Auntie Erika can always be counted on to bestow books as gifts when it’s holiday time. This year’s family Hanukkah party–held slightly belatedly this past weekend, proved no exception.
What was really wonderful, though, was the overall success of my book choices. Some years, it seems that my selections are more miss than hit. This year, however, I’d say most of the choices were exceptionally well received.
Case in point: The Top 10 Everything in Sports, published by Sports Illustrated for Kids. Copies went to the 9-year-old and the 8-year-old in our group (but as you can see below, the 12-year-old was equally intrigued).
Also popular picks this year: Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Wait Till Next Year (for the aforementioned 12-year-old) and 100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet, by Anna Claybourne, for the seven-year-old and the six-year-old (thanks to my sister for the recommendation of this one).
Which books are you gifting to the young people in your life this year?