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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Books To Give This Holiday Season


Books make awesome gifts, that's just a fact! So I've compiled a list of some of my favorite books I've read this year that I think would make spectacular presents this holiday season...

PICTURE BOOKS

(by John Huges & Kim Smith, from Quirk Books)

Introduce little readers to the fun of Home Alone the movie through this hilarious and entertaining picture book!

(by Daniel Kirk, from Put Me In The Story)

This is just one of many awesome books from Put Me In The Story that you can personalize!


(by Eric James, from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

This delightful book can be customized to your location!

(by Mark Pett, from Simon & Schuster)

A super sweet story about a boy and the dinosaur he loves!


(by Mary Ann Fraser, from Peter Pauper Press)

This charming and giggle-inducing book has gorgeous pictures!

(by Dan Stark & Allison Estes, from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

A silly tale about a girl and her unlikely pet!


(by Karin Lefranc, from Skypony Press

This is probably my favorite picture book I read this year!


MIDDLE-GRADE

(by Gregory Funaro, from Disney Hyperion)

From lovable characters, excellent world-building, and sparkling storytelling, this is one marvelous book that will delight and amaze young readers!

(by John David Anderson, from Walden Pond Press)

With smart, sparkling storytelling; awesome characters; and an exciting premise, The Dungeoneers will charm and wow readers!

(by Cassie Beasley, from Dial)

Magic, heart, and gorgeous world-building make this a fantastic read!


(by Ammi-Joan Paquette, from Philomel)

Princess Juniper of the Hourglass, with its charming characters, enchanting settings, adventurous spirit, and sparkling storytelling, is a pure delight from beginning to end!

(by Rick Riordan, from Disney Hyperion)

Rick Riordan is a middle-grade genius and has done it again with this first book in his latest series!



(from Animal Planet)

Bursting with fascinating and educational information, stunning photographs, engaging content, and hours of captivating material, Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia has everything animal lovers could want and need. 

(from Donna Jo Napoli, from National Geographic)

Bursting with enthralling, enticing, and entertaining aspects of the complex world of Norse mythology, this book will captivate young readers and encourage further research!


(by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller, from Random House)

A spooktacular and witty series!



(by multiple authors, from Random House)

A super fun series perfect for introducing middle-grade readers to sci-fi!



(by Sheila Turnage, from Penguin)

This is one of my ALL-TIME most favorite middle-grade series, whose hilarious characters will charm readers! 

YOUNG ADULT

(by Courtney Summers, from St. Martin's Press)

A powerful, unforgettable, important book that will definitely leave a mark upon readers I found impossible to put down and highly recommend it!

(by Erin E. Moulton, from Philomel)

Myths brought to life, secret societies, awesome heroines, and sparkling storytelling...Keepers of the Labyrinth has all this and more!

(by David Hodmeyr, from Delacorte)

With its smart concept, exhilarating storytelling, and memorable characters, Stone Rider is an awesome debut and exciting Young Adult read.


(by Mindee Arnett, from Balzer & Bray)

A thrilling and smart sci-fi series!



(by multiple authors, from Random House)
*the bottom two books have not been released yet

Funny and fresh takes on Shakespeare classics that amuse and enrich!



(by Austin Aslan, from Random House)

A wonderfully complex and rich post-apocalyptic series!


HAPPY READING!





1 comment:

Michael G-G said...

Great list. Thanks for introducing me to a number of new titles.