Tuesday, December 20, 2011

East Lansing librarian: Books can be a great gift

Reposted: East Lansing Librarian
Written by
Robin L. Rushbrook


Too many books, too little time! It only gets worse during the holidays with the release of so many wonderful books.

As a librarian, I'm compelled to give books as gifts, I just can't help myself. The dilemma is how to choose the perfect book; perhaps the possibilities that follow will help to give the gift of reading.
When my daughter was born, I started the tradition of giving her a Christmas book every year. There are always lovely selections for children. Tomie dePaola's latest holiday story is "Strega Nona's Gift," which includes holiday events through December and January in an Italian village.

"Song of the Stars" by Sally Lloyd-Jones is a celebration of the natural world in many countries as animals anticipate the birth of Jesus.Want something that's a little different? "Lighthouse Christmas" by Tony Buzzeo and "The Lighthouse Santa" by Sara Hoagland Hunter are based on the historical tradition of The Flying Santa Service that brought presents to lighthouse keepers and their families.

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