Gift Giving

Here are some holiday gift suggestions for your favorite reader with best wishes for peace and happiness to you all!



The Journey of the Penguin by Emiliano Ponzi is a fabulously fun picture book which depicts the story of an Antarctic penguin as he travels to London where he becomes the mascot for the publishing company we know and love. The colorfully illustrated book is delightful and I had such fun searching for the penguin depicted in the pictures! I think you will enjoy this as much as I did!


wpid-51xpgshgb8l._sy400_.jpgThe Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge by Charlie Lovett is a delightful parody of the well-known book by Dickens. In this story, it is mid-summer and we find Scrooge wishing everyone a Merry Christmas a few years after his metamorphosis. Bob Cratchit is there, Scrooge’s nephew Freddie, and a few familiar ghosts reappear. This time around, it is Scrooge who shows others the errors of their ways.

I enjoyed this clever story, especially the many references to other Dicken’s novels. I am happy to add this book to my collection!

wpid-51t2-wpsvol._sl1500_.jpg.jpgThe Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum is a fun story about the life of Santa Claus. It begins with his youth in the forest of Burzee as an abandoned baby. The story progresses to Santa’s manhood in Laughing Valley and explains how and why he began to make toys for children. Baum writes about reindeer and Santa’s sleigh, chimney delivery of toys and offers explanations of just about every aspect of Santa and Christmas.

This story would make a great addition to anyone’s collection and a wonderful bedtime story to be shared with children of all ages!

wpid-9780143108672.jpgThe Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith is a beautifully illustrated fable about a fox living in a dark, dense forest and his relationship with a star.



61ohzqla3wl._sy400_.jpgThe Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket is a terrific book for art lovers.  Sorry this is the story of a lump of coal who dreams of creating art and providing heat to cook Korean food! Only Lemony could dream this one up!



51v3bpth1wl._sl1500_.jpgHershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel is a story about Herschel and the tricks he played on goblins in order to save Hanukkah.  The illustrations are marvelous!



51d1kzgtlnl._sy400_.jpgDear Santa, Please Come to the 19th Floor by Yin and Chris Soentpiet is a story about a poor child who has lost not only the use of his legs, but his belief in Santa Claus as well.  The story is touching and inspirational. The illustrations are so life-like, I couldn’t believe it!


51a9iuuktnl._sy400_.jpgTallulah’s Nutcracker by Marilyn Singer is a sweet story about a little girl who lands a role as a mouse in the famous ballet.  A lovely story with a message for all children!



51ofbswv1jl._sy400_.jpgLa Noche Buena: A Christmas Story by Antonio Sacre is about a young girl of Cuban heritage who is sent to Miami to visit with her grandmother and father where she learns about the beauty of her Cuban culture and familial traditions.

About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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