I'm starting to think about holiday gifts and one of my favorite gifts to give, or get, is a picture book. My list of favorites is long, but here are a few I've purchased already:
by Anthony Browne
A love story...and because any Anthony Browne is a beautiful, mysterious adventure.
by Kevin Henkes
Because I once wished my name was Jane and every child has a moment when they want to wish away some fabulously embarrassing thing that they'll be thankful for later.
Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or, There Must Be More to Life
by Maurice Sendak
A lesser known Sendaak book - A terrier living the dream takes off in search of what's missing.
A book is a wonderful gift alone, but to add that special something consider adding a book plate, or a handmade bookmark. I love book plates; you can add the recipient's name and place one at the front of the book, or give custom book plates for their library. I'm happy to say they seem to be making a comeback and you can find a large selection on line.
Here are a couple of my favorites:
Personalized Vintage Blue Bird Bookplates
Bookplate (floral) - pack of 9 by Milkshake crafts
Do you have any favorites you'd like to add? Place them in the comments below!