Extraordinary Reads for $5 or Less That Make Great Holiday Gifts

These books are an affordable way to build your home library and help your child discover new favorites to read.

Nov 27, 2023



Extraordinary Reads for $5 or Less That Make Great Holiday Gifts

Nov 27, 2023

Grow your child's home library with fresh titles that will foster their love of reading, but won't break the bank! Stock up and budget your bookshelf with these affordable books for $5 and under that are perfect for the holidays and beyond!

Find beloved, best-selling series like I Survived. Or simply get little ones reading about the things they love — like unicorns and Peppa Pig! There are also plenty of picks that teach valuable lessons in kindness and growing up. 

Looking for holiday gifts for kids? Explore trending books, gifts to spark their imagination, and ideas to instill a love of reading and learning in our Holiday Gift Guide. You'll find everything you need for a book-filled holiday, from the best book sets by age to the book sets under $15! Shop our picks and more at The Scholastic Store. Or to give a reader you love the gift of choice, give an egift card.

Shop extraordinary reads for $5 or less for every age below! You can find all books and activities at The Scholastic Store.


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