Holiday Gift Guide: Beloved Children’s Books

This year’s Children’s book holiday gift guide includes books celebrating the great outdoors in the snowy season, the power of reading, adjusting to new places and experiences, a fleet of working boats, the beauty of birds, learning shapes and colors, and more!


Library Girl
by Karen Henry Clark; Illustrated by Sheryl Murray

A loving tribute to the power books and librarians have to transform children’s lives. Library Girl is the inspiring childhood story of how beloved librarian and author, Nancy Pearl, discovered her strengths and realized her passion.




A Home Under the Stars
by Andy Chou Musser

Magical and heartfelt, A Home Under the Stars explores the difficulties and anxieties that accompany moving, as well as the journey to find a sense of belonging in a new place and to call it home.




When Winter Comes
by Aimée M. Bissonette; Illustrated by Erin Hourigan

A sweet poetic board book celebrating the vibrancy of wildlife and families in the outdoors during the colder season. When Winter Comes shares the joy of playing and exploring nature in the winter months.




Little Sumo Series
by Sanae Ishida

Perfect for early learning, the Little Sumo series introduces children to new concepts and shares elements of Japanese culture that will enrich readers of all ages. Series include Sumo Shapes, Sumo Colors, Sumo Counting, and Sumo Opposites.




Working Boats
by Tom Crestodina

Want to know what goes on behind the scenes of a Coast Guard rescue, what it’s like to work on a science research vessel, or what’s involved in crabbing? This visually engaging book filled with cross sections and exploded views of working boats is perfect for children–and even adults–curious about the mechanics of boats and the lives of people who work on boats.




The Birders
by Rob Albanese

This humorous graphic novel picture book shares an unexpected friendship between a young boy and his elderly neighbor as they discover they have a lot to learn from each other. The Birders is a humorous and heartwarming intergenerational story.




I Don’t Have a Cat & I Don’t Have a Dog
by Contessa Hileman; Illustrated by Carolyn Conahan

Two entertaining stories about new friends, a young boy and a sweet cuddly cat, and a celebration of the relationship between a young girl and her four-legged best friend.




Look at That Bird!
by Karen DeWitz

Kids will love learning more about birds they spot in the outdoors–in their backyards and beyond–with this fun fact-filled full-color guidebook of over 50 common Pacific Northwest birds. Look at That Bird! also includes projects kids can do to attract birds to their backyards.




123 Salish Sea
by Spruce Books

A celebration of the unique Salish Sea ecosystem, this counting book will inspire kids to learn more about the creatures who are found in the PNW. This beautiful natural history counting book features artist Nikki McClure’s stunning papercut artwork of flora and fauna found in and alongside the Salish Sea.