Monday, 31 August 2009

Musing Mondays (BIG) Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about books for children…


Do you buy books as gifts for children – either your own or those of friends or family? Would you buy books for all children, or only children who are already practiced readers?


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I don’t have any children of my own, but do have young children in the family whom I do buy books for. I don’t give books as gifts to everyone, though I wouldn’t hesitate if I found one I think they’d like.

Over the past few birthdays and Christmas’ I’ve started buying gifts as presents for my cousin, Hannah. She turns 7 this week, and I’ve already picked out two books for her:

 

 Levine - Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand fairy

  • Gail Carson Levine – Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand
  • Kelly McKain – The Fairy House: Fairy Friends

 

I also picked out some new picture books for my cousin’s daughter, Kaitlyn, whose birthday is coming up soon. She does enjoy her books; she may just give her mother and I a run for our money in a few years.

 

witches snow whale

  • Eva Montanari – Witches and Fairies
  • Ellie Patterson – The Tail of the Whale
  • Lucy M George – The Snow Queen

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23 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I love the covers!

Mondays: What's up?

Susan B. Evans said...

I think it is important to foster a love of books and reading at a very early age. Here's mine:

http://wellmanneredfrivolity.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays_30.html

caite said...

Susan, I totally agree! It is never too soon to try to instill a love of reading into a child, as I mention in my POST

Bluestocking said...

I try to give books. Here is mine

Dawn said...

I, too, love to encourage others--especially children--into reading. It is a lifetime enjoyment and provides excellent insight and knowledge about the world! The rest of my response is here.

Melody said...

Love those covers!

Here's mine.

Happy Monday!

Debbie's World of Books said...

I posted my answer here Debbie's World of Books

The Book Resort said...

Stunning covers!

http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays.html

Kim said...

First of all, I lvoe the covers of the books you have chosen.

Second of all, a great question.

Third, my post is up:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/08/monday-briefing.html

Yvonne said...

Mine is here

Katie said...

Here's my answer:

http://lifeisabookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/08/musing-mondays_31.html

Alison said...

I'm definitely a book giver.

MizB said...

My answer is here. I love buying books for my kids! (and sometimes for my nieces and nephews!)

judys424 said...

I'd love to give and receive books! :)

http://judys424.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/musing-mondays-10-books-for-children/

kaye said...

I love the covers and I love books by Gail Carson Levine. my musings

Michael said...

I'm a fan of books as gifts to children, definitely. A few more thoughts on this here.

okbolover said...

Mine is up: here

I always give books to children.

Jen said...

Here's mine.

Matt said...

My belated answer is up. :)

AbBy said...

hi...my first time to enter this meme...i love books!

http://threelittlefeats.blogspot.com/

Kris said...

It's been a while since I participated. Here's my answer http://inthesound.us/bookheart/?p=433

justicejenniferreads said...

I think its difficult to buy books for some people. I think you have to really know a person in order to buy them books that they will like. For that reason, books are my most frequently given gifts, but when it's someone close to me - I think books make wonderful gifts for all ages.

Susan said...

I'm a little late this week. . .

My answer