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The Best Gift I Ever Got Was a Book, and That Book Was _____

ReadKiddoRead asked authors, athletes and celebrities to share their favorite books.

 

Courtesy of the ReadKiddoRead Foundation

Are you giving books to your kids as gifts? Which ones are you picking out for friends and family?

ReadKiddoRead asked authors, athletes and celebrities to finish this sentence: The Best Gift I Ever Got Was a Book, and That Book Was _____. Pick up some of these favorites for the kids in your life, or browse through ReadKiddoRead.com for books that are sure to please any young person this holiday season.

Mark Teixeira

The best gift I ever got was a book; it was The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris.

The book is The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, given to me by my friend and high school principal, Barry Fitzpatrick. While I can't single out any book as my favorite, this book stands out because it sparked my interest in biographies and American history. I almost exclusively read nonfiction now, as I am educated with each book!

Rick Riordan

The best gift I ever got was a book; it was The Lord of the Rings box set by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Lois Lowry

The best gift I ever got was a book; it was Humphrey: One Hundred Years Along the Wayside with a Box Turtle by Marjorie Flack.

The best gift I ever got was a book. It was called Humphrey, and it had an unwieldy subtitle: One Hundred Years Along the Wayside with a Box Turtle. I was three and a half. My sister, three years older, was learning to read in first grade, and she came home each day and taught me what she had learned. When I sat down with Humphrey, despite the mystery of the "ph," which, since I had been told the turtle's name, I thought should certainly be an "f", I realized I could read. It was an exhilarating moment, and I have remembered that turtle fondly ever since.

Jamie Lee Curtis

The best gift I ever got was a book; it was Shogun by James Clavell.

Boo the Dog

The best gift I ever got was a book; it was I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert.

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What's the best book you've ever received? Let us know if the comments

Anna Bucciarelli December 22, 2012 at 01:25 PM
I have never been gifted with a book but each year the first gift I buy is a book for myself. This year I bought "Jeruselum", a cookbook from the region, Jewish and Arab delights. I love it ... lots of recipes and wonderful pictures. It's a treasure I will enjoy using for years to come. Last year I bought two ... one of Lydia's cookbooks and one of Mary Ann Esposito's, and I like them a lot but I must say the recipes are so much like the ones I grew up with and what I cook almost daily, they are not the treat I was hoping for, tho both full of good information for a novice Italian cook. As you can decipher, I am nuts about cookbooks and have more than I need, more than I will ever use, but I read them as I do all my finds from the Library. They are the only books I spend a dime on, I use the library for all else and am never disappointed. Merry Christmas all!
Anna Bucciarelli December 22, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Oops! ... mispelled "Jerusalem" sorry.

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