2007 holiday gift books

This list accompanies the podcast by Terri Schmitz,
owner of The Children’s Bookshop, Brookline, MA

Picture Books

Edwardo: The Horriblest Boy in the Whole Wide World
written and illustrated by John Burningham (Knopf).
Grade level: K–3.

On Angel Wings written by Michael Morpurgo,
illustrated by Quentin Blake (Candlewick).
Grade level: 2–6.

Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy
text and paper engineering by Matthew Reinhart (Orchard).
Grade level: 3–8.


Piper Reed: Navy Brat written by Kimberly Willis Holt,
illustrated by Christine Davenier (Holt).
Grade level: 1–3.

The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh (Hyperion).
Grade level: 7 and up.

The New Policeman by Kate Thompson (Greenwillow).
Grade level: 4–8.


Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings
written and illustrated by Douglas Florian (Harcourt).
Grade level: Preschool and up.


The Wall: Growing Up behind the Iron Curtain
written and illustrated by Peter Sís (Foster/Farrar).
Grade level: 4–8.
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