Holidays

Our Favorite Holiday Gift Guides from Years Past

Our Favorite Holiday Gift Guides from Years Past

Putting together obsessively book-themed holiday wish lists is one of our favorite parts of the year. We’ve got a few new ones planned for the coming weeks, but these greatest hits from past years are still pretty much perfect for that hard-to-shop-for Norse mythology fan in your life.

Holiday Gift Guide: Games We Want to Give and Get

Holiday Gift Guide: Games We Want to Give and Get

Be a magical librarian, choose your own adventure, get your Shakespeare on, and more games we want to give and get and (mostly) play this holiday season.

Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for People Who Love Roald Dahl

Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for People Who Love Roald Dahl

If you’ve got a reader who’s gone exploring with James, explored a candy factory with Charlie, loaded up a library tote with Matilda, or otherwise lived vicariously through one of Dahl’s fabulously imagined characters, one of these gifts might be the golden ticket you’ve been looking for.

Holiday Gift Guide: Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers

Holiday Gift Guide: Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers

For stockings—and most nights of Hanukkah—I think most of us want small presents that seem useful or fun or (in the best of all possible worlds) both. These gifts fit the bill, from quirky Totoro socks and sushi erasers to laser measures and packable backpacks that smush down to the size of an iPhone. If you’re looking for that “one more little thing,” these are some fun options.

Some of Our Favorite Holiday Posts

Some of Our Favorite Holiday Posts

’Tis the season to share some of our favorite holiday posts from years past, from tips to celebrate the winter solstice on short notice to ideas for a no-stuff holiday season. So whether you're looking for a last-minute gift to make with the kids (the chai tea mix mentioned here is a favorite of ours) or just in need of a quick unit study to round out the year, you'll want to check out these flashback posts.

Homeschool Gift Guide: Everybody Needs Books!

Homeschool Gift Guide: Everybody Needs Books!

The “something to read” is always my favorite part of shopping. I can’t buy all the books for my own family, so here’s a roundup of fabulous titles for many ages and interests.