I love books. Reading is a passport to knowledge, entertainment, and empathy. I didn’t always love reading. My mom required I spend time reading every day (she timed me), and through literature I learned to love the written word. I’ve done the same thing with all four of my kids, and they’re all willing and able readers. That makes my heart happy.
We always give books as gifts, but I enjoy giving book-related gifts to my book lovers as well. I spent some time on Amazon (I love Amazon Prime free shipping), and found some fabulous gift ideas for your book loving kids and teens.
These adorable handmade “leg” bookmarks from myBOOKmark in Kiev are fabulous. They’re definitely a specialty gift that your book loving teen will get a kick out of. I know my boys would really like the Hobbit and Star Wars bookmarks–I prefer the Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz sets. There are a bunch of different varieties available.
Alice in Wonderland bookmark
Master Yoda bookmark
More from myBOOKmark
There are some great Scripture bookmarks available. I found two kids: faux leather, and magnetic. These, too, are available in a wide variety of looks and verses. These bookmarks are affordable, and attractive. I’ve found we can never have too many bookmarks–we’re each usually working on several books at once.
Be Still; Faux Leather Bookmark – Psalm 46:10
Brown Jeremiah 29:11 Two-tone Bookmark
Blue Psalm 55:22 Faux Leather Bookmark
Animal Magnetic Bookmarks with Scripture and Words of Inspiration – Set of 6 (Pink Chic)
Friendship Magnetic Bookmarks with Scripture and Words of Inspiration – Set of 6 (Pink Chic)
Beautiful Magnetic Bookmarks with Scripture and Words of Inspiration – Set of 6 (Pink Chic)
More Scripture Bookmarks
I found some fun bookmarks for younger kids, too. There were craft bookmarks, magnetic animals, and even Dr. Seuss bookmarks. There are tons of great kids’ bookmarks, so the last link here will take you to a massive list of options!
Geddes Dr. Seuss(TM), Oh the Places You’ll Go! Bookmark Assortment – Set of 50
Color Your Own Kite Bookmark Craft (1 DOZEN)
Melissa & Doug Bookmark Scratch Art Party Pack
Animal i-Clips Magnetic Page Markers (Set of 6 Magnetic Bookmarks)
Forest Friends Magnetic Bookmark
More Kids’ Bookmarks
Cool Book Ends
There are some great book ends for kids! I especially like the little weighted animals. On my book shelves, I like to shove stuffed animals, elk jaws, and stacked books as book holders, but sometimes you just need an awesome book end. Also, they’re great for allowing books to be stacked on dressers for easy bedtime reading.
Fantasy Fields – Sunny Safari Set of Bookends
Fantasy Fields Pirates Island Set of Bookends
E’Plaza 1 Pair Heavy Bookends Metal Decorative 7.5″ High + 1 Piece Metal Bookmark (blue elephant) (Also, pink elephants, and yellow or black giraffes are available.)
Tatutina Bookends- Bright Flowers
Bluw Toy Soldier Bookends
Skip Hop Set of Two Owl Bookends
Lolli Living Bookend Friends – Various Animals
I know my teens would get a kick out of a few of these! The wooden books look kind of tame, but they each have hidden drawers (how cool is that?). I included the super hero floating shelf, because it’s cool and it matches the superhero book ends.
ThinkGeek – Portal Bookends Blue & Orange Portal
Classic Wooden Book Bookends Library W/ Hidden Drawers
Fred & Friends THE END Dramatic Bookends
“Book & Hero” Metal Bookend – AD101 – Artori Design
“Supershelf” – Metal Floating Shelf – AD 102 – Artori Design
Winterworm® One Pair Vintage Fashion European Architecture Style Thickening Iron Library School Office Home Study Metal Bookends Book End (London Big Ben)
Wrapables Eureka Bookends, Set of 2
I found some great book ends that would be perfect for family libraries. They’re tasteful, but still fun. Personally, I love the reading animals.
