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  • Writer's pictureAimee Satterlee

The Original BOOK + GIFT List

Back in 2020, I wrote a little Twitter post about how I love finding the perfect matching gift for my favorite picture books. It was just for funsies. But 2 years later, Kidlit friends are still asking about this list!


I am re-posting The Original BOOK + GIFT List! Now with IndieBound links for all 14 books to help support your local Indie bookstore. A quick Google search will allow you to find where these matching gifts are available for purchase online. (My goal going forward is to link to small businesses when selecting gifts whenever possible.) The 2022 BOOK + GIFT List is coming soon! But, in the meantime, please feel free to share...


The Original BOOK + GIFT List!


Squeakee The Balloon Dog robot meet Spencer's New Pet!

SPENCER'S NEW PET by Jessie Sima

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Squeakee The Balloon Dog



If you practice playing your recorder like Duckworth, you never know what might happen...

DUCKWORTH THE DIFFICULT CHILD by Michael Sussman and Júlia Sardà

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Musical Recorder Instrument



What would Escargot pair with his book? Salad. Obviously, light vinaigrette included!

ESCARGOT by Dashka Slater and Sydney Hanson

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Wooden Play Salad Set



Every child deserves to see the beauty in their name and this beautiful book!

YOUR NAME IS A SONG by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and Luisa Uribe

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Personalized Wooden Name Puzzle



Little ones can make farm stamp pictures just like the Pumphrey Brothers' stamped illustrations.

THE OLD TRUCK by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey

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Farm Stamps



Having a Chunka Munka is a must!

THERE MIGHT BE LOBSTERS by Carolyn Crimi and Laurel Molk

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Sock Monkey



These jar craft kits even glow in the dark!

IN A JAR by Deborah Marcero

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Terrarium Jar



An old abandoned house and another with plants growing inside.

A HOUSE THAT ONCE WAS by Julie Fogliano and Lane Smith

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Discovery Mindblown Maze Planter



Drawn Together and plenty of art supplies to draw together!

DRAWN TOGETHER by Minh Lê and Dan Santat

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Crayola Inspiration Art Case



Taylor's building blocks! Empathy and kindness building included.

THE RABBIT LISTENED by Cori Doerrfeld

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Wooden Building Blocks



Sam and Dave might have better luck with this MEGA gemstone dig kit.

SAM & DAVE DIG A HOLE by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

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Mega Gemstone Dig Kit



"It's a good day for sailing" or perhaps building a boat in a bottle!

OCEAN MEETS SKY by The Fan Brothers

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Boat in a Bottle Kit



You Don't Want a Unicorn! and you probably don't want messy rainbow slime either, but kids do!

YOU DON'T WANT A UNICORN! by Ame Dyckman and Liz Climo

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Rainbow Slime



Truman saw "ordinary rocks that now seem EXTRAORDINARY!"

TRUMAN by Jean Reidy and Lucy Ruth Cummins

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Wood Stone Stackers

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