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Holiday book gift guide, two classic favorites from Running Press

Two fun book favorites for holiday gift giving that are timeless:

 BE JOYFUL: Peanuts Wisdom to Carry You Through 

Books make great gifts, and every Christmas my children receive a pile of books from relatives, especially their grandmother! Before long, they were reading to themselves. Buy your children books, go to your local library, just get books in their hands and watch them grow and learn. 

Read to your children, read with them, and listen to them read to you.

You can never have too many books.

Jump on over to Running Press for easy purchasing of these and more great titles.


 (Hardcover; $17.95), by Ross Bagdasarian and Janice Karman,

an interactive book that shows Alvin, Simon, and Theodore putting on a benefit concert to help animals at the local shelter get adopted. It includes eight interactive sound prompts and full-color illustrations throughout.

Gift giving ideas for Alvin and The Chipmunks: It's Show Time! 
Gift to your children
Gift to your young relatives
Gift to family holiday parities
Gift to secret Santa gift exchange
Gift for school exchange
Gift for early present for bedtime reading leading up to Christmas.

 BE JOYFUL: Peanuts Wisdom to Carry You Through 
(Hardcover; $7.95), by Charles M. Schulz 
PEANUTS memories with beloved and inspirational quotes.

Gift ideas for Be Joyful: Peanuts Wisdom to Carry You Through:
The prefect gift for a teacher
Secret Santa
girl or boyfriend
Elderly persons
Persons in hospital
New parents
Fits just right into a stocking
Easy to tuck into a gift bag with a mug and selection of tea or cocoa
Buy one for yourself for inspiration or quiet time

Disclosure: I received samples of these books from Running Press. The comments and views are my own.

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