Getting a book for Christmas is second only to giving a book for Christmas! In Iceland they have a tradition which began during World War II, now known as the Jolabokaflod, or the Christmas Book Flood, where everyone gives books on December 24th. Everyone. This is a tradition I could definitely support!
It's not too early
It's not too early to think about giving books for this holiday season. I suspect many of us will order our books online this year which means the USPS, FedEx and UPS are going to be even busier dropping off those books than previous holiday seasons. I recommend ordering books from your local bookshop or through Bookshop.org which supports local bookshops across the country. The Chicago Tribune's quote really says all you need to know about this online B Corporation:
“Bookshop.org hopes to play Rebel Alliance to Amazon’s Empire."
Full disclosure: I am an affiliate of Bookshop.org and earn a commission when you click through my site to make a purchase. I have not received any compensation, monetary or in books, from Bookshop.org for this recommendation.
A gift giving guide with substance
This gift giving guide is backed up with individual reviews of each book -- the books shared at Stories Matter since last February are listed in this one post. You can link directly by book to the Stories Matter review where you will find the "Buy on Bookshop" button to purchase the perfect book for your child -- or grandchild! Or, you can simply go directly to Nonna and The Boss's Stories Matter Shop to make your purchase.
Please note, the links will be updated weekly through December as the final books for the year are reviewed -- but, you can feel confident in making a purchase before the December reviews are complete: these are excellent books for children, tweens and young adults!
The Stories Matter
Disclaimer: Most of the books reviewed can be found at your public library or purchased through your local bookstore.
I am affiliate of Bookstore.org and will earn a commission if you click through the links and make a purchase from the Stories Matter storefront.
But, really, VISIT YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARY!