[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 phoenixpubliclibrary.org. Follow on Twitter at twitter.com/phxlibrary.