Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Top ten Christmas books for children

Mary Hoffman has written more than 70 books for children, and her powers of observation bring vitality and humor to all her stories and retellings.

Her books include Henry's Baby and A First Bible Story Book. Hoffman's best-known picture books are Amazing Grace, Three Wise Women, and An Angel Just Like Me.

Her new book is Grace at Christmas.

One of Hoffman's top ten Christmas books for children, as told to the Guardian:
Four Tales by Philip Pullman

Christmas books should be beautiful and this one is stunning, with its sumptuous dark blue jacket and silver decoration by Peter Bailey. It contains four already published stories by the author of His Dark Materials: The Scarecrow and his Servant, I Was a Rat, Clockwork and The Firework-Maker's Daughter. These will be enjoyed by children who are not quite ready for the big trilogy. And you can start with I Was a Rat, which has a twist on a familiar story associated with Christmas...
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue