With the holiday season comes snowy weather, cozy socks, a cup of hot chocolate and hopefully a good book. Debbie Cohn, book lover and former buyer at The Bookcase in Wayzata, has picked new books for each member of the family that will make the perfect stocking stuffer and winter read for those chilly nights huddled by the fire.
For little ones, consider Oh, Baby! by Chad Geran (POW!, September 2014). This round board book not only has a unique shape that tiny hands can hold, but it’s the perfect gift for new parents. It features adorable illustrations of infants achieving baby milestones such as crawling, rolling, reaching and standing. “Babies will love to hold this and roll it around on the floor,” Cohn says. $8.95.
For a teen, buy Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire (Candlewick, September 2014). Maguire is known for writing the bestselling novel Wicked and is a master of fantasy. This novel is an enriching story based on a Russian fairy tale. $17.99.
For all adults and poetry lovers, try Blue Horses: Poems by Mary Oliver (Penguin Press HC, October 2014). This poem collection is the perfect book to read during the winter season. Oliver is one of the most celebrated and best-selling poets in America today, and Blue Horses has beautifully written poems about nature and wildlife. “This hardcover collection of poems is the perfect gift for anyone, especially people who love nature,” Cohn says. $24.95.