Book Inspired Holiday Season

 

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You Get A Book! You Get A Book! And You Get A Book! Ah, if I was as rich as Oprah Winfrey, I’d be handing out books to everyone and everywhere I go. A book in itself is priceless, and you really can’t put a price tag on the knowledge you’d receive from that book. But sadly, unless books are on the required reading list at school, there just doesn’t seem to be enough readers anymore. This year, I’ve endeavored myself to give out more book gifts or gifts that inspire reading. Reading a book can transform you to another time and place where magical lands and journeys await you. Books can also get you out of a bad mood or a dreadful funk. And books can inspire you to put your own thoughts and dreams onto paper.

A book gift can be for any age and gender. Books can be for beginner readers, Bibliophiles, or anyone in between. They can be full of imaginative pictures or none at all. They can be any genre and any page length as long as the books you choose could be an interest for the recipient. My favorite people to give books to are children. While not all kids enjoy reading books, there is bound to be at least one subject that a child will like. And the best part of shopping for that particular child is to browse through your local bookstore or even online. You might even find a few new books for yourself!

Below I’ve listed book ideas for different age ranges. These titles have been curated by book professionals but feel free to check out the websites I’ve also included for more inspiration.

Darth Vader & Son / Vader's Little Princess Deluxe Box Set (includes two art prints) (Star Wars)

Pre-K to Kindergarten:

Uni the Unicorn (BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE) (AMAZON) – Uni is a regular unicorn but one thing sets her apart from her friends — she believes with all her heart that little girls are real. It’s a story of true friendship, magic, and happiness. And the sequel, Uni and The Unicorn and The Dream Come True (BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE)

Love You Forever (BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE) (AMAZON)- A story of true and undying love between a mother and his son. This book will put you in tears till the last page. Beautiful illustration and poetic prose that you can read to your child for many years.

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site (BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE) (AMAZON) -Hard work, courage, and friendship sets this book with fun illustrations that any young child will love.

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth (BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE) (AMAZON) – A clever and easy to understand illustrated book for children, Here We Are, is a wonderful beginning book to teach youngsters about our planet and how to protect it.

Goodnight Little Bear (BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE ) (AMAZON) – From the award-winning author, Richard Scarry, Goodnight Little Bear tells an endearing tale of a little bear who refuses to go to bed and the journeys he takes to finally get there. Check out all of Richard Scarry’s books when you pick this one up.

Darth Vader & Son/Vader’s Little Princess (BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE) (AMAZON) -One would think this book is all about darkness and suffering but it’s actually a cute and funny book about the trivial and complicated life of being a parent (albeit a dark one).

Young Readers:

The Magic Misfits (BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE) (AMAZON) – If you like reading about magic and learning about the secrets behind it, then this fun book full of treasures and codes is for you. Filled with delight and intrigue, Neil Patrick Harris writes a book that will keep your child’s interests for many years.

Who Was…BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE) (AMAZON) -The Who Was books are written in an easier format for young readers to understand the history and life of a past famous person. Great for school reads but also many interesting people for the history lovers!

What Was…(BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE) (AMAZON) – The What Was books are similar to the Who Was books ranging with subjects such as dinosaurs, The Declaration of Independence, and The Great Pyramids.

Older Kids:

Harry Potter (BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE ) (AMAZON) – The entire Harry Potter series must be read once you’re past 12 years old. It’s a classic that’s as treasured as well, the old classics. Filled with magic, heartache, and triumph, Harry Potter and his friends journey from childhood to young adults in the entire series.

Legend SeriesBARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE) (AMAZON) – A young adult dystopian thriller that keeps you reading till the very end. Filled with action, suspense, and friendship bonds, the Legend series is a wonderful collection for readers of fantasy and futuristic realism.

A Wrinkle In Time (BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE) (AMAZON) – Soon to be a major motion picture, A Wrinkle In Time takes the reader on a selfless journey across time and space to find and rescue the main character’s father who is somehow imprisoned between time and space.

Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir by [Tan, Amy]

Grown-up readers:

Hidden Figures (BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE) (AMAZON)- An award-winning book, Hidden Figures tell the story of five real life scientists who breaks the ground for women in NASA.

Uncommon  Type: Some Stories (BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE) (AMAZON) – From the ultra talented actor and director, Tom Hanks, Uncommon Type: Some Stories is a clever blend of realism and satire. Written throughout the years, Tom Hanks finally puts his masterpiece together in a collection of 17 short stories.

Amy Tan’s Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir (BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE) (AMAZON) – From best selling author, Amy Tan reveals her life story from childhood to growing up with immigrant Chinese parents. Her painful and triumphant path to becoming one of the most acclaimed authors worldwide is cleverly written through poetic and touching prose.

Have a joyful holiday season and remember that a great book starts with the first page.

Disclaimer: The product(s)were sent to the author for review by the manufacturer/PR. All reviews on “Happymomblogger” remain unbiased and unpaid and are the sole decision of the author. The opinions of these product(s) were not influenced in any way, shape, or form. As always, please read the ingredients carefully when trying new products.

Please read the labels and ingredients carefully and follow all manufacturer’s instructions (if any). The products selected for the giveaway were generously donated by the companies/PR to help readers learn more about their products. The winner’s choice in using/consuming these products are entirely up to the winner and will not hold the author and her family liable nor the companies/PR liable. These products are made with non-toxic ingredients but always be safe with what you use and consume.

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