Gift Guide: Books for teens and pre-teens

Big reads to widen their horizons on a winter’s day.A Day of Signs and Wonders, by Kit Pearson (Harper Trophy, 209 pages, $14.99, ages 8-13)Fierce, ebullient Emily and proper, sorrowful Kitty meet by chance one…


Gift Guide: Littler Kids

For those who like being read to and those just learning to read, picture books to spark the imagination. Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter, by Eugenie Doyle, illustrated by Becca Stadtlander (Chronicle,…