What's Hot for the Holidays
December 13, 2013
What better gift to give this year than the gift of reading to all the loved ones in your life, especially all the young ones in your life. Books have always been my favorite gifts to give children of all ages during the holiday season. Toys break (or require hours of work, three different screw drivers, and twelve batteries to even get started), money is forgotten, and clothes wear out just as fast as they come, but stories (especially good ones) can last a lifetime.
Don't forget to stock up on library books this season as well. A friend of mine is creating her own "advent calendar" with library books. Each night leading up to Christmas, her children unwrap one of the checked out stories and then reads them together as a family. What a special tradition to share with one another.
So, whether you are planning on giving stories as gifts for any of your holidays this season, or sharing borrowed ones from the Library on these cold winter nights, here are a few that have made my favorites list this year.
- Journey by Aaron Becker
- Count the Monkeys by Mac Barmett
- Rawr! by Todd H Doodler
- Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors by Hena Kahn
- Monster Needs a Costume by Paul Czajak
- Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman
- Nickle Bay Nick by Dean Pitchford
- The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
- Poison by Bridgett Zinn
- Of Witches and Wind by Shelby Bach
Youth Services Department