Give The Gift Of A Love Of Reading For The Holidays With These Children’s Books

Books make the best gifts for kids, fostering the imagination and a love of learning, especially around the holiday season. Here are some titles to consider for the young book lovers in your life:

Grandpa Magic: 116 Easy Tricks, Amazing Brainteasers, and Simple Stunts to Wow the Grandkids

Workman Publishing, $16.95

From New York Times bestselling author and magician Allan Zola Kronzek, comes a book for grandparents that is a perfect gift for the holiday season. Grandpa Magic is a compendium of more than 100 tricks, stunts and brainteasers that will engage grandchildren and provide giggles, jaw-dropping awe and wonderful memories.

From perplexing card and coin tricks to entertaining mealtime stunts to verbal puzzles that surprise and delight, these tricks are illustrated step-by-step so they’re easy to learn, and guaranteed to make grandparenting even more fun.

Plum: How the Sugar Plum Fairy Got Her Wings

Simon & Schuster, $17.99

With a nod to E.T.A. Hoffman’s chestnut The Nutcracker, married debut authors Sean Hayes and Scott Icenogle spin a sweet origin story about one of Hoffman’s favorite characters: The Sugar Plum Fairy. When young Plum, the tiniest, loneliest—and perhaps most picked-on—resident of Mary Fitzgerald Orphanage tries to salvage a happy holiday for her fellow orphans, she receives some magical Christmas Eve help from a “mysterious magician” named Mr. Drosselmeyer. After gobbling up Drosselmeyer’s gift of a petit four–size Nuzzlecake, Plum is transported to the Land of Sweets where her act of selfless kindness toward a dejected King Christopher unspools a jolly denouement that includes an adoption—and a sprouting of wings. Illustrated beautifully by Robin Thompson.

A Present For You, A Present For Me

Amazon $7.95

Authored by Anton Media Group editor, Jennifer Fauci, A Present For You, A Present For Me details all of the wonderful things children love about winter and the Christmas holiday season. The easy-to-read picture book is perfect for children ages 2 and up.

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Jennifer Fauci
Jennifer Fauci is the former managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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