You can check out our Classic Holiday Books page here, but we'd like to make some additional suggestions for the various types of literature lovers in your family.
FOR THE READER WHO LOVES CHRISTMAS STORIES:
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, by L. Frank Baum
From the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum, comes a charming work that imagines Santa Claus was raised by a fairy queen in an enchanted forest. This wonderful paperback tale explains why Santa travels at night, enters homes by chimney, and how Santa ended up traveling with the eight reindeer we know so well. [B&N/Amazon]
FOR THE READER WHO LOVES FAIRY TALES:
Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm, by Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm
Any fairy tale lover will enjoy this replica of an 1886 edition of tales by the Brothers Grimm. This lovely addition features 53 of their beloved stories, translated by Lucy Crane and featuring line drawings by her brother, William Crane. These wonderfully creepy tales are available in hardcover and paperback. [B&N/Amazon]
FOR THE READER WHO EMBRACES THE SUPERNATURAL:
Mothman and Other Curious Encounters, by Loren Coleman
This haunting book details encounters with strange and wondrous creatures, including thunderbirds, lizardmen, and the infamous Mothman. It even includes extensive appendices that detail areas of the US that suffer from "high strangeness"--an affinity for supernatural phenomena and unusual occurrences. Mothman is a great introduction to cryptozoology scholarship, and one of many unique cryptozoology titles available at Cosimo in paperback or digital formats. [B&N/Kindle/Amazon/ePub formats]
FOR THE READER WHO LOVES AMERICAN HISTORY:
Abraham Lincoln: A History (10 volume set), by John M. Hay and John G. Nicolay
Our large collection of American history books includes many works by and about the American Presidency.
This incredible 10-volume set (available by individual volume or set) details Lincoln's life and administration as told by his personal secretaries, Hay and Nicolay. These replica volumes are available and hardcover or paperback, and feature the original illustrations. History fans can read the whole series or select volumes based on particular interest, including his childhood, early legislative practices, or the Civil War. (Contact us directly for a discounted full-set price.) [Amazon/B&N]
For more suggestions visit our shop to browse by interest.