lover in your house with piles of mixed bricks? The latest easy-to-follow books by Kevin Hall make the perfect gift for creative children. Follow step-by-step instructions to create Brick Beasts—think dragon, imp, sasquatch, troll—and Brick Buildings, including igloos, a lake house, a fairy home and more. Each book contains 40 different plans, all using classic LEGO bricks (which means you likely have what you need already). Also available: Brick Animals and Brick Cars and Trucks.

Ages: 4 and up
Cost: $13.99/each
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photo: Amber Guetebier

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—Amber Guetebier




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