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Holiday 2011: Give the Gift of Reading

Books make excellent stocking stuffers or Christmas Even Gifts. My girls love receiving new books and are fascinated with the stories. Below are some awesome books by Abrams Books.

The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas

In this spirited reworking of the classic song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” Joy has to deal with her first Christmas with a new baby brother—and nothing could be worse. He drools on the ornaments and ruins the presents, he eats all the cookies and smashes the snowmen, and he’s on the verge of taking over the whole holiday. Joy’s patience runs out as the baby’s mishaps pile up. A sweet surprise turns the tables on Joy, who eventually appreciates what her baby brother adds to the holiday. Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Ryan Wood pair perfectly for this funny holiday book with a sibling-appreciation message that will make readers laugh and sing along with every reading.

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the utterly beguiling tale of a ten-year-old blind orphan who has been schooled in a life of thievery. One fateful afternoon, he steals a box from a mysterious traveling haberdasher—a box that contains three pairs of magical eyes. When he tries the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island where he is presented with a special quest: to travel to the dangerous Vanished Kingdom and rescue a people in need.

Along with his loyal sidekick—a knight who has been turned into an unfortunate combination of horse and cat—and the magic eyes, he embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling adventure to discover his true destiny.

Extraordinary Endangered Animals

From the puffin to the spectacled bear, the takin to the white giraffe, the tree kangaroo to the hammerhead shark, each of the seventy-two two-page spreads in this book covers a different species and its natural habitat in detail, as well as its relationship with mankind.

Extraordinary Endangered Animals includes large-format photographs, illustrations, maps that indicate each animal’s habitat, and in-depth text that covers each animal’s unique features and provides key figures, interesting trivia, and information on major threats to the species’ survival.

10 Little Penguins Stuck on the Fridge

From bestselling author-illustrator duo Jean-Luc Fromental and Joelle Jolivet comes a new way to enjoy the playful penguins from 365 Penguins: magnets! Create new scenes, combine characters, and learn a little about counting and numbers along with the mischievous penguins and their friends. Featuring an original booklet from the authors with ideas for play and explanations of new concepts, as well as dozens of magnets, this is the perfect book-and-toy combination for kids who can’t get enough of the penguins.

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger. She created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three daughters, ages 14,11, 5 and a son who is 2. They currently reside in Texas.

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