At our house, we give a lot of books as gifts - that may be a librarian thing, or maybe just because our whole family loves to read. Some of the books we're giving this year:
For a nearly 11 year old:
When You Reach Me and First Light, both by Rebecca Stead
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle
The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster
The Puzzling World of Winston Breen, by Eric Berlin
Do you have favorite books you like to give as gifts? What has been your favorite book you received as a present?