Kids Pre-K to Grade 2 (2010 Gift Guide)

The staff of the Everett Public Library has put together a fabulous gift guide of books and music in a variety of subjects. You’re sure to find something to please every reader on your list. Why not give yourself a gift and check one out today?

Click here to read or print the complete list. Read on for our guide to children’s books for kids pre-k to second grade.

Giving books to young children can bring them an ongoing sense of wonder and delight. As they struggle to become readers on their own, they will also discover that books can be joyful, comforting and playful.

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Animal Pop! by the National Geographic Society
A new pop-up format book shows amazing super-large photographs of a variety of wild animals. Kids will be fascinated by the construction of the book and the lives of these creatures.

 A Barnyard Collection: Click, Clack, Moo and More by Doreen Cronin
Three favorite picture storybooks are included in this gift volume that includes the Caldecott Honor-winning book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type and two other hilarious animal tales, as well as a collection of stickers.

Dear Tyrannosaurus Rex by Lisa McClatchy
A friendly tyrannosaurus shows up at a children’s birthday party and enjoys the cake, presents and games while making a lot of mess and fun in this imaginative and humorous tale.

 The Legend of the Golden Snail by Graeme Base
A lavish fantasy book about a boy who pilots a golden sailing ship through a magical ocean filled with creatures, pirates and adventures. The richly detailed artwork includes a “snail and crossbones” image to search for on each page, a folded mini-book bound inside and a link to a special website.

Mary Engelbreit’s Fairy Tales: Twelve Timeless Treasures by Mary Engelbreit
This book features a winning combination of lushly colored illustrations and retellings of favorite fairy-tale classic stories. The detail and style of Mary Engelbreit’s artwork makes the book a classic to treasure for generations to come.

 Pinkalicious: The Perfectly Pink Collection by Victoria Kann
An imaginative, brave little girl creates her own fantasy adventures as Princess “Pinkalicious” with a golden unicorn as her companion. This is a boxed set of three books, with a poster, stickers and double-sided crayons.

For more gift book ideas and reading lists, see this page in our Readers’ Corner.