I have always associated the holidays with books. (Okay, I associate A LOT of things with books!) As a kid, I would spend holiday vacations from school devouring as many books as I could before school resumed. I still have fond memories of curling up with a good book, while the smell of delicious food and the laughter of loved ones drifted by. As an adult, I miss having that leisurely time come December, but I still try to make time for reading and for sharing books with those I love.
If you are thinking about gifting books to someone in your life for the holidays - or just for the pure enjoyment of reading - here are some top choices for kids book released in 2017. Check out some of my favorites from the year below, too. Happy reading to you and yours!