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Queen Books Holiday Gift Guide

For the Brand-New Book Worm:
Wild Animals by Xavier Deneux, I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont, Crinkle Crinkle, Little Star by Justin Krasner & Emma Yarlett, Indestructibles by Amy Pixton
For the Bedtime Story Lover:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (Illustrated by Jim Kay), The Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater, Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers, What is Hip-Hop? by Eric Morse
For the Burgeoning Early Reader:
Coyote Tales by Thomas King, Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey, Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate by Shannon Hale, The Magic Treehouse: #1 Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne, Super Happy Party Bears: Party Collection by Marcie Colleen, The Witches of Benevento: Mischief Season by John Bemelmans Marciano and Sophie Blackall
For the Voracious Pre-Teen Reader:
Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! by Mariko Tamaki, Superstar by Mandy Davis, The Agony of Bun O'Keefe by Heather Smith, The Theory of Hummingbirds by Michelle Kadarusman, The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon, A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy by Madeleine L'Engle
For the Moody Teen:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, Turtles All the Way Down by John Green, The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman
For the Smarty Pants:
Innovation Nation by David Johnston and Tom Jenkins, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2 by Elana Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, The Way Downtown by Inna Gertsberg, Dinosaurs (Life on Earth) by Heather Alexander, 100 Steps for Science by Lisa Jane Gillespie
For the Literary Snob:
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night by Joel Thomas Hynes, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, Brother by David Chariandy, Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill
For the Biggest Reader You Know:
Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich, Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta, Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh, Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
For the Current Affairs Expert:
We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga, The Future is History by Masha Gessen, The Reconciliation Manifesto by Arthur Manuel, The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell
For the Nosy Biographer:
All We Leave Behind by Carol Off, Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson, Hunger by Roxane Gay, Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood, Ali by Jonathan Eig, Autumn by Karl Ove Knausgaard
For the Environmentalist:
The Wolf by Nate Blakeslee, The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben, Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone by Juli Berwald, To the River by Olivia Laing, The Shock of the Anthropocene by Christophe Bonneuil and Jean-Baptiste Fressoz, Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
For the History Buff:
Dead Reckoning by Ken McGoogan, The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King, Arrival: The Story of CanLit by Nick Mount, Minds of Winter by Ed O'Loughlin, Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan, Lost in September by Kathleen Winter
For the One Who Likes it
Short & Sweet:
Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez, Debriefing: Collected Stories by Susan Sontag, I Am the Brother of XX by Fleur Jaeggy, The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks, Things Not to Do by Jessica Westhead, Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
For the Patriotic Torontonian:
The Toronto Book of the Dead by Adam Bunch, An Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands by Robert Burley, The Only Café by Linden MacIntyre, Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer by John Lorinc, Videofag by Jordan Tannahill
For the Socially Conscious:
As We Have Always Done by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, The Unfinished Dollhouse by Michelle Alfano, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge, My Conversations with Canadians by Lee Maracle, The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Healthcare ed. by Zena Sharman, Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
For the Avid Chef:
On Vegetables by Jeremy Fox, The Modern Cook's Year by Anna Jones, Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh, Farm to Chef by Lynn Crawford, The Christmas Chronicles by Nigel Slater, Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
For the Pop Culture Addict:
Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 by Lizzy Goodman, Ain't No Place for a Hero by Kaitlin Tremblay, Equipment for Living: On Poetry and Pop Music by Michael Robbins, 25 Years of 22 Minutes by Angela Mombourquette, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane by Gucci Mane with Neil Martinez-Belkin, Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine by Joe Hagan
For the Graphically Minded:
Black Panther: World of Wakanda by Roxanne Gay and Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hip Hop Family Tree 1 by Ed Piskor, My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris, Boundless by Jillian Tamaki, Frida: The Story of Her Life by Vanna Vinci
For the Sensitive Soul:
My Ariel by Sina Queyras, Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis, On Not Loosing My Father's Ashes in the Flood by Richard Harrison, Lunch Poems by Frank O'Hara, by Full Metal Indigiqueer by Joshua Whitehead
For the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fanatic:
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, The Power by Naomi Alderman, Death's End by Cixin Liu, Area X by Jeff VanderMeer, The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
For the Armchair Sleuth:
The Trespasser by Tana French, Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier by Mark Frost, A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carré, Sleep No More by P.D. James, This Sweet Sickness by Patricia Highsmith
For the Art Lover:
Paleoart by Zoe Lescaze, The Good Lands by Victoria Dickenson, Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 by Annie Leibovitz, The Artist Project: What Artists See When They Look at Art by the Metropolitan Museum of Art