The other day my blogging buddy Sarah and I had a chance to do some Christmas shopping. So where does a “Writer Mama” look for gifts? The answer is: the Scholastic Book warehouse sale. Crammed with thousands of books at great prices this is a great place to purchase a book for just about every child on your shopping list. But in this world of video games and internet how can you make the gift of a book just a little more interesting?
Help comes from motherreader.com‘s list: “105 Ways to Give a Book.”
The list includes such great ideas as:
- #3 Give a book with a movie theater gift card to see the upcoming film.
- #5 Match poetry books with poetry beads or magnetic poetry.
- #14 Pair Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of the Girl Who Floated) with a kite.
and my personal favorite:
The list is broken down into categories; Multi-age, Preschool, Early Elementary, Elementary, Teen and Adult, so it is easy to find a creative way to give a book that will be enjoyed long after the tinsel and lights have been put away.
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