Eating Stone by Ellen Meloy

This author is really for e.v.e.r.y.o.n.e on your holiday shopping list. Warning: you will become the heroine dealer of literature. Friends will stalk you, shaky, half-dressed, begging, “Got any more of that?” Meloy, Ellen. Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild. New York: Pantheon Books, 2005. Print. Genre: nonfiction Summary: Meloy spends a… Continue reading Eating Stone by Ellen Meloy

Wolves by Emily Gravett

Need a gift for someone on the “naughty” list? No problem. My holiday gift guide excludes no one! Gravett, Emily. Wolves. New York: Simon & Schuster for Young Readers, 2005. Print. Genre: picture book Summary: Rabbit gets a book about wolves from the library. As he reads, he gets more and more engrossed until the… Continue reading Wolves by Emily Gravett

The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination

Black Friday shopping? What could be better than a guide to world domination!? A perfect gift for the evil or ethically shady scientist and/or science fiction fan in your social circles. The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius. John Joseph Adams, Ed. New York: Tor, 2013. MP3.… Continue reading The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination

What Came from the Stars by Gary D. Schmidt

In this edition of my holiday gift guide for book geeks and rabid readers, I bring you the perfect book for the young Tolkien fan, the Beowulf-to-be (boy or girl) who loves an epic tale with a teary twist woven in. Schmidt, Gary. What Came from the Stars. Prince Frederick, MD: Recorded Books, 2013. MP3.… Continue reading What Came from the Stars by Gary D. Schmidt

Spots in a Box by Helen Ward

I spotted this book a while back and have never forgotten its superb blend of crisp rhymes and powerful theme. Add this to your holiday shopping list as the perfect read-together book for little ones learning to embrace their own spots or not-so-spots. Ward, Helen. Spots in a Box. Somerville, MA: Templar Books, 2015. Print.… Continue reading Spots in a Box by Helen Ward