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Books that speak volumes

Celebrate the snowy season by staying indoors and curling up with one of these great reads

Harper Collins

Kids

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Get re-acquainted with Ebenezer, Tiny Tim and the whole cast of characters in Dickens’ much-adapted (Scrooge McDuck, anyone?) tale of one miser’s change of heart.

Hanukkah! by Roni Schotter, illustrated by Marylin Hafner
Follow baby Moe and his large, loving family as they celebrate Hanukkah and all its traditions in the 1950s. Told in rhyme with beautiful watercolour illustrations, Hanukkah! is a classic read for children of all ages.

Is There Really A Human Race? by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis’s seventh picture book teaches kids that life isn’t a race, but a journey meant to be enjoyed every step of the way.

Santa Claws by Laura Leuck, illustrated by Gris Grimly
Kids who enjoy tales of things that go bump in the night will love this holiday story about monsters Mack and Zack, who get just as excited about Santa as regular kids.

 

Non-fiction

U2 By U2 by Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr. and Adam Clayton with Neil McCormick
Fans of U2 will be clambering to get their hands on this beautiful tell-all book, tracing the rock band’s steps from their early days in Dublin to becoming one of the greatest bands in the world.

 

Cooking

Lucy’s Kitchen: Signature Recipes and Culinary Secrets
by Lucy Waverman, photography by Rob Fiocca
Globe and Mail columnist Lucy Waverman reveals the secrets of great cooking; it’s all about the basics! From folding in an egg white to creating a simple yet elegant meal for two, Lucy’s Kitchen is a must for beginners and foodies alike.

Instant Entertaining by Donna Hay
World-recognized as one of the best cookbook authors in the world, Hays’s latest collection makes entertaining a snap with easy-to-follow recipes and simple presentation ideas. With full colour photographs on each page, this book will make your mouth water!

 

Curl up under the covers

I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron
Screenwriter and director Nora Ephron, who wrote When Harry Met Sally… and directed Sleepless in Seattle, shares her candid, warm and hilarious observations about being a 65-year old woman in the age of time-stop beauty.

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