What books are you buying your children for Christmas? Here's what my two boys are getting.
For my 8-year-old, almost taking off into reading, history loving boy:
The Vikings (Lost Worlds), by J.M Clements. I haven't actually read it myself yet, but it sure is handsome.
Moomin, the Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip, Book Two. I myself find the comics strange, but he likes volume one very much.
Harry the Poisonous Centipede Goes to Sea, by Lynne Reid Banks. For him to read to himself.
For my five-year old, who likes birds and mythical creatures:
The United Tweets of America. Educational bird fun for the whole family.
Monsterology, by Dr. E. Drake So they are each getting a beautiful big book.
And finally, Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett. He loves Gingerbread Baby--partly because, like the boy in the book, he is named Mattie, and he looks so much like the book boy that he could have been Jan Brett's model.
My list of books seems a rather short to me, but they get so many books throughout the year--borrowed from our book sale sorting work at the library, books that I get here from publishers, books I buy when we walk up the hill to the bookstore as a treat (we also like our chocolate chip cookies). So I don't want to overwhelm them.
And I am getting them new journals, so they can write their own.
I would also list the seven books I've bought for my husband, but he reads this so I shan't. I don't, quite, trust him not to peak...
So, what are your kids getting?????