Book and Gift Pairings for the Holidays

Books make great gifts any time of year. But what's even better? Books paired with a items meant to extend the enjoyment of the story! This Read, Discuss, Do! Gift Guide pairs some of our favorite books with other gifts meant to help extend the fun of the story beyond the last page and maybe even encourage some new experiences. We hope you find some good ideas for readers and doers in your life on this list. For Babies and Toddlers Hey, Bruce! by Ryan T. Higgins. Pair this super fun (and funny) interactive picture book with a black bear plush, such as this First and Main 10-inch Bear .  Stomp, Wiggle, Clap, and Tap: My First Book of Dance  by Rachel Burk and illustrated by Alyssa De Asis, a book that encourages imaginative play. Pair this book with a musical gift such as a music box or instrument. Or maybe a dance costume! More books for active babies and toddlers For Little Makers The Thingity-Jig by Kathleen Doherty and illustrated by Kristyna Litten will be a sure hit with lit

That's a Wrap for the Summer Challenge!

The 2022 Read, Discuss, Do Summer Challenge is officially over. We hope you've enjoyed following along with the themes, discovered some new favorite books, and enjoyed plenty of bookish fun with your kids over the past ten weeks! 

The challenge may be over, but the fun doesn't have to be. The themes we've shared over the summer can be enjoyed all year long. And, of course, there will be plenty of Read, Discuss, Do! ideas coming your way this fall and all year long. So, stay tuned!

In the mean time, here is a list of all the 2022 Summer Challenge themes. Click on the image to see the full post for that theme. Which one was your favorite?

Tasty Treats

Together Time

Amazing Animals

Books, Books, Books!

Summer Celebrations

Wild Waters!

Nuts About Nature

Night Time

Clever Creativity

Dog Days (of summer)