Does your wife, mother, or daughter spend hours upon hours lost in the pages of a book? Once again the most popular Christmas presents for girls and women this year are books. These can beebooks, picture books, cooking books, art books, comic books, and more. Even toddlers can benefit from parents reading books to them on a regular basis. What are the best books for the bookworms in your life? Let’s find out.
For Young Children and Toddlers
Millions of books are available online today for children. During the holidays, a popular option for young children are picture books about Christmas like The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg or My Book About Christmas by the popular children’s author Dr. Seuss. Some other popular children’s books include The Very Hungry Caterpillarby Eric Carle and The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. These favorite books will give your little one hours upon hours of quality reading time with parents and grandparents. And after your little one has grown up, pass them on to another family.
For the Girl Who Loves Books
Elementary school age girls have a wide array of options today. From classics like the Anne of Green Gables series and The Chronicles of Narnia toage-appropriate Wonder Woman comic books, find the perfect book for your daughter or granddaughter. A classic that has come back is the Boxcar Children series, which focuses on sibling sleuths. Beverly Cleary’s Ramona series is ideal for girls ages seven to ten. The stories focus on eight-year-old Ramona Quimby and her quirky adventures in school and with her family.
Tweens and Teens
Your girl will fall in love with the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. These exciting adventures about the wizard Harry Potter and his friends have given birth to entire new fan culture. Books, movies, toys, costumes, and more are part of the exciting Potter universe. Your bookworm will love these books. They are full of adventure and magic. Award-winning books like A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins, and Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson provide literary excitement.
For the teen that loves classic novels, Jane Austin, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, and Charles Dickens provide timeless stories that have survived generations. Lovers of historical fiction will appreciate Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor which describes the plights of an African-American family from the viewpoint of a young girl and the Diary of Anne Frank, which is a book of writings of a young Jewish girl in hiding during the Holocaust. These books are both inspiring and heartbreaking, demonstrating how hope survives even in the most despairing circumstances.
Popular Series for Women
The women in your life love books. Maybe they delve into Jane Austin classics like Sense and Sensibility, like the works of Margaret Atwood, or are science fiction fans that love Ray Bradbury. Biographies like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings are inspiring works about incredible women. Other biographies of note are Walter Isaacs Steve Jobs and comedian Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime, detailing his life growing up in South Africa.
This holiday season you can buy books on any topic, from fine art books about Picasso or Impressionism, cook books by Better Homes & Gardens, or even popular Broadway songbooks. A book is the perfect gift for anyone. A book shows your loved one that you care about what they care about. It is a gift that lasts for generations, providing adventure, knowledge, and a better understanding of our expansive universe.