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Candlewick Press

November 12, 2015 08:30 ET

From Candlewick Press, the Perfect Books to Complete This Year's Gift Guides

There's a Candlewick Book for Everyone on Your Readers' Lists

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For the Thanksgiving dinner host…

The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howland's Good Fortune

Leaving the docks of London on the Mayflower as an indentured servant to Pilgrim John Carver, John Howland little knew that he was embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. John survived falling overboard on the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, and he earned his keep ashore by helping to scout a safe harbor and landing site for his bedraggled and ill shipmates. Would his luck continue to hold amid the dangers and adversity of the Pilgrims' lives in New England?

"P.J. Lynch sets the first Thanksgiving in vivid historical context … [a] superb picture book." - Wall Street Journal

For homebodies, big and small…


Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist's own studio. Influential artist Carson Ellis makes her solo picture-book debut with a whimsical tribute to the many possibilities of home.

"Delightful." - The New York Times Book Review

"Charming." - Elle Décor


For the kids (or grown-ups!) who are already excited for the first snow day…


Every child loves a snow day! But Sam has to wait for Granddad, even though all the other kids have already gone to the park . . . and all the dogs . . . and all the zoo animals! Only when the two finally arrive does Granddad see why Sam was in such a hurry -- and they have the best time playing with everyone in the snow.

"[Usher] has created that feeling that when it snows, something unexpected and magical might lurk outdoors." - The New York Times Book Review

For animal lovers of all ages…

Counting Lions: Portraits from the Wild

Exquisite charcoal drawings of ten endangered creatures -- lions, elephants, giraffes, pandas, tigers, chimpanzees, penguins, turtles, macaws, and zebras -- startle the viewer with their size and astonishing detail. A spectacular, visually stunning celebration of wildlife -- and gentle counting book -- that can be enjoyed by the entire family.

"Let this gorgeous large-format book spend some time on the coffee table … A profound and transfixing look at the endangered animal residents of our world." - USA Today

For kiddos who can't get enough of trucks and all things that go…

The Little Snowplow

On the Mighty Mountain Road Crew, the trucks come in one size: BIG. That is, until the little snowplow joins the crew. None of the other trucks think that the little snowplow can handle the big storms, but he knows that he can do it -- and just to be sure, he trains hard, pushing loads of gravel, pulling blocks of concrete, and doing plow lifts to get ready. But when a blizzard arrives, will the little snowplow's training be enough to clear the streets and handle unexpected trouble?

"Reminiscent of The Little Engine That Could, this story is a modern take on a timeless message." - Kirkus Reviews

For huge, HUGE dinosaur fans…

Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs

Open this book and a massive T. REX springs out, flashing a startling jawful of jagged teeth. Turn the next spread and a ravishing raptor unfurls and appears to fly off the edge of the page. From renowned pop-up masters Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart comes an awe-inspiring tribute to the world's most beloved extinct animals and their 180-million-year reign on our planet.

For avid museum-goers on snowy days…


Wander the galleries of this museum whenever you wish -- it's open 365 days a year! -- and discover a collection of curated objects on every page, accompanied by informative text. Each chapter features a different ancient civilization, from the Silla dynasty of Korea to ancient Rome.

"A high-interest visual experience… the closest readers will come to attending a museum without leaving home." - School Library Journal (starred review)

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