By Sara Hoffmann
If you’re anything like me, your thoughts have probably turned to holiday shopping (unless, of course, you’re already done with your holiday shopping—in which case I’m incredibly jealous). Finding the right gifts can be daunting, but I have a list that just might help. These Lerner books make excellent gifts for kids of many ages. I hope you find something here that’s right for the kids on your list!
Does It Really Take Seven Years to Digest Swallowed Gum? And Other Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask
Know a kid who’s insatiably curious? Give them this book, and they’ll be entertained for hours. It answers questions like, Can you fly if you tie enough helium-filled balloons to you?; Is it possible to swing 360 degrees on a swing set?; and When you bite on a Wint-O-Green Life Saver in the dark, does it make a spark? (a question I once personally investigated as a kid, enlisting a neighborhood friend and several rolls of the minty confection).
Eat Right! How You Can Make Good Food Choices
This selection’s perfect for those who want to start the New Year off on the right foot. It’s part of our Health Zone series—which Booklist recently named a Top Ten Health Series—and it’s chock-full of tips for eating well and adopting a healthful lifestyle. Author Matt Doeden strikes just the right tone, offering advice that’s useful and never preachy.
Yorkshire Terriers Are the Best!
This book’s a sheer delight for all those dog-loving kids you know. And if your kid’s more into Labs than Yorkies, we have a book that’s just the thing. Also check out the Lerner website or print catalog for books on sixteen other breeds.
Big Rigs on the Move
This title’s a good bet for kids who love all things with wheels. It offers school & library features not often seen in books on trucks, including a table of contents; a glossary; and a diagram with labels. It’s part of our Lightning Bolt BooksTM—Vroom-Vroom series, which also features five other great books on vehicles.
Are You Ready for Winter?
Celebrate the winter solstice by cozying up by the fire with this fun book. It introduces sights and sounds of winter, winter weather, animal adaptations, and wintertime activities. The simple text and bright photo illustrations make it easy for young kids to follow along.
Happy holiday reading—and shopping—to all!