Clockwise from top left: Record a Story's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas ($12) is a recordable book that allows the gift-giver to read to the child. It's a Book ($9) reminds readers of all ages about the importance of books in the digital age. The Lion and Mouse ($10) tells one of Aesop's fables in a wordless picture book that everyone will enjoy. Do you know the color of a penguin's whiskers? With the Life-Size series of books ($13 each), tots get a real-life look at various animals through fold-out pages and beautiful photography. There's a reason we cherish the classics. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Annotated Children's Classics Set ($160) includes six childhood favorites.
Turn the children into bookworms this year! Tots may have their eyes on the season's hottest toys, but there's nothing like a book to hold their attention day after day.