Today I’m thrilled to introduce something new. It’s called Paper Gains: a Guide to Gifting Children Great Books from Modern Mrs Darcy. It’s meant to be a fantastic resource for any of you who have wee ones on your gift list this holiday season.
There’s an expression I’ve heard my dad say a hundred times: “paper gains, paper losses.” He likes to keep an eye on his investments, and as he watches their value rise and fall, he likes to remind me (and himself, I suspect) that you haven’t truly won or lost anything until you cash out.
This guide is called “Paper Gains” because you can’t lose with the books listed here. There are no losses. And these days, that’s a rare investment opportunity.
This guide will steer you towards good books for the young people on your gift list. It’s full of books that they’ll love reading–again and again. Books that will turn them into readers. (Hey, it’s full of books you’ll probably love, too!)
- Books That Belong in Every Family’s Library
- Series Kids Love (and Their Parents Love, Too)
- Books for Young Creatives
- Delightfully Silly Books
- Books to Fire Young Imaginations
- Books for Young Adventurers
- Books for the Transportation-Obsessed
- Books to Pore Over
- and more information on gifting great books to your young reader!
This list certainly isn’t exhaustive–but it doesn’t have to be. Because once a kid develops a taste for good books, they’ll be able to find plenty more of them. The challenge is in learning to recognize what makes for a good book in the first place.
By reading great books, kids learn to recognize great literature. Help out a young reader by gifting them a good book this year.
Here’s wishing you–and the young readers in your lives–a very happy holiday.
UPDATE: View the new, expanded guide here.
What’s your favorite book to gift to young readers?