Books are the best gifts you can give to kids. Here’s the NY Public Library list of 100 best children’s books of 2013, grouped by age and by category. Folk tales, mysteries, and so on.
Find stories of bravery to quests for justice and redemption to friendships lost and found. Many of the stories are centered on classic themes that never grow old. In the pages of these books, heroes and heroines find ways to slay dragons, right wrongs, and prevail against all odds. They offer reassurance and inspiration in a world that can sometimes seem strange and dangerous.
Just three examples –
- For those who enjoy unraveling mysteries, A Girl Called Problem, Wild Boy, or The Water Castle might do the trick.
- The Other Side of Free and Africa Is My Home shine a light on lesser-known events from the early history of the United States.
- For those who are looking for a dash of humor but don’t want to indulge a sweet tooth, Battle Bunny could be just the thing.