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Holiday Reading Prize Package for Kids

Do you give books as gifts for Christmas? I certainly do! If I’ve read a book that I absolutely love I’ll pick up a copy as a gift for a friend, and my kids will typically list one or more book series on their Christmas lists, which I’m always happy to oblige. Books make an excellent gift especially over the holidays because it gives the kids something quiet to do within larger family groups and also something to keep them occupied for the long drive home. Simon & Schuster has shared this selection of books as great gift ideas for Christmas, and they’ve set them all aside for one lucky reader:

The Log Driver’s Waltz By Wade Hemsworth (For Ages 4-99)
Acclaimed illustrator Jennifer Phelan reimagines Wade Hemsworth’s iconic log driver in a beautiful, contemporary picture-book adaptation of a beloved Canadian classic.

Dork Diaries 13 Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday (Book #13 of Dork Diaries) By Rachel Renée Russell (For Ages 9-13)
It’s Nikki Maxwell’s birthday!! Will it be a blast or a bust? Find out in Nikki’s newest diary, the thirteenth installment in the #1 New York Times blockbuster bestselling Dork Diaries series!

The Honeybee By Kirsten Hall (For Ages 4-8)
Buzz from flower to flower with a sweet honeybee in this timely, clever, and breathtakingly gorgeous picture book from critically acclaimed author Kirsten Hall and award-winning illustrator Isabelle Arsenault.

Plum By Sean Hayes and Scott Icenogle (For Ages 4-8)
From Will & Grace star Sean Hayes and composer Scott Icenogle comes a modern classic inspired by The Nutcracker about how the Sugar Plum Fairy got her wings.

Blended By Sharon M. Draper (For Ages: 8-12)
Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this thoughtful story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper.

Ocean Meets Sky By Terry Fan and Eric Fan (For ages 4-8)
From the creators of the gorgeous bestseller The Night Gardener comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about…the spot where the ocean meets the sky.

My gift from Simon & Schuster will be divided between my 7 and 11 year old daughters, and I can’t wait to hear all about the stories when they read them. Look for all these books wherever your favorite books are sold, or check online at Simon & Schuster – they list where you can find specific books locally near you!

Fill in your name and email address in the form below to enter to win this holiday reading prize package from Simon & Schuster! Once you fill in the info and click BEGIN, just leave a comment below sharing which book someone on your list would be most interested in – and you’ll be in to win!

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