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Published on December 20th, 2017 | by Brittain Thompson


12 Gifts for Children from Square Books Jr.

Square Books Jr. has 12 ideas for the little reader in your life. From books to building tools to socks, there is something for every little one in your life.
by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen
(Candlewick, $17.99)
Ages 4-8
signed copies available
A story about a duck and mouse who get swallowed by a wolf, and then decide to live in his belly.

by Matt de la Peña, illus. by Ana Ramí

(Disney, $17.99)
Ages 4-8
signed copies available
Featuring a beautiful original story based on the characters of the film Coco, as well as vibrant stylized artwork
illus. by Kim Smith
(Quirk, $18.99)
Ages 4-8

The classic sci-fi story of interplanetary friendship makes a perfect picture book for the whole family.

by John Lennon, illus. by Jean Jullien
(Clarion, $18.99)
Ages 4-7
Join one little pigeon as she sets out on a journey to spread a message of tolerance around the world. 
by Arree Chung
(Henry Holt, $17.99)
Ages 4-7
In this third book in the Ninja series, Maxwell pits his ninja skills against ninja Santa Claus.
by Chris Harris, illus. by Lane Smith
(Little Brown, $19.99)
Ages 7-10
Meet Chris Harris, the 21st-century Shel Silverstein.
by Michael Northrop
(Scholastic, $16.99)
Ages 8-12
Think Lord of the Flies on Captain Ahab’s ship but in a middle grade book.
by Kathryn Erskine
(Scholastic, $16.99)
Ages 8-12
Some might say Julian is sheltered. But he lives large, and his eternal optimism allows him to see infinite possibilities wherever he looks. 
by Sandhya Menon
(Simon Pulse, $17.99)
Ages 13-17
Eleanor & Park meets Bollywood in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about two Indian-American teens whose parents conspire to arrange their marriage.
by Neal Shusterman
(Simon & Schuster, $18.99)
Ages 12+

Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor-winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman.

The magnetic art of building.



Personalize these 6 different sock designs. Includes fabric markers The Local Voice Ligature

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Brittain was an associate editor of The Local Voice from 2015-2018, ex-journalism student, and bad noise maker from the highway town of Brandon, Mississippi.

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