GREAT READS for Holiday Gift Buying

Katherine Paterson
National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Emeritus Katherine Paterson recommends the graphic novel El Deafo by Cece Bell.

A GREAT READ is the hilarious picture book you asked your dad to read, “Again!” and “Again!”

A GREAT READ is the paperback you tucked inside your open geography textbook, risking your teacher’s wrath, because you couldn’t wait to find out what happened in the next chapter.

A GREAT READ is the book that you “sneaked read” under the bed covers with a flash light, hours after your parents thought you were sound asleep.

A GREAT READ is a page-turner. It can entertain, comfort, validate, disturb, cause you to question, open new worlds, help you rediscover your own backyard.

This holiday season, check out the NCBLA’s GREAT READS list of recommendations from children’s book authors and illustrators when looking for gift book ideas!