Delightful New Books for Everyone on Your Holiday List
Picks for elementary-age kids
“The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense” by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Julia Rothman
Completely irrational and totally wacky, this twist on classic nursery rhymes will be a favorite for years to come.
“The Three Billy Goats Gruff” by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
The duo of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen hits it out of the park again with this fractured fairy tale featuring a rather trusting troll and three clever goats.
“Cornbread and Poppy” by Matthew Cordell
This sweet early-reader chapter book series introduces kids to Cornbread and Poppy, odd-couple best friends that always figure out even the toughest of problems, as long as they’re together.
“Odder” by Katherine Applegate
This novel in verse follows a young otter through a journey of bravery and healing, from the Pacific Ocean to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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