Great Gifts for Kids Who Love to Read
by Jaylynn Korrell
Having a child that loves to read is a GIFT.
But how do you get gifts for that child?
How do you know which ones will nourish and encourage them versus the ones that will bore their socks off?
Sure, you can guess which book sounds good. (We even have a few ideas for Middle Grade and Young Adult readers!) But it’s not easy choosing the right book for them. And oftentimes, they want to be the one who’s choosing anyway, so maybe we can look elsewhere.
If you’ve run out of new and interesting ideas to give the little reader in your life, I’ve curated this list of A+ choices. These are some of the most unique and helpful gifts out there, so you really can’t go wrong with any of them.
In addition to appealing to kids who love to read, this gift list also can encourage your child to start loving and appreciating books for the gems they are. Cool bookends? We got ’em. Literary games? You betcha.
Take a scroll with me below. You’ll see what I’m talking about.
Here are some of the best gifts for kids who love to read.
#1. Kids Audio Book Player
If the kid in your life loves reading physical books they might also be interested in listening to audio books. This fun mini audio book player is made especially for kids and has thousands of titles available for kids to listen to. This starter pack coms with 6 titles for them to start out with. All they have to do is pop a little card in at the top, sit back, and relax. It makes reading easy and appealing to do–a great way to build a reading habit.
#2. An E-Reader
Kids who love to read will be PUMPED to find out that there’s a Kindle just for them. If you have a tike who’s hauling all of their books with them on car rides, this would be an excellent substitution. This way, they can bring all their books with them in one device. And another thing I love about Kindles is that you don’t have to worry about blue light (like that which emits from tablets and smart phones) from affecting their vision.
#3. Reading Log
When your child is an avid reader, it can become difficult to keep track of all the books they’ve read. But they want to! It’s a sense of pride as well as a way to remember the titles of the books that impacted them the most. It can be a great resource to look back on later in life, too!
#4. A Personalized Book
What’s more exciting than realizing you’re the main character of the story you’re reading?
With Wonderbly, you can create a personalized book for your little one that puts them at the front and center of the story. There are tons of stories to choose from, and you can even help to design the character to look like them. Great as a baby shower gift too!
#5. Personal Library Kit
If your child has a love for the library they may enjoy receiving these neat gifts for kids who love to read. With a personal library kit they can start a system of sharing the books they love most with friends and family.
#6. Harry Potter Collection
Okay, okay, so I know that I said in the intro that you might not want to buy books for the kid you know that loves to read, but…
If they haven’t read Harry Potter…
It’s time for them to start! Here’s the full collection because it’s quite a statement gift, but you can buy them the first book to get started or even get an illustrated one for those who love graphic novels and illustrated books.
#7. Kids’ Book Scratch-Off Poster
It’s fun to cover the classics, and it’s even more fun/inspiring to have an interactive visual to keep track of it.
This poster allows kids to scratch off some of the most popular kids books they’ve finished. And I know I mentioned it already–but giving kids incentive to read like this–and a fulfilling activity like scratching off a book cover–can help your kid turn into a book lover.
#8. A Kid’s Encyclopedia
Reading sparks curiosity in even the littles readers, and this amazing kids encyclopedia can make great gifts for kids who love to read. It has answers to some of their most burning questions as well as information on fields like space, animals, science and more!
#9. Book Letters
Literary decorations are a fun way to bring the idea of reading into their personal space. With these fun book letters you can spell out their name while giving a nod to one of their favorite activities. Pretty cool!
Reading in the dark is easier than ever with this handy & kid-friendly booklight. It attaches right onto your child’s current book, and gives them just enough light to keep turning the page without illuminating their whole room. Reading at night is a terrific way to transition into sleepytime, especially as an alternative to a smart device. This helps with that.
#11. Illustory Book Making Kit
This fun kit is a great gift for kids who love to read! It lets them create their very own book, and the options inside it are truly amazing. This version also comes with a writing guide that helps your child take all the necessary steps to writing, illustrating, and potentially publishing their book.
#12. Their Own Bookshelf
Having their own space to put books can be a big reason why kids read so often. And this bookshelf displays books cover-front, which is an enticing way to draw them over to pick up their copy. Make it easy, and they have a better chance of making it a regular part of their lives.
#13. Appleletters (Bananagrams for Kids!)
This game for kid book lovers benefits the whole family! Anyone who can spell can enjoy searching their brain for the perfect word to help them win this game in record time. Kids who love to read are going to be proud to succeed in this game.
#14. Out of Print: Book Shirts, Totes, & Socks
T-shirts, tote bags, socks, you name it–Out of Print’s probably got it! I love this company. They’ve got great graphic tees of some of my literary favorites, and the quality is excellent. Would be a great place to start if you’re searching for gifts for kid readers.
#15. Desk Book Stand
Prop this desk book stand up on your child’s desk, and they’ve got a smooth enticing place to put their big hardcover books or Kindles. This would be a great choice for kids’ dictionaries, textbooks about Space & Nature, and other books they feel drawn to just by looking at. What a good way to read one chapter at a time!
#16. Children’s Dictionary
Speaking of…a kids dictionary is one of the best gifts for kids who love to read! Inquisitive children have a LOT of questions, and if they have their very own kid-friendly dictionary, they can find the answers themselves.
#17. Kid Bookends
Aren’t these cute?! Fun bookends are a great way to keep kids’ books looking tidy on a bookshelf. If your little one doesn’t quite have the collection to warrant their own personal bookshelf, these bookends help mark their specific section in your home book collection.
#18. Corner Creature Bookmarks
These origami bookmarks require your little reader to get creative and to use their hands to create the cutest bookmarks for their next reading adventure.
#19. Alilo Reading Pen for Kids
Great for kids between 2 and 6 years old, this pen actually helps your child learn to read. It can be funny too! Show your kids early on that there are fun ways to read, even if it can be a little difficult sometimes.
#20. National Geographic Kids Subscription
For kids whose minds are always wondering! A subscription to this kid’s version of National Geographic can be the perfect gifts for kids who love to read. With it, they’ll receive a monthly edition that will certainly help to expand their minds and their vocabulary.
I loved these gifts the most, but I’m sure I missed out on a few. Which gifts for kids who love to read would you add to the list?
About the Curator
Jaylynn Korrell is a nomadic writer currently based out of Pennsylvania. In addition to her writing and reading for Independent Book Review, she curates lists at GoodGiftLists.com.
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