Holiday Staff Picks: Julie

Hello readers!

We’re diving into the holiday spirit and hoping you get your orders in early! The earlier, the better, what with 2020, slower-than-usual printing presses, and the mail under siege. To help you get your lists in order, we’re offering up holiday staff picks! Each of us will have a few books we think should be on your holiday lists this year for everyone from grandkids to grandpas. Check out Julie’s top three!


The Hanukkah Magic of Nate Godol, by Arthur A. Levine and Kevin Hawkes
for kids to learn about Hanukkah traditions!

Beautifully illustrated in rich, bright acrylics, Nate Godol appears as a grand new character just when we are desperate to embrace the joy of tradition and celebration. The story is one of community and connection, perfect to lift spirits and to underscore the importance and magic of giving, not just gifts.

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Not a Thing to Comfort You, by Emily Wortman-Wunder
for the reader who wants stories in small bites

I don’t regularly read much fiction, but I have much praise for this collection of creative and funny short stories. Each piece draws the reader in with the first paragraph. I would recommend this as a gift for any of your friends who appreciate the natural world and darn good writing!

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If You Come To Earth, by Sophie Blackall
for kids learning to read on their own to learn about Earth

A book about a kid writing a letter to a kid from outer space explaining “what you need to know” about the planet we share. It’s beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully constructed. It’s a picture book for all ages, and it’s long – with so much detail to pour over for hours and hours.


You can purchase any or all of these books for anyone on your list by clicking on their titles above. Remember, we’ll deliver to you on Wednesday or Saturday!

Happy reading!

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