December 25th begins to loom. Before you find yourself empty-handed and mad-scrambling with the clock running out, why not get (now!) something decent, thoughtful, and wholesome this Christmas for that special child or family–such as NR’s acclaimed kids books?
The National Review Treasury of Classic Children’s Literature (original edition and Volume Two) and The National Review Treasury of Classic Bedtime Stories make perfect gifts: our two big “treasuries” (500-plus page hardcovers brimming with hundreds of illustrations) each feature over three dozen stories (personally selected by William F. Buckley Jr.) that are ideal for pre- to early-teens who would enjoy beautifully written adventures by Jack London, Mark Twain, and Rudyard Kipling, or exciting tales by Louisa May Alcott and Frances Hodgson Burnett. And for new readers and even younger ones who love to be read a story before heading off to dreamland, we have our acclaimed collection of Thornton Burgess’s delightful bedtime stories (starring Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Reddy the Fox and dozens of other colorful critters).
Please check out our order page–we have a number of special offers available. And, of course, we have L. Frank Baum’s Queen Zixi of Ix, a free copy of which goes to anyone who purchases one of our great titles. Order here.
Remember, there’s no better gift you can give a child than a work of great literature–it doesn’t have volume control or require a joystick to operate, and it won’t kill brain cells. I’ll close with this fine praise for our books from our good friend, Marvin Olasky, editor of World magazine:
“Before having children I did not realize that it would be so much fun to read them bedtime stories. It’s no trouble finding picture books and fairy tales for young children, but eloquent tales that can be read to or read by older kids are harder to come by. These stories are just what parents need for children’s joy and their own pleasure.”