Wrap holidays up with library booklist

Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009, 9:37 am

Thanks to the library's holiday booklist, there's no such thing as a hard-to-shop-for friend or family member!

Readers will rave when they unwrap any of the books found on the library's 2009 holiday booklist. See what we consider recommended reading, and check these titles out for free before heading to the stores!

Have a budding paleontologist in the family? You won't have to look far to dig up great books for the dino-lovers on your shopping list! (Dinosaurs Roar, Butterflies Soar!, Dinothesaurus: Prehistoric Poem and Paintings, Dinotrux andHow do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?)

Teens are treated to fairy tale retellings (Princess of the Midnight BallLady MacBeth's Daughter), and transported to an alternate Europe in 1914 (Leviathan) and 1968 Chicago (The Rock and the River).

Titles steeped in English history (Agincourt: A Novel, White Queen and Wolf Hall: A Novel) await adult fiction lovers. There is also mystery (The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie), magic (Unseen Academicals: A Novel of Discworld) and sea monsters (Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters).

Non-fiction options offer inspiration in all its forms. From cooking and crafts (So Easy: Luscious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week and Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts) to clutter and cats (Throw Out 50 Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life, Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat).

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