Easy gifts that will get kids reading this Christmas

books for young readers
Let’s be real. Giving kids gifts can be challenging. There’s a fine line between giving something meaningful and something that will end up in the junk pile in a month. It’s hard to strike the perfect balance between finding something they’ll love and something that will withstand the test of time but never fear. We have a solution.

Instead of choosing a flashy electronic toy that might look fun now but will inevitably be old news tomorrow, we recommend giving something your kid will reach to time and time again.

With this in mind, what better option than to gift a book?

Where favourite gadgets are quickly used and forgotten, favourite books can be read over and over. In addition to earning a special place in your child’s heart, you can feel good knowing that a good book will also impact them in short-term learning development and with long-term empathy and compassion.

Now for the real question: Which books should you gift? Scroll on to see some of our favourite children’s books to gift young readers this holiday season.

6 of the best children’s books to give as gifts

Classic Gift Sets

While giving a book is a great gift in itself, we especially love the idea of gifting a cute book and plush gift set. Featuring some of the most iconic classic children’s book characters, these cute sets pair a cuddle-worthy stuffed animal alongside each picture book.

SPOT gift set

Where’s Spot? Book & Toy Gift Set

Who didn’t love Where’s Spot? as a kid? Now you can revisit the joy of playing hide-and-seek with the adorable pup with this fun edition of the classic picture book. Not only will your kid love lifting the flaps on a quest to find Spot, but they’ll also be obsessed with the cute plush puppy that comes alongside.

Where is the Green Sheep

Where is the Green Sheep? Hardback book and plush toy boxed set

Where is the green sheep? Well – it’s right here, of course! This edition of the all-time favourite bestseller comes complete with an iconic green sheep for kids to snuggle up with while reading. This Aussie classic is an essential book for every young reader’s library and will be enjoyed for years to come.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

No list of children’s books would be complete without mention of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Kids will enjoy this fun story even more when reading it with their very own cuddly caterpillar friend. This mini-hardback edition is also the perfect size to throw in your bag for days out and about when your young one might want to take a break and read.

Bluey books 

If you know a young reader who might be hesitant about reading, look no further than Bluey books. Based on the hit children’s TV series, these books are equally beloved by kids – converting even non-reading kiddos into bookworms. While all of the Bluey books are great, there are a few that make especially good gifts.

Bluey Books for young readers

Bluey: Sleepytime

If you’re looking for a book that kids will reach for night after night, then Bluey: Sleepytime is the book for you! This fun fold-out book follows the Heeler household on a dream-filled adventure with Bingo and Bluey. This gorgeous hardback is sturdy enough to withstand a night in bed when your little one falls asleep reading. Trust us when we say that this book will become an essential part of your night-time routine, made even better with Bluey.


Bluey: A Jigsaw Puzzle Book

This fun book will keep kids occupied for hours as they join Bluey and her family in piecing together jigsaw puzzles. With 4 double-sided puzzles, this book is interactive while still following the celebrated storyline of the Heeler family.

Bluey Recipe Book

Bluey: Bluey and Bingo’s Fancy Restaurant Cookbook

If your little one has shown an interest in cooking, Bluey and Bingo’s Fancy Restaurant Cookbook just might be the perfect way to get them to help in the kitchen. Full of fun recipes, this gorgeous cookbook allows kids to learn how to make food alongside their favourite TV characters, Bluey and Bingo.


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