Modern Mama Book Gift Guide 2021


In our house when we are deciding what to get the children for Christmas we say they need

Something to Do, 

Something to Wear, 

Something to Read and

 Something to Eat.

Here is our Book Gift Guide to help you find a great “Something to Read”. 


Our Table 

by Peter H. Reynolds


A wonderful read aloud about family and togetherness – perfect for the holidays!

Cost: $22.99

Age: 3 – 8


Mad about Munsch 

By Robert Munsch

A collection of favourite stories by Canada’s bestselling author.

Cost:  $24.99

Age: 3 – 8



by Elise Gravel

Bestselling French-Canadian author Elise Gravel delivers another affirming, inclusive book that reminds us that although we are all different, there are so many ways that everybody is the same.

Cost: $19.99

Age: 3 – 8



Life is Better with Friends 

(The Official Friends Picture Book)

For FRIENDS fans of all ages – featuring adorable art, and text that celebrates the importance of friendship. Good lessons for every age!

Cost: $23.99

Age: 3 – 8

My Art, My World

Rita Winkler, a young woman living with Down syndrome, shows us the world as she sees it through her art: a place full of joy and color.

Approaching her daily life with enthusiasm and humour, Rita rides public transit to her job working at a university coffee shop. She takes yoga and folk dance classes and enjoys drama and music at a day program, and she practices using sign language. In My Art, My World, Rita shows us her love for the world through her great passion: making beautiful and fun works of art.

Let’s not forget how great graphic novels are. My daughter reads them over and over again. 


Cat Kid Comic Club #2: Perspectives

 by Dav Pilkey

In this second installment, Cat Kid does his best to inspire his classroom of young students to make art and express themselves – and motivates readers to do the same!

Cost: $15.99

Age: 6 – 9


Every December we love to read holiday themed books.  We like to wrap 12 books, sometimes more, then each night one child unwraps a book and we read it as a family. This is our count down to Christmas. Each year a new Christmas book gets added into the mix and each year the children are  excited to read their favorites again.


We Wish You a Merry Christmas: A Canadian Carol (Picture Book)

By Helaine Becker and Werner Zimmermann

Porcupine and his friends are back, singing another sweet familiar song, with a Canadian twist.

Cost: $16.99

Ages: 3 – 8


The Christmas Pig 

by JK Rowling

An instant holiday classic! An old-fashioned novel about the magic and comfort that Christmas can bring – and the power of love.  

Cost: $29.99

Age: 8 and up

All of these books are available to purchase at, Amazon, and Indigo.


Klutz Mini Sushi Bar

This 32 page book gives easy to follow instructions that teach you how to make these mini sushi characters. Everything you need is included to make these happy faced clay treats.

Cost: 29.99

Ages: 7 and up

Where to buy: Amazon and Indigo


Now for our last but definitely not least book. This book will bring the family together and has been on my list for some time.


The Adventure Challenge – Family Edition

This book is full of adventures for your family to have together. There are 50 different challenges to complete. Rather than flipping through the book and and choosing an activity, they are hidden and you have to scratch off to find out what you will be doing. The book has hints and a little guide to help you plan ahead. It also has space for you to write about your adventure and place a photo. This book will become a wonderful keepsake of fun your family had together.

They also have books for couples, friends and one to do solo.

Cost: $60.00

Where to buy:


I hope you enjoy your holiday and get to read something new! 

Tell me your favorite book in the comments below.

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