Are you looking for some awesome new books for anyone on your Christmas or Holiday gift lists? I have a round up of five great books that are a must have for the upcoming holiday season.
My Yellow Balloon
Ages 4-9, $18.99
With illustrations by former DreamWorks “Shrek” artist, this already award-winning hardcover book follows a little boy who loses his best friend: a bright yellow balloon. It gives kids courage to experience loss (from a move or a new school to a lost pet or family member) and a language for understanding change. Just like Oh, The Places You’ll Go! is the book for graduation, My Yellow Balloon is for anyone in tough times.
In the Forbidden City
Ages 9+, $19.95
Similar to David Macaulay’s Castle, highly detailed line drawings convey the grandeur of Beijing’s Forbidden City buildings, gardens, and courtyards. This large format impressive book is part of We All Live in the Forbidden City, a dynamic educational program by China Institute about the history, culture, architecture, and life of imperial China as seen through the lens of the Forbidden City.
Ages 4+, $34.95
Parents use a storybook and two plush reindeer to encourage good behavior at Christmastime. When one reindeer goes missing, he’s off to tell Santa who’s been naughty and nice. This new family tradition comes in a keepsake box for its holiday season debut and means no more setting up elaborate Elf scenes at night.