Holiday Gifts for Booklovers

by The Elves at Texas Lifestyle Magazine on December 11, 2017 in Gift Guides, Lifestyle,
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Shop here for great gifts for all the booklovers on your list. From kids, to YA, to grandma and grandpa—you’ll find the perfect page-turners in this hand-picked gift guide.


StarPassage: Book Two, Heroes and Martyrs

The award-winning middle grade StarPassage saga from Clark Burbridge continues with the relic guiding the Carsons to a new and desperate family. Two brothers, Bobby and Mike, are struggling after a tragic accident turns their world upside down. Your middle schooler will want to start with Book One; Book Three comes out in May 2018.

The Thing with Feathers

In this YA novel from McCall Hoyle, Emilie Day believes in playing it safe: she’s homeschooled, her best friend is her seizure dog, and she’s probably the only girl on the Outer Banks of North Carolina who can’t swim. Then Emilie’s mom enrolls her in public school, and Emilie goes from studying at home in her pj’s to halls full of strangers.

Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures

For your young reader, get them excited about the upcoming Jurassic Park movie in 2018 with this next installment from the best-selling Atlas of Adventures series. Travel back in time to lock horns with a triceratops, stalk prey with a T-Rex, and learn to fly with a baby Pteranodon.

Willie Nelson It’s A Long Story: My Life

An American icon who still tours constantly and headlines music festivals, Willie Nelson and his music have found their way into the hearts and minds of fans the world over, winning ten Grammys and receiving Kennedy Center Honors. Now it’s time to hear the last word about his life—from the man himself.


In this YA novel that adults love as well, racism rears its ugly head at the all-white Southern Wyatt Elementary School, and now Lisa is not the only victim of the bullies’ teasing. Will the new African- American teacher, Miss Loomis, endure the bullies’ racist taunts? Author Leah Bowron digs into issues still relevant today.

Natural Wonders of the World

Discover Earth’s most beautiful and fascinating natural landmarks in this fascinating book from DK. From the spectacular granite domes of Yosemite to the reefs of the Bahama Banks and the ice sheets of the Antarctic, this is an unparalleled survey of the world’s natural treasures. Rather than showing you the book cover, we opted for one of the photos from the book: A small village at the base of Mount Toubkal during winter in Morocco.

A Mountaineer’s Life

For the outdoorsman on your list, one of the pioneers of climbing in the modern age, Allen Steck has had a remarkable journey through 54 years of climbing around the world, testing himself against wind, rain, rock and snow. Now 91 years of age, he reflects on his adventures in his first memoir, from Patagonia Books.

Remarkable Books: The World’s Most Beautiful and Historical Works

An illustrated guide to more than 80 of the most celebrated, rare and historically important books, with discussions of their purpose, features and creators, this gorgeous coffee table book from DK is perfect for the book lover on your list.


For the traveler on your list, produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Journey is an illustrated account of human movement, travel, exploration, and scientific discovery—from the first trade networks in ancient Sumer to the epic Voyager missions.

Turk Pipkin’s Book of the every other Month Club

Three new novels and three more great reads, delivered every two months for a year. Subscribers receive a bonus hardcover copy of The Tao of Willie, by writer, filmmaker and philanthropist Turk Pipkin & Willie Nelson. Plus, every subscription helps Turk and The Nobelity Project build three new school libraries in rural Kenya.

Soyuz: The Final Flight

From author and toxicologist Harry A. Milman comes a timely science fiction/space exploration thriller set aboard the International Space Station that combines real science (toxicology) with science fiction. Now available on Amazon in hardcover, softcover and KINDLE—at a door-busting special 99 cent introductory price.