105 Ways to Give a Book

Ways to Give a Book: 2010 Picture Book Edition

Originally, I had hoped to have this done this morning for Cyber Monday, but once I started finding matches for 2010 picture books, I just couldn’t stop. With the forty-five options listed here, I have one hundred fifty ways to give a book. See the previous list of 105 Ways to Give a Book if you can’t find the perfect choice in this alphabetical list of picture books published this year — all MotherReader-approved. Enjoy!
  1. ABC, Baby Me! board book with letter links.
  2. Art and Max or Bridget’s Beret with a paint set.
  3. April and Esme, Tooth Fairies with a make-your-own tooth fairy box.
  4. Bats at the Ballgame with a bat and ball.
  5. A Bedtime for Bear with a personalized pillowcase.
  6. Big Red Lollipop with a big lollipop from the candy store.
  7. Brontorina or Miss Tutu’s Star with fancy tutu or two… two.
  8. Chalk with 3-D sidewalk chalk.
  9. The Cow Loves Cookies with a cookie counting game.
  10. Dancing Feet with Fisher Price: Disco Dance Party CD.
  11. Disappearing Desmond with a Look & Find Puzzle.
  12. Dog Loves Books with a bookstore gift card.
  13. Drum City with an old-time tin drum.
  14. Elephant and Piggie: We Are in a Book with the stuffed animals.
  15. Elsie’s Bird with a singing bird music box.
  16. Farm with Lace and Trace Farm Set.
  17. Feeding the Sheep with a wool sweater.
  18. Goal! with a soccer ball and a donation to Project Play.
  19. Goodnight, Little Monster with an Ugly Doll.
  20. Hot Rod Hamster with a Zhu Zhu pet hamster.
  21. I Don’t Want a Cool Cat with cat card game.
  22. Instructions with a book of classic fairy tales.
  23. Jackie’s Gift with both Hanukah gelt and chocolate Santas.
  24. Kindergarten Diary with fun school supplies.
  25. Ladybug Girl book with wings and antennae.
  26. Maneki Neko: the Tale of the Beckoning Cat with a lucky cat bank.
  27. A Night on the Range with a cowboy hat.
  28. The Nutcracker with tickets to a local performance.
  29. Oscar and the Very Hungry Dragon with a cooking set.
  30. Pigs to the Rescue with the Pass the Pigs game.
  31. Pink Me Up! with pink clothes, headbands, or jewelry.
  32. The Pirate’s Guide to First Grade with pirate gear.
  33. The Quiet Book with homemade coupons for some quiet time together — coloring, snuggling, or making a wish.
  34. How Rocket Learned to Read with beginning reader books.
  35. Somewhere So Sleepy board book with Safari Security blankets (three of the animals are pictured in the book).
  36. Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale or Moon Dreams with glow-in-the-dark moon and stars — or go high tech with this Moon in my Room.
  37. The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale with Classic Tinkertoy Construction set.
  38. The Tree House with Littlest Pet Shop brown bear and polar bear.
  39. Bear in Underwear with underwear.
  40. The Village Garage with toy trucks.
  41. Water, Weed, and Wait with gardening tools.
  42. What If? with a beach ball.
  43. An Xmas book — maybe a personal favorite — with a special ornament.
  44. Yuck! That’s Not a Monster! with the Moody Monsters Memory Game.
  45. Zero with magnetic numbers.
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Carol said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this terrific list!

Charlotte said...

Wowzers! What a fun list!

(I would just add that giving cookies along with The Cow Loves Cookies would be rather nice, too, especially chocolate cookies....)

Christina S. said...

These ideas are just great! I'm definitely inspired now. Thanks for sharing!

-Christina S.
Kabongo Team Member

Z-Kids said...

These are super lists. Thanks for all the time spent pulling them together! Such a great resource :)