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Graduation gifts and inspiration

May 01, 2017

It’s that time of the year—cue the music. From preschool to college and beyond, mark this graduation season with these inspiring children’s books. Perfect as gifts or as the inspiration for party decorations and keepsakes.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
By Dr. Seuss

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” ­—Dr. Seuss

With his trademark use of humorous verse and illustrations, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within them. Wonderfully wise, it is a graduation speech that will inspire readers of all ages.




The Wonderful Things You Will Be
By Emily Winfield Martin

“When I look at you
And you look at me
I wonder what wonderful
Things you will be.”
—Emily Winfield Martin

From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin celebrates all personalities and their potential. With a beautiful gatefold, gorgeous and moving illustrations, and a rhyming text, this is a book that parents will love reading over and over to their kids. With its loving and inspiring message, The Wonderful Things You Will Be is a great gift for grads of all ages.

365 Days of Wonder
By R. J. Palacio

In the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Wonder, readers were introduced to memorable English teacher Mr. Browne and his love of precepts. Simply put, precepts are principles to live by, and Mr. Browne has compiled 365 of them–one for each day of the year–drawn from popular songs to children’s books to inscriptions on Egyptian tombstones to fortune cookies. His selections celebrate kindness, hopefulness, the goodness of human beings, the strength of people’s hearts, and the power of people’s wills. The perfect inspiration for graduates to take on the world with kindness.

For pin-spiring crafts and ideas to bring these books to life, check out our graduation Pinterest board.