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I love to read. I love to see kids reading. Here are three books that would be great gifts for kids.
- Author: Tom Brenner, Illustrator: Jana Christy
- Age Range: 4 – 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool – 3
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Candlewick (September 9, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 076365342X
- ISBN-13: 978-0763653422
- Cover price $15.99
From icicles clinging to roofs and houses strung with colorful lights to visiting Santa and hunting for the perfect tree, this classic-in-the-making celebrates all of the holiday’s excitement. Evoking both winter’s changes to the world outside and well-loved traditions taking place within, here is a story to encourage readers to curl up with their loved ones and bask in the magic of the Christmas season.
A lyrical invitation to watch for signs of the approaching season — and revel in the homespun rituals that warm a family celebration.
Tom Brenner is the author of the picture book And Then Comes Halloween, illustrated by Holly Meade. He lives on Vashon Island in Washington State, where in mid-December the island’s residents gather to light a giant fir tree, sing, and welcome Santa.
Jana Christy is the illustrator of numerous books for children and young readers, including the New York Times best-selling Never Girls series, written by Kiki Thorpe. Jana Christy lives in Western Massachusetts.
- Author: Libby Hamilton, Illustrator: Tomislav Tomic
- Age Range: 5 – 9 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten – 4
- Hardcover: 20 pages
- Publisher: Templar; Ltf edition (September 23, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0763671304
- ISBN-13: 978-0763671303
- Cover price $22.99
Explore the amazing world of favorite fairy tales in this novelty-packed guide. Includes lift-the-flap maps, miniature books, insider information on famous characters like Cinderella and the Gingerbread Man, and a closer look at more troublesome folk, including the Big Bad Wolf! With a wealth of amazing detail to pore over, fairy-tale fans will love to explore this guide again and again.
Go on an adventure to meet all the legendary fairy-tale characters!
Libby Hamilton has written a variety of books for children, including The Monstrous Book of Monsters, which was a finalist for the Children’s Choice Book Award.
Tomislav Tomic has been a children’s book illustrator for many years. His books include the international bestseller Wizardology.
- Age Range: 2 – 5 years
- Hardcover: 28 pages
- Publisher: Templar; Ina Ltf edition (October 14, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0763671290
- ISBN-13: 978-0763671297
- Cover price $17.99
Little Penguin misses his friend and decides it’s time to visit. Leaping off his iceberg, he embarks on a journey, facing ups and downs and ins and outs until the pair are finally reunited. Young readers will have fun getting hands-on with this interactive book of lift-the-flap opposites, presented in an upmarket format that perfectly showcases Britta Teckentrup’s color-rich artwork.
Britta Teckentrup is a fine artist, writer, and illustrator of many well-loved books for children. Born in Hamburg, Germany, she studied at St. Martin’s College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London.