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Title: Books I'm Gifting for the Holidays
Post by: HDWestlund on December 16, 2015, 11:36 AM
I thought I would share the books I loved so much that I'm giving them to the people I love for the holidays this year:

WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER by Rae Carson
ROOK by Sharon Cameron
SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
JACKABY by William Ritter
THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
rOLLERGIRL by Victoria Jamieson
WILD WING by Emily Whitman


What books are you giving to the people you love?
Title: Re: Books I'm Gifting for the Holidays
Post by: JodyJS on December 16, 2015, 01:55 PM
GOODNIGHT, MANGER by our own Laura Sassi
WOLFIE, THE BUNNY by Ame Dyckman
Title: Re: Books I'm Gifting for the Holidays
Post by: Mike Jung on December 16, 2015, 02:20 PM
LITTLE MISS EVIL by Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung
ALL FOUR STARS and THE STARS OF SUMMER by Tara Dairman
THE JUMBIES by Tracey Baptiste
A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME by Phil Bildner
WATER IS WATER by Miranda Paul and Jason Chin
RISING STRONG by Brene Brown
NEUROTRIBES by Steve Silberman
UNIQUELY HUMAN by Barry M. Prizant
Title: Re: Books I'm Gifting for the Holidays
Post by: Tammi on December 16, 2015, 02:43 PM
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Infinite In Between by Carolyn Mackler
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler
(And some books by that Tammi Sauer person.)
Title: Re: Books I'm Gifting for the Holidays
Post by: andracill on December 16, 2015, 04:22 PM
:lol Tammi! (I would be gifting some books by that Tammi person too if I still had that aged kiddos on my list.)

Rook by Sharon Cameron
Gone by Michael Grant (chosen more because of the giftee's taste)
The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
All Fall Down by Ally Carter (I didn't love this one, but again, I think the giftee might)
Need by Carrie Jones
Title: Re: Books I'm Gifting for the Holidays
Post by: Schriscoe on December 16, 2015, 09:19 PM
A Cookie for Santa by Stephanie Shaw
Backhoe Joe by Lori Alexander

Plus I gave In Arctic Waters as a birthday gift to my 5 year old nephew. His birthday is this Friday. I miss Laura.   :(
Title: Re: Books I'm Gifting for the Holidays
Post by: Sue G. on December 17, 2015, 03:46 AM
A Cookie for Santa by Stephanie Shaw
Backhoe Joe by Lori Alexander

I recently ordered A Cookie for Santa and Backhoe Joe from Scholastic for my class. My kindergarten students love your books, Stephanie and Lori - I do too!  The Sparrow and the Trees has been a gift we keep sharing in our class, Sharon!

I am giving my kindergarten students The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll for their gift this year.

The Silmarillion -J. R. R. Tolkien for my son  - we are huge Tolkien fans at our house! 

Happy reading and gifting!
Sue

Title: Re: Books I'm Gifting for the Holidays
Post by: olmue on December 17, 2015, 04:06 AM
several Danger Boy books, by Mark London Williams
Stephanie Burgis's MG Austenesque-with-magic series
Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms, by Chris Colfer
Magonia, by Maria Dahvania Headley
a collection of Borges stories (Labyrinths)--because one of my kids loves literary magical realism
An Imaginary Tale: The Story of [the Square Root of Minus One], by Paul J. Nahin--because one of my kids loves math
Shadows of Self, by Brandon Sanderson

And I've thrown around large hints that I'd like Jenny McKissack's book Sanctuary. :)
Title: Re: Books I'm Gifting for the Holidays
Post by: nina-mansfield on December 17, 2015, 05:15 AM
Thank you for these lists! I still have to buy a few gifts for some young people, so this is great. I was at a mystery conference earlier this year, and I ended up buying a bunch of books there (and getting the authors to sign them!) As one fellow writer has posted on FB recently, a signed book makes a great gift!

Title: Re: Books I'm Gifting for the Holidays
Post by: Schriscoe on December 17, 2015, 05:49 AM
Yes! Signed books are awesome gifts!
Title: Re: Books I'm Gifting for the Holidays
Post by: Schriscoe on December 17, 2015, 06:04 AM
Aw. Thank you Sue!!!!!
Title: Re: Books I'm Gifting for the Holidays
Post by: Josiecv on December 17, 2015, 08:42 AM
I had such a hard time choosing this year. Here's my list for my growing troop of nieces and nephews. The downside of having a huge family: I'm going to go broke buying books! The upside: I get to pick out and pass along LOTS of great books!! The upside definitely wins.  :santa

For the youngest:
CHARLIE PARKER PLAYED BEBOP by Chris Raschka
SIDEWALK FLOWERS by Jon Arno Lawson
GABRIELLA'S SONG by Candace Fleming
IMOGENE'S ANTLERS by David Small

For the middles:
100 DRESSES by Eleanor Estes
THE GREAT ESCAPE by Kate Egan
ROLLER GIRL by Victoria Jamieson
MILLIONS by Frank Cottrell Boyce
ELIJAH OF BUXTON by Christopher Paul Curtis

For the teens:
MANIAC MCGEE by Jerry Spinelli
STARGIRL by Jerry Spinelli
SISTERS by Raina Telgemeier
THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir
WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead
POETRY SPEAKS WHO I AM compliation