Guidecraft Read Bookends Set
Studious Rabbit Bookends, Reading Rabbit Book Ends
Scholarly Turtle Bookends (pair)
Pair Of Boy And Girl On Swing Book Ends
#1 Boy & Girl Bookends Pair
Pair “See-Saw” Bookends Book Ends Teeter Totter Kids
Front-facing book shelves encourage younger kids to look through their books by allowing them to see the illustrated covers. Amazon has a ton of these in a number of designs.
Tot Tutors Book Rack, Primary Colors
ECR4Kids Birch Hardwood Single-Sided Book Display, 15″, Natural
The Original Wooden Front-Facing Kids Bookcase and Book Display with 3D Alphabet
Safari Bookshelf for Kids Room Display Animals
More Kids’ Bookshelves
Teens are probably going to want to decorate an adult book shelf with cool book ends, pictures, and great literature. For younger kids, a great book shelf can be a great draw–encouraging them to think of books as valuable and fun. My kids had a firehouse bookshelf that we still love.
KidKraft Dollhouse Cottage Bookcase
Kidkraft Firehouse Bookcase
Fantasy Fields Hand Crafted & Painted Kids Wooden Bookshelf Pirates Island Toy, Multi
Fantasy Fields – Happy Farm Barn Bookshelf
Durable Delta Children Star Wars Bookshelf
More Children’s Bookshelves
Fun Book Accessories
There are a bunch of really neat book accessories–scarves, pendants, socks, bags, mugs, and more! Book lovers can display their love of books everywhere they go.
VINTAGE BOOKS PENDANT
SENFAI Fashion Vintage Library and Books Pendant Necklace Book Lover Pendant (18 Inches)
So Many Books, so Little Time Keychain, Book Key Chain
Out of Print Unisex Library Card Socks Small Blue (also in grey)
Out of Print Library Card Tote Bag Yellow, 14 X 18 Inches (also in grey, beige, and blue)
Handmade Library Bookshelves Infinity Scarf By Di Capanni – Black
Infinity Book Scarf with a Quote From the “Peter Pan”
Infinity book scarf with a quote from the “Romeo and Juliet”
Book scarf “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”
Where the Wild Things Are King Max (Maurice Sendak) Childrens Literary Decorative Ceramic Boxed Gift Coffee (Tea, Cocoa) 11 Oz. Mug
First Lines of Literature Mug
More Literature Clothing, Shoes, and Jewelry
Literature Coloring Books
We just really love Dover coloring books, and I had to mention the fact that book lovers can color scenes from classic literature while listening to read alouds, or to audiobooks.
Anne of Green Gables Coloring Book (Dover Classic Stories Coloring Book)
Alice in Wonderland Coloring Book: Help Alice Back Through the Looking-Glass (Abridged) (Engage Books)
Alice in Wonderland Coloring Book (Dover Classic Stories Coloring Book)
Great Scenes from Shakespeare’s Plays (Dover Classic Stories Coloring Book)
More Dover Literature Coloring Books
Amazon Kindles are a great way to allow kids and teens to read lots of books free or cheap, and they take up less room. Many classic works are free!
Fire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black
Kindle, 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers
Fire Kids Edition, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case
Kindle Paperwhite Case (inc all new 2015 version) Book Cover Style – Alice in Wonderland
Kindle Paperwhite Case inc all new 2015 version – To Kill a Mockingbird
More Kindle Covers
You know any book lover is always going to love the opportunity to choose their own books, whether in print or digitally. Amazon has gift cards in the shape of a bookmark, in a few different designs. What a fun addition to a book-related gift!
Thinking Kids Review Indexes
Here at Thinking Kids, you’ll find book reviews on resources that cover the Bible, theology, Christian history, and homeschool resources. The indexes are arranged by age, and subject. Check them out–you might find something great for your kids to read!
Image: Ein Kleiner Bücherwurm, Eduard Swoboda (1814-1902), Public Domain
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~ Danika Cooley
Danika Cooley is the author of When Lightning Struck! The Story of Martin Luther (Fortress Press, 2015), Wonderfully Made (CF4K, 2016), and Bible Road Trip. Her work has been featured in internationally-recognized children's magazines over 150 times.