Thursday, December 10, 2009

Giving Books for the Holidays I

I thought, that for the next two weeks, I would post daily about books that would be good to give for the holidays.  The books I will be posting are either holiday titles, or books that I myself will be giving as gifts.  If you are a book lover like me, then you probably love to give books to the people you love. 

Today, I have 3 holiday books for you, courtesy of Random House, and the great news is that 3 of you will have a chance to win your choice of these books.  I have not received my review copies yet, so I'm just going to give you the descriptions.  My hope, is that you will find a book to give to someone, through these posts.

ZIGAZAK!: A Magical Hanukkah Night
by Eric A. Kimmel; illustrated by Jon Goodell

On the first night of Hanukkah, two tricky devils arrive in the town of Brisk to cause mischief. They use a magic word — Zigazak! — to make dreidels dance and latkes fly. The good citizens of Brisk panic and appeal to their wise rabbi for help. He triumphs over the devils in a contest of wits, and soon sends them packing. But his real triumph is the ability to see the good in all things, even devils’ tricks, helping the townsfolk enjoy their most magical Hanukkah ever.

November 11, 2009
$19.99 / $22.99 
Ages 4–8
32 pages
How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Party Edition
by Dr. Seuss

The Grinch has been foiled!

The Grinch hates Christmas, and wants to stop it from coming. So he forms a devious plan: to impersonate Santy Claus and to steal the Whos’ Christmas presents. But come Christmas morning, the Grinch is in for a shocking surprise. He did NOT stop Christmas from coming! And the Grinch realizes something new. That maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. That maybe Christmas . . . perhaps . . . means a little bit more!

Now always available with a foil cover!

Random House
August 11, 2009
$15.00 / $18.99
Ages 6–9 
64 pages

A CHRISTMAS MEMORY 50th Anniversary Edition
by Truman Capote; illustrated by Beth Peck

First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. We are proud to be reprinting this warm and delicately illustrated edition of A Christmas Memory--"a tiny gem of a holiday story" (School Library Journal, starred review). Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship between two innocent souls--one young and one old--and the memories they share of beloved holiday rituals.

Alfred A. Knopf
October 10, 2006
$17.95 / $23.95 Can.
Ages 12 up
48 pages

Thanks to my friends at Random House, one of these books could be yours to either gift or keep for yourself.  Just leave me a comment as to which one(s) you would like, by Sunday at midnight, and I'll randomly pick 3 winners on Monday, Dec. 14th.  Winners will recieve one of the 3 books.


Kay Cassidy said...

I guest blogged this same topic today on Drea's blog! Great minds... ;-) I'll have to check out Zigazak for the little ones on my shopping list. Thanks for the rec!

GMR said...

What a wonderful post and contest! I too love giving books at the holidays....well almost any time! It's one of those gifts that keeps on giving. Count me in for either How the Grinch Stole Christmas or Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory, please! How can you not watch and or read the Dr. Seuss classic at this festive time of year.....and the "Christmas Memory.." one was being featured in a local play around my town last year.
Happy holidays and happy reading!


Pam said...

I would love The Grinch - it's one of my favourites and I don't have a copy of the book. My son has been watching the video every night htough.

melacan at hotmail dot ocm

Colleen said...

my daughter loves dr. seuss, and surprisingly we do not have the Grinch in book form. We would love it.

Staci said...

They all sound wonderful! We'd love How the Grinch Stole Christmas or Zigazak! We adore Dr Seuss in our house, but surprisingly don't have a copy of it.

Dolphin Girl said...

I would like the Grinch book as we don't know have it and I would love to add it to our collection.

Ladytink_534 said...

I'd love to have Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory!


Brimful Curiosities said...

My kid's would love How the Grinch Stole Christmas (can you believe we don't own that one?) A Christmas Memory is also one of my favorite classics..very touching.

Marie said...

I'd really like to win a copy of the Grinch since my son has made me watch the movie every day for the past week and we have to play the music in the car every where we go -- he would probably really like the book :-)

MoziEsmé said...

I'd love a copy of How the Grinch Stole Christmas for my daughter! I have it checked out of the library right now, but would love to own it.

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Honey Mommy said...

I would love either the Grinch or A Christmas Memory.

honey2mommy(at)gmail (d0t)com

pippirose said...

I'd love the chance to win The Grinch...
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Donna B said...

I always try to include a book with everyones presants as it gets people reading and if just one person i give to starts reading then it is worth it as it means someone else is enjoying the joy books can bring.

I would love to win a copy of the Grinch & know just who i would give it too & hopefully introduce another reader to the world of books. xx

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