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March 5, 2015
As the holidays draw near, I am reminded that there’s no better gift than a good book. This year, we’ve dedicated a whole catalog to gift books especially chosen for young children. From touch-and-feel board books just right for toddlers to preschool-perfect read-alouds, there’s something for every young child. While reading with your child every day is essential, there’s something particularly magical about sharing a story during the holiday season.
Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Renata Liwska
The first time I read this book, I couldn’t stop smiling. Amid all the joy and song of the holiday season, there are special quiet moments to treasure, and The Christmas Quiet Book captures them perfectly. From the creators of the nationally bestselling The Quiet Book and The Loud Book!, it’s a great gift for anyone with young children or to read with your own.
To view The Christmas Quiet Book video, click here!
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman
Just in time for Thanksgiving, the newest Bear book by Karma Wilson does not disappoint. Bear is all alone in his cave and missing his friends when he decides to make a feast he can share. With bouncy rhymes and Jane Chapman’s endearing illustrations, this is a heartwarming story to share with someone you love.
Glamsters by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic
This book is filled with giggles galore! Harriet the hamster just wants to be taken home from the pet store. How will she find a family? A makeover must be the only way! Guaranteed to get you and your child laughing.
Cars and Trucks and Things that Go by Richard Scarry
This wonderful classic is the ultimate transportation book and a must-have for every home library—especially for truck lovers!
All of these fantastic books are featured in My First Holiday Wish List.
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