From the Atlanta Journal Constitution: 10 Books for Kids and Teens on Your Gift List
Sifting out the right choice for the young people — be they tots or high-schoolers — on your gift list can be overwhelming. We aim to help by combing through new releases to put some some less obvious but superior choices on your radar. With these 10 titles, you can’t go wrong.
‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers.’ If you need a gift for a family, the search stops here. With the debut last month of the Tom Hanks feature film, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” on the heels of the 2018 documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” the longtime TV host who died in 2003 may be hot right now, but his words prove evergreen.
The lyrics to 75 ditties that Fred McFeely Rogers wrote for his children’s program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” are now poems illustrated by Luke Flowers that tickle your fancy, soothe your soul or maybe both.
The poems echo the show’s messages: You are uniquely you, love and wonder are all around, and it’s OK to sometimes feel mad or blue. For instance: “If you can’t be a pine/ On top of a hill/ Be a shrub in the valley, but be/ The best little shrub by the side of the rill.” (Quirk Books, $19.99)
Read on for the full list of 10 Books for Kids and Teens on Your Gift List on the Atlanta Journal Constitution.