One of the best Christmas presents I ever received was the Little House on the Prairie set. It was a gift I enjoyed for years and still do since I recently pulled them out with my own kids.
Before you head out with your holiday shopping list, I asked Max and Calvin for their input:
Max’s holiday picks:
- Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski
“It shows what people eat and what animals they love. It shows what sports they play.” All ages.
- Peter Power and His Not-So-Super Powers by Brandon T. Snider, art by Dave Bardin
“I like that he has ice cubes for super powers.” (This book was written by my friend and Mariemont alum Brandon Snider!) 7 and up.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
“I love Wimpy Kid because he went on a hike and it was very dangerous.” 8 and up.
Calvin’s holiday picks:
- Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson “People might like it because they might like the roller derby.” 7 and up.
- Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems
“I love it because it is very funny and I love doing the voices.” (Look out for a future blog post on this one.) All ages.
The three of us agreed on:
- I am Helen Keller by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos
It’s amazing to read the story of Helen Keller and the book has braille in it. All of Meltzer’s books are winners. All ages.
My suggestions, Max and Calvin approved:
- The Night Gardner by This book is beautiful! One of our favorites this year. All ages.
- The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher
A lovely tale about a girl and her grandfather. We adore this book, illustrated by the author of Mr. Frank. All ages.
- A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee
Another recent favorite. A funny and sweet tale of two friends staying with grandparents for a week. (It’s a Caldecott Winner) 3 and up.
For ages 1 month to 100:
Anything by Todd Parr or Mo Willems.
Do you have any memories of books you received? What are your ideas for the holiday gifts?