(StatePoint) For a merry holiday season, fun new books make great gifts for kids. Don’t know what’s the latest and greatest in the world of kid’s literature?
Here are four new titles to consider for the young book lovers in your life.
A Classic, Retold
“Home Alone,” which arrived in theaters 25 years ago, is one of the top grossing live-action comedies of all time. Now, illustrator Kim Smith has reimagined the John Hughes story as a classic Christmas fable. “Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook” comes complete with bumbling burglars, brilliant booby-traps, and a little boy named Kevin who’s forced to fend for himself. Through a series of comic adventures, Kevin learns lessons about responsibility and the importance of family.
Followers of the Miss Peregrine series will be excited to receive The Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Boxed Set featuring all three novels in the series, including the newly released “Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children.” This action-packed series includes a special collector’s envelope of 12 peculiar photographs, highlighting the most memorable moments of this extraordinary three-volume fantasy.
Meet Warren the 13th, of “Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye,” a cursed 12-year-old Victorian bellhop who’s terribly unlucky, yet perpetually optimistic, hard-working, and curious. Orphan Warren’s pride and joy is his family’s hotel, but he’s been miserable ever since his evil Aunt Annaconda took over the management.
Annaconda believes a mysterious treasure is hidden somewhere on the grounds, and she’ll do anything to find it. If Warren wants to preserve his family’s legacy, he’ll need to find the treasure first — if the hotel’s many strange guests don’t beat him to it!
This middle-grade adventure features illustrations on every page and a lavish two-column Victorian design.
True Tales for Athletes
Help make every goal, touchdown, and championship of all the greats comes to life, from Babe Ruth (so incorrigible that his parents put him in reform school at age seven) to Muhammad Ali (who learned to fight at age 12 after a thief stole his bicycle). “Kid Athletes” is packed with inspirational stories from the world of sports, sharing tales from the childhoods of famous athletes.
Billie Jean King rose from modest circumstances to win 39 Grand Slam championships; Wilma Rudolph triumphed over polio to become the fastest woman on earth; and martial arts legend Bruce Lee credited his success, in part, to childhood dance lessons.
Have lit lovers on your list? While a gift card to a book retailer is nice, you can put even more thought into the present with a new exciting title.