Books for Kids for the Holidays

Who Is Stevie Wonder? by Jim Gigliotti (Grosset & Dunlap 2016; $5.99). Gigliotti, a former editor at the “National Football League,” has written numerous “who are biographies for about famous people such as Olympian Jesse Owens and baseball star Roberto Clemente. In this book, he explores the life of Steveland Judkins, who at age 11…

Belgravia by Julian Fellowes

Still going through withdrawal now that Downton Abbey has signed off the air. Then get your fix with Belgravia (Grand Central Publishing 2016; $27) written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. Set in London during the 1840s, the novel takes place in another grand house and just like the television series, it’s full of secrets,…

Sweetbitter

  Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler (Vintage 2017; $16) is the most modern coming of age story about 22-year-old Tess who moves to New York and lands a job at an expensive, glamorous restaurant. It’s an education into the glitz, glitter and grime of the restaurant word and those who labor there–Champagne, cocaine, rich patrons and…