I guess it’s time to start buying presents! Some years ago, I opined in the Horn Book Magazine that the best kind of book to give came in the form of a gift certificate, but then-publisher Anne Quirk accused me of wimping out. So all right then: just from the above, I’d recommend Little Santa for those who still believe and those who used to; Playtime Rhymes for everybody under six; The Abominables for a family read-aloud; and Giving Thanks for more thoughtful variations on “God’s neat; let’s eat.” For more suggestions go to hbook.com/tag/holiday.
Editor in Chief
From the November 2013 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.