Wednesday, December 22, 2010

'Tis The Season

How many of you readers/writers give books every year for Christmas? What kind of criteria do you use before you do? Is it something you have to have read? Is it okay if it's recommended to you? Do you give books to individual children, or do you let them be a "family" gift, so no one child hogs them?

I'm a firm believer in the giving of books, but as my kids get older, it's getting harder. Especially for my 14-going-on-30 daughter. Here are the links to the books I've chosen so far. I haven't read any of them (shocking, I know, as this is my chosen genre.) I still have to get some for my 3 youngest, all in the beginning reader/picture book stage. Recommendations before Thursday would be welcome, as I'll probably go then to do the last minute shopping. Have a wonderful holiday, all!

1 comment:

  1. My recommendation for a great picture book is "There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Boot" by Linda Smith. I'm not sure if my children enjoy this book even half as much as I do, but it is wonderful! It's a great remake of "The Old Woman in the Shoe." Check it out for a laugh--the art is amazing too.

    For your older daughter (for her birthday or general reading pleasure)--have her try "The Blue Shoe: A Tale of Thievery, Villainy, Sorcery, and Shoes" by Roderick Townley or the "Magic Thief" series by Sarah Prineas. (My oldest boy is 12 and has fallen in love with the series "The Ranger's Apprentice" by John Flanagan. I haven't read this one, but considering the fact that I can't get him to do anything when he's reading one of those books I'd say it's really good.)

    Good luck shopping!



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