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Great Holiday Inspired Books for Kids and Adults


Books always make great gifts, no matter what the occasion.  I’ve recently been looking for new, fun books to introduce for this upcoming holiday season.  

These books are a mix of kid, adult, entertainment and all around holiday fun.  They make perfect gifts and I even found a fun stocking stuffer book as well!

Check out these wonderful titles from some of my favorite publishers !

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Christmas decorating maven Courtney Allison shows how to create a cozy and aspirational French country Christmas style wherever you are.

This is a gorgeous Holiday book filled with beautiful photos and tons of inspiration.  

Be sure to enter to win a copy of this beautiful book, from Gibbs Smith, publishing by Courtney Allison,  below.

Available on Amazon

“The pastoral-inspired arrangements would please even Scrooge. The result is a festive guide for the cottagecore set.”―Publishers Weekly

Celebrate the season in cozy French Country Cottage style with luscious photography and a plethora of inspiration and ideas for trees in themes from baubles to flowers; d├ęcor indoors and outdoors; flowers, garlands, and wreaths; tables, dining, and entertaining; entryways, stairways, and every room of the house; outbuildings; pretty packages; and twinkle lights galore. Plus a little bit of Christmas magic from a Paris apartment with a balcony overlooking the Eiffel Tower, a snowy mountain cabin, and a vintage travel trailer at the lake.

This is a beautifully illustrated book and easy read, that will become a child’s favorite read this holiday season. I absolutely love this book.  

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In this irresistible spin on a timeless holiday tale, debut author Heather Pierczynski and artist Skylar Hogan’s reveal why only a mouse is singled out within The Night Before Christmas. A perfect stocking stuffer and cozy read by the fireplace to induce plenty of giggles and laughter. 

‘Twas the night before Christmas,

when all through the house,

not a creature was stirring, not even a—


He had never heard of a mouse not stirring.

It was the most glorious night of the year!

So he stirred. Squeaked! Eeked!

Anything but sleep.  

Give the gift of reading this holiday season! There are new releases from both independent authors as well as publishers Ulysses Press, Dzanc Books, and KeyPress Publishing. The 40+ books featured on this list cover all genres from pop culture, cooking, self-help, and coloring books to memoirs, humor/trivia, children’s, literary fiction, and much more!

The ultimate guidebook to hosting and entertaining, featuring incredible recipes as well as step-by-step party planning tips, tricks, and how-tos on everything you need to know to entertain guests at home without the stress!

Great book for anyone who loves to entertain and throw spectacular parties.

Available on Amazon

Everyone has different ways to show their love. Author Dawna Pitts has been enjoying entertaining her friends and family for as long as she can remember. 

Her debut book, 
Entertaining is My Love Language, is a cookbook-meets-party planning bible that makes entertaining fun, easy, and approachable for everyone.

Featuring low-key patio dinners, wine-paired multi-course dining experiences, and jaw-dropping impressive parties, 
Entertaining is My Love Language details every step of themed gatherings, plus timelines of what to do one week up to 30 minutes before your guests' arrivals. The book also covers the table setting of different styles, including set-ups for Asian-inspired meals, how to prepare yourselves as hosts/hostesses, and the etiquettes of hosts/hostesses.

Looking for some jokes that will really sleigh? You found them! 101 Silly Christmas Jokes for Kids is filled with funny, delightful knock-knocks and gut-busters that kids will love reading, sharing and telling.

I love these simple, fun jokes that will make kids and adults giggle with holiday cheer.

Discover the ultimate laugh-out-loud joke book for kids that's 100% all about everyone's favorite time of year—Christmas! Inside, kids will find clean, fun jokes like:
  • What does a snowman eat for breakfast?
    Frosted Flakes
  • What does a vampire snowman give you?
  • What do you call a really old snowman?
    A puddle
  • Why can’t Santa spell “holidays”?
    He has Noel
  • What’s the only thing a snowman can smell?

. . . .And many more!!

Available on Amazon

Celebrate New York City’s best borough as you color your way through detailed illustrations of architecture, local spots, and more iconic scenes from Brooklyn.

Escape into the very best parts of New York City living with 
Brooklyn Bound: A Coloring Book. Relax and color your way through the streets of Brooklyn with detailed illustrations of gorgeous neighborhoods like Red Hook, Bed Stuy, Williamsburg, Crown Heights, and more. Discover vibrant spots like Prospect Park, stunning architecture like the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge, historical places like Greenwood Cemetery, and so much more. You may even discover some fun facts about Brooklyn along the way. Whether you're a local, visitor, or curious explorer, you will love this artsy guide to Brooklyn!

Who doesnt love adult coloring books? Although, this one would be fun for kids too.  Discover Brooklyn through this wonderful coloring book!

Available on Amazon

Football season is here, and with that comes lots of game-watching - and snacks!

I received an awesome book by best-selling cookbook author, food blogger, and party host extraordinaire Tim Mulligan. In it are great ideas for quick and easy ways to throw a perfect football-watching party, from recipes, decor tips, and more.

A Perfect 10 PARTYEDITION: Full Menus and Activities to Make Hosting Parties a Breeze, highlights how to prepare and throw the perfect party, from holiday dinners to your favorite game day snacks and more. He has got you covered with recipes, decor ideas and even fun party games to play to ensure your party is remembered for years to come. No more boring chips and salsa: 5 simple tips to elevate your party food from good to GREAT.

What is a quick snack you can whip together for unexpected guests, for a football viewing day? In my new cookbook, A Perfect 10 Party Edition, I provide a bunch of ideas for quick and easy appetizers to throw together for a party. With friends dropping by to view a football game, it's all about fun finger foods - think dips, nachos, small handhelds. I like to lean into nachos - and a quick and unique version is my Loco Moco Nachos, inspired by Hawaiian Loco Moco brunch dishes. Cook up some teriyaki meat - mix ground beef with a few tablespoons of bottled teriyaki sauce, and a large pinch of salt and pepper, then set aside. I like to make some white jasmine rice, cooked in coconut milk with lime juice and cilantro added. Scatter your tortilla chips (or if you don't have any, fry up some flour tortillas in coconut oil and make your own!) on a baking sheet, then sprinkle the rice over the top, covered by the beef. Sprinkle grated cheese (I like to use provolone) over the top, and bake for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees. If you have time and the ingredients, a little Hawaiian themed slaw over the top will really pull it all together. It's a unique and tasty, and easy, alternative to traditional old nachos.
For game day cocktails, I like to serve amped up beer cocktails - or make a pitcher of my Mulligan Micheladas! In a pitcher, combine 4 12 ounce bottles of lager, a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, 8 teaspoons of hot sauce, and a large pinch of salt. Mix well, and serve with glasses that have been dipped in lime juice and then a rim of Tajin chili salt. Fun.

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Celebrate the jolliest season with the 500-piece jigsaw puzzle illustrated by Greg Paprocki, the creator of Gibb Smith’s wildly popular Baby Lit alphabet series. Featuring an adorable Santa in Greg’s signature vintage style, this playful puzzle is perfect for all ages. Gather around a table with family or friends or piece it together by yourself!.

Puzzles are a fun way to spend quality time with family and friends.  This S is For Santa puzzle is a fun way to create a holiday tradition with family. 

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One person will win a copy of French Country Cottage Christmas by Courtney Allison, and published by Gibbs Smith (RV $36) Open to US 18 and older.  Ends 10/24

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