If you have a child who is too old to be a toddler but too young to be a teen, then this list is for you! Below are ten book themed gifts for children. (You can find all of my bookish gift guides here.)
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1. When in Doubt Go to the Library T-Shirt
This is a great shirt for all ages really. You can find it at Out of Print.
2. Book Print
What could be better than some bookish art to add color to the walls of their bedroom? My favorite is from Etsy and has an Emily Dickinson quote that says “To travel far, there is no better ship than a book.”
3. By the Book, a Novel Stacking Game
How cute is this game?? I’ve never played it, but if it’s as fun as it looks, it’ll be lots of entertainment! You can find it on Amazon.
4. Very Hungry Caterpillar Tote
I think discovering Out of Print was one of the best finds this year, for me at least. This Hungry Caterpillar tote would be perfect for carrying books to and from school or the library. (And to be honest, I want one too!)
I wanted to feature those whimsical teacup shaped bookshelves that keep showing up on Pinterest, but they are apparently made by an Etsy artist and are out of stock. So here is a fun Mickey Mouse bookshelf I found on Amazon! They also have Minnie Mouse and Frozen versions as well. (I imagine ordering a bookshelf on Amazon is nicer than getting it at the store, because you don’t have to haul it home, it just shows up at your door. :P)
6. Book sling
If you don’t want to purchase or put together a bookshelf, you can always opt for a book sling (like this one from Amazon). I like these because they display the books pretty well, and are great for picture books because there’s not a height restriction. Plus, they’d tuck easily into the corner of a living room or bedroom, for easy access to even more awesome books. 🙂
7. Bookworm bookmark
This one is for you crocheters out there – a DIY bookworm bookmark. You can find the free pattern here.
8. Bookmarks to color
A friend got me some bookmarks to color for my birthday this year, and I love them. Not only are the practical (you can never have too many bookmarks), but they’re a fun art project as well. The ones on sale at Target right now are ocean themed, but if that isn’t your child’s favorite, you can also search Etsy for lots of great options!
I know Scooby-Doo started out as a TV show and then became a book series, but since I loved (and still read) the books, I think it would be great to give Scooby-Doo legos (like these from Amazon). Pair them with a couple of the books and you have a great gift set!
10. Hungry Caterpillar Bookends
I’m sort of sorry I keep featuring Hungry Caterpillar items, but at the same time, not really. These bookends are sooooooo cute. Perfect for any child’s set of books!
What’s your favorite item from this list? Have you given or received any fantastic bookish gifts for children?