Shopping for the holidays can be stressful when you’re trying to figure out the perfect gift for everyone on your list. But this year we’ve got you covered! Encourage a love of reading by giving a book this holiday. Find the perfect gift for every young reader in your life with our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!
For: The Fairy Tale Fanatic
Hansel & Gretel
Written and illustrated by Bethan Woollvin
In this subversive and deliciously wicked retelling, Willow is a good witch, who only uses good magic―until she meets Hansel and Gretel.
Featuring Bethan Woollvin’s signature striking and humorous visuals, this fractured fairy tale has twist ending that is sure to surprise and delight all readers! For more fairy tale twists from Bethan Woollvin, check out Little Red and Rapunzel.
The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas
Written by Tony Wilson
Illustrated by Sue deGennaro
Prince Henrik wants to marry an outdoorsy kind of girl, so instead of a single pea tucked into a pile of bedding, Henrik tests prospective brides with an entire packet of frozen peas shoved under a flimsy camping mattress. As princess after princess complains, will Henrik ever find the right girl?
This modern rom-com remix of the beloved fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea” delivers a freshly humorous take on one prince’s search for the just-right girl of his dreams.
The Boy Who Cried Ninja
Written and illustrated by Alex Latimer
In this quirky twist on “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” Tim’s outrageous excuses turn out to have an unexpected element of truth.
Bubbling with wit and humor from start to finish, author-illustrator Alex Latimer’s debut picture book with wacky characters like ninjas, pirates, crocodiles, and time-traveling monkeys, will have readers of all ages laughing out loud. Read an excerpt here.
Prairie Chicken Little
Written by Jackie Mims Hopkins
Illustrated by Henry Cole
When Mary McBlicken the prairie chicken hears a rumblin’ and a grumblin’, she sets off to warn her friends in this prairie-style twist on “Chicken Little.”
Jackie Mims Hopkins brings readers a hilarious, prairie-style rendition of a well-loved tale. Henry Cole’s energetic illustrations perfectly complement the hilarity and will have readers laughing out loud. Also available in Spanish.
Find these titles and more at your local indie bookstore or Barnes & Noble. Still looking for more great ideas? Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide has even more gift recommendations for your little readers this holiday season!