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    Whether it's your auntie, teacher, hairdresser, or librarian, we've all got a villain or two in our lives. But even the worst of them deserves a little festive cheer. So, we've broken down the best holiday gifts for your favorite rotten apples. And if none of these hit the mark, then be sure to check out  Quirk's holiday gift guide for more great ideas!

  • Image by Ylloh from Pixabay

    'Tis that time of year to bake some delicious gingerbread! Before you pull out the gum drops and candy canes to make a ho hum traditional gingerbread house, why not mix it up a bit? Let’s think outside the box and go big this year! What better way than recreating your favorite fictional house out of gingerbread? 

    Need some ideas? We have you covered with this list of what you’ll need.

  • Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay

    The holidays are cancelled, and so are in-person classes in most of the country. It’s going to be a long winter, with many parents also working from home. So how can you keep children from misbehaving?

    It used to be enough to tell them St. Nick was watching, so unless they wanted a stocking full of coal, they better shape up. That threat won’t cut it this year, when they know damn well Santa Claus’s gift-giving is likely to be curbed by your governor’s COVID restrictions.

    Thankfully, our European brothers and sisters have you covered. They’ve had many more centuries of experience when it comes to keeping kids in line. Especially around Christmas. Here are seven terrifying characters drawn from European folklore that will have your children thinking twice about misbehaving this December.

  • Photo by ROMAN ODINTSOV from Pexels

    Looking for more balance in your screen time to reading ratio? We’ve got you covered. It’s National App Day and we’re using it as an excuse to pair some of our favorite apps with some stellar complimentary books. Because it’s very rude that our phones tell us how much screen time we’ve been indulging in – but we should probably read more, just in case.

  • Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels

    It’s the holiday season and our ovens are getting an extra workout with all of the cookies, pies, and cakes we’re making. And if you missed the bread baking trend the first time around, now is a great time to get into it! We’re big fans of The Great British Baking Show over here, so we decided to combine three of our favorite things – gentle reality TV, baking, and reading – into one delicious blog post. Because, admit it. You’ve always wondered what would happen if your favorite books competed in a showstopper challenge. 

  • Photo of Momo, taken by Andrew Knapp

    If you’re like me, you’re always looking for dogs. I even surround myself with people that share this affinity. My friend Kyla, in fact, carries a measuring tape with her at all times in case she needs to find out how long a dog is. If a home without a dog is just a house, then a book without a dog is probably just a dissertation of some sort. I have another children’s book coming out in May 2021, Let's Find Momo Outdoors!, which is not in time for the holidays. So, I wanted to make a list for your holiday season of books that are available and wonderful. Of course, my big rule is there must be at least one dog in the book.


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