Phoenix Public Library holiday picks

[Source: City of Phoenix Press Release]

Searching for that perfect gift or looking for a great read to get you through this busy season?  Phoenix Public Library’s Kathleen Sullivan offers the following recommendations.

  • For the artist in all of us – Dorling Kindersley Publishing’s “Life in the Wild” provides remarkable photographs of insects, mammals, fish and birds in the wild.
  • If exercise and healthy food are your passions“Core Strength” by Paul Collins and Robin Asbell’s “The New Whole Grains Cookbook” will start you on your New Year’s resolutions.
  • For the men in your life – In “How to Speak Zombie,” Steve Mockus provides language instruction for the dance floor, office or dog park.
  • Calling all fashionistas – In “My Favourite Dress,” designers, celebrities, models, photographers, stylists and editors share their favorites in this lavishly-illustrated book.
  • Serious reader alert – In “The Warmth of Other Suns,” Isabel Wilkerson uses the stories of three individuals to explore the history of African American migration in the United States.
  • She who cooks – will be delighted with “The Happy Baker: A Girl’s Guide to Emotional Baking.” Erin Bolger’s visually-stunning cookbook also offers a soupçon of dating advice.
  • For the Arizona child“The Twelve Days of Christmas in Arizona,” by Jennifer J. Stewart and illustrated by local artist Lynne Avril, provides Arizona-specific lyrics for the Christmas classic as well as facts and history for the older reader.


Phoenix Public Library is a system of 15 branch libraries and the Burton Barr Central Library.  For more information, call 602-262-4636 or visit  Follow on Twitter at


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