Four Books for The Holidays

December 4, 2012
By: Joyce Shulman
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Every holiday should include the gift of books.   Here are four Macaroni Kid favorites for 2012 giving:

perry the pigeon 
Perry the Pigeon and the Case of the Missing Scones is the first book by newly-minted children’s book author Jan Soolman.  Perry, a precocious London pigeon, sets out to solve the mystery of the missing scones and help a local baker win an important contest.  A great book for kids old enough for easy chapter books, or looking to learn a bit about our friends across the pond.

The North Pole is in a tizzy because someone stole all of the toys and it's nearly Christmas!  In Santa on the Loose, kids search for clues hidden among festive illustrations in this holiday-themed "who done it" in the spirit of Where's Waldo.


Unbored, The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun. is 352 pages of activities, inspiration stories and ideas.  With subjects ranging from Farting Games to ways that kids can work to end world hunger, this book has it all.  This one will be wrapped for our very own "book night" for my 11-year-old (always the fifth night of Hanukkah in my house) and will be the response anytime I hear those dreaded words, "mom, I'm bored."

My Brave Year of Firsts, Tries, Sighs and High Fives is the latest in a series of charming children's books by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell.  Chronicling a year of firsts ... first grade, first pet, first bike ride, first lie, first bee sting and so much more, the illustrations, cadence and spirit of this book will to make you smile.