Gift ideas for chapter books

The first book in the Harry Potter series is in a new edition with fabulous illustrations.  As soon as I saw them, I was drawn back into the story.  I checked the book out of the library, went home and reread it.  It is a bold undertaking to illustrate a book after it has been a popular movie. Image of item Jim Kay added so much to this book, that the publisher is calling it the “First illustrated edition” because there are illustrations on most pages.  It is expensive at more than $40, but the quality is outstanding.



magnus chaseRick Riordan has a new series.  This time it involves Norse mythology, and it takes place in Boston!

The first in the new series is out now.





Image of itemThis was one of my favorite books this year.  The main character’s story is heartbreaking and brave and ultimately triumphant.  It is especially inspiring to those who have dyslexia.





I can’t wait to see what the Newbery Medal winner is this year.  The award for the most distinguished children’s book will be announced on Monday, January 11.


Some more favorite chapter books