This Easter, fill your child's basket with more than sweets and toys. Give the gift of a new book she can enjoy over and over. Exciting choices for all ages. A Book Matters list.
This Easter, fill your child's basket with more than sweets and toys. Give the gift of a new book she can enjoy over and over. This Book Matters list includes choices for every age group. Board books, ages 0-3 1. "Hippopposites" by Janik Coat The eye-catching illustrations and clever opposite pairs in this book will keep little readers entertained again and again. 2. "Trains Go" by Steve Light If your little one likes trains or things that go, this expressive board book is just the ticket. Picture books, ages 3-8 1. "Edgar Gets Ready for Bed" by Jennifer Adams and illustrated by Ron Stucki From the author of the incredibly popular BabyLit board book series comes a brand-new picture book. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" and brought to life with charming illustrations, little Edgar's bedtime story is a must-have favorite. 2. "Mr. Tiger Goes Wild" by Peter Brown The respectable Mr. Tiger decides to take a walk on the wild side in this vibrant, fun picture book. Mr. Tiger's engaging adventure is now a New York Times best-seller, an Indie Next best-seller, and ALA Notable book. Middle grade, ages 9-14 1. "The Doll People" by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, illustrated by Brian Selznick Annabelle is 8 - and she's been that age for 100 years. This incredible book will fascinate your young reader with its thrilling story of a doll's world and amazing illustrations by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Brian Selznick. 2. "Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen A multi-award-winning novel, including a Newbery Honor, "Hoot" is filled with crazy adventure and colorful characters. Set in Florida, this ecological thriller is a great choice for boys. Teens, ages 15-18 1. "The Red Umbrella" by Christina Diaz Gonzalez "The Red Umbrella" is a moving historical novel set in the turmoil of Castro's revolution. In an effort to protect Cuba's children from the horror, more than 14,000 youngsters were sent unaccompanied to America. Lucia was one of them, and her carefree life changed forever. 2. "Gone" by Michael Grant The first book in Michael Grant's dystopian/sci-fi New York Times best-selling series is a heart-pounding thriller. One day all the adults are gone. Disappeared. The teens are left to fend for themselves in a hostile world. And they are changing in bizarre ways. How will they survive? A great choice for guys.%3Cimg%20src%3D%22http%3A//beacon.deseretconnect.com/beacon.gif%3Fcid%3D159225%26pid%3D46%22%20/%3E