Books to give this holiday season

Read This Book! – Books to Give

University of Minnesota Librarians discuss the books they plan to give and the ones they’d love to get as gifts this holiday season in a very special episode of Read This Book! Genres covered include children’s literature, mysteries, cookbooks, and cool science.

Lisa Von Drasek, curator of the University’s Children’s Literature Research Collections, leads the discussion. She’s joined by Tim Johnson, curator of the U’s Rare Books and Special Collections and the Sherlock Holmes Collection, Science Librarian Carolyn Bishoff, and Megan Kocher, curator of the Doris Kirschner Cookbook Collection.

Recommended books include:

  • May Day: A Murder-By-Month Mystery
    By Jess Lourey
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders
    By Larry Millet
  • Dear Committee Members
    By Julie Schumacher
  • The Science of Interstellar
    By Kip Thorne
  • The Girls of Atomic City
    By Denise Kiernan
  • A subscription to the magazine “Make” 
  • Vegetable Literacy
    By Deborah Madison
  • Smitten With Squash
    By Amanda Paa
  • Gluten-Free Girl Every Day
    By Shauna James Ahern with Daniel Ahern
  • Tales from the Brothers Grimm
    Selected and Illustrated by Lizbeth Zwerger
  • An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales
    Illustrated by Anastasiya Archipova
  • The Right Word
    By Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet
  • Animalium
    Curated by Katie Scott and Jenny Broom

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