It's holiday time. Hate it or love it, it's busy and it's time to circle the Target parking lot fifty times until you find a parking spot. Before I curse my dislike of shipping fees again, I think it's time to focus on the almighty question of, "What do I get for people.?" I work in a library, and I write, so I have this twitch that tends to lean towards book presents for pretty much everyone on my list. But what to do about those readers who got stuck on the best sellers and don't read anything else? I've come up with a list of popular best sellers, and a different book that would appeal to that readers as well. Hope it's helpful!
For Those Who Liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney... If they can't get enough of Greg's antics and the diary format, try Mary Amato's Please Write in This Book. A teacher hides a journal in the classroom writing center with the heading, "Please Write in This Book." The journal takes on a life of its own as the students write notes back and forth. I had a young, Wimpy-Kid-Lover, at my branch. I gave him this book to take home as a substitute. He liked it so much, his dad emailed to see if I had any other suggestions.
The Savage Fortress, just came out in the US this fall.
The Akehenaten Adventure by P.B. Kerr from the Children of The Lamp Series. This book centers around two twins Phillipa and John from New York City, who discover that they're djinn with all the powers and limitations there of. This is just the beginning of their adventure... their new identity takes them to Egypt, land of the Pharoahs.
here. Also great is crazy in depth, Character Encyclopedia. Greedo has a backstory? Awesome.
Just Grace by Charise Myracle Harper. Sweet and thoughtful, just like Ivy & Bean.
And there you have it. Gift suggestions for December Madness. Anyone else have suggested substitutes for Best Sellers?