Shopping guide, Day 13

Trick Kids & Teens into Reading

Do you have a young person in your life who claims s/he doesn’t like to read? Well, we all know the truth. Anyone who says they don’t like to read just hasn’t found the right book yet! Old Firehouse Books is here to help you find the perfect book to trick a youngster into reading… and make them like it! Slip one of these under the Christmas tree and watch them get pulled in!


Guinness World Records 2016

Lots of big pictures and cool facts, kids can’t resist the Guinness World Records!
In this year’s addition you’ll find your favorite records for talented pets, superhuman achievements, big stuff and extreme vehicles, as well as show-stopping superlatives from brand-new categories. Topics making their “GWR” debut include waterfalls, twins, ballooning, apps, lightning, manga, archaeology,drones, and pirates –
and that’s just for starters!


The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
by Bill Watterson

You may not think comics count as reading, but they definitely do! Think of them as the “gateway book” to more serious reading. This collection is the all-inclusive chronicle of events beginning with the day Hobbes sprang into Calvin’s tuna-fish trap and their friendship was forged forever. Essential not only for its thoroughness, including full-color Sunday cartoons, but also for the never-before-published cartoon story it features.


Popular Mechanics Robots by Daniel H. Wilson

If they won’t stop staring at a screen, introduce them to the amazing world of technology! Robots and AI have long intrigued humans and the fascination continues in this fantastic collection of all “Popular Mechanics’ “robotic coverage from 2010 to the present. Exploring machines that can recognize our faces, diagnose illnesses, drive our cars, and go into space, author David H. Wilson shows how robots are an integral part of a wonderful new world.”

Little Golden Books and other kid’s favorites

When kids love a story, or art, or other elements about books they are more likely to pick up their faves and learn more about it. Keeping well-loved books around and reading with your children is a guarantee to encourage a love of sharing stories.


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