Last years we published a big, beautiful book that is wonderful for kids ages 3 to 9. It’s The National Review Treasury of Classic Bedtime Stories, which collects 10 of Thornton Burgess’s revered adventures (wholesome, instructive, exciting, and charmingly illustrated by the great Harrison Cady) starring a host of colorful woodland critters, including Reddy Fox, Chatterer the Red Squirrel, Johnny Chuck, and dozens more. Ideal for beginning readers (first- through third-graders) – Burgess has a simple and beautiful style that even a seven-year-old can master, comprehend, and enjoy – this book is also perfect nighttime reading for littler ones. Each of the 10 adventures is divided into 24 chapters – reading two or three each night after the kiddies are tucked in is a sweet prelude to sweet dreams (and time well spent between a parent and a child). This Christmas, you can give the kids some ridiculous toy that is forgotten in five minutes or broken in ten, or a book that will have a lifetime of meaning. Order your copies of The National Review Treasury of Classic Bedtime Stories (and our other fine children’s titles) here.