🎁 Gift Alert: 14 New Coastal Books for Kids of All Ages to Entertain and Inspire
Hakai magazine regularly features these fabulous book roundups, and we are here for it! Here’s their list from last year’s holiday season, featuring ”guessing games, solutions to plastic pollution, and some gnarly narwhals,” and all with coastal themes. When you gift a book, you are gifting more than just pages. You are offering ideas, quiet times, forays into imagination, and the gift of legacy. Don’t know about you, but we‘re making our list, checking it twice, and adding some of these to our Christmas, Chanukah, and New Year‘s gift tally! – Editor
It seemed like a tableau representing everything that’s wrong in our world. The ship was carrying containers full of cheaply made stuff that likely won’t last long (not to mention those pesky mining chemicals) to our shores in the midst of a global supply chain breakdown. Then the ship got pummeled by a so-called bomb-cyclone, the likes of which are becoming more common due to climate change.
Then I heard about the children’s books.
Neatly stacked in one of the containers aboard the cargo ship were 15,000 nonfiction books from Orca Book Publishers, which publishes many coastal titles featured in these biannual roundups. Orca said it wasn’t sure of the fate of the books, and it had recently decided to move most of its printing to Canada.
Buying books rather than plastic toys as gifts for kids this holiday season may hit the mark. They’re entertaining, educational, and can be passed along for generations.