11. Find the Best Kids' Books
If you’ve got kids on your holiday shopping list this year, you can’t go wrong with a book, says Sarah Lorge Butler — unless of course, it’s a book based on a television show. Count with Dora isn’t a story; it’s a brand extension. Unfortunately books like that take up most of the shelf space at B&N these days. Ditto for books by guys who play in the NFL. Not worth it.
Here are a few of Butler’s top picks; you can also click through to see her full list of best books:
- The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats
- Good Night, Gorilla; 10 Minutes Till Bedtime; Officer Buckle and Gloria — all by Peggy Rathmann
- Frog and Toad books, by Arnold Lobel
- Junie B. Jones, by Barbara Park