Holiday Gift Guide from Chronicle Kids
Give the gift of reading—and snuggling before bedtime! Whether you’re shopping for your own children or young friends and relations, Chronicle has books that both kids and their parents will love.
For the preschooler who is full of energy, and his dad who is really good at reading aloud, Ah Ha! by Jeff Mack.
For the boy who is obsessed with trains, and the mom who just wants him to go the bleep to sleep, Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld.
For the kid whose nose is always in a book, and the parents who bought a bookshelf before they bought a crib for the nursery, Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier and Suzy Lee.
For the girl who loves to dance, and the mom who twirls right along with her, Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle.
For the child who feels a little different, and his mom who came from another country, My Mom is a Foreigner, but Not to Me by Julianne Moore and Meilo So.
For the teen in the fascinator and gear-shaped earrings, or anyone with a crush on Benedict Cumberbatch, The Clockwork Scarab: A Stoker & Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason.
Holiday Gift Guide!
Want to surprise and entertain your giftees this holiday season? With these unusual gifts from our Entertainment group, they’ll be pleased as punch!
For the audiophile… Hi-Fi Recordings Journal: this lined journal recalls the excitement of dropping the needle on fresh vinyl. $14.95
For the comic book or graphic design fan… Super Graphic: visually stunning, with humor and remarkable content, this award-winning collection of charts, graphs and infographics explores comics in a way that both the casual and dedicated fans can appreciate. $18.95
For the makers and budding scientists… How to Build a Hovercraft: This collection of 25 cool science experiments yield impressive results that both adults and kids will love. $24.95
For the avid or armchair traveler… Travel Listography: This unique journal is the perfect place to collect your travel dreams and achievements in list form. $16.95
For the poet at heart… Love Haikubes: create your own odes to love with this creative, luxe haiku game. $24.95
For the Internet expert and cat fanatic… Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book: The Internet’s leading cat curmudgeon is an international celebrity whose frown has launched a million tweets, “likes” and shares. Cats+ Internet = holiday gift gold! $12.95
For the logic fan or Trekkie… Mr. Spock Logic & Prosperity Box: with this mini-bust on your desk or bookshelf you’ll be inspired by Mr. Spock’s meld of human emotions and Vulcan logic. $19.95
In the spirit of giving books this season, we’re asking booksellers to share their recommendations for your best holiday bets. Yesterday we featured Powell’s and Parnassus Books (here). Today we hand over the floor to booksellers at Politics & Prose, Common Good Books, and BookPeople.
Have you taken the pledge to Give Books this holiday? We’re donating a book to a child in need for every pledge we receive. Help us reach our goal of 10,000 books! Click here to pledge.
Support your local bookstores and Give Books this holiday!
I love giving books as gifts, but buying a book for someone else requires some thought. It reflects how well you know someone. It can project your own hopes and desires. And it asks for something back from them. Sitting down with a new book is a commitment. When you give a book, you’re offering a portal into another world and you’re asking someone else to step though. Accepting a book recommendation can be a leap of faith, so it’s often best left to the experts. This is what makes local bookstores such a wonderful resource in the community. There’s always someone there willing to help you find the perfect gift.
We’ve called upon booksellers from five of our favorite independent bookstores across the country to give us their top recommendations this holiday season. Today we’re featuring Powell’s Books in Portland, and Parnassus Books in Nashville. Come back tomorrow to hear from Politics & Prose in DC, Common Good Books in St. Paul, and Book People in Austin!
Take the pledge to GIve Books this holiday! For every #GiveBooks tweet, pin, and online signature, we’re donating a book to a child in need. Our goal is to donate 10,000 books by December 15. We’re halfway there but we still need your help. Click here to take the pledge, and please spread the word!