Off the Shelf: Great Books for Year-Round Giving

Posted December 16, 2021

By the Youth Services Department Staff
Warren-Trumbull County Public Library

View Great Books for Year-Round Giving as a printable PDF on the library website, or you can pick up a free copy of the gift guide at any W-TCPL location




Are you looking for the perfect gift to give to a child? May we suggest a book?!

Our annual Great Books for Year-Round Giving lists 57 children’s and teen books that would make great gifts any time of year!

We have chosen the titles in this gift guide from books published over the past year. Each book has been selected for its timeless quality and lasting kid appeal.

Each listing includes a summary of the book, the writer and/or illustrator, and the age range for which the book is most appropriate.

Titles are grouped by:

  • Picture Books
  • Early and Middle Grade Fiction
  • Graphic Novels
  • Nonfiction
  • Books for Teens

While we put the list out each year in time for holiday shopping, we hope you will refer to it year-round to help you decide which books to buy for birthdays, baby showers, and other occasions.

The guide is a wonderful tool to help you select books that will be read, re-read, and treasured by the children who receive them as gifts at any time of year!

Books make great gifts!