Just In Case You Want to Fly by Julie Fogliano and Christian Robinson
This sweet picture book has a classic feel with an affirming rhyme and bright, cute illustrations giving you everything you need to fly: a butterfly wing, a toothbrush, a song, a joke, an umbrella, honey, and many more useful things.
The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper and Carson Ellis
Just Like Beverly by Vicki Conrad and David Hohn
Follow the story of revered author Beverly Cleary as she grows up, discovers a love of reading, and then writing. All set against a PNW backdrop. It will resonate with kids who aren’t sold on reading yet– Beverly initially struggled to read until she found the right teacher to set off her spark.
Visit King’s Books in Tacoma and other independent bookstores for more great ideas for giving (or just enjoying yourself). The sun will come back, but daylight or no daylight, you can surround yourself with books to brighten your hours!