Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Hope Santa Brings Our Kids


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Ten Books We Hope Santa Brings Our Kids


1. Love by Matt de la Peña

This book is at the top of my list…I mean, Henry’s list. Ah, it’s so beautiful! I read the ARC, and I know my boys will love it. It requires a good snuggle.

2. Islandborn by Junot Diaz

If this book doesn’t win the Caldecott, I will be disappointed. It’s gorgeous! I was so impressed by it, and I can’t wait for it to be released in March. The Spanish translation is called Lola!

3. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

We don’t own this book, but we talk about it often (every time Henry eats tacos!).

4. We’re All Wonders by R. J. Palacio

I love everything Wonder-related, and this book is no exception.

5. Growl with the Animals by Discovery Kids

And this book for my Benny. He loves to growl, and he loves sound books. This would be a hit!


Santa and I have already met up, and here are five books I know Trent is getting for Christmas:

1. Love by Matt de la Peña

This is one of my favorite books of all time. Matt read the poem to us at ALAN, and I cried then. And when I saw the finished book this year at NCTE, it took my breath away. Beautiful. Important. Special. I am so glad Santa was able to get a finished copy at NCTE!

2. Charlie and Mouse and Charlie and Mouse and Grumpy by Laurel Snyder

I was so lucky to be able to see these books early in their creation because I had the honor of writing their teaching guide; however, Trent has not read them because I didn’t have the hard copies, but we will soon! Yay!

3. What Makes a Monster? by Jess Keating

Trent loves learning about animals and all things science and nature related–I am so glad Trent will be receiving this fun and informative book from Jess Keating. (He is also getting The Big Book of Animals!)

4. Double Take by Susan Hood

I’ve seen so much goodness about this book; I am so glad Trent and I will be able to read it.

5. Read! Read! Read! by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Any book that celebrates reading is a book that we want.

Which books do you hope Santa brings you?

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