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Every child deserves the gift of a new book. Books teach, spark imagination, and allow for much needed screen-free time. Books are the perfect gift to give this Christmas.  I’ve curated a list of the Best Children’s Books to Gift this Christmas. Books that inspire, teach history and take kids on a journey.

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Wonderbly Personalized Books

The joy and excitement a child experiences when they see a book that has their name is heartwarming and magical. Wonderbly’s customizable books contain meaningful, magical stories that let children from newborn through 12 years old, imagine themselves doing extraordinary things. Our daughter always enjoys receiving Wonderbly children’s books, as well as the children of our friends and family.

This year, Wonderbly has an assortment of books that are perfect to gift this Christmas.

The Christmas Snowflake ($29.99)

Wonderbly The Christmas Snowflake Children's Book

The Christmas Snowflake is a charming, personalized book all about the importance of being with the people you love. Snowflake is looking for a place to call home this Christmas – but only you and your loved ones can help her! Up to 9 different family members can help Snowflake on her journey. Their names will magically appear on Snowflake’s crystals, festive Christmas stockings, and even floating majestically on the wind. On her journey, eventually, little Snowflake finds her perfect place – your family’s home. As the final page is turned, you’ll discover a unique, one-of-a-kind snowflake, with your names built into her icicles. This book is perfect for kids aged newborn to eight.

The Elf Who Saved Christmas ($24.99)

Wonderbly The Elf Who Saved Christmas Children's Book

The Elf Who Saved Christmas allows you to make any child in your life the hero of the hour. You can choose the character that most resembles the child to which you’re gifting the book, and then provide their name. Every child gets not one, not two, but four unique Elf names, based on their first name and last name. They’ll laugh out loud at how loopy they sound! When calamity strikes at the North Pole, it’s down to one plucky Elf to save the day – or Christmas will be canceled. This book is perfect for kids aged newborn to eight.

*Christmas Wishes for You ($24.99)

Wonderbly Christmas Wishes Children's Book

If you could choose four (4) wishes for a child this Christmas, what would they be: Compassion, Adventure, Strength, Friendship, Wisdom, Joy, Patience, Wonder, Laughter? Parents can choose four wishes they think matter most for their child, to guide them for years to come. The four wishes chosen will be used to create a timeless, enchanting personalized story with a lifetime of meaning. This book is perfect for kids aged newborn to eight.

You Are Extraordinary ($24.99)

Wonderbly You are Extraordinary Children's Book

We have an eight-year-old who is, on a daily basis, showing how much she’s becoming her own person. This book, You Are Extraordinary, which is actually a self-belief journal, is the perfect gift for children her age and older, help to understand that – no matter who they are – they are truly extraordinary. Page by page, kids will learn how to shrink worries, build confidence and self-esteem, and dream big. Kids will learn that mistakes help you grow and that with a bit of effort they can do anything. And they’ll learn they are already unique, brave and amazing – even when they don’t feel it.

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Children’s Books for Little Brown Boys and Girls to Build Confidence & Learn History

Sulwe

In Sulwe, a stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.

Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything. This book is perfect for little readers aged 4-8.

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment


Parker Looks Up follows Parker, along with her baby sister and her mother, and her best friend Gia and Gia’s mother, as they walk the halls of a museum, seeing paintings of everyone and everything from George Washington Carver to Frida Kahlo, exotic flowers to graceful ballerinas. Then, Parker walks by Sherald’s portrait of Michelle Obama…and almost passes it. But she stops…and looks up! This book is great for little readers aged 4-8.

Leaders & Dreamers: Bold & Visionary Women Around the World (Box Set)


The Little Leaders Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History book set are beautifully illustrated books that introduce readers of all ages to 80 women who changed the world. It features 40 trailblazing black women in American history, and Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World features 40 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists.

Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History

Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History is an important book for readers of all ages, this beautifully illustrated and engagingly written book brings to life true stories of black men in history.
Children will learn about black aviators and artists, politicians and pop stars, athletes and activists. The exceptional men featured include artist Aaron Douglas, civil rights leader John Lewis, dancer Alvin Ailey, filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, musician Prince, photographer Gordon Parks, tennis champion Arthur Ashe, and writer James Baldwin.

Black Women in Science

Black Women in Science features 15 powerful stories of fearless female scientists that advanced their STEM fields and fought to build a legacy. Through the triumphs of these amazing women, children will find remarkable role models. Soar over adversity with Mae Jemison, Annie Easley, and Bessie Coleman. Discover the power of mathematics with Katherine Johnson and Gladys West. Explore a life of healing with Mamie Phipps Clark, Jane Cooke Wright, and many more. This book is great for readers age 9-12.

Bedtime Inspirational Stories: 50 Black People Who Changed the World

Bedtime Inspirational Stories: 50 Amazing Black People Who Changed the World, which highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women and men from the 18th century to today. Some were born slaves, some grew up in poverty, and some had physical or emotional challenges. Some were born many years ago, and some are still with us. The stories in the book include those of political activists, scientists, artists, musicians, inventors, businesspeople, Nobel prize winners, and more.

50 Fearless Women Who Made History: An American History Book for Kids

Women have always been at the forefront of American history―and now it’s time to hear their stories! 50 Fearless Women Who Made American History, gives kids a history lesson with engaging biographies that explore the lives of these inspiring women from different backgrounds and a wide array of fields. From Revolutionary War soldier Deborah Sampson and abolitionist Harriet Tubman to Hawaiian Queen Lili‘uokalani and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, this guide to American history for kids takes you on a fun and fascinating journey, one fearless woman at a time.

Every child deserves the gift of a new book. Books teach, spark imagination, and allow for much needed screen-free time. Books are the perfect gift to give this Christmas.  I've curated a list of the Best Children's Books to Gift this Christmas. Books that inspire, teach history and take kids on a journey.

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Kim is a 30 something Brooklyn, NY native, currently enjoying Long Island suburban life with her husband and 8-year-old daughter, Chloe as they await the arrival of her sister in February 2020. She not only works full-time and is a freelance makeup artist, but also shares her love for the things that she finds beautiful: her love of family, travel, cars, and makeup and skincare on Beauty and the Bump NYC. In addition to that, she is a writer for A Girl's Guide to Cars. Now, if that wasn’t enough, she also took on the role of class parent for her daughter's 3rd-grade class. These are all tough jobs, but somehow, she gets it all done with style, grace, and of course, beauty.