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Delightful New Books for Everyone on Your Holiday List

From preschoolers to grown-ups, we’ve got book ideas for all your loved ones

Published on: December 08, 2023


The Christmas book flood

I’m going to confess something: I am a book hoarder. Even when I go to the public library, I check out more books than I can carry and my son has inherited this trait, often devouring books like other kids eat candy (though he likes candy a lot, too). I’ll admit I’m a bit biased when it comes to giving books as holiday gifts: I think they make the best gifts ever. Choosing a book that is just right for a child, teen or grown-up on your list is a thoughtful, giving act but with literally thousands of new books out there it can be daunting to try to choose the right one. I’d say I’ve read more than 500 children’s books this year alone. While I couldn’t include them all here, I have chosen several books that stand out as gifts that keep on giving, thanks to indelible beauty, hidden wisdom and enchanting stories that are sure to last well beyond the holiday season. A mix of fiction and non-fiction, nearly all of the books on this list came out in 2023, though a few exceptions are noted.  

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