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A lot of people read historical fiction because they are interested in history, but they find works of history a chore to read.

In this humorous tale, Strega Nona attempts to teach Big Anthony about gardening and the importance of order. But when Big Anthony does not follow her directions and tries to use her growing spell, his small vegetable patch turns into an unruly jungle! What will they do with all the extra vegetables?

Holiday Favorites--HAPPY HANUKKAH, CORDUROY by Don Freeman & Illustrated by Lisa McCue--Celebrate the festival of lights with Corduroy.

Children's Favorites--ERIC CARLE'S VERY LITTLE LIBRARY by Eric Carle--the timeless THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR, THE VERY LONELY FIREFLY, and THE VERY BUSY SPIDER make a collection essential for every new baby, and every child beginning the road to reading.

Holiday Wish List--PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living by Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman