I was going to give you guys a list of some of our favorite books but then I realized that I’m introducing some fun, new titles and authors to the kids for Christmas this year, so why not share those books? And, just so you know, I’m such a fan of giving books at Christamstime that I actually unwrapped and re-wrapped the kids’ gifts just to bring you this list. My grandma would’ve been so proud- not a single shred of paper was torn!
You may have noticed I didn’t link any of these books to Amazon. My reasons are twofold: 1) I think books should be bought from an independent bookseller whenever possible (Reading Reptile is my favorite); and 2) I think Amazon encouraging people to avoid small businesses is bullshit. The idea that Mega Conglomerate Amazon is somehow competing with or in danger of small businesses is laughable. So, poo on you, Amazon. Poo. On. You.
Make your kids’ Christmas merry. Read, dammit.