Book Recommendations Newsletter - Holiday Recommendations 2009
These holiday-themed books for children make great family gifts and are fun read-alouds during this festive season.
Holiday Book Recommendations
What's Coming for Christmas? by Kate Banks – This tender Christmas lullaby melds both the Santa and Nativity aspects of the holiday into a comforting tale of mystery and wonder. See more book recommendations for ages 2-5.
The Little Red Elf by Barbara Barbieri McGrath – Recasting the Little Red Hen folktale, McGrath delivers a rare treat - an endearing holiday book without the treacle. See more book recommendations for ages 2-5.
I Have A Little Dreidel by Maxie Baum – A favorite Hanukkah song is given new life with charming illustrations that capture the busy fun of the holiday and make this oversize book a standout. See more book recommendations for ages 2-5.
Stick Man by Julia Donaldson – This funny, rhyming story is one of our favorites for the holiday and tells the creative story of a Stick Man who runs into a series of increasingly unfortunate misadventures in his quest to get home to his stick family for Christmas. See more book recommendations for ages 5-8.
The Christmas Magic by Lauren Thompson – An air of magic and mystery infuses this beautifully illustrated tale as Santa lovingly prepares for his big night. See more book recommendations for ages 5-8.
The Mitten (20th Anniversary Edition) by Jan Brett – This lasting winter favorite with Jan Brett's award-winning signature artwork has been re-released in a beautiful 20th anniversary edition and tells the delightful Ukrainian tale of a lost mitten. See more book recommendations for ages 5-8.
The True Gift: A Christmas Story by Patricia MacLachlan – Lily and Liam spend Christmas on their grandparent's farm and learn the meaning of a true gift in this cozy and heartwarming early reader that could well become an annual classic. See more book recommendations for ages 8-10.
A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck – From Newbery-winning author Richard Peck, this amusing holiday story with unforgettable characters makes a great family read aloud. See more book recommendations for ages 10-12.
We hope you share our love of literature and passion to inspire people of all ages to read and will consider GiftLit for your next gift purchase.