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March 6, 2014
It’s nearing that time again—time to start thinking about holiday gifts for your loved ones. This year, why not give the gift of reading? We’ve created the Holiday Gift Books catalog so you can find the perfect winter classics, snowy-day reads, and hot new titles to make this holiday season a season of reading. Here are just a few books from the catalog that we think would make great gifts.
The Berenstain Bears and the Nutcracker by Jan and Mike Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears are always a great choice for the holidays. In The Berenstain Bears and the Nutcracker, Santa has placed a pile of toys under the Christmas tree. The bears are all excited to play with the fancy video games and electronic toys. But what about this other strange gift, the nutcracker? Could it end up being the most special gift of all? A great book that teaches kids the importance of using imagination.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague
How do dinosaurs light the menorah, spin the dreidel, and celebrate the Festival of Lights? Find out in How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? A great laugh-out-loud book that will teach young readers the importance and meanings behind all the fun Chanukah traditions. You can also find How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? in the Holiday Gift catalog.
Splat Says Thank You! by Rob Scotton
The holiday season is a time for giving—giving presents and giving thanks! So give your child a book all about saying thank you. Splat the Cat wants to cheer up his mouse friend Seymour. So he decides to make Seymour a big thank-you book listing all the reasons why he’s thankful for their friendship. Who knows? After your child reads this book, you might even get a big thank-you note yourself!
I Spy Santa Claus by Jean Marzollo, photographs by Walter Wick
Forget the coal! This year, hang a stocking full of books. We’ve stuffed a stocking with two I SPY books that are perfect for Christmas: I SPY Santa Claus and I SPY a Candy Cane.
Wreck-It Ralph: Game On! and Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by Joyce and Laura Geringer.
Let’s be honest, reading isn’t the only thing we love to do during the holiday season. It’s also the time when some of the year’s best movies hit the theatres. We can’t wait to watch Wreck-It Ralph and Nicholas St. North, and I’m sure many of you can’t either. These books bring the movies to the page and make great gifts for reluctant readers.
Remember to check out all the other great gift ideas in this year’s Holiday Gift Books catalog!
November 14, 2012