What better gift to give the child in your life than the gift of reading?
Mrs. P, the librarian from MrsP.com, a magical online library devoted to inspiring children to read, shares the holiday season's best children's books.
Best Classics: $10 & Under
Best Young Adult Fiction: $15 and Under
Set in the deep South during the Depression-era 1930s, a very precocious 11-year-old girl is abandoned by her dad at her family's ancestral plantation and sets out to right some terrible wrongs.
What do you do when you lose someone you love? This is the story of how one girl, who happens to be a huge Chicago Cubs fan, survives a great loss by hanging out at Wrigley Field and meeting someone very special there.
This one's for "Harry Potter" fans! Hermione's translation of the Wizarding classic you read about in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows."
Best New Children's Books: $17 & Under
In 1865 Abraham Lincoln invited Frederick Douglass to the White House for his Inauguration as president -- a time when racial tensions were running high. This book offers a glimpse into that historical evening, and the friendship of these two American leaders. Illustrated by Bryan Collier.
Illustrated by the incredibly talented Nancy Tillman, this book is a watercolor lullaby to all the animals in the forest.
The story of a little drummer boy who goes on a journey and finds himself at a very special birth.
Best Pop Up Books: $30 & Under
A super cool pop-up alphabet book that adults will love, too.
A sweet story about a dog named Olive who happily misunderstands the lyrics "all of the other reindeer" to be "Olive, the other reindeer," and runs off to the North Pole to join his tribe.
An absolutely gorgeous book about an Italian grandmother who had lived a life full of love and cooking!