Booklist is brimming with gift ideas

Posted: Monday, December 6, 2010, 10:17 am

Readers will rave when they unwrap any of the books found on the library's annual list of holiday recommendations.

Visit the 2010 Holiday Booklist to see what we consider recommended reading, and check these titles out for free before heading to the stores!

Have a young Star Wars fan in the family? Kids can experience the classic film in a new way with The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Star Wars: A Scanimation Book. More science and less fiction, kids can also learn about a galaxy not so far, far away with the Amazing Pop-up Space Atlas.

This year's teen fiction standout is without a doubt Mockingjay. Teens can also explore a world of historical fiction set during the Revolutionary War with Woods Runner, the French Revolution with The Bad Queen: Rules and Instructions for Marie-Antoinette and World War I with Leviathan.

Adults can find historical fiction to enjoy, too. From The Wolves of Andover set in colonial Massachusetts, to The Mischief of the Mistletoe: A Pink Carnation Christmas set in 19th century England and The Belly of Paris set in 19th century France.

Non-fiction offerings include biographies of a president (Lincoln Life-size) and a children's author (Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl) and cover food from cooking (Make It Fast Cook It Slow) to eating (Food Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe).

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