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Gift Guide: For the Young Bookworm


Gift Guide: For the Young Bookworm

November 21, 2014

What to get for the kid who loves books–other than, well, more books? Get those, yes. But we’ve also rounded up some accessories that stand a good chance of pleasing the petit bibliophile. 

N.B.: To make sure you’ve got everyone on your list covered, shop all our Gift Guides to date.

Above: Puffin Bloom, a collaboration between Rifle Paper Co. and Penguin Books, is a line of pretty hardcover books complete with gold foil, illustrated endpapers, and matching bookmarks. Titles available: Little WomenA Little PrincessHeidi, and Anne of Green Gables; $16 each at Rifle Paper Co.

Above: The Library Card Pouch is made in the US of 100 percent cotton canvas, and at 9 inches wide by 6 inches tall, it’s perfect for keeping kids’ desk accessories corralled. The best part? Every product sold sends a book to a child in need through partner organization Books for Africa. Shown in natural; $12 from Out of Print.

Above: Kids love to claim things as their own; give them customized bookplates with designs from vintage childrens’ books from the 1920s. Made by Oiseaux Vintage Paperie, who describes herself as an “artist-illustrator-designer-vintage book lover.” She’s also a mother of two, based in LA. (I can vouch for these bookplates; I ordered a set for my baby sister a few Christmases past, and they’re beautiful.) Shown here in Under the Sea and White Lilies; $16.95 for a set of 24. 

Above: The Personal Library Kit lets your kids add library pockets inside their books, stamp them with due dates, and track their volumes on a checkout card so they can loan books to friends while playing librarian; $11.15 on Amazon.  

Above: A gift that’s half for you and half for your child: The Ion Lamp is made in the US and comes with a black or white porcelain base and a red, black, or tan twisted cord (the on/off toggle switch means your child can kill the light in no time when she hears you coming); $99 from Schoolhouse Electric. 

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