Top 10 Children’s Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide)


Christmas is upon us once again. It is also another year of rushing around to find the perfect gift. You want to get the prefect book gift for a child, but don’t know where to start. Well, lucky for you, this guide is GivernyReads top 10 take on children’s books. This list will only have books for children up to the ages of 12.

Make sure to check out my Top 10 YA Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide)  , Top 10 Classic Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide) and my Top 10 Non-Fiction Book Gifts (2020 Christmas Guide).



10: Mother Goose Treasury: A Beautiful Collection of Favorite Nursery Rhymes

Illustrated by Priscilla Lamont

For Ages: Baby+ 

This beautifully illustrated book brings to life all the classic nursery rhymes everyone grew up with. 

Cuddle up with your child and this endless treasure. Show your child the world of timeless nursery rhymes. 


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9:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Book 1)

By Jeff Kinney

For Ages:  9-12

Join Greg Heffley and his sidekick ,Rowley, as they try to survive Middle School. However, when Rowley becomes popular it begins a chain of events that end in a hilarious fashion. 

Get your child to love reading, by introducing them to this witty book full of hilarious illustrations. 

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8: Hello Hello

By Brendan Wenzel 

For Ages: Baby – 2

Introduce your child to the world of animals. This book will teach your child about 30 different animals. It uses visual concepts and makes it great fun for your child.

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7: Wonder 

By R. J. Palacio

For Ages: 9-12

August Pullman could never go to mainstream school because of his facial difference. However, his parents decide to send him to Beecher Prep to start 5th grade. Join August as he navigates his way through 5th grade.

This story is one that inspires and is just magical.

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6: Dork Diaries:Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (Book 1)

By Rachael Renée Russell

For Ages: 9-12

Join Nikki Maxwell as she introduces you to the world of 8th grade. It shows how she lives through bullies, crushes and friendships.

This book is packed with funny stories that will kept your child wanting to read more.

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5: Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection 

By Dr. Seuss

For Ages: 3 up

Introduce your child to the amazing writing of Dr Seuss. This Collection includes:

Cat in the Hat                                                                      –One Fish Two Fish,                                                           –  Green Eggs and Ham                                                   -Hop on Pop                                                                           -Fox in Socks

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4: The Ickabog

By J. K. Rowling

For Ages: 8-12

This tale brings you into the tiny kingdom of Cornucopia.  This kingdom was rich in happiness (for it was gold) and also was famous for its food.  However, there is a legend of a monster that lives in the Marshlands… the Ickabog. It is believed to breathes fire, spits poison, and roars through the mist as it carries off wayward sheep and children alike. But it is only a myth… Right? 

This book will transport your child into a magical world of fantasy. 

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3: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (Book 1) 

By James Patterson 

For Ages: 9-12

Rafe Khatchadorian is beginning Middle School and with all the problems at home, he doesn’t know if he will survive the year. However, he’s got an ace plan for the best year ever: to break every rule in his school’s oppressive Code of Conduct. It is time for Operation RAFE. It becomes a game of points, but when it begins to catch up with him, he’ll have to decide if winning is all that matters. Or if he’s finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he’s been avoiding.
This book is really amazing. It will show your child that sometimes rules are there for a reason. Witty and full of humor, this book will make serious topics fun and understandable.

2:  Charlotte’s Web

By E. B. White

Ages: 5 up

Wilbur is a little pig that just wants a friend in life.  After being saved by a girl named Fern, Wilbur goes to live on the Zuckerman’s barn.  Here, he meets Charlotte, a spider. This begins a beautiful story of friendship.

This book will show the beauty of friendship, love, life and death.

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1: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)

By Rick Riordon 

For Ages: 9 up 

Percy Jackson is a troubled twelve-year-old boy.  After an incident with the Pre-Algebra teacher, Percy is taken on a whirl wind adventure to find the person who stole Zeus’ Master Bolt. 

This book with end with your child loving mythology and wanting to read more. It will take them on a magical journey though Greek Mythology. 

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If you felt we left out a book that you feel should be here, make sure to leave it in the comments below. I would love to hear your thoughts and views. Happy reading and…

Merry Christmas!!



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