In our home, Santa is in charge of overseeing the children’s “Wish Lists”. He goes through each and every item, and then somehow he makes a decision about which gifts he will bestow upon our children on Christmas Day. I don’t really know how he does it, so I just try to stay out of Santa’s way.
Instead, I focus on the more practical gifts. I get to buy toothbrushes and toothpaste (because no one likes dirty teeth), I get to buy new socks and underwear (because going commando is never an option in school), and I get to buy books…lots and lots and lots of books (because books are the most practical gift of all!!).
Being an English major in college, I adore books.
The smell of them. The feel of them. The look of them.
And, I don’t ever read on a tablet – I only read real books.
I read by a lamplight. By firelight. By flashlight.
But I always, always read under a thick, fuzzy blanket.
And it is my insane love of books that brings us to today’s Best Book Series For Kids (Ages 6-8) Gift Guide. The books listed below are not of our choosing – they are our children’s favorite selections. And if there is one thing that we, as parents, never try to do – it is to tell our kids that their choices aren’t valid. For each of us have our own interests and appetites when it comes to literature, and as long as they’re reading voraciously, we’re happy.
Update: This post was originally crafted in 2014. At that time, we partnered with Candlewick Press, an independent children’s publisher, and hosted a lovely giveaway for our readers. The giveaway has long since ended, but we highly recommend that you check out these amazing books: Animalium, The Fairy Tale Handbook, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Just Right For Christmas, and Before After.