cats-books-donuts asked: Can I pick your children's librarian brain? My SIL informed me yesterday that my twin niece and nephew who are almost six and in kindergarten are learning to read and really loving it. She requested I get them books for Christmas. Do you have any suggestions??
Oh my goodness, do I ever! My favorite suggestion for little readers is anything in the Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems. I think my favorite is My Friend is Sad or maybe I am invited to a Party.
Slightly more mature readers (been reading on their own for a few months?) might like Benny and Penny. Adorable mice who have fun.
If they are very much not into reading, though, don’t hesitate to get some sort of popular character books. Dora, Thomas, Diego, Transformers, Pinkalicious, whatever. When Kaylee’s reading the books I think are good for her, she’s good but not enthusiatic. When I let her pick out any book she wanted from the level one easy reader section, she comes back with books like this this that use words like “exquisite” and she doesn’t stumblr one bit. If one of the "boring but good for you" books used exquisite, she wouldn’t feel like stumbling through it.
I hope this helps! And anyone else out there? I love giving book recommendations for the kids in your life! Tell me what they like and I’d love to help you pick out holiday presents. Or, heck, birthday presents, first tooth lost presents, tuesday presents. Every day is a book-giving holiday in Librarian Pirate Land!