Tuesday, December 4, 2012

4 Kids | My Holiday Wish List

Hello readers! With the holiday season officially upon us, I thought I better get to writing my holiday wish list. Have you made yours yet?

1. Tollbooth

A tollbooth you ask? What in the world for? I want a tollbooth just like Milo's in The Phantom Tollbooth through which I can embark on a really cool adventure. (If you haven't read this book yet, you really must. It's very cool!) It's the story of the always bored Milo who comes home one day to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Along with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth into a world of adventure. I don't want to give anything away, because I think you'll really enjoy this! 

2. One Ring

You know where I'm going with this, don't you? That's right. I want the One Ring just like in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit! Here's a little history for you: The One Ring was created by the Dark Lord Sauron during the Second Age in order to gain dominion over the free peoples of Middle-earth. The Ring seemed simply to be made of gold, but was impervious to damage. A person wearing the Ring was mostly invisible to ordinary beings. How cool would it be to be invisible?  Don't forget that the movie comes out on December 14! 

3. Key

A key? Yes, a key. Actually, a certain key. I'd like a key just like the one in The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone, because this key allows you to shrink so small that you can enter the Thorne Rooms, 68 exquisite miniature rooms that were built in the 1930's and are housed in the Children's Galleries of the Chicago Art Institute. It's like a really big dollhouse, or doll neighborhood. Of course the key isn't real, but the Thorne Rooms are! This is a great book; if you haven't read it, read it now!

As always, look for these great books at any SSJCPL branch library near you. And if you don't find what you're looking for, ask a staff person to help you place a request! 

So what's on your holiday wish list? But more importantly, what are you reading? Leave a comment below about what you are currently reading. I want to hear from you!!!

1 comment:

  1. Since the first two books you mentioned are some of my absolute favorites, I need to read The Sixty-Eight Rooms soon!