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

Summer Challenge Sign-Up and Giveaway!

 Adventure awaits! The Read, Discuss, Do! Summer Challenge officially kicks off on June 2, and we are gearing up with a giveaway for all who sign up to participate. Signing up is not necessary for you to join the fun, but if you DO sign up, you’ll be entered to win one of two books to add to your picture book library.

The books: BAA, BAA, TAP SHEEP by Kendra Henthorn, illustrated by Lauren Gallegos and TWO TOUGH TRUCKS GET LOST by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Rebecca J. Gomez, illustrated by Hilary Leung (this book will be signed by Rebecca).

How to enter: DEADLINE EXTENDED! Leave a comment on this post! That’s it. Well, also, you have to be at least 18 years old and have a U.S. mailing address to be eligible. Easy, right? The winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m. CDT, Friday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. CDT so get your comments in by Thursday, June 1st at 11:59 p.m. CDT!

Head on over and sign up! And be sure to grab the printable bookmarks too. Click the image to download the PDF.

Would you like to help us spread the word? Download the yellow image at the top 👆 of this page to share on social media. You could also download and print the black and white one 👇 and have your kids color it. Your choice!

One more thing! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter (now on Substack) so that you don't miss any updates. The weekly themes will go out every Friday beginning June 2. If you subscribed to the newsletter before, you'll need to subscribe again if you want to keep receiving emails. 

Thank you, and happy reading!


Julia said…
Excited to join in the summer fun!!
Yay!! This will be fun!
Samantha Coté said…
Through this legally binding comment I hereby declare my intent to participate in the summer festivities!
Samantha Worthing said…
Looking forward to a summer of reading on the porch with my kiddos 😊
Stephanie Ekstedt said…
Can't wait to see the fun you have planned 😁
Sandy Terry said…
Count us in!
Mindy Baker said…
So excited to have you all joining us this summer!!