Disclosure: I received books from Candlewick Press to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.
The number one item on my son’s wish-list is books…the more the merrier. Even though he is non-verbal autistic, one of his favourite things is to read books. He started reading at an early age and has never slowed down after. His favorites tend to be those with lots of interesting facts. All of my kids actually love to read, though it did take a lot longer for our oldest daughter to enjoy it as much as her brother and sister did. However it’s common now to find them with a book in hand or sitting close to them at all times. Do you have a bookworm on your gift list? If so then checkout these beautiful books from Candlewick Press.
This Christmas, join Michael Rosen and Tony Ross with their unforgettable retelling of Charles Dickens’s beloved holiday classic. Harry Gruber plays the role of Scrooge in his school’s production of “A Christmas Carol,” and he is extra nervous about tonight’s performance because his father is in the audience, not away for business, as usual. Will the story’s message of Christmas cheer and the redemptive power of love reach his father’s distracted Scrooge heart?
A World Of Cities
Visit places you have only dreamed of in an elegant celebration of cities around the world. From Shanghai, Berlin, and Cairo to Seoul, Delhi, and Rome, explore each locale by way of bold illustrations and unlock a miscellany of intriguing facts. In a follow-up to international bestseller A World of Information, print-maker James Brown has skillfully rendered each city in a stylistic nod to vintage travel posters, while incorporating historical and cultural facts for inquisitive minds to devour. Wander the distinctive cities of the world, all from the comfort of your favorite reading nook.
Around the World in 80 Puzzles
Inspired by Jules Verne’s iconic novel, this stunning puzzle book is a treat for readers of all ages. Aleksandra Artymowska’s imagining of the classic tale is packed with steamships, airships, railways as well as penny-farthings, and any other kind of transport you can imagine and it will take you on a voyage like no other. Each intricate puzzle, from labyrinthine mazes to missing-object hunts, is guaranteed to fascinate, puzzle, and inspire. It’s a book to pour over again and again.
Sing a Song of Seasons
Sing a Song of Seasons is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems. One for every day of the year. Filled with familiar favorites and new discoveries written by a wide variety of poets, including William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, John Updike, Langston Hughes, N. M. Bodecker as well as Okamoto Kanoko, and many more, this is the perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share at the beginning or the end of the day.
Into the Jungle
This wise and witty companion to Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 classic is likewise a series of connected stories about the man-cub Mowgli and his adventures among the animals in the Indian jungle. It includes all the original favorites like Baloo and Bagheera and gives female characters, like Mother Wolf, a more prominent role in Mowgli’s upbringing. The timely theme of the possibility of understanding and empathy across species, cultures, and genders will resonate with contemporary readers.
